Saturday, August 28, 2010

Take the "United States" quiz

CLICK ON THE BUTTON IN FRONT OF THE STATE DESCRIBED IN EACH STATEMENT.


1. You'll find the highest point and the lowest point in the continental United States in this state.

Oregon
New Hampshire
California





2.Every four years, the people of this state gather in homes and schools for a unique political ritual called a caucus.

Iowa
New Hampshire
Kansas





3.This state has the only diamond mine in the U.S., is number one in poultry production, is the birthplace of WalMart, and also used to be known as the hillbilly state.

West Virginia
North Carolina
Arkansas





4.This state's government describes itself as business-friendly and accessible. Over 300,000 corporations, including half of the Fortune 500, incorporate in this business-savvy state. It was the first state to ratify the Constitution.

Massachusetts
Delaware
New Hampshire





5. What the settlers found under the grassy prairie turned out to be some of the best soil on the North American continent. They also found the perfect climate for growing what was to become this state's number one cash crop, corn.

Kansas
Iowa
Arkansas





6. We regard this state as the middle of America. It gets more category 5 tornadoes than almost anywhere else in the nation. Dorothy was whisked away from this twister state to the Land of Oz.

Kansas
North Carolina
Iowa







7. Twenty-three percent of this state's population claim to be of Irish descent, the highest proportion in the nation. The St. Patrick's Day celebration here is bigger than it is in Ireland.


New York
Massachusetts
New Hampshire







8. In 1997 this became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide, a decision no other state has made.


California
Oregon
Massachusetts







9.When Texas was admitted to the Union, there was a general supposition that, in fact, it would be divided into several states.


Texas
California
New York







10.This is the only state in the Union that was actually born out of the conflict of the Civil War; it seceded from another state to become its own state. One of its unusual attractions is The Coal House in White Sulphur Springs, built with 30 tons of anthracite coal.


New Hampshire
West Virginia
Oregon





Written by Janet Fowler

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Choose the Correct Auxiliary


1. I understand you. Please, speak slower.

2. He work overtime this Friday.

3. They to leave class early today.

4. You bring a notebook to class every day.

5. Sam to forget his ex girlfriend and find someone new.

6. You take a credit course if you wanted to.

7. They travel more if they had time.

8. I always driving downtown because the traffic is heavy.

9. We're to eat dinner around 7:00 pm tonight.

10. I to meet my uncle at the airport this afternoon.

11. Timmy to play baseball in the back yard.

12. Steve cook spaghetti for dinner tonight. He's not sure.

13. I to fix the washing machine. It's broken.

14. Yan Ching speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

15. Maria isn't home right now. I take a message?

16. I don't to disturb you, but I really need your help.

17. We're to listen to music tonight.

18. You attend class if you're not feeling well.

19. You worked 12 hours today? You be tired.

20. My boss probably change my schedule next week.

21. I return my library books today. They're overdue.

22. You wear your sweater. It's very cold outside.

23. Steven isn't wearing his raincoat. It not be raining very hard.

24. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. I be late for work.

25. My sister really watching science fiction movies.

26. you tell me how to get to Mission Campus from here?

27. Our dinner guests be here in about a half hour.

28. The doctor says I eat as much ice cream as I did before.

29. We're afraid we have a terrible time at Jack's party.

30. I give my brother a tie because I gave him one last year.

31. Our family to go to the beach every summer.

32. Put on your safety helmet or you hurt your head.

33. My son has a fever. I'm afraid he have the flu.

34. Our students don't to wear a uniform when they attend our classes.

35. You to go to bed early so you'll have energy tomorrow.



Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Verb "be" in Present Tense


1. I a student.

2. This an English class.

3. The teachers at a meeting.

4. We in Room 326.

5. The restaurant across the street

6. Maria in Oakland.

7. He intelligent.

8. The books on the shelf.

9. The bus late.

10. She very patient.

11. That correct.

12. These sentences easy.

13. I thirsty.

14. It sunny.

15. You his employee.

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