Collective nouns exercise

April 2nd, 2017 in English Learning

Collective nouns are words that refer to a collection of people, things, animals, insects etc.

Fill in the blanks with suitable collective nouns from the list.

Prepositions worksheet beginner level

April 1st, 2017 in English Quiz

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositions.

1. The steam-engine was invented ……………… James Watt.

a) with
b) by
c) from

2. The king abdicated the throne ………………. favor of his son.

Asking about people’s plans and opinions

March 31st, 2017 in English Learning

Use the following phrases or questions to talk about people’s living arrangements and plans.

‘How long are you planning to stay here?’ ‘I’ll be staying here for a couple of days.’

Talking about your past habits

March 30th, 2017 in Improve English

I used to + (verb)

This structure is used to talk about a person’s past habits.

I used to smoke, but now I don’t.

He used to play football at school.

Expressing your opinion

March 28th, 2017 in English Learning

I think I should + (verb)

Use this structure to talk about something that you feel strongly about doing.

  • I think I should stop smoking.
  • I think I should consult a doctor.

Asking for directions | Sample conversations

March 26th, 2017 in English Learning

Conversation 1

First speaker: Excuse me. Is this the right way for the railway station?

Second speaker: No, you’re going the wrong way. Take that road. It’s down there.

Asking about jobs

March 25th, 2017 in English Learning

Read the pieces of conversation given below.

Conversation 1

First speaker: Where are you from?

Second speaker: I’m from Kerala.

First speaker: I see. So how long have you been living in Mumbai?