Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sentence Completion 3

Complete the sentence using the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

The letter A is the ______ letter of the English alphabet.

A. last

B. first

C. second

D. third

The ______ woman has gray hair and many wrinkles. She was born many years ago.

A. strong

B. young

C. old

D. kind

Oranges and apples are ______. They are both ______.

A. similar … fruits

B. special … red

C. identical … different

D. bad … healthy

Jim ______ brings a hammer to work. He uses it every day.

A. never

B. always

C. rarely

D. sometimes

While walking together at night, the children hear a loud noise and get ______. They run away in search of a place to hide.

A. angry

B. excited

C. scared

D. tired

The ______ man is the only one who can lift the heavy rock.

A. silly

B. tall

C. proud

D. strong

Timothy is ______. He always gets good grades. He studies hard and always does his homework.

A. smart

B. funny

C. tall

D. popular

The animal looks ______. Tom has never seen one like it before.

A. calm

B. embarrassed

C. strange

D. disgusting

When the sun goes down, the sky gets ______.

A. warm

B. dark

C. bright

D. cloudy

We were driving east, but we needed to go the opposite way. So we turned around and drove ______.

A. west

B. north

C. left

D. right


scroll down to check your answers
1 B
2 C
3 A
4 B
5 C
6 D
7 A
8 C
9 B
10 A
thank you englishforeveryone

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Expressions with have, make, and do

A large number of expressions are formed with the words have, take, break, make and do. These are often called collocations.
Here is a list of them.
(For more collocations, consult a good dictionary.)

Have a bath
The telephone always rings when you are having a bath.

Have a drink
I would like to have a drink.
Have a good time
‘We are going to the beach. Would you like to come with us?’ ‘I would like to, but I can’t. Anyway, have a good time.’
Have a problem
I have a problem and I need to discuss it with you.
Have a relationship
I have a good relationship with them.
Have a rest
Go home and have a rest. You will feel better.
Do business
He isn’t the right person to do business with.
Do nothing
I did nothing all day.
Do someone a favor
Will you do me a favor?
Do the cooking
I don’t mind doing the cooking.
Do the housework
She doesn’t like to do the housework.
Do the shopping
It is your turn to do the shopping.
Do your hair
Susie, who does my hair, has moved to another beauty parlor.
Do your homework
I do my homework in the morning.
Make a difference
With a little effort all of us can make a difference to the world.
Make a mess
She has made a mess of the kitchen.
Make a mistake
I think we are making a mistake.
Make a noise
Don’t make a noise.
Make an effort
The boy made no effort to escape.
Make progress
They have made little progress so far.
Make room
Can you make room for this table?
Make trouble
I don’t want to make trouble, but I have a few suggestions.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Land Art

Land art or Earth art is an art movement which emerged in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, in which landscape and the work of art are linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as Soil, Rock, boulders, stones, organic media (logs, branches, leaves, and water with introduced materials such as concrete, metal, asphalt, mineral pigments. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. Often earth moving equipment is involved.

His purpose is to produce plastic emotions in the spectator who faces a landscape. The fundamental beginning of the Land Art is to alter, with an artistic sense, the landscape, to produce the maximum of effects and sensations to the observer.

It Tries to reflect the relation between the man and the land, the environment and the world, expressing at the same time the pain, for the environmental deterioration of the climate that exists nowadays. The principal thing is the interstirrup-strap of the man - artist with the environment.

-In fact, one of the major distinctions between Land Art and most of the art one sees in the museum is that Land Art is designed to evolve, change, and eventually decay. Some works of art are quite ephemeral, persisting only for a few hours or days, while others are deliberately exposed to erosion and wind so that they become distorted over time.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Phrasal Verbs

Do you feel like you are going to blow up?
(to explode in anger)

It makes you feel bad when someone you know passes away.( to die)

CLICK HERE to practice these phrasal verbs and more!

                                                                                                                                                    thank you E4U

Thursday, November 8, 2012

We Own the Sky

Watch this video. Listen to the words in the song.  Waving Hands.
This is filmed and sung in Chur, Switzerland byYassin Mahdi & Hannes Barfuss
The Video is by Damian Caduff & Yassin Mahdi
The puppet is done by Daria Caduff
Well done!  I love it!

Click here

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Art Basel Miami Beach announces 2012 Art Video program

For the second consecutive year, Art Video will present works by some of today's most exciting artists across two venues, inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London's Artprojx, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center. Selections drawn from the participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach include works by a wide array of artists, both emerging and established, from Latin America, the United States, Asia and beyond.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Topic: The voiced TH sound

More practice with Jennifer.
Lesson 2 in TH pronunciation.


If used incorrectly, well, you can imagine the misunderstandings!

Read the paragraph given below and fill in the blanks using appropriate prepositions.

Computers have been shrinking ……………………. size ever since the introduction …………………………. the concept almost two centuries ……………………………… The latest developments ……………………………. microchip manufacturing is likely to make them even smaller.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


A chant is a song, melody or something repeated over and over again. (noun)
An example of a chant is a simple church hymn.

Chant means to sing or to say something over and over again. (verb)
An example of chant is to continuously shout the same cheer at a sporting event.
Sentence examples:
  • Chant the mantra, sign up, send money.

  • We got as far as the porch, before hearing the sung chant of the offices within.

  • The music is very much inspired by gregorian chant.

  • Chanting loudly and displaying banners so that the public know what is happening behind all that razor wire.

  • Think a dragging romantic performance of handel's messiah, or " village church " anglican chant.
  • For the German translation click here