Archive for January, 2009

English Grammar Quiz

January 25, 2009

1.If only the weather __________ this good all year round.
2.She wishes that she __________ at home now.
3.It is essential that everyone __________ fairly.
4.It is important that she _________ on time.
5.She wishes that she _________ a date for the wedding.
6.If they __________ the lottery , they would travel more.
7.It is in their interest that they _________ cooperative with the manager.
8.It is recommended that he ________ a vacation.
9.The nurse says that she _________ rest.
10.If it_______so expensive, we ______ ______ able to afford it.

Accents

January 22, 2009

Dictionnaire

January 22, 2009

Dictionnaire

Translation

January 16, 2009

Videos

January 15, 2009

Heteronyms

January 13, 2009

I. Heteronyms

1. They wound the swaddle round the open wound.
2. They bought that land to produce produce.
3. They refuse all refuse that is cannot be recycled.
4. The colonel will not desert his platoon in the desert.
5. They were not close enough to close in on the thief.

II. Quiz

1. Is there an egg in eggplant?
2. Is there an apple or a pine in a pineapple?
3. Is a boxing ring round or square?
4. Is there a difference between a slim chance and a fat chance?
5. What is the difference between a wise man and a wise guy?
6. Do noses ever run? Do feet ever smell?

Video

January 9, 2009

I. Comprehension Questions

1. What percentage of the world’s population has red hair according to the video?
2. What is the title of the video?
3. Why is it called that?
4. What does the video say the world’s populaton is today?
5. What in the video indicates that redheads are on the downswing as a proportion of the world’s populaton?
6. What is said to offer hope that there will still be people with red hair in 100 years?

II. Vocabulary & Expressions

Make a sentence for each of the following:

1. rumour has it
2. percent
3. a room full of
4. can only hope
5. go 60 years into the future
6. billion
7. phasing out
8. actually knew