Thursday, 13 December 2012

Simple Present Tense

The simple present tense is one of the most common tenses in English. This page will explain the rules for forming the tense with regular verbs.
1. Forming the simple present tense
There are only two basic forms for the simple present tense; one ends with -s and the other doesn't. Here are the rules, using the example verb "sing":
Verb Form
simple form
I sing
simple form
You sing
simple form + S
He sings
simple form + S
She sings
simple form + S
It sings
simple form
We sing
simple form
They sing
In other words, only THIRD PERSON SINGULAR subjects (he, she and it) have to have a verb with -S.
2. -s or -es ?
With most verbs, the third person singular form is created simply by adding -S. However, with some verbs, you need to add -ES or change the ending a little. Here are the rules:
Verb ending in...
How to make the 3rd person singular
Add -ES
He passes
Add -ES
She waltzes
Add -ES
She wishes
Add -ES
He watches
Add -ES
She mixes
Add -ES
He goes
consonant + y
Change Y to I, then add -ES
It flies
[anything else]
Add -S
He sings

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Where there’s a will there’s a way:
When a person really wants to do something, he will find a way of doing it.

First come, first served:
The first in line will be attended to first.

A friend in need is a friend indeed:
A friend who helps when one is in trouble is a real friend.

Discretion is the better part of valor:
If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation issometimes the most sensible thing to do.

A hungry man is an angry man:
A person who does not get what he wants or needs is a frustrated person and will be easily provoked torage.

Empty vessels make the most noise:
Those people who have a little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss.

A man is as old as he feels:
A person’s age is immaterial – it is only when he thinks and feels that he is ageing that he actually becomesold.

Great talkers are little doers:
Those people who talk a lot and are always teaching others usually do not do much work.

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop:
One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts


Bird in the Hand Is worth Two in the Bush: Apa yang sudah pasti lebih baik dari apa yangbelum pasti.
A Blessing In Disguise: Hikmah dalam kesusahan yang berlaku.A Piece Of Cake: Sesuatu yang sangat mudah.
A Slip Of The Tongue: Tersilap cakap.A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing: Kejahatan yang menyamar sebagai kebaikan.
Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder: Apabila jarang bertemu, semakin sayang.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Perbuatan lebih berkesan dari perkataan.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Tidak semua yang nampak menarik itu baik.
As Light As A Feather: Sangat ringan, seperti bulu burung.
Beating Around The Bush: Putar-belit.
Better Late Than Never: Lebih baik lambat, dari tidak ada langsung / tidak pernah.
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together: Orang yang mempunyai persamaan akan berkumpulbersama.
Burning The Midnight Oil: Bekerja hingga lewat malam.
Cross Your Fingers: Mengharapkan yang terbaik.
Cry Over Spilt Milk: Menyesal atas sesuatu yang sudah berlaku.
Curiosity Killed The Cat: Perasaan ingin tahu yang membawa kesusahan.
Don't Count Your Chickens Until They're Hatched: Jangan mengira hasil sebelum berusaha(angan-angan Mat Jenin).
Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket: Jangan letakkan semua harapan pada satu tempatsahaja.
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: Setiap kesusahan yang berlaku ada hikmahnya.
Great Minds Think Alike: Pemikiran yang sama.
Have No Idea: Tidak tahu langsung.
Head Over Heel: Jatuh cinta.
Icing On The Cake: Perkara yang baik / menggembirakan.
It Takes Two To Tango: Setiap pergaduhan melibatkan dua pihak.
Lend Me Your Ear: Tolong dengar apa yang saya ingin katakana
Let Bygones Be Bygones: Yang berlalu biarlah berlalu.Let
 The Cat Out Of The Bag: Membocorkan rahsia.
Out Of The Blue: Secara tiba-tiba
Out Of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: Dari satu kesusahan, ke satu kesusahan yang lain.
Practice Makes Perfect: Latihan berterusan akan memahirkan kita.
Pulling Your Leg: Bergurau.
Rome Was Not Built In One Day: Tidak ada jalan pintas ke arah kejayaan.
Second Nature: Kemahiran yang sudah menjadi satu kebiasaan harian.
Start From Scratch: Bermula dari bawah.
The Apple Of Your Eye: Kesayangan.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm: Orang yang awal bangun dan bekerja akan mendapat lebihhasil.
The Pot Calling The Kettle Black: Orang yang bersalah tetap mempersalahkan orang lain.
The Pros And Cons: Kebaikan dan keburukan.
The Sky Is The Limit: Tidak ada batas.
Turn Over A New Leaf: Berubah / Insaf.
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right: Jangan membalas kejahatan dengan kejahatan.
Under The Weather: Kurang sihat.
Variety Is The Spice Of Life: Kepelbagaian menjadikan kehidupan lebih menarik.
Without A Doubt: Tanpa sebarang syak-wasangka.
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover: Jangan menilai seseorang daripada luarannya sahaja
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Friday, 7 December 2012

