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Quick Tip - specially vs especially

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Take a look at the following sentences. Which one do you think is right?

"I got home especially late yesterday."

"I got home specially late yesterday."

'I'm not a ...' 4 useful expressions

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"I am not a MACHINE!!"

Culture Lesson: April Fools' Day

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April 1 is known as "April Fools' Day" in many countries although the origins of this unusual day are obscure. One theory of its origins is that during pagan times the first day of summer was celebrated on May 1and only 'fools' would get the date wrong celebrating it one month early (April 1).

Riddle of the Sphinx

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Those of you familiar with Greek mythology may know the answer to this one. This is the riddle that the Sphinx asked Oedipus. Oedipus could answer it ...can you?

(click on show 'answer below' for the answer)

What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?

Music Lesson - Lily Allen 'The Fear'

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Weekend Reading - Tom Thumb

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Read the first paragraph of the famous children's story 'Tom Thumb' and choose the correct missing word to complete each sentence:

A poor woodman sat in his cottage one night, smoking his pipe by the fireside, while his wife sat by his side spinning.

Idioms for exciting things

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Imagine, for a moment, that you went to watch a movie. Your friend is thinking about going to see it and she asks you what it was like. You could answer "It was exciting", but that would be a boring way to describe it. Make your English more interesting by using one of these well-known idioms.

Phrasal Verbs - Seeing a Dentist

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Read through the following short story to brush up (review) your phrasal verbs (some other important words are linked to the Cambridge Online Dictionary):

What is the Future Continuous?

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We can make the future continuous in two ways:

1- Will be doing - "I will be waiting outside the station for you to arrive".

2 - Be going to be doing - "I am going to be waiting outside the station for you to arrive."