Friday, April 26, 2013

PET Reading, part 1 - Signs, test 2

This activity helps with the first part of the PET Reading test. In this part you have to look at very short texts, such as signs and messages, postcards, notes, emails, labels etc.

Where would you most likely read this sign?
 A. in a house     B. in a business     C.  in a park
The best answer is B. in a business.  You may see it in a park, but tht is not the best answer to choose from.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

I don't understand

Philochko is a fun(ny) teacher.  Here tries to help us find new ways to say we don't understand.

Count and non-count forms

Learning with a Laptop

This set of questions tests you on this topic using countable and uncountable nouns.  Good luck.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

PET Listening

The more you listen the better you understand.
"Say what?"

Time Preposition Guide

  • on
  • days of the week
  • on Monday
  • in
  • months / seasons
  • time of day
  • year
  • after a certain period of time (when?)
  • in August / in winter
  • in the morning
  • in 2006
  • in an hour
  • at
  • for night
  • for weekend
  • a certain point of time (when?)
  • at night
  • at the weekend
  • at half past nine
  • since
  • from a certain point of time (past till now)
  • since 1980
  • for
  • over a certain period of time (past till now)
  • for 2 years
  • ago
  • a certain time in the past
  • 2 years ago
  • before
  • earlier than a certain point of time
  • before 2004
  • to
  • telling the time
  • ten to six (5:50)
  • past
  • telling the time
  • ten past six (6:10)
  • to / till / until
  • marking the beginning and end of a period of time
  • from Monday to/till Friday
  • till / until
  • in the sense of how long something is going to last
  • He is on holiday until Friday.
  • by
  • in the sense of at the latest
  • up to a certain time
  • I will be back by 6 o’clock.
  • By 11 o'clock, I had read five pages.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

What is Sculpture?


 In order to answer that questions let's begin with the ELEMENTS OF ART
LINE - a continuous mark on a surface
SHAPE - enclosed line COLOR - HUE/intensity

VALUE - Tints and Shades (light/dark)

TEXTURE - Tactile (visual or actual)

SPACE - Foreground, Middle ground, Background

FORM – Visual or Actual

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Friday, April 5, 2013

FCE Use of English - part 4

There are 15 questions in this quiz. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

The dog is wagging its tail because it is trying to be friendly.

The dog is wagging its tail because it wants ............................ you.
The dog is wagging its tail because it wants to be friends with you.

Irregular plural nouns - a reference

In words borrowed from Latin, the Latin plural forms are used.
cactus cacti cactuses
fungus /ˈfʌŋ-gəs/fungi /ˈfʌn-dʒaɪ, ˈfʌŋ-gaɪ/
nucleus /ˈnu-kli-əs/nuclei /ˈnu-kli-ˌaɪ/
syllabus /ˈsɪl-ə-bəs/syllabi /ˈsɪl-ə-baɪ/
phenomenon Greek / Latinphenomena /fɪˈ-nɒ-mə-nə/
criterion Greek / Latincriteria
bacterium Latinbacteria
curriculum Latincurricula
datum Latindata /ˈde-ɪtə, ˈdæ-tə, ˈdɑ-tə/
medium Latinmedia
memorandum Latinmemoranda
formula /ˈfɔrmyələ/ Latinformulas / formulae /ˈfɔrm-yə-li/
vertebra Latinvertebrae
appendix /əˈpɛn-dɪks/ Latinappendices / ixes /əˈpɛn-də-siz/
index Latin
indices / indexes

Food Quantifiers

The above link will assuredly de-mistify some questions.  Enjoy.  And have a great day.