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Verbs with Two Objects

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

Many verbs can have two objects – one direct object and one indirect object.

Usually the indirect object refers to a person, and this often comes first.

Student Talk: Learning English in Boston

Average: 3.8 (5 votes)

Hyo, an English language student at EC Boston English School talks about her time with us. Want to learn English in Boston too?

My experience learning English in Boston

Hi, my name is Hyo Jin Kang and I am from South Korea.

I have been here for six months and I am taking the General English Course.

The Oscars 2011

Average: 4.6 (22 votes)

The Oscar Nominations are in and Hollywood has nothing else to talk about! The only film I've seen that has been nominated is 'Black Swan', so I think I need to get myself to the cinema. Read through this article and then see if you can fit the vocabulary into the correct gaps.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Homophones for Low-Intermediate Level

Average: 3.1 (10 votes)

Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings.

For example:

pear and pair

Pear - a sweet and juicy type of fruit.

Pair - a couple: two items of the same kind. A set of two similar things considered as a unit

Finding Information in English

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)

This is a challenging lesson that will take some time and commitment. But, if you stick with it you will be able to practise your English is a very authentic situation.

Imagine you're going to visit The Barbican arts centre in London, but you have a lot of questions. Go to the website below, and see if you can find all the answers to your questions.

Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

Average: 4.1 (21 votes)

A blast from the past: Something or someone that returns after a period of absence. It is normally applied to things that were thought of fondly previously and are making a welcome return - particularly pop songs.

This song is definitely a blast from the past. It was originally written and sung by Joni Mitchell in 1970. It was then covered in 2002 by The Counting Crows, and this is the version you are going to listen to.

What does vert mean?

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

Convert, divert, invert and revert. All these words end with (the suffix) vert.

What does vert mean?

Vert is a latin word we use in English meaning 'to turn'.

So when you see a word ending with -vert, you know it's related to turn.

Let's take a closer look at these 4 example words.

Language Education in the UK

Average: 2.8 (6 votes)

Here is a short, but interesting article, regarding the national curriculum here in the U.K.

Changes in U.K. education occur continuously, as those in power argue over what the most important things to teach our children are.

As an advocate for the arts, I think more arts disciplines, that foster creativity should be implemented.

What do you think?

What are the most important subjects at schools?

Read the article and then answer the true or false questions...

Extreme Adjectives

Average: 3.4 (12 votes)

Extreme adjectives are words that give extra emphasis to the subject they describe: For example, "funny" is a normal adjective expressing that something makes us laugh, but "hilarious" is an extreme adjective which shows that something makes us laugh a lot. In other words, "hilarious" means "very funny".

The Most Depressing Day of the Year

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)