Click on the video if you prefer reading and listening, or just listening: My students usually find this hard to learn. Well, maybe a miracle will happen and you will find it easy. Don’t get discouraged. All you need to do is think of lots of examples of your own, and keep practising until you… Continue reading Comparisons with As … As
By Jacqueline Schaalje Dominic Alves All this parts of speech stuff is on request. Now we’ll talk about the adjective. Adjectives are words that describe a noun. Learn here what nouns are. So if nouns are things, people, feelings, animals or something else you can see, feel or touch, then adjectives say something about them.… Continue reading The Mystery of the Little Boxes – Parts of Speech: the Adjective
by Jacqueline Schaalje More TOEFL and IELTS Exam vocab! Check out this infographic, and then do the quiz. Quiz Use the correct words, derived from these root words: favour, evict, allege, dispute. Click here to do the online quiz. 1 After the tenants hadn’t paid rent for several months, their landlord was ready to ___________… Continue reading TOEFL and IELTS Exam Vocab
by Jacqueline Schaalje Eric Chan In my earlier article about adjectives and adverbs we said that adjectives say something about a noun, while adverbs say something about a verb or other adjective. So far so good. I also said that adverbs often have “-ly” at the end of the word. But if you did the exercise, you… Continue reading Problematic Adverbs – The town is far or farly?
by Jacqueline Schaalje Watch the video about less and least here, and then try the quiz. Quiz You can do this quiz online if you follow this link. Choose less or least. 1 Dr Seuss is ___________ difficult to read than Dr Zhivago. 2 Africa is ____________ developed than Europe. 3 Which country is the… Continue reading Less and Least – Easy! With video and quiz
Wicker Paradise You may ask why it is important to know what the function is of the different words in a sentence. Consider this: 1 It will help you understand sentences better. 2 You will make better sentences yourself. This is essential in order to be able to communicate with English-speaking people. If your sentences… Continue reading Boring… but Essential Grammar Parts of Speech – A Quick Guide How to Identify What is What in a Sentence