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P.1 - Adult

Nationality adjectives: Where's he from?

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)

'He was German. He came from Germany.'

‘Where's he from?' and 'Where does he come from?' both have the same meaning. We can answer this question like this:

Idioms using nationalities and countries

Average: 4.6 (9 votes)

Olympics

It’s the first day of the Summer Olympic in Beijing and as the Olympics is a truly global event we thought we would give you some Idioms and natural English expressions which use the names of countries and nationalities. These expressions are mostly used in spoken English.

Wherever you come from, I hope your country does well! 

To go Dutch – to split the bill in a restaurant between everyone who ate together.

adverbs of time

Average: 3.8 (42 votes)

 

'It's been snowing since I got here.'

We use adverbs of time to tell us when an event happened. They are also used to tell us  how long an event lasted  and how often it happens.

For Example:

I rarely see my parents.

They have already left.

I've been working here since 2005.

In the travel agency: booking a package holiday Q&A

Average: 3.5 (10 votes)

 

'What's included in this package?'

During the long hot summer, it’s always nice to take some time off and, if you can afford it, go on a trip somewhere.

Imagine that you are in a travel agency. A travel agency is the place where you go to book a holiday. They can help you with flights and hotels.

SMS English - Text Speak 'A-Z'

Average: 3 (82 votes)

 

'CU L8TR = See you later'

mixed prepositions quiz

Average: 4.3 (44 votes)

Today we are taking a look at some sentences which are all missing prepositions.

For example, prepositions include: on, in and at. You need to use more than these three examples.

Please complete the sentences below using a preposition and watch your spelling.

Good luck!

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the importance of punctuation

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)

 

Don’t think that punctuation is important?

Then take a look at this sentence:

 

threw vs through

Average: 3.9 (48 votes)

 

'We took a taxi through New York.'

Let's take a look at two words which have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. Try to remember these when you are writing in English:

I am used to (something)

Average: 3.3 (50 votes)

 

'I'm getting used to eating sushi, but I can't get used to using chop-sticks!'

In the past we have looked at used to for past habits: 'I used to play tennis, but now I don't'.

get used to...

Today we look at a very different meaning for the phrase 'be used to'.

Jason's story - part 1: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

Average: 3.3 (29 votes)

'Jason'

Read the following introduction to a story and decide which words are missing.  Which is the correct word for each number? When you have finished check the links for any new words