New Dictionary Words 2020

  Disclaimer: This quiz is designed for a bit of fun and please note that I do not suggest learning this complete list of words.  However, for obvious reasons, the words included in this quiz which are related to Covid-19 are key terms in daily use and also worth teaching to students of English at higher levels.  The majority of … Read More

Active vs Passive: Present & Past Simple Exercises

3 Exercises to practise the difference between ACTIVE & PASSIVE forms of the verb in the Present Simple and Past Simple. Worksheet and Answers PDF Exercise 1 Instructions: Look at the picture below and complete the exercise by choosing the correct form of the verb to complete the gap in the sentence.   Exercise 2 Instructions: Look at the picture … Read More

Can, Could, Would to Offer, Suggest & Request

We use the helping or modal verbs CAN, COULD & WOULD LIKE to offer, suggest, request & invite. Modals Review – A2 Pre-Intermediate English CAN – Use can with friends or informal settings for requests (things you want).  Example sentence:  Can I borrow a pen, please? COULD – Use Could to make requests or ask for permission.  Could is a more polite … Read More

Used to Past Habits Exercise

USED TO Grammar Rules Use the form USED TO for past habits & regular or habitual actions in the past. The negative form of USED TO is didn’t use to. The question form of USED TO is: Did you use to…..? USED TO is often used with the phrases anymore or any longer. Use the Past Simple for actions that happened only once in the past.  … Read More

Past Simple, Past Continuous or Past Perfect Exercise

Mixed Forms in the Past – B1 Intermediate Level Multiple Choice Exercise Complete the gaps in the sentences by choosing the correct form of the PAST SIMPLE, PAST CONTINUOUS & PAST PERFECT. Use the Past Simple: When the action is finished and the time is past. Use the Past Continuous: When the action is unfinished in the past. Use the … Read More

Like vs As

LIKE and AS are both used in English to say that things or similar.  However, there is a difference between LIKE and AS. USE like before a noun or a pronoun. Examples: He looks like his father. The book is like the film. She is just like her mother.  Very friendly. COMMON EXPRESSIONS WITH LIKE look like, feel like, smell like, sound … Read More

Have to / Must / Should

Modal Verbs of Obligation HAVE TO, MUST & SHOULD are modal verbs which we use for obligation and recommendations. Use SHOULD to make a recommendation (i.e. when you think it is a good idea for someone to do something).  Example: You should do some grammar exercises to improve your English. 2. You should drink 6 glasses of water a day. … Read More

Can, Could, Able to Exercise

8 Created on July 06, 2020 Can, Could, Able to Exercise Complete the gaps in the sentences with the following:  can, could or be able to.Careful!  More than one answer can be correct! 1 / 36 We __________ (weren't able to / couldn't) do the English exercises. They were too difficult. couldn't weren't able to / couldn't 2 / 36 ... Read More