Can you correct the use of tenses/verb forms in these sentences?
1) This is the first time I am eating lobster.
2) Charles Dickens has written many novels.
3) I had a bath when the phone rang.
4) This time next week, I have finished my exams!
5) When I finished dinner, I had done the washing-up.
6) I have been writing thirty emails this morning!
7) ‘What nationality are you?’ ‘I am coming from France.’
8) I can’t come out tonight because I will have dinner with my
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Here at Hilderstone, we have students from all over the world – so it’s important for our students to know the words for their nationalities!
Do YOU know the nationality adjectives for these countries?
Example: England – ENGLISH
3) The Netherlands/Holland
This week it’s all about that tricky issue of English spelling! Can you spot the spelling mistakes in these sentences? And can you correct them?
1) Apparently they had a big arguement and are no longer
2) At the beginning of the meeting, the commitee members
discussed neccessary improvements to the town.
3) The Prime Minister was publicly embarrassed when her
deputy resigned without her knowlege.
4) It can be very stressful working in this bussiness, so it’s
important to have supportive colleges who you can depend
5) It’s a small independant music store, but it’s been very
succesful and has recieved several awards from the industry.
See below for the answers.
Do you know the word in English for these definitions?
1) The area for pedestrians at the sides of the road
2) The thing people put their money and credit cards in
3) The pieces of material you hang up on your windows
4) The shop where you buy fruit and vegetables (not a
5) The thing you put across your chest when you are in a car,
6) The open shoes that you wear in the summer
7) A person who fixes your pipes and water problems.
8) A person who who looks after your children when you go out
9) A piece of jewellery you wear round your wrist
10) A large, important church.
See below for the answers!
no news is good news
We say this to make somebody feel better when they are worried about someone/something and they haven’t received any information.
pull someone’s leg
Say something that is not true as a way of making a joke.
out of kilter (out of whack)
Not in exactly the right position or condition or not working in the usual or proper way in relation to something else.
grind (ground/ground) to a halt (come to a grinding halt)
Slow down gradually and then stop completely
spread like wildfire
Spread (spread/spread) very fast
not a happy bunny
Not satisfied with a situation (BrE, informal) (‘bunny’ is a child’s word for ‘rabbit’)