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Liz Taylor (Part 1): Listening Practice 4 (biography)

By | April 20, 2015

The following questions are based on the life story of Elizabeth Taylor, who is known as a famous film star and one of the most beautiful women in the world. You can download the Mp3 file or listen online by clicking this link Elizabeth Taylor (part 1) 1. How old was Liz Taylor when her parents moved to… Read More »

Twitter: Listening Practice 2 (discussion)

By | April 19, 2015

The following questions are based on some opinions of a girl about Twitter. You can download the Mp3 file or listen online by clicking this link Twitter 1. The spoken text is categorized as a discussion text because … . A. it explains why Twitter is disadvantageous B. it describes in details what Twitter is C. it covers… Read More »

Agatha Christie: Reading Practice 4 (biography)

By | April 18, 2015

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the Mousetrap. Born into a wealthy… Read More »

A White Heron (Part 4): Listening Practice 6 (narrative)

By | April 17, 2015

The following questions are based on a story called A White Heron, written by Sarah Orne Jewett. The original source of the story is the Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link A White Heron (Part 4) 1. How would you describe the pine tree that Sylvie was climbing? A. quite tall… Read More »

The Future Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

By | April 17, 2015

Instruction: Put the verb in brackets into the future continuous tense. 1. Tom (leave) … tomorrow at 7 AM. 2. A: What (you, do) … at 9 PM tonight? B: I (read) … a history book. 3. Meet him tomorrow. When you get there, he (wait) … for you. 4. A: Can I come visit you tonight? B:… Read More »

The Future Continuous Tense

By | April 16, 2015

It may be useful to try to understand the future continuous tense in the same way as you understand the past continuous tense. The concept is similar. The difference lies in the time of the event. Just shift your mind, and put that concept in the future. Observe the following sentence: At 6 PM this morning, Ani was… Read More »

Day at the Beach: Reading Practice 2 (recount)

By | April 11, 2015

Early one morning in summer, in the city of Cape Town, I woke up to the sound of birds’ chirps. I got up to open my curtains to let the early morning sun in to warm my face. It was the perfect day for the beach! Quickly I changed from my pajamas into my costume and pulled on… Read More »