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Monday, May 25, 2015

Do vs. Make, Exercise 1


DO vs. MAKE

 Choose the correct answer:                             
1. What did you do / make at the weekend?
2. 3. It's been a pleasure doing / making business with you.
4. I have to go home and do / make some chores this afternoon.
5. She sat on the sofa, doing / making a crossword and drinking tea.
6. She had toothache, so she did / made an appointment with the dentist for the following day.
7. Unfortunately, Lucy does / makes a lot of work at the weekends.
8. I've done / I`ve made my decision. I'm going back to university.
9. She did a cake last night / She made a cake last night.
10. She did very badly on the exam, so she'll have to retake it / She made very badly on the exam, so she'll have to retake it.


Choose the correct verb:
1. I need to _______ my homework.
 a) do                   b) make

2. She _____ a lot of money at her new job.
 a) does                b) makes

3. Tomorrow he will ______ some exercise. 
  a) do                 b) make

4. Did you _____ your bed this morning? 
a) do                    b) make

5. I can't _____ cookies for the party.
 a) do                     b) make

6. Please ______ the dishes after dinner.
a) do                        b) make

7. Can you ______ me a favour? 
a) do                    b) make

8. Tonight I will ______ my History assignment.
a) do                      b) make

9. I have to go home and _____some chores this afternoon.
a) do                   b) make
10. The storm has ____ a lot of damage to the house.
a) done              b) made

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quotations

IF YOU CAN TRANSLATE FOR YOURSELF ALL THESE QUOTATIONS AND, MOST OF ALL, YOU CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THE LINES, THEN YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT WAY IN YOUR LIFE.

PRIDE IS A SPIRITUAL DISEASE. IT EATS UP THE VERY POSSIBILITY OF LOVING AND BEING LOVED AND MAKE YOU LOSE YOUR COMMON SENSE !








Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Indefinite Articles, Explanations and an Exercise


INDEFINITE ARTICLES A / An

A

The article A is used before singular, countable nouns which begin with consonant sounds. 

Articolul nehotarat A se foloseste cu substantivele numarabile care incep cu o consoana.

Atentie ! Este vorba de pronuntie - se refera la substantivele a caror pronuntie incepe cu o consoana. 
Important este sunetul si nu felul in care este scris cuvantul respectiv.

Exista substantive sau alt tip de cuvinte [ adjective, de exemplu ] care incep cu o consoana dar se pronunta fara consoana initiala:

ex. an honorable man - H nu se pronunta, motiv pentru care se foloseste articolul nehotarat AN

an hour - H nu se pronunta, de aceea se foloseste articolul nehotarat AN

If there is an adjective or an adverb-adjective combination before the noun, A(AN) should agree with the first sound in the adjective or the adverb-adjective combination.

Examples:
He is an excellent singer / He is a singer.
She wrote an essay / She wrote a long essay.
She is an excellent dentist / She is a dentist.

Use AN before words such as "hour" which sound like they start with a vowel even if the first letter is a consonant.

Also use AN before letters and numbers which sound like they begin with a vowel, such as "F", "L", "M",,, or "8".

Remember, it is the sound not the spelling which is important.

Examples:
I only have an hour for lunch. 
Does his name begin with an "F"? 

AN

The article AN is used before singular, countable nouns which begin with vowel sounds.
Examples:
She is an actress.
He didn't get an invitation.
I saw an eagle at the zoo.

Note: You cannot use A / AN with plural nouns
Use A before words such as "European" or "university" which sound like they start with a consonant even if the first letter is a vowel. 

Also use A before letters and numbers which sound like they begin with a consonant, such as "U", "J", "1" or "9".
Remember, it is the sound not the spelling which is important.
For example, "1" is spelled O-N-E; however, it is pronounced "won" like it starts with a "W".
Examples:
She is a European citizen.
That number is a "1". 

In English, some nouns are uncountable such as: information, news, knowledge, water, sugar, air, advice, money, etc.

We do not use A(AN) with these uncountable nouns.  

If we want to count them, there are quantifiers to be used:
ex. a piece of information
      a word of advice
      a bag of money
     an item of furniture


REMEMBER !

A – with consonant voiced nouns
AN – with vowel voiced nouns

 EXERCISE:

Add a / an to the following:

Hour, heir, heiress, hospitable man, hospital, usual thing, union, uniform, unit, UFO, Unidentified Flying Object, European citizen, university, X-ray, egg, ice-cream, education, unicorn, year, ear, yard, yellow wall, L, W, X

Monday, May 4, 2015

Verb Tenses, Test 9



Choose the correct answer.

1. After Jessica __ her degree, she intends to work in her father's company.
A. will finish 
B. will have finished 
C. finishes 
D. is finishing

2. By the time I go to bed tonight, I __ my work for the day.
A. will finish 
B. have finished 
C. will have finished 
D. finish

3. When my parents __ for a visit tomorrow, they will see our new baby for the first time. 
A. will arrive 
B. arrived 
C. will have arrived 
D. arrive

4. Mary looked down to discover a snake at her feet. When she saw it, she__.
A. was screaming 
B. had screamed 
C. screamed 
D. screams 

5. By the time Alfonso finally graduated from high school, he __ seven different schools because his parents moved frequently.
A. attended 
B. was attending 
C. had attended 
D. had been attending

6. Until you learn to relax more, you __ your ability to speak English.
A. haven't improved 
B. aren't improving 
C. don't improve 
D. won't improve

7. I borrowed four books on gardening the last time I __ to the library.
A. go 
B. went 
C. had gone 
D. have gone

8. Before I started the car, all of the passengers __ their seat belts. 
A. will buckle 
B. had buckled 
C. buckle 
D. have buckled

9. It seems that whenever I travel abroad, I ___ to take something I need.
A. forgot 
B. am forgetting 
C. forget 
D. had forgotten

10. When I see the doctor this afternoon, I ___ him to look at my throat.
A. will ask 
B. asked 
C. will have asked 
D. ask

11. After ancient Greek athletes won a race in the Olympics, they __ a simple crown of olive leaves.
A. received 
B. had received 
C. were receiving 
D. have received

12. After the race ___, the celebration began.

A. had been won 
B. is won 
C. will be won 
D. has been won