2 Minute Lessons
Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition
I’m normally a happy person, but 1)___ Christmastime, I find myself a bit depressed. It is mostly due 2)___ the fact that I’m far away 3)___my family. They’re 4)___the other side of the Atlantic, 5)___the west coast of the US, 6)___Washington state. I have to spend 15 hours 7)___ a plane …
This idiom expresses the idea that in order to know something’s true value or to really know what something is like, you have to try it out first. Sometimes, the corrupted phrase “The proof is in the pudding” is used. You can use either, though the title one is recommended. Yolanda: Oooh, you made pudding! […]
Put the following modal verbs into the blanks. You may need a negative!
Can Might Must Will Would
I can’t believe I’ve lost my keys again! This is the second time this week. I really (1)___ stop leaving them in bad places. My dog (2)___ have eaten them, though. He loves eating everything. But if he had eaten them, he (3)___ look horrible right now, and he doesn’t. So the keys (4)___ be inside him. Oh! There they are! Finally! From now on, I (5)___ only leave them on the entry room table!
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “take + particle” but rather units, so learn them as such!
Put these verbs in the correct sentence, conjugated as necessary. You may want to look these words up in a dictionary, as they may have secondary meanings! (Just like in that sentence: “look up” isn’t just “turn your eyes to the sky”, it’s also “find information in a reference book”!)
Choose the modal verbs that are correct. There may be more than one!
There was a knock at the door. Theresa looked at me and announced, “That (1) may / might / must be George. He called earlier and said he (2) ‘d / ‘ll / ‘s drop by about this time”. I looked at how I was dressed: singlet, boxers with little hearts on them, and an open robe, and told her, “You (3) could / might / would have warned me! I look horrible!”
Put the Mark Twain quotes in the correct order.
A can’t advantage read has no one over person read who won’t who.
If tell the you truth, anything don’t have to remember you.
A. easiest in is Giving the smoking the thing up world.
B. because done I I’ve it know of thousands times.
Apparently, cannot happen is nothing that there today.
Put the words in the correct order. autobahn car drove I in much my new quickly on the too. Because doesn’t boss like me my, he in keeps loop me never the, at don’t I going know on so what’s work. a arduous, Building business hard, is time-consuming work; but gained nothing nothing ventured,. anything […]
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “look + particle” but rather units, so learn them as such! Put these verbs in the correct sentence, conjugated as necessary. You may want to look these words up in a dictionary, as they may have secondary meanings! (Just like in that sentence: “look up” isn’t just “turn your […]