2 Minute Lessons
Fill in the spaces with the appropriate preposition: in, at, on, to.
I went 1)___ the movie theatre last night because I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie. When I arrived 2)___ the box office*, the line was out the door: apparently, I wasn’t the only one. So I waited 3)___ the line for ten minutes. When I finally got to the window, the sales clerk told me that there was only one seat left: 4)___ the first row, 5)___ the far right of the room. I was desperate, so I took it, even though I knew it wouldn’t be a fun experience.
These wonderful little “question-ettes” are a great way to make your English sound more native-like, as well as being a very useful tool.
So, if you need a quick way to ask a question, or you’re just tired of always adding “really?” or “no?” or “right?” at the end of sentences, start using question tags!
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Each of these verbs is used to describe when someone takes something that doesn’t belong to them. But, as is usually the case, they’re used slightly differently. Basically, we use steal when we want to focus on what was stolen, and rob when we want to focus on who the victim was. I have been […]
Verbs: Choose the correct option “Excuse me! Has the train left / Did the train leave the station already?” “I’m sorry ma’am, what train are you referring to / do you refer to?” “I mean / am meaning the 5:15 to Birmingham.” “Yes, I’m sorry. It has left / left ten minutes ago.” “Oh no! […]
Put the following sentences in the correct order: Last night, desert dreamed I on I island in South Pacific was a the. arrived before day had I just the, and at beach I lying on sunset the was. a and daiquiri drinking I listening the to was waves. feeling I was wonderful, a but distance […]
Verb Tenses: Choose the right one With my birthday less than two weeks away, I am about to enter / would enter my 30s. Yes. I’m going to be 30. Please give me a moment as I have mourned / mourn the loss of my youth. (mourn=lament) Okay, I’m exaggerating / I exaggerate. I really […]
Most of these prepositions are usually translated as “a” in Spanish. See if you can figure out what each one should be in English. Be careful: one of them needs to be left blank!
Last month, I wanted to go (1)___ Budapest, so my wife and I booked a trip. We arrived (2)___ the airport (3)___ noon and went straight (4)___ the hotel. I was hungry, so we went (5)___ the restaurant and sat down (6)___ the table. I ordered some dish I couldn’t pronounce, just to be exciting. When it arrived, I was taken aback. It smelled (7)___ fish and oregano, but it looked like vegetables, with some other thing (8)___ the side. My wife got a simple salad, and compared (9)___ mine, it looked delicious. I tried tasting my dish, but I couldn’t even swallow it. So I asked (10)___ the waitress to take it back and just bring me a hamburger.
Despite their surface similarity, these words are completely unrelated.
The English word is a noun and a verb, and describes how to get out of a place, to leave it.
There must be an Exit sign over every door that leads to the street, in case of emergencies.
After reciting her monologue, Marie bowed before the cheering audience and exited the stage.
Put the following sentences in the correct order:
been every for has last Madrid Michelle to the travelling two week years.
flying prefers She, are because but driving is on pilots she strike the this week.
also car her new She to try wanted, bought last she week which.
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