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Sleep more for success!

Average: 4 (4 votes)

I’d always been _1_ that to be successful, and I mean really successful, you have to work, work, work! You know the kind of thing, be up early, go to bed late and _2_ on only 4 hours sleep a night. We're told that CEO's like Twitter's Jack Dorsey or Pepsi's Indra Nooyi _3_ get any.

An article I read recently on the BBC is making me think that long hours might not be _4_.

Too & Not Enough

Average: 4.3 (8 votes)

Use not enough and too when something is inadequate.

Too + Adjective

When the amount of something is more than needed/wanted we can use too + adjective. It is only used in negative situations.

It's too cold in this room, close the door.

I'm too tired to play football tonight.

She said she was too old to go to nightclubs.

Find the 10 common mistakes

Average: 4.9 (8 votes)

Take a look at these ten sentences, there is one mistake in each one. Can you find all of them? Write your correct sentences in the comments area.

4 Face Idioms

Average: 3.2 (9 votes)

Straight Face

When your face shows no emotion, especially when you are trying not to laugh, you keep a straight face.

Don't laugh, try and keep a straight face or she will know you are joking.

His new hairstyle is so funny I found it hard to keep a straight face.

Lose Face

When you lose face you feel you have lost the respect of others because of something you have done. When feel embarrassed when you lose face.

What does Pre mean?

Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

A prefix is placed before a base word to modify its meaning.

Examples of prefixes include:

return, reply, return

unkind, untrue, uncertain

misunderstand, misprint, mistrust

Pre prefix words

Pre is a prefix which means before, prior to, early and in front of.

10 Useful Synonyms

Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Synonyms are words that are similar or have a related meaning to another word. For example, small and little have the same meanings. Beautiful and gorgeous are also synonyms.

Can you match the words on the left to their synonyms on the right?

Silent Letters in English

Average: 5 (6 votes)

In English some words have silent letters. This means that how a word is pronounced and how it is spelt is different. We write the silent letter when we spell the word, but it is not heard when we speak.

Here are some examples. The orange letter in each word is silent.

Silent B

The lift is broken, we'll have to climb the stairs.

A baby sheep is called a lamb.

Silent C

All about animals

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

After our lesson on cat idioms and another on dog idioms, it’s time to take a look at some other animals.

Instead of idioms we are going to look at some vocabulary related to animals. All you have to do is read through the following short text and guess what the missing words are:

Animal Vocabulary - A day at the zoo

I took my young daughter to the zoo for the first time recently.

7 Happy Idioms

Average: 5 (6 votes)

How are you feeling today? I hope you are in a good mood. Here are seven idioms we use to show we are happy.

On cloud nine
Extremely happy when something wonderful happens.
She's been on cloud nine since she found out she is pregnant.

Like a dog with two tails
To look and be very happy.
Was he pleased? He was like a dog with two tails.

How to agree in English

Average: 4.4 (7 votes)

When you have the same opinion about something as another person you agree with them.

Agree is a verb; the opposite verb is disagree. The noun form is agreement; the opposite word is disagreement.

Agreeing in English

We should leave early tomorrow.
I agree (with you)

I think Taylor Swift is the best singer.
I totally agree.

We should go to that new Italian resturant.
I'm with you.