Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Quiz on Embedded Questions

I've just added a new quiz to RoadToGrammar.com, on embedded questions.

You can go directly to the quiz by clicking here: 

Embedded questions was one of the very few topics missing from the list and now there's a 20-question quiz and notes. It's a good topic for learners at level B2 and up.

I combined the the two quizzes on Environmental issues into one quiz, to make space.

Also, I'm always happy to take suggestions for new quizzes or even games. Post them here in the comments if you like.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

The Null Comparative

I just learned something new. A comparative that doesn't actually state what it is comparing to is called a 'null comparative'.

They are most often used in advertising:

"XYZ coffee gives you more flavor!"                  (More flavor than what? Toilet water?)

See the wikipedia entry here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative#Null_comparative




Create Backwards Text

Here is a little tool I created just for fun. Enter text and it will reverse it. You can then copy and paste the reversed text:

roadtogrammar.com/backwardstext

Use it for whatever you like

New Word Game: Fonetix

Here is a new word game to try. Use the word parts on the tiles to form a word before the timer runs out. Try for a bonus or high score....