Verb + Preposition Collocations – English Grammar Exercise

Do you want to improve your English? English prepositions can be quite tricky, and practising is the best way to sharpen up your skills.

Look at the following table and try our English language prepositions exercise with Scrambled Eggs English School!

Verb + Preposition Collocations | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Let us know in the comments how you did on the quiz, and if you’d like to further improve your knowledge of English then check out our huge collection of exercises, audio quizzes and blog posts here!

Learn English with the News – Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars

There is no denying that the general trend in the automotive industry is gravitating towards electric vehicles. And now, with the announcement of tech giant Apple, it looks like the competition just got a little bit bigger. How will this company’s involvement change the landscape of the automotive industry? Only time will tell.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Fill in the Blank

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Definition match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.

Full text:

“Tech giant Apple, creators of the famous iPhone, have announced that they are working on electric car technology which should be ready by 2024. The cars would be available to the general public, and will be competing with brands such as Tesla.

For years, the iPhone manufacturer has been rumoured to be working on a self-driving car program known as Project Titan, but it has never been officially recognised by the company.

Now, Apple has made big steps in this project to finally plan to create a vehicle for customers, according to a study by Reuters – even though this could be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This particular vehicle will be different from other self-driving cars made by other manufacturers, such as Google’s Waymo, because it will not only be self-driving, it will also have the option to be used as a normal car.

Sources from Reuters have said that Apple has developed a new kind of battery which would massively reduce the cost of electric car batteries and increase the distance the cars can travel.

The venture does not come without problems, however. It could be difficult to make money in the car industry, as it took Tesla 17 years before they started making a profit. This is due to the fact that you must make and sell a lot of cars before even making back your original investment.

Whether Apple will assemble the vehicle itself or use production partners is not clear, and the company could also simply concentrate on creating an AI driving device that could be used with vehicles from another company.” 

Learning a Language | English Vocabulary Challenge (Adjectives)

Adjectives make our conversations interesting. With interesting adjectives, you can describe perfectly your feelings and paint fantastic, accurate pictures in your conversations and writing. Everyone learns the most common adjectives first, good, bad, happy, sad. But these adjectives are used so much they become boring after a while! Well, now it’s time to expand your vocabulary with some excellent new adjectives. Read the text below about Diana’s experience of learning English and then try our quizzes below!

“I studied English for years in school in Greece. To be honest, I hated it. After 10 years of studying the grammar, doing exercises from textbooks and listening to our teacher talking, I was exhausted. The whole thing was so boring and tiring. At the end of school, we had exams in English for speaking, reading, writing and listening. During my revision for the exams, I was very on edge. I was very stressed and I couldn’t remember lots of things. This made me frustrated and I started to get angry with myself. After 10 years of studying this language, I still could not remember the difference between the present perfect and the past perfect.

Anyway, my exams came and went and then I was waiting for the results. I got the result of my writing test back… I got an F! In that moment I was so upset. I tried so hard in the test and all those years of studying were for nothing. I thought about all of the textbooks I had read, and all the hours spent listening to my teacher and it made me really mad. What a waste of time.

So in the end I decided I could never learn English. After a long time studying, I still couldn’t speak it. I got an F in my speaking test too! I was really annoyed, because during my classes, I never got the opportunity to speak, I just listened to the teacher! Later I decided I wanted to go travelling and find a job in London. I was annoyed because my English was still so bad but I really wanted to go. So I found a little English school in my town and started having online lessons. My teacher was great and the lessons were so interactive. I had lots of opportunities to speak and I was thrilled with this.

After a couple of months, I felt very confident and I booked myself an IELTS test. My teacher gave me lots of encouragement and I studied very hard for the exam. The results came back and I got an 8. I was so thrilled and relieved to finally get a good grade in English. I felt on top of the world. Now I can go to London, find a job and speak lots of English!”

Learning a Language | Definitions Quiz

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Learning a Language | True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false