14 March 2014
How is Cristiano's English grammar? Listen to the first 3 minutes of this interview with soccer-player Cristiano Ronaldo and find 22 mistakes.
See below the video for mistakes (Part 1) and corrections (Part 2).
8 March 2014
Fill the spaces with comparatives (-er, -ier, more...) and superlatives (-est, -iest, the most...) as appropriate.
Remember correct comparative form can depend on the number of syllables the adjective has and its spelling. See also our tutorial on comparatives and superlatives.
8 February 2014
Grammar lesson: How do we construct adjectives in the comparative and superlative in English? It depends – on the number of syllables and spelling.
There are also irregular forms you need to memorise. Below is a summary of the rules on this subject.
The explanation is divided into 4 parts. 1) Adding '-er than' and 'the -est'; 2) Adding '-ier than' and 'the -iest'; 3) Adding 'more ...-er than' and 'the most ...' and 4) Irregular forms.
23 July 2012
Reading Comprehension. Does Olympic tennis lack the prestige of the traditional tournaments? With grammar questions (e.g. quantifiers) and vocabulary.
Open the article and answer the questions. Article link: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2012/02/tennis-olympic-games
2 July 2012
Part 1: Follow the conversation and test your knowledge of verb tenses. Conversation subjects: party food, where you live, socialising, where you’re from, languages, work.
Fill the gaps below with the correct tense of the appropriate verb.
5 June 2012
Reading Comprehension: What do you do if your village is under threat from endangered species? (With grammar notes on Present Perfect and Past Simple plus vocab).
Open the article and answer the questions below. Article link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17037399
5 June 2012
Toxins in the home: what lengths will people go to purify their homes? Grammar notes on verb tenses.
Open the article and answer the questions below. Article link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/garden/going-to-extreme-lengths-to-purge-household-toxins.html?_r=1&ref=style
In this article we’re looking closely at some of the most common verb tenses, namely: Present Simple, Past Simple and Present Perfect.