Archive for January, 2014

Talking about health problems

January 31st, 2014 in English for children

If you become ill or have an accident, the phrases given in this section will allow you to talk to your doctor.

Describing the problem

If you are ill, use I’ve got…

Linking verbs and phrasal verbs

January 30th, 2014 in English Learning

A handful of verbs that reflect a change are called resulting copulas. These verbs, too, link a subject to a predicative adjective. Examples are: turn, become, run, go, grow etc.

Adjectives + prepositions: grammar exercise

January 30th, 2014 in English Quiz

Prepositions combine with certain adjectives to form fixed expressions that act like single words.

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate preposition.

1. She is afraid ……………… the dark. (of / about)

Correct use of some prepositions

January 30th, 2014 in Improve English

The preposition to is used to express movement towards a place.

I went to the market.

Let’s go to the park.

I’m going to the doctor’s office this afternoon.

Using did

January 28th, 2014 in English Grammar

Did is mainly used in questions and negatives in the simple past tense.

‘Did you meet Jane yesterday?’ ‘No, I didn’t.’

‘Did she commit suicide?’ ‘Yes, she did.’

Expressions with no

January 26th, 2014 in English Learning

No can mean ‘not + anything’.

I have no friends in this city. = I do not have any friends in this city.

Asking for things in a shop

January 25th, 2014 in English for children

The phrases given in this lesson will help you do your shopping.

Asking for things

To ask for things in a shop, use I’d like… or Could I have…?