martes, 8 de enero de 2019

Dictation and more exercises

Here you can check your dictation. Don't worry if it is not well. You can do it better if you practice.

1. This person reads the news and presents on TV.
2. This person is a professional cook.
3. This person works in politics and the government.
4. This person has original ideas and makes new things.
5. This person sings, plays an instrument and writes music.
6. This person acts in films.
7. This person writes the news, the newspapers and websites.
8. This person works in science.
9. This person builds houses and other buildings.
10. This person plays basketball.


Read the following statements and complete them with their correct occupations.

1. This is a person who acts in a movie or plays

2.  This is a person that assists patients
3.   This is a person who helps doctors with their work.
4.     This person bakes cakes and bread
5.     This person cleans schools, banks, hospitals, etc.
6.      He or she cooks at the restaurant.
7.      This person delivers pizzas, and other kind of fast food.
8.       This person designs buildings.
9.   He or she teachers subjects at school.
10.    He or she drives a taxi.
11.   He or she files documents at the library.
12.   this person flies an airplane.
13.    This person grows vegetables.
14.   He guards buildings.

Matching the statements in Column A with their corresponding occupations in Column B.

Column A                                                                                                               Column B

  • He/she manages a restaurant or hotel                                                          1. salesperson
  • This person writes and edits newspapers                                                    2. supervisor
  • This person paints buildings and houses                                                     3. Translator
  • He / she plays some instruments                                                                    4. Manager
  • He or she fixes cars, buses, etc.                                                                        5. Cashier
  • He or she repairs things at home                                                                     6. Journalist - Reporter
  • This person sells cars, clothes, shoes, etc                                                     7. Waitress
  • His / her job is to supervise people                                                                8. Repairperson
  • He or she takes care of elderly people                                                           9. Waiter
  • He/she translates from one language to another one                              10. Painter
  • This person uses a cash register at his/her work                                      11. Health care aide
  • He services food at the restaurant                                                                  12. Musician
  • She services food at the restaurant                                                                13. Veterinarian
  • This person is a doctor for animals                                                                14. Mechanic
  • He or she gives haircuts and shaves                                                               15. Barber

martes, 4 de diciembre de 2018





Months: in January / in April
Seasons: in spring / in winter
Years: in 1984 / in 2015
Centuries: in the 20th century
Times of day: in the morning / in the evening
Longer periods of time: in the past / in the 1990s / in the holidays
Days of the week: on Monday
Days + parts of days: on Tuesday afternoon / on Saturday mornings
Dates: on November 22nd
Special days: on my birthday / on New Year’s Eve

Clock times: at 7.30 a.m. / at 5 o’clock
Festivals: at Christmas / at Easter
Exceptions: at night / at the weekend

                 In, at, on and no preposition with time words:

Prepositions of time - here's a list of the time words that need 'on', 'in', 'at' and some that don't need any preposition. Be careful - many students of English use 'on' with months (it should be 'in'), or put a preposition before 'next' when we don't need one.
  • times: at 8pm, at midnight, at 6:30
  • holiday periods: at Christmas, at Easter
  • at night
  • at the weekend
  • at lunchtime, at dinnertime, at breakfast time
  • days: on Monday, on my birthday, on Christmas Day
  • days + morning / afternoon / evening / night: on Tuesday morning
  • dates: on the 20th of June


  • years: in 1992, in 2006
  • months: in December, in June
  • decades: in the sixties, in the 1790s
  • centuries: in the 19th century
  • seasons: in winter, in summer
  • in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening

  • next week, year, month etc
  • last night, year etc
  • this morning, month etc
  • every day, night, years etc
  • today, tomorrow, yesterday


  Here you can practice adjectives and the opposites.  You can also check the comparison of adjectives.


We started the unit 3 so, if you want to practice the grammar point we recommend you take a look at this explanation.  

Comparative grade of adjective.

Comparative is the name for the grammar used when comparing two things.

This computer is better than that one.
She's stronger at chess than I am.
It's much colder today than it was yesterday.
Our car is bigger than your car.
This grammar topic is easier than most others.
I find science more difficult than mathematics.
Today's ESL lesson was more interesting than usual.

 When comparing with than some changes are necessary, depending on the number of syllables the adjective has:

1- syllable adjectives: add -er to the adjective
  • My sister is much taller than me.
  • It's colder today than it was yesterday.

Note: If the word ends: consonant-vowel-consonant, then the last consonant is usually doubled in the comparative. Examples: big-bigger, fat-fatter, hot-hotter.
2-syllable adjectives ending in -y: change the -y to -ier 

  • She's looking happier today.
  • This grammar topic is easier than the last one.
  • Why is everyone else luckier than me? 

Other 2-syllable adjectives: use more with the unchanged adjective 

  • The shops are always more crowded just before Christmas.
  • Is there anything more boring than reading about grammar?
  • My sister is more careful with her writing than I am with mine.

Note: The comparative of some shorter 2-syllable adjectives can be formed with -er.
Examples: simple-simpler, clever-cleverer, narrow-narrower. To be sure which comparative method to use, you will need to consult a good dictionary.

Adjectives with 3 or more syllables: use more with the unchanged adjective 

  • Russian grammar is more difficult than English grammar.
  • My sister is much more intelligent than me.
  • I find maths lessons more enjoyable than science lessons.
  • The older you get, the more irritating you become.

Following are two common irregular comparative forms:

  • good-better
  • bad-worse
  • far- farther/further
  • little- less
  • much-more
Resultado de imagen de comparative and superlative