Archive for May, 2014

Sports related idioms

May 31st, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of sports related idioms.

Down to the Wire

This idiom is related to horse riding. It is used to refer to a tense situation whose outcome cannot be predicted until the last few months.

Vocabulary exercise

May 29th, 2014 in English Learning

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. Greedy people will never get any ……………….. in their lives. (satisfy)

Subject-verb agreement exercise

May 28th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. Neither Varun nor Gautam ……………………… at home.

a) was

b) were

2. Both Gauri and Lakshmi …………………….. a) well.

Opposite words exercise

May 27th, 2014 in English Quiz

Each sentence given below contains an underlined word and a blank space. You have to fill in the blanks using a word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

Infinitives with and without to

May 26th, 2014 in English Quiz

The infinitive can be used with or without to. Infinitives used with ‘to’ are called to-infinitives and infinitives used without ‘to’ are called bare infinitives.

Complete the following sentences using an infinitive.

Question tags exercise

May 25th, 2014 in English Quiz

Add appropriate question tags.

1. He never works hard, …………………

a) does he?

b) doesn’t he?

c) didn’t he?

2. Nobody is ready to go, ……………….

Gap fills exercise

May 25th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. Everyone loves Ruby because of her …………………. nature.

a) amiable

b) amicable

c) afflicting