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In the news: Scotland

Average: 5 (2 votes)

The future of Scotland is being decided today as a referendum on whether it should be an independent country takes place. Scotland is a country located in the north of Great Britain and is part of the United Kingdom. Scotland has been completely merged with England to form the UK since 1707.

All and Every

Average: 4.4 (7 votes)

All and every have very similar meanings. We use them to talk about people and things in a general way.

Every is used with singular countable nouns. When we are counting things separately one by one, we use every.

I heard every word you said.

All is used with plural nouns.

All my friends are learning English

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What time is it?

Average: 4.3 (8 votes)

Practice your understanding of time expressions. Do you know how to respond when some asks you,"What's the time?", and do you understand when some tells you what time it is. Here are the key phrases you need to know.

o'clock

one o'clock (1:00)
five o'clock (5:00)

Half past (thirty minutes past)

7:30 (half past seven)
10:30 (half past ten)
12:30 (half-past twelve)

Maths Vocabulary

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)

Have you ever taken a maths lesson in English? Do you know the right vocabulary to talk about mathematics?

Let's take a look at some basic math terms:

Plus or Add (+)

Two plus two is four. (2+2=4)
Five add five is ten. (5+5=10)

Minus, Subtract or Take Away (-)

Six minus two is four (6-2=4)
Ten subtract five is five (10-5=5) Nine take away eight is one (9-8=1)
Eight take away three is five (8-3=5)

When to use capital letters

Average: 4.2 (11 votes)

I'll ask my dad to take us to the station. Would you mind taking us to the station, Dad?

Why is dad not capitalised in the first sentence but is in the second?

In the first sentence we use the personal pronoun my before dad. This shows we are talking about dads in a general way, and so we don't need to capitalise. In the second sentence Dad is the person's title. It's his name for now.

In the news: UK music award

Average: 5 (9 votes)

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols - the UK has produced some very influential musicians over the years. Even today British artists like One Direction, Coldplay and Adele sell millions of albums worldwide.

Business English: Apple launch iPhone 6

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)

Yesterday was an exciting day for Apple, tech and gadget lovers. At a keynote event in California, Apple unveiled the latest addition their iPhone series. These unveilings prompt massive world-wide media coverage including minute-by-minute updates.

As well as introducing two iPhones with larger screens, the company also previewed a highly anticipated smartwatch, which combines health and fitness monitoring with mobile computer capabilities like maps.

Parts of the body

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)

 The human body is like a silent machine that carries us through life. Sometimes it does not work as well or look as good as we would like, but each one is unique and yet just like all the rest! It truly is an amazing thing. How well do you know yours? Today's lesson looks at the names of different parts of the human body both inside and out.

Choose which body part is being described in each sentence:

Reading and Vocab: Dinosaur

Average: 4.2 (9 votes)

An enormous species of dinosaur, which weighed more 130,000 pounds, has been _1_ by scientists in Argentina. It is among the largest land animals that ever lived. Over 45% of the _2_, which dates back 77 million years, was found in the Patagonia region of the country.

What are conjunctions?

Average: 3.3 (26 votes)

Conjunctions join words or groups of words together. Some common conjunctions are and, that, because, but, if, or, as, than, and when.

And - He is learning English and French.

That - She said that she was ill.

Because - She doesn't eat meat or fish because she is vegetarian.