Archive for October, 2015

Sentence transformation: Change simple past into present perfect tense

October 18th, 2015 in Improve English

Sentences are given in the simple past tense. Change them into the present perfect. In some cases, you will need to change or remove the time expression.

Sports idioms

October 17th, 2015 in Expressions

Here is a list of sports idioms. Each idiom is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.

Ball is in your court

Vocabulary exercise

October 16th, 2015 in Vocabulary

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.
This sentence completion exercise tests your range of vocabulary.

1. With the help of the T-ray scanning devices scientists can see right …………………. layers of solid materials.

Explaining a problem in English

October 15th, 2015 in English Learning

Sometimes you don’t have access to what you need. To explain a problem, you can use ‘I’ve got a problem…’

Use the preposition ‘with’ to talk about something that is causing the problem.

Singular and plural nouns

October 14th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate phrase. This grammar exercise tests your ability to use singular and plural nouns correctly.

1. This fabric is inferior …………………… that.

Linking words exercise

October 13th, 2015 in English Quiz

Complete the given sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. ………………… brightly, the lighting struck the tower.

a) Having flashed
b) Flashed
c) Being flashed
d) Flashing

Using intransitive verbs as transitive verbs

October 11th, 2015 in English Learning

Some intransitive verbs become transitive when a preposition is added to them.

Study the examples given below.

  • He stared at me.