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Monday, January 30, 2017

GENERAL GRAMMAR EXERCISE (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)


GENERAL GRAMMAR EXERCISE (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.
1. The older I get, ……………… I am.
a) the happy
b) the happier
c) happier
d) happy
2. Your accent is ………………… in the class.
a) worst
b) the worst
c) worse
3. I stayed an extra night so that I …………………. see Ann.
a) can
b) could
c) may
4. While I ………………. a shower, I slipped on the floor.
a) am having
b) was having
c) had
5. The man …………………. she married was an old friend of mine.
a) that
b) whom
c) Either could be used here
6. The house ……………….. I live is very small.
a) that
b) where
c) Either could be used here
7. There is the girl ……………….. works with my sister.
a) who
b) whom
c) Either could be used here
8. The road is getting …………………….
a) more steep and more steep
b) steeper and steeper
c) more and more steep
9. I have got …………………. than I used to have.
a) less energy
b) lesser energy
c) least energy
10. She likes music, and ………………..
a) so I
b) so do I
c) I so
Answers
1. The older I get, the happier I am.
2. Your accent is the worst in the class.
3. I stayed an extra night so that I could see Ann.
4. While I was having a shower, I slipped on the floor.
5. The man that/ whom she married was an old friend of mine.
6. The house where I live is very small.
7. There is the girl who works with my sister.
8. The road is getting steeper and steeper / more and more steep.
9. I have got less energy than I used to have.
10. She likes music, and so do I.


TALKING ABOUT LIKES IN ENGLISH

TALKING ABOUT LIKES IN ENGLISH
All of us have got likes and dislikes. Here are a few expressions that you can use to talk about how much you like or dislike something.
If you love something
The most common verbs used to express your liking for something are: love, live, adore, enjoy and prefer.
Examples
I just love the way she smiles.
I love my brother.
I love eating cookies.
I like to listen to the rains.
She adores her kids.
I prefer staying in bed on Sundays.
I like climbing hills. / I like to climb hills.
I enjoy walking in the rains.
She likes to spend her free time reading.
If you like something a lot
By adding an expression like very much, we can convey the idea that we love something a lot.
She is quite fond of chocolates.
He quite likes going to the cinema.
I like western music very much.
If you neither like nor dislike something
‘I don’t mind’is the most common structure used to express this idea. If you don’t mind doing something, you neither like it nor dislike it. Note the use of the –ing form after ‘I don’t mind…’
I don’t mind watching cartoon shows.
I don’t mind doing the housework.
I don’t mind shopping for grocery.
I don’t mind getting up early in the morning.
I don’t mind cooking dinner.
I don’t mind working in the garden.