Posts Tagged With ‘Grammer’

  1. Adverbs of frequency

    The following table is rather pragmatic just because it lists the deliberate distinctions among the various adverbs of frequency.  %  Adverbs of frequency  Example  100%  Always  I always study after class.  90%  Usually  I usually walk to work.  80%  Normally/Generally  I normally get good marks.  70%  Often/Frequently  I often read in bed at night.  50% […]

  2. Phrase replacement in writing

    I summarised today some phrase replacement in the IELTS writing this time in the table. With these phrases in the left, your paragraph may seem a bit more complicated and formal, so just go and try some of them in your writing.

  3. Order of Adjectives

    In English, it is common to use more than one adjective before a noun. For example, “My brother lives in a nice new house,” or “In the kitchen there was a beautiful large round wooden table.” Adjectives like nice, beautiful are opinion adjectives. They tell us what somebody thinks of something or someone, even though […]

  4. IELTS Speaking: Using the phrasal verbs – part 3

    Boss around to tell someone what to do, give orders. 1. It really gets me when she starts bossing people around. 2. I can’t stand being bossed around by the manager. Be bogged down to be hindered in movement; to be prevented from making progress. 1. The tractor is bogged down in the mud. 2. The enemy troops had been bogged down; supply had […]

  5. IELTS Speaking: Using the phrasal verbs – part 2

    Knock down to disassemble into parts, as for storage or shipping. 1. These old houses are going to be knocked down. 2. Knock down the old hotel. Sort out to find a solution to (a problem, etc), esp to make clear or tidy. 1. It took a long time to sort out the mess. 2. Let us leave that […]

  6. IELTS Speaking: Using the phrasal verbs – part 1

    Today, I introduced some of commonly used phrasal verbs in the oral English, or more importantly, the IELTS speaking test, instead of the formal verbs. Doing in this way can make your oral language sound more idiomatic and bridge the gap between you and the examiners as you should know. For example, “come across a […]