The present continuous tense (beginner level)

July 27th, 2013 in English for children

The present continuous tense is formed by putting the –ing form of the verb after be. We have already learned that the verb be has three forms in the present tense: is, am and are.

Grammar and vocabulary exercise

July 26th, 2013 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences.

1. The child kept on crying while he …………………………………..

a) is bathed

b) was being bathed

c) was bathed

d) is being bathed

General English Exercise

July 25th, 2013 in English for children

Rewrite the following sentences correctly.

1. Take care of your luggages.

Answer: …………………………………………………

2. The monkies ate the bananas.

Answer: ………………………………………………..

3. Yesterday some thiefs broke into my neighbor’s house.

General Grammar Exercise

July 24th, 2013 in English for children

This exercise tests your understanding of basic grammar rules.

Change the following statements into questions.

1. Birds fly in the sky?

Answer: …………………………………………

2. She works at a bank.

Will stay or will be staying?

July 23rd, 2013 in English Grammar

There are situations where both simple and continuous forms can be used to express the same idea. For example, both sentences given below express the same idea.

Tips for learning English

July 22nd, 2013 in Improve English

Millions of people learn English. English is perhaps the only international language that people all over the world seem to understand. And that is what makes learning English all the more important. If you know English, you can access all the information on the internet and you can travel all over the world. Even in countries where English is not the first language, you can find numerous people who understand and speak English. English newspapers and magazines are available in all parts of the world. In other words, English is your passport to the world.

How to organize your essay?

July 21st, 2013 in Essay Writing

Whether you are studying at a university or preparing for a test like TOEFL or IELTS, essay writing is an important skill you need to master. Many students can write a good essay if they get enough time. Unfortunately, this is not possible on a test. So how can you write a good essay in 30 or 40 minutes? Follow the strategies given in this section to improve your score in the TOEFL and IELTS writing sections.