Learning at Maverick

Boost your confidence and abilities in all aspects of written and spoken English.

Understanding Punctuation

What’s an ellipsis and when can I use it in my written work?
When should I use inverted commas?
What’s the difference between a hyphen and a dash?
Can I use a comma before and?
What is an asterisk used for?

Grammar Awareness

Should I use contractions in my spoken and written English?
What’s the difference between the past perfect and present perfect tenses?
What’s the difference between ‘its’ and ‘it’s’?
Can I begin a sentence with a conjunction?
What is the progressive form and when do I use it?

Improving Comprehension

Should I study the given passage before I answer the first question?
Are the answers to the questions always in the given passage?
Can I use ‘yes’ and ‘no’ as answers?
What is framing and how do I use it?
Can I use quotes from the passage to answer the questions?

Expanding Vocabulary

Can I use French phrases and words in my spoken and written English?
Do I pronounce their, there and they’re differently?
How do I paraphrase someone correctly?
How do I improve my public speaking skills?
What are clichés and is it acceptable to use them?

Creative Writing

Should I use metaphors or similes in my writing?
How many lines are there in a paragraph?
What is meant by ‘writing in the third person’?
Is it acceptable to use slang in my written work?
What’s the best way to plan my essay?

Are you ready to learn?