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Grammar Check: Cristiano Ronaldo

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).

http://youtu.be/7oUWhmhaxWw

Comparatives, Superlatives: Exercise

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.

Comparatives & Superlatives

Comparatives & 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.

Is Olympic Tennis Prestigious?

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

Party conversation ii

Continued. More testing of verb forms. Fill the gaps with the correct tense of the appropriate verb. See also Verb Tenses: Conversation Part 1

Party Conversation (Tenses Review)

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.


When Tigers Invade

When Tigers Invade

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

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.

In, On, At: Time5m53s

In, On, At: Time

1 June 2012

Grammar lesson on the uses of the prepositions: "In", "On" and "At" for time. Comes with revision PDF to download. Also see the Practice Exercise on this subject.

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In, On, At: time - Exercise 12m26s

Grammar Exercise on the uses of: "In", "On" and "At" for time. Comes with extra PDF exercise to download. See also our main lesson for this subject.

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