(R2G Quizzes 271 - 272)
In English, we say that two words rhyme if the last syllable has the same sound:
Bell rhymes with Smell
Because the spelling in English varies so much, two words may have similar spellings, but the don’t rhyme:
Through doesn’t rhyme with though
There is an extra exercise on Rhyming Words here.
(R2G Quiz 273)
Here are some words and phrases that we use to describe routines:
Every day (two words)
In British English, a fortnight is two weeks.
(R2G Quiz 274)
Most English plurals take either an –S or –ES ending:
one cat two cats
A plural word usually ends in –es when the root word ends in…
CH: peach => peaches
SH: bush => bushes
X: box => boxes
S/SS: bus => buses
(R2G Quiz 275)
Here are some words and phrases connected to science:
A person who works in the field of science is a scientist.
(R2G Quiz 276)
Students at school are sometimes called pupils.
(R2G Quizzes 277, 278)
1 A second conditional sentence is a sentence that contains an IF … WOULD clause:
If I had more money, I would buy a Porsche.
2 We use the second conditional to describe an imaginary situation:
If I was a superhero, I would call myself Wonderman.
3 Sometimes we use it to describe a possible, but highly unlikely situation:
I would be so sad if my wife left me. (seen as an unlikely or imaginary situation)
4 Occasionally, we use it as a polite form:
I would be so happy if you could attend my party.
5 The structure of the second conditional:
IF + Past tense clause + COMMA + WOULD clause
If your father was here, he would be angry
The order can be reversed (note there is no comma):
Your father would be angry if he was here,.
6 The spoken form is usually reduced:
Written: We would all be in trouble if Tom became President.
7 In the second conditional, you can use ‘were’ in place of ‘was’:
Correct: If I was a doctor, I would be getting a better salary.
*This is slightly old-fashioned
Sections of the Newspaper
(R2G Quiz 279)
Here are some phrases connected to the newspaper:
The business section contains the guide to the stock market.