Here are some cool English Tongue Twisters, have fun !Repeat them a few times !
A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter! But a bit
of better butter will but make my butter better" So she bought some better
butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so 'twas
better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter!
Black bug bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit? A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.
If you understand, say "understand".
If you don't understand, say "don't understand".
But if you understand and say "don't understand".
How do I understand that you understand? Understand! I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you. RED BULB BLUE BULB RED BULB BLUE BULB "RED BLOOD BLUE BLOOD" I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
A sailor went to sea To see, what he could see. And all he could see Was sea, sea, sea.
Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People
If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
Which watch did which witch wear and which witch wore which watch?
Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.
Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
wheres the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Tie a knot, tie a knot.
Tie a tight, tight knot.
Tie a knot in the shape of a nought.
Billy Button bought a buttered biscuit,
did Billy Button buy a buttered biscuit?
If Billy Button bought a buttered biscuit,
Where's the buttered biscuit Billy Button bought ?
Find out interesting stuff about animals
by means of our short rhymes and illustrations!
The cheetah is a great big cat
But very quick, for all of that,
She's cunning but she's gentle, too,
And if you're good she's good to you.
The puma is a bandit who'll not meet you face to face
But waits to spring upon you from some well-hidden place.
He'll strike you when your back is turned, but away he's sure to fly
If you should turn to look him right squarely in the eye.
"I'm stopping for a moment just to say 'How-do-you-do?'
I've just been decorated with this ribbon of deep blue
Because of all the gracefulness with which I trot and prance—
No wonder that you give Sir Horse your most admiring glance!"
Milk or meat or leather for shoes,—
Almost anything that we choose,—
We'll find the good Cow gives with joy
To every nice little girl and boy.
See, with long tail but scanty mane,
The Zebra gallops over the plain.
Elephants are big in size,
But it’s well known they are wise.
We all at Monkeys love to gaze,
And watch their funny tricks and ways.
Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little hood of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else. So she was always called Little Red Riding Hood.
One day her mother said to her:
“Come, Little Red Riding Hood, here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine. Take them to your grandmother, she is ill and weak, and they will do her good. Set out before it gets hot, and when you are going, walk nicely and quietly and do not run off the path, or you may fall and break the bottle, and then your grandmother will get nothing. And when you go into her room, don't forget to say good-morning, and don't peep into every corner before you do it”.
“I will take great care, said Little Red Riding Hood to her mother”, and gave her hand on it.
The grandmother lived out in the wood, half a league from the village, and just as Little Red Riding Hood entered the wood, a wolf met her. She did not know what a wicked creature he was, and was not at all afraid of him.
"Good-day, Little Red Riding Hood," said he.
"Thank you kindly, wolf."
"Whither away so early, Little Red Riding Hood?"
"To my grandmother's."
"What have you got in your apron?"
"Cake and wine. Yesterday was baking-day, so poor sick grandmother is to have something good, to make her stronger."
"Where does your grandmother live, Little Red Riding Hood?"
"A good quarter of a league farther on in the wood. Her house stands under the three large oak-trees, the nut-trees are just below. You surely must know it," replied Little Red Riding Hood.
The wolf thought to himself, what a tender young creature. What a nice plump mouthful, she will be better to eat than the old woman. I must act craftily, so as to catch both. So he walked for a short time by the side of Little Red Riding Hood, and then he said, "see Little Red Riding Hood, how pretty the flowers are about here. Why do you not look round. I believe, too, that you do not hear how sweetly the little birds are singing. You walk gravely along as if you were going to school, while everything else out here in the wood is merry."
Little Red Riding Hood raised her eyes, and when she saw the sunbeams dancing here and there through the trees, and pretty flowers growing everywhere, she thought: “Suppose I take grandmother a fresh nosegay. That would please her too. It is so early in the day that I shall still get there in good time.” And so she ran from the path into the wood to look for flowers. And whenever she had picked one, she fancied that she saw a still prettier one farther on, and ran after it, and so got deeper and deeper into the wood.
Meanwhile the wolf ran straight to the grandmother's house and knocked at the door.
"Who is there?"
"Little Red Riding Hood," replied the wolf. "She is bringing cake and wine. Open the door."
"Lift the latch," called out the grandmother, "I am too weak, and cannot get up."
The wolf lifted the latch, the door sprang open, and without saying a word he went straight to the grandmother's bed, and ate her. Then he put on her clothes, dressed himself in her cap, laid himself in bed and drew the curtains.
Little Red Riding Hood, however, had been running about picking flowers, and when she had gathered so many that she could carry no more, she remembered her grandmother, and set out on the way to her.
She was surprised to find the cottage-door standing open, and when she went into the room, she had such a strange feeling that she said to herself: “oh dear, how uneasy I feel today, and at other times I like being with grandmother so much”. She called out, "good morning," but received no answer. So she went to the bed and drew back the curtains. There lay her grandmother with her cap pulled far over her face, and looking very strange.
