These words are notoriously problematic for even native speakers! Can you correct them? 1) acomodation 2) arguement 3) neccesary 4) pronounciation 5) independant 6) asassination 7) bussiness 8) calender 9) humourous 10) publically Answers below.
What is the correct preposition for each gap? 1) If you’re walking _____ the post office on your way to work, could you buy me some stamps? 2) He got ____ the bus in the High Street and bought a return ticket. 3) I broke my arm falling _____ my horse. 4) I’ve worked at […]
Can you correct the mistakes in these sentences? 1) ‘Oh no! I’ve forgotten my lunch money!’ ‘Don’t worry – I’m going to lend you some.’ 2) It rains really heavily at the moment. 3) I lived here for five years now. 4) This house built in the 18th century. 5) The price of the course […]
Can you add the correct prefix to these adjectives/verbs? Examples: DISagree UNimportant INcomplete 1) _____conscious 2) _____mature 3) _____popular 4) _____reliable 5) _____respect 6) _____sense 7) _____loyal 8) _____decisive 9) _____polite 10) _____logical Answers below.
‘by and large’ In general; when everything is considered.
‘get your skates on’ (informal, British English) = Hurry up
‘off-the-cuff’ Not prepared in advance (e.g. a remark)
Can you match the activity with the equipment you need? Then check the answers at the bottom of the page. 1) BADMINTON 2) PAINTING 3) GARDENING 4) BIRDWATCHING 5) STAMP COLLECTING 6) COOKING 7) GOLF 8) SEWING a) a whisk b) a spade c) a tee d) a needle e) an album f) a shuttlecock […]
Words for ANIMAL NOISES are not the same in all languages! Can you match the animal with the verb/noun we use in English for the sound it makes? When you’ve finished, check your answers at the bottom of this page. 1) COW 2) HORSE 3) PIG 4) MOUSE 5) CAT 6) LION 7) DUCK 8) […]
CONFUSING WORDS. One word is wrong in each of these sentences. Can you find it and correct it? 1) My mother is a fantastic cooker. 2) She worked very hardly for the exam. 3) Could you borrow me some money? 4) Let me pay you a drink. 5) They said us that they came from […]