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Idioms: Identifying Idioms

TweetBefore doing this idiom exercise, make sure you read the lesson on types of idioms found in this post: What are idioms? Directions:  Identify the idiom in each sentence and name what type of idiom it is. Write your answers in the comment box. 1. I don’t know much about design, so I gave the […]

What Are Idioms?

TweetIdioms are expressions which have a meaning that is not obvious from the individual words. For example, the idiom drive somebody round the bend means make somebody angry or frustrated, but we cannot know this just by looking at the words. The best way to understand an idiom is to see it in context. If […]

Countries and Nationalities

TweetWith more and more people travelling around the world, be it for business or pleasure, we meet people from different countries. It is necessary to know how do we call someone from a particular country or the nationality to avoid embarrassment. So the next time you visit Poland, you can tell your friend, “Poles are very […]

5 Idioms: Money

TweetWe have here 5 idioms about money or financial status. well off / well to do / well heeled – rich Example: Ben can travel the world without any worries on expenses because he is well heeled. tighten your belt – spend less than usual Example: I need to tighten my belt just until I […]

Vocabulary: Name This

TweetThis vocabulary exercise is for beginners level. Building vocabulary through pictures is one of the best ways to improve vocabulary skills. So, when I saw this in one of the ebooks I had, I thought that it would be a good vocabulary exercise. What you need to do: Name the things found in the picture. […]

Grammar Practice: Adjective Hunt

TweetAdjectives are words used to describe a person, thing, place, event, and others. Examples of adjectives are beautiful, tall, difficult, expensive. For our Grammar practice today, let’s hunt for these adjectives. You have only 2 minutes (please time yourself) to identify 25 adjectives from the list below.  Write the adjectives you found in the comment […]

Facts about Antonym or Opposite

TweetSince one of our English Exercises is Antonyms, I thought of sharing you this Wikipedia link that explores the facts of opposite or antonyms. Do you know that not all words have antonyms? How did I know this? It’s here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposite_(semantics Antonyms Vocabulary Practice Here.

Vocabulary: Antonyms part01

TweetIn enriching our word bank, it is important to know the opposite meanings of words or the Antonyms. For our today’s English Exercise, let’s practice our vocabulary knowledge by choosing the Antonym of the word. Good luck!

When to Use “The, A, An”

Tweet1. The articles “a, an” are used with countable nouns to indicate “one”; to indicate speed, cost, accuracy; and for certain numbers. Examples: I want an apple. ( I want one apple.) The horse runs 20 miles an hour. A couple of dogs went inside the fence yesterday. 2. The article “the” is used when the word […]

Word Forms Practice 01

TweetEnglish is a beautiful yet complicated language. There are millions of words and counting. For non-native English speakers, especially those in the beginner and elementary levels, word formation and its usage are difficult and confusing. So, I thought of personal language meme called word tickle. The aim is to tickle the brain by using word […]