Archive for June, 2014

Relative pronouns exercise

June 30th, 2014 in English Quiz

Relative pronouns are words like who, which and that. They can combine two clauses into one. The relative pronoun ‘who’ is only used to refer to people; ‘which’ is used to refer to animals or things. ‘That’ can refer to both people and things.

Idiomatic expressions using the word bread

June 29th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word bread.

Someone’s bread and butter

This is a figurative expression. Your bread and butter is your livelihood.

Tenses exercise | gap fills

June 28th, 2014 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. They ……………………… for years.

a) are waiting

b) have been waiting

c) had been waiting

Phrasal verbs beginning with S

June 27th, 2014 in English Learning

Safeguard against something

To safeguard against something is to do something to prevent harm.

  • We safeguarded against burglary by installing a burglar alarm.

Vocabulary exercise | gap fills

June 26th, 2014 in Vocabulary

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

1. Melvin ……………….. visits Sydney to meet his sister. (occasion)

Passive voice exercise

June 25th, 2014 in English Learning

Change the following active sentences into passive.

1. The teacher praised the boy.

2. The noise frightened the horse.

3. George Stephenson built the first railway.

Formation of simple present tense

June 24th, 2014 in English Quiz

Make sentences in the simple present tense using the given words.


The verb be has three forms in the simple present tense – is, am and are.