Find the meaning of idioms

August 14, 2013

Each sentence given below contains an idiom or phrase. From the given answer choices find the one which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 1. A politician must have the gift of the gab. a) gifted b) present of chattering c) a chatterbox d) be good at conversing 2. The ancestral home became a […]

  Figurative expressions are common in both speech and writing. In English, the most common figurative expressions are formed with the structure as..as. Here are some examples of common figurative expressions. As tight as the bark on a tree If somebody is as tight as the bark on a tree, they don’t like to spend […]

How to explain a problem?

August 10, 2013

To explain a general problem, use I’ve got a problem. I’ve got a problem. The MP3 player I bought from your store yesterday doesn’t work properly. I’ve got a problem. We reserved a table for four, but when we arrived there were no free tables. I’ve got a problem. This assignment needs to be completed […]

Countable nouns are the names of objects that we can count. Examples are: book, pen, flower, apple, orange, egg, boy, girl etc. Countable nouns have singular and plural forms. A singular countable noun is always used with an article or some other determiner. Examples are: She ate an apple. (NOT She ate apple.) I have […]