"Oh, grandmother," she said, "what big ears you have."
"The better to hear you with, my child," was the reply.
"But, grandmother, what big eyes you have," she said.
"The better to see you with," my dear.
"But, grandmother, what large hands you have."
"The better to hug you with."
"Oh, but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have."
"The better to eat you with."
And scarcely had the wolf said this, than with one bound he was out of bed and swallowed up Red Riding Hood.
When the wolf had appeased his appetite, he lay down again in the bed, fell asleep and began to snore very loud. The huntsman was just passing the house, and thought to himself, how the old woman is snoring. I must just see if she wants anything.
So he went into the room, and when he came to the bed, he saw that the wolf was lying in it. “Do I find you here, you old sinner,” said he. “I have long sought you.” Then just as he was going to fire at him, it occurred to him that the wolf might have devoured the grandmother, and that she might still be saved, so he did not fire, but took a pair of scissors, and began to cut open the stomach of the sleeping wolf. When he had made two snips, he saw Little Red Riding Hood shining, and then he made two snips more, and the little girl sprang out, crying: "Ah, how frightened I have been. How dark it was inside the wolf." And after that the grandmother came out alive also, but scarcely able to breathe. Red Riding Hood, however, quickly fetched great stones with which they filled the wolf's belly, and when he awoke, he wanted to run away, but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed at once, and fell dead.
Then all three were delighted. The huntsman drew off the wolf's skin and went home with it. The grandmother ate the cake and drank the wine which Red Riding Hood had brought, and revived, but Red Riding Hood thought to herself: "as long as I live, I will never by myself leave the path, to run into the wood, when my mother has forbidden me to do so."
A person who is attempting to learn English grammar quickly realizes that there are many rules and many exceptions to these rules in the English language. For some, doing grammar exercises can be a helpful way to learn those grammar rules. Others find that immersing themselves in the language allows them to obtain the skills needed without doing intense study. For many others, an approach that incorporates parts of both of these methods is most effective.
Because most people who are actively learning English grammar are those who speak other languages, they have an advantage because they can compare and contrast English to their native language. Pay attention to the way grammar is used in everyday speech and writing. For example, think about the way verbs are used when a person speaks. Compare the use of verbs in English to the use of verbs in your native language. In some foreign languages, each verb conjugates in dozens of different ways and has a perfect and imperfect form.
Read a lot of books, magazines and newspapers. Although reading may not seem like an effective grammar-learning activity, the fact is that the more you read, the more you are able to see sentences that are grammatically correct. Seeing these grammatically correct sentences will allow you to be able to keep the things you read in mind as you speak and write. Even if you do not know how you learned some things, you can know it is very likely that the skills gained will have come from reading.
Work on one specific grammar challenge at the time. Although you should continually learn different aspects of English grammar, one of the best ways to overcome challenges is to focus on one challenge at a time. For example, if you are having trouble saying verbs in the past tense, focus on conjugating these verbs properly throughout the day. If you find that you do not know how to put a specific verb into past tense, resolve that you will find the answer each time a question comes up during the day. After some time, you will be able to master putting verbs into past tense and can move on to the next challenge with other grammar problems that you may be having.
Listen to Yourself
Record yourself speaking and play back the recording to listen if there are some mistakes that you might be making. After listening to your speech, and writing down the mistakes that you have heard, ask a native speaker to listen to your recording and write down the mistakes he hears. Compare these two lists to better understand which skills you still need to work on.
Compound Sentence - “I love chocolate, and I love eating chocolate.” Two or more independent clauses.
Complex Sentence – “I love chocolatebecause it’s decadent.” One independent clause and one or more dependent clauses (italicized). Note: according to Wikipedia, a sentence like “The dog chewed up the shoes that I just bought” is a simple sentence, not a complex sentence, because the relative clause “that I just bought” simply modifies the noun without performing any other function. I’m not sure how accurate this is, however.
Complex-Compound Sentence – “I love chocolatebecause it’s decadent, and I love eating chocolatebecause it’s delicious.” Two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
Those four categories apply to normal, grammatical sentences. However, some of our most common expressions are sentences that don’t follow the rules — see Major and Minor Sentences.
Note: obsessive syntacticians (is there any other kind?) have also named more specific types of sentences, which I’ll address when I start learning about the finer points of writing style.
Fill in the gaps with a suitable word and complete the proverbs listed below, see the missing words which are:
HANDS FENCES CANDLEHORSE FRIENDSMOUNTAIN HEARTWISE BETTER FRUIT
1 Absence makes the _______ grow fonder. 2 Books and _______ should be few but good. 3 Don't make a _______ out of a molehill. 4 Good _______ make good neighbors. 5 It is easy to be _______ after the event. 6 Many _______ make light work. 7 Never look a gift _______ in the mouth. 8 Prevention is _______ than cure. 9 You cannot burn the _______ at both ends. 10 Forbidden _______ is sweetest.
