Archive for January, 2014

Asking for a favor

January 10th, 2014 in English for children

We all ask for favors from our friends, relatives and colleagues. Sometimes they ask us to do things for them. You should sound polite when you ask for a favor. Here are some phrases you can use.

Asking for medical information

January 8th, 2014 in English for children

If you are ill or have an accident, you will probably have to ask for information about getting medical attention.

Here are a few questions you can ask.


Grammar exercise: if or unless

January 7th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using if or unless.

1. I won’t be able to help you ………………… you tell me what is wrong.

a) unless

b) if

Using if

January 6th, 2014 in English Grammar

We use if to introduce a situation that may be real or possible.

If we miss the bus, we will be late for the meeting.

Some commonly confused verbs and prepositions

January 4th, 2014 in Common Mistakes

Prepositions cause a great deal of confusion for ESL students.

In this lesson we will explain the correct usage of some common prepositions.


The words except and accept are often confused.

Common phrases that we use incorrectly

January 3rd, 2014 in Expressions

Flaunt the Law

Correct phrase: flout the law

To flaunt is to show off. If you have lovely hair or an hourglass figure, you will probably want to flaunt it.