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Adverbs of Manner - Elementary/Pre-Intermediate

Average: 3.5 (37 votes)

Adverbs of manner are the information providers in English. They are the words that tell us how the verb is being performed. They describe the action and are usually found after the verb. We form adverbs by using an adjective + ly

Find the adverbs of manner in the following sentences.

Choose the Correct Verb - Part II (harder)

Average: 2.3 (12 votes)

Yesterday we had a simple vocabulary exercise about verb tenses: Choose the Correct Verb

Today we continue with a slightly more difficult task. This time, type in the missing verb using the correct tense.

Use the correct form of the verb shown in each sentence. Only use one word per sentence.

I hope I didn't make this too easy! Who got 10/10. Which ones did you get wrong?

 

How to write Contractions

Average: 2.8 (21 votes)

A Pre-Intermediate task for you today:

A contraction is formed by joing two other words.

An apostrophe shows where a letter or letters have been omitted (left out).

Example: it is = it's ( i is omitted).

Exception: won't is an exception. Will not becomes won't.

Write the correct contraction for each pair of missing words. When you have finished write some example sentences using contractions.

 

Understanding Conditional Sentences

Average: 3.1 (19 votes)

Today's lesson is from Danica Steyn, teacher at EC Cape Town English school

Your Top English Questions Answered

Average: 3 (12 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their questions to Tim, our teacher at EC Brighton, our English language school in Brighton, about the English language. Here are your questions:

 

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Star Question!

Thanks to Kate Kapustina for this question:

Ten common mistakes made by English learners

Average: 2.9 (19 votes)

Read through these ten example sentences. They all contain common mistakes made by English learners. Do you know what is wrong with each sentence?

Conditionals using If

Average: 3.6 (39 votes)

There are four conditional tenses in English using if:

zero conditional

The zero conditional is used for scientific facts or statements that are always true.

"If you don't drink water, you die."
"You get wet if you stand in the rain."

When can be used instead of if and the meaning remains the same.

Take the preposition challenge

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

A mixed preposition quiz for you today. Simply complete the sentences with the missing preposition.

Which ones did you get wrong. Who got all ten correct?

Link: 10 prepositions questions

modal verb + have + past participle

Average: 4 (118 votes)

Looking out of your window in the morning, you notice that all the flowers in your garden are missing.
What happened? You take a guess at it:

"A rabbit might have eaten all my flowers."

Let's take a look at that form.

might (modal) + have + eaten (past participle verb)

What's the best question?

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Here's another chance to make sure you know how to correctly form questions. All you have to do is choose the correct question for each given answer. We had a similar exercise last month called ' Which question is best?' - when lots of you said you got 10/10. Can you get them all right again. Let us know how you did.