Descriptive words

building blocksAdjective Order

In English, it is common to use more than one adjective before a noun — for example, “He's a silly young fool,” or “She's a smart, energetic woman.” When you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order, according to type. This page will explain the different types of adjectives and the correct order for them.
1. The basic types of adjectives
An opinion adjective explains what you think about something (other people may not agree with you).
For example: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult
A size adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is.
For example: large, tiny, enormous, little
An age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.
For example: ancient, new, young, old
A shape adjective describes the shape of something.
For example: square, round, flat, rectangular
A colour adjective, of course, describes the colour of something.
For example: blue, pink, reddish, grey
An origin adjective describes where something comes from.
For example: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek
A material adjective describes what something is made from.
For example: wooden, metal, cotton, paper
A purpose adjective describes what something is used for. These adjectives often end with “-ing”.
For example: sleeping (as in “sleeping bag”), roasting (as in “roasting tin”)


For example:
1. I love that really big old green antique car that always parked at the end of the street.
2.  My sister adopted a beautiful big white bulldog.

When there are two or more adjectives that are from the same group, the word and is placed between the two adjectives:
1.  The house is green and red.
2    2. The library has old and new books.

When there are three or more adjectives from the same adjective group, place a comma between each of the coordinate adjectives:
1. We live in the big green, white and red house at the end of the street.
2. My friend lost a red, black and white watch.

When you are sure that you understand the lesson, you can continue with the exercises

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Kinds of adjectives

Types of Adjectives

Following are the kinds of adjectives which are commonly used:
1.    Adjectives of Quality:
          Adjectives of Quality answer the question ‘Of what kind’
    Examples : Large, Small, Intelligent, Beautiful

2.    Adjectives of Quantity:
  Adjectives of Quantity answer the question ‘How much’
      Examples : Some, Little, Any, Enough 

3.    Adjectives of Number:
   Adjectives of Number answer the question ‘How many’
    Examples : Two, Seven, Second, Third 

4.    Demonstrative Adjectives:
    Demonstrative Adjectives answer the question ‘Which’
 Examples : This, That, These, Those 

5.    Interrogative Adjectives:
   Interrogative Adjectives are used to ask questions about a noun.
     Examples : What, Which, Whose

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How to learn English

Tips for Beginners

  1. You are like a new baby
    Babies learn their language slowly.
    First they learn to listen.
    Then they learn to speak.
    Finally, they can read and write.
  2. Listen to English every day
    Listen to English radio.
    Watch English TV.
    Go to English movies.
    Use online lessons.
  3. Make an English/ESL friend
    Make up conversations.
    Practise dialogues.
    Use beginner textbooks.
  4. Read English stories
    Start with children's storybooks.
    Try ESL readers.
    Read advertisements, signs and labels.
    Try for Young Learners.
  5. Write down new words
    Start a vocabulary (new word) notebook.
    Write words in alphabetical order (A...B...C...).
    Make example sentences.
    Always use an English-English dictionary first.
  6. Keep an English diary
    Start with one sentence.
    How do you feel?
    How is the weather?
    What did you do today?
    Write another sentence tomorrow.
  7. Visit an English speaking country
    Learn English more quickly.
    Stay with an English family.
    Hear native speakers talk.
    Have a fun experience.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Using Prepositions


Prepositions of Time: at, in, on
We use:
  • at for a PRECISE TIME
  • on for DAYS and DATES
at 3 o'clockin Mayon Sunday
at 10.30amin summeron Tuesdays
at noonin the summeron 6 March
at dinnertimein 1990on 25 Dec. 2010
at bedtimein the 1990son Christmas Day
at sunrisein the next centuryon Independence Day
at sunsetin the Ice Ageon my birthday
at the momentin the past/futureon New Year's Eve
Look at these examples:
  • I have a meeting at 9am.
  • The shop closes at midnight.
  • Jane went home at lunchtime.
  • In England, it often snows in December.
  • Do you think we will go to Jupiter in the future?
  • There should be a lot of progress in the next century.
  • Do you work on Mondays?
  • Her birthday is on 20 November.
  • Where will you be on New Year's Day?