All The Present and Past Tenses & The Simple Future Tense: Mixed Exercise

By | April 4, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, the present perfect continuous tense, the simple past tense, the past continuous tense, the past perfect tense, the past perfect continuous tense, or the simple future tense for the verb in the brackets. 1. Angelina (come) … to visit us… Read More »

Early One Morning in April: Reading Practice 1 (recount)

By | March 30, 2015

It was early morning, on sunny spring day in April; Heathrow Airport London was very busy. I was sitting, reading a newspaper in the Departure Lounge of Terminal One. I was nervous I would fly. I looked at my watch impatiently. Then I I heard the announcement over the loudspeakers: British Airways announce the departure of Flight BE570… Read More »


By | March 29, 2015

What is a recount? A recount is a piece of writing in which the writer RETELLS a past event or experience. The focus of this writing is on specific events or people, NOT general topics. A recount is narrative in nature. The writer retells the most important events – not irrelevant details – in a chronological order.  In… Read More »

Will, Be going to, or The Present Continuous Tense: Exercise

By | March 25, 2015

Instruction: Decide whether you should use will, be going to, or the present continuous tense for the verb in the brackets. In some situations, more than one verb form is possible. In this case, you should make sure you know the meaning. 1. Lina (come) … to visit us here in Yogyakarta next week. I can’t wait to… Read More »

The Simple Future Tense

By | March 24, 2015

There are three different ways to express future events: WILL, BE GOING TO, and the present continuous tense, each of which expresses a different meaning. WILL vs BE GOING TO for future intentions You can use WILL and BE GOING TO to talk about things that you want to do in the future. However, the meanings are different.… Read More »

Geyser: Reading Practice 4 (explanation)

By | March 24, 2015

A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature rises approximately 1 F for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increases with depth, the water that seeps down in crack and fissures until it reaches very hot rock… Read More »