(Answers from last time: 1c, 2b, 3c, 4b, 5c)

Dear student,

The holidays are coming, so this will be the last article in 2012. I found something really special for you this time. It’s a book written by two prestigious college professors, Nadina Vişan and Ruxandra Vişan: English Grammar and Practice for Advanced Learners – A Text-Based Approach –. The book is ideal for those who want to improve and build on their English knowledge. I stress the fact that this study material is a revision of grammar, and not an introductory course.

The book is structured in 6 modules with 4 different texts, each text having four sections focusing on text understanding, vocabulary notions, grammar explanations and writing abilities in English.

So, till next year here is a sample:

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate „animal/insect” words:

as poor as a___________

as dead as a___________

as bald as a____________

as slippery as an_______

as busy as a____________

as meek as a___________

as happy as a__________

as stubborn as a_______

as free as a______

as mad as a______

as strong as an____


like a______ in a china shop

like a______with a sore head

like a______on hot bricks

like a______fish out of water

he eats like a_____

he drinks like a_____

Merry Christmas and a blissful New Year!

Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.