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The Simple Past Tense

By | February 1, 2015

The Simple Past Tense is used to talk about: 1. things that happened at a specified time in the past. If you include a time signal, e.g. yesterday, last night, last year, last month, in your sentence, you should use the simple past tense. You use the simple past tense to say that an action started and ended… Read More »

Question Words: Exercise 2

By | January 30, 2015

Instruction: For each question word given, make a question based on the sentence. Example: John usually has scrambled eggs for breakfast. a. What: What does John usually have for breakfast? b. Who: Who usually has scrambled eggs for breakfast? 1. Pedestrians often throw away wastepaper on the sidewalk. a. Who b. What c. Where 2. Thirty nine students… Read More »

Question Words

By | January 29, 2015

Question words are used to ask certain types of questions. These question words are often referred to as WH question words because they have WH letters in them (WHAT, WHO, WHOM, WHERE, WHEN, etc.). WHAT: We use WHAT if we want to know specific information. We want to know the THING. Examples: 1. What is your English teacher’s… Read More »

Few & A few: Exercise 1

By | January 25, 2015

Instruction: Read these sentences carefully. Decide whether to use few or a few. 1. Maria feels lonely. She only has … friends. 2. Maria is a new comer to this school, but she already has … friends she could hang out with. 3. The concert was a failure. Only … people bought the tickets. 4. It is six… Read More »

Many/Much & A lot of: Exercise 1

By | January 22, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether to use many or much with these nouns. Remember that many is used with a plural noun, and much is used with an uncountable noun. 1. _____________ salt 2. _____________ soap 3. _____________ books 4. _____________ pencils 5. _____________ fruit 6. _____________ sand 7. _____________ grass 8. _____________ tables 9. _____________ paper 10. ____________ time… Read More »

To Build A Fire (Part 2): Listening Practice 2 (narrative)

By | January 17, 2015

The following questions are based on the story called To Build A fire from the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link To Build A fire (part 2) 1. When did the man stop for lunch? A. at 12 o’clock B. at 1 o’clock C. at 2 o’clock D. at 3 o’clock… Read More »