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Using “it” with phrasal verbs Many verbs are made up of two parts: a verb and an adverb. These verbs are called phrasal verbs. Examples of phrasal verbs include throw away, put in, give up and wake up. One tricky thing when using phrasal verbs … [Read More...] Prepositions with make: “made of”, “made from”

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Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes? From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. This week, we will learn a few English words and phrases that are commonly misused in English. Even well-educated native English speakers make the mistakes you will read and hear about today, including reporters and English teachers!

SVOMPT - word order in English SVOMPT rule is one of the most important rules in English. If students learn to follow this rule, their English will improve dramatically, and they will be understood. Once a student knows some words and follows the SVOMPT rule, we can say that he/she can speak English. I love Darren Crown’s explanation of the origin of the SVOMPT word order. In his humorous book “Angličtina na rovinu” he writes that English was first used by a primitive tribe whose members did not want to use their brain too much and thus they created a word order which is always the same – Subject, Verb, Object, adverbs of Manner, adverbs of Place and adverbs of Time. So let´s stop looking for some complicated explanations and let´s think like the primitive barbarians and stick with the SVOMPT word order.

Podcasts in english ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please! My son Lucas was complaining he was going to have a permanent crick in his neck from spending hourrrrrs (or words to that effect) trying to learn irregular verbs in English when it occurred to me there might be plenty of sites on the Internet to help students, and my own son in this case, with this seemingly daunting task. And just as I predicted there are some cool sites that offer a nice alternative to the traditional pen-and-paper method of learning irregular verbs. Hard to believe me? Then, try these games and I bet you’ll be delighted next time you are asked to study them. Dear Lucas, this post is for you!!! Jeopardy Quiz Game

Falling Clouds - Learn English Falling Clouds In this game you have to move words around to make a sentence. You can practice English grammar by rearranging words to make a complete sentence. Academic Wordlist In this section you can do practice tests for all groups of the academic word list. The Academic Word List (AWL) was developed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. English Grammar Mistake: Common Grammatical Mistakes And How To Avoid Them - Fluent LandFluent Land The English Language is a difficult beast to tie down. Even those rules which we consider mandatory may actually change very quickly, especially with words moving into ever more fleeting media. However, there are a few mistakes which – for now at least – can make you look very silly… Most Common English Grammar Mistake And How To Avoid Them English Grammar Mistake 1.

English Sentence Structure: 4 Types of English Sentences Simple Sentence A simple sentence contains one independent clause. What’s an “independent clause”? TOEFL Practice, Section 3: Speaking The speaking section of the TOEFL takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked 6 speaking questions. The first two are about familiar topics, and the other four are about short readings, lectures, and conversations. You will have a short amount of time after you read each question to prepare your response. Then you will be given a short amount of time to speak into a microphone. You will be evaluated on "delivery, language use and topic development".

singular "they" - definition and examples in English grammar By Richard Nordquist Updated February 20, 2016. Definition In English grammar, singular "they" is the use of the pronoun they, them, or their to refer to a singular noun or to certain indefinite pronouns (such as anybody or everyone). Also called epicene "they" and unisex "they." Sentence Structure: Learn about the four types of sentences! Are You Ready To Learn About Sentence Structure? Thank goodness for sentences and sentence structure. Sentences are nice little packages of words that come together to express complete thoughts. Free TOEFL Practice The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. You have 20 minutes to do 20 questions. When you have completed the test you will get a score and you can review your answer to each question. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency.

Common Errors in the Use of English Prepositions A preposition connects nouns and pronouns and serves to provide necessary details that tell the reader when, where, or how something occurred… Incorrect: I recommend you to take a long vacation.Correct: I recommend that you take a long vacation.Incorrect: Come to here.Correct: Come here.Incorrect: The sun rises from the East.Correct: The sun rises in the East.Incorrect: The thief got in from the window.Correct: The thief got in through the window.Incorrect: Let's begin from page 10.Correct: Let's begin at ( on ) page 10.Incorrect: Are you home tomorrow.Correct: Are you at home tomorrow.Incorrect: There is a limit in my patience.Correct: There is a limit to my patience.Incorrect: Is your house insured for fire ?Correct: Is your house insured against fire ? Incorrect: Keep the right.Correct: Keep to the right.Incorrect: What a dirty face ! Look at the mirror.Correct: What a dirty face !