Monday, May 26, 2014


1. I ________ my homework an hour ago.

 (a) finished
 (b) have finished
 (c) can finish
 (d) will finish

2. I ________ her this week.

 (a) did not see
 (b) had not seen
 (c) have not seen
 (d) have been seeing

3. She _________________ for her friend when it started to rain.

 (a) waited
 (b) has been waiting
 (c) had been waiting
 (d) will wait

4. If they ______________ to search my room, that would have ended everything.

 (a) demand
 (b) have demanded
 (c) will demand
 (d) had demanded

5. Synonym of pejorative

 (a) disapproving
 (b) cumbersome
 (c) pleasant
 (d) irrational

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stories to build your vocabulary (E1) - Lucy gets a date!

Lucy was walking on the beach. She met Professor Liu.
He had an unkempt(=untidy) hair style. As she reached close to him, she figured out that he had put on a toupe(=a small artificial hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot.). He must be a bit thin on top(=to have lost some of the hair on your head), she conjectured(=guessed). However, Lucy did not frown(=furrow one's brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration) because she was stuck by the radiance(= happiness, beauty, or good health that you can see in someone's face) of his face.
Liu: Are you about to ask me out(=make a date)?
Lucy was taken to surprise.
Lucy: Why would you ask?
Liu: You have been gazing(=looking steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought)at me for the last 5 minutes.
Lucy: um..I was wondering if I could ask you some questions.
Liu: My subject of specialization is Quantum Mechanics.
Liu smirked(=smile in a silly way). Lucy surmised(=supposed that something is true without having evidence to confirm it) that she was in a stew(=in trouble).
Lucy: Whoa..I had the preoccupied notion that it was a spooky(=sinister or ghostly in a way that causes fear and unease) subject. I could never wrapped my head around it(=I could never understand it). So, my question is, are you free this weekend?
He cracked up(=laughed a lot) and nodded. 
Liu: I can't extend a silly excuse, which I used to, because I don't procrastinate(=to put off or delay) dates.