Category Archives: English

Civil Service Exam Vocabulary Review 12

This is the twelfth part of the Civil Service Vocabulary Review series of Ph Civil Service Reviewer. In this series, we discuss the words that commonly appear in English vocabulary examinations. The other parts of this series can be found in this blog’s English page. 1. Abate – verb. lessen, decrease, reduce, subside Example: Mario waited for the storm to abate before leaving the… Read More »

Tips and Tricks in Answering Word Analogy Questions Part 1

Analogy is one of the types of questions that is always included in the Civil Service Examination, both professional and sub-professional. This type of question is one of the trickiest questions in English. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the tips that you can use in answering this type of question.… Read More »

7 Tips in Answering Reading Comprehension Questions

Reading comprehension questions is one of the types of test in the Civil Service Examination and is usually included in many Standard English tests. Reading comprehension questions are not very difficult, but they take a lot of time. However, with practice and correct strategy, you might be able to reduce the time you spend on… Read More »

Idiomatic expressions – Back

Written by Nigina Dustova An idiomatic expression is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. An idiomatic expression’s figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning. In this post, we are going to learn idiomatic expressions which use the word back. Meanings Your back is often associated with… Read More »

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