Archives for July 2013

A short guide to English contractions

  A contraction (or short form) is an abbreviated form of a word or words: one from which one or more letters have been left out. They’re very common in spoken English. For example, we usually pronounce words such as I am as I’m; it is as it’s; we are as we’re etc. Contractions are […]

Wordless Wednesday #3

Practise your English by answering the questions, leaving a comment, or joining the discussion!

Wordless Wednesday #2

Practise your English by answering the questions, leaving a comment, or joining the discussion!

Test your English level online

If you’d like to have an idea of your English level and the progress you’re making, this selection of websites will help. It includes sites providing grammar, vocabulary, and spelling tests; and some sites even tell you which English exam may be best for you Anyone can add to this list so if you have […]

50 common phrasal verbs

Using phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) in your informal speech makes it sound more natural and more accomplished. They are also common in written English and in some formal English. Here are 50 of the most frequently used phrasal verbs, with lots of examples showing you how they’re used in everyday life. 50 common English phrasal […]

Wow, what’s a palindrome?

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, sentence, verse etc that reads the same backwards as it does forwards. Examples of palindromes: civic dad deed Dennis and Edna sinned eye Eve kayak level LOL noon Madam, I’m Adam mum Never odd, or even nun radar refer solos wow 1881 1991   November 2nd 2011 was […]