1 Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
2 Books and friends should be few but good.
3 Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
4 Good fences make good neighbors.
5 It is easy to be wise after the event.
6 Many hands make light work.
7 Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
8 Prevention is better than cure.
9 You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
10 Forbidden fruit is sweetest.
There is English input available everywhere. Here are a few tips and suggestions for you to find input of English around you and improve your English speech:
Rent or buy an English movie DVD
Rent or buy an English movie DVD. Put the English subtitles on. Follow the movie. This has many advantages:
You will be able to compare the written words to the correct pronunciations.
You will get a feel of how real English sentences are formed when speaking.
You will be learning English but it will not be frustrating and boring because you will be watching a movie.
Please note: When you watch the movie be sure to keep your dictionary handy. Whenever you come across a new word, pause the movie and look it up in the dictionary. If you don’t do this, the whole experience will be quite pointless.
Read about any subject that interests you
There are a lot of English magazines available on a lot of different topics. No matter what subject interests you, there must be some magazine that talks about it. There are English magazines about Business, Brides, Guns and Ammo, House Keeping, Stock Market, Sports, Computers, Electronics, Linux, Graphic Designing, Cooking etc. Find the magazine that interests you and read it cover to cover. Be sure to look out for new words and new phrases and look them up in the dictionary as you go. If you cannot find a magazine of your choice, look for information you are interested in on the Internet. There is information available on every topic under the sun on the Internet.
Read Internet forums of subject matter that interests you
Got to Internet forums of the subject matter that interests you. Generally most of the forums are in English language and are a great source of English input. For those of you who are not familiar with Internet forums, these are places where people interested in a particular subject can get together and share their views and opinions about a particular subject. You can also ask specific questions to other people and they will help you out if they can. On the Internet, there are forums available about each and every subject. Forums are a great source of information. Also in forums real people talk about real problems. Most of the information typed in forums is written in an informal way. Because of this the forums make a good source for English input. Reading forums exposes you to a lot of phrases of daily use. You could find forums on any subject matter that interests you at: Google Groups You could also go to "Google" and search for the forum of the subject matter you are interested in by typing in something like “C programming forum” or “Cooking forum” etc. When reading forums also make sure you find out the meaning of every new word or phrase you come across or the whole exercise will be useless.
Read English fiction novels
Read English fiction of your choice. This is our India. Books are not costly here. You get cheap book in every nook and corner. If you want to pick up an interesting cheap English novel, go to the closest "raddi walla" (You know, the guy you sell your old daily news papers to...) They will generally also have old novels, book and magazines. These wont be good quality. They will all be second hand. But that’s okay, they will be nice and cheap. Pick up some thing that interests you. Take it home and read it. Be sure to look up all the new words you come across in the book.
Listen to the radio and TV
Our "All India Radio" has some good programs that are designed to teach English to the listener. Besides this, there are also many different radio stations available now-a-days in the big cities. Some of these radio stations are in English. Listen to them to get a feel of the language. Besides the radio, you could also listen to the "News In English". It’s available on a wide variety of channels. The news is a good place to get input of the English language because it is spoken in a very clear, easy to understand way.
Chat with fluent English speakers
Chat with fluent English speakers real or online. Make friends with interesting English speakers. Become pen-pals with a fluent English speaker. While talking to them look at their lip movement for tips on how to pronounce words correctly.
Most effective tip: "Think in English"
One of the most common mistakes that English learners make is, they think in their mother tongue. When they want to say something in English, they think in their mother tongue, translate it to English and then say it in English. The result is a very flawed English sentence. Never do this! If you want to speak in English fluently you will have to learn to "think" in English. When you are constructing sentences in your mind before saying them, think in English and form them in English in your mind.
Another way to speak English Fluently ! Lets check it out ~
A conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence. Here are some example conjunctions:
and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so
although, because, since, unless
We can consider conjunctions from three aspects.
Conjunctions have three basic forms:
for example: and, but, because, although
Compound (often ending with as or that)
for example: provided that, as long as, in order that
Correlative (surrounding an adverb or adjective)
for example: so...that
Conjunctions have two basic functions or "jobs":
Coordinating conjunctions are used to join two parts of a sentence that are grammatically equal. The two parts may be single words or clauses, for example:
- JackandJill went up the hill.
- The water was warm,butI didn't go swimming.
Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a subordinate dependent clause to a main clause, for example:
- I went swimmingalthoughit was cold.
Coordinating conjunctions always come between the words or clauses that they join.
Subordinating conjunctions usually come at the beginning of the subordinate clause
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3. He must be very popular, ___ everyone in school knows him.
5. John wanted to stay, ___ his sister persuaded him to go.
6. ___ the rain, we went to the beach.
7. ___ I got home, my sister had already left.
8. It's too late to go out; ___, it's beginning to rain.
1. She wanted to go to the party; ___, she was not invited.
2. ___ it was cold, he went out without a sweater.
4. We can't buy it ___ we don't have enough money.
5. John had to go to the doctor ___ he was not feeling well.