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Phrasal verbs with Down

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

Yesterday we took a lesson on 'off' phrasal verbs. Today we'll continue by looking at some interesting phrasal verbs ending with 'down'.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

By Seb, EC Cape Town English school

Phrasal verbs with Off

Average: 3.5 (16 votes)

English has a large number of phrasal verbs, many of which use the preposition 'off.'

For example, 'run off' means to leave suddenly and unexpectedly: "I have to run off now or I will be late."

We recently had a lesson on off phrasal verbs, now it's time for more.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

New Verbs: Q to Y

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Here is the last in my series of 'new verbs' lessons! The verb from each sentence is missing; which verb do you think fits the gap? I hope you have learnt some new vocabulary each week and have practised using it in every day conversation. If you missed the last lessons, just click on the links below. Good luck!

PS: I could only think of phrasal verbs that begin with z. Can you think of any verbs that start with this letter?

Grammar Rules

Average: 3.9 (30 votes)

We often post lessons that focus on specific parts of grammar on our website, but here’s a review to see how much you remember about grammar generally. Hopefully, it will help you understand what rules you need to revise! Let us know which rules you found difficult and we will try to post some lessons based on those rules.

Are the rules below true or false? Good luck!

People Vocabulary

Average: 3.3 (21 votes)

Take a look at these ten words. They are all used to describe people and the role they play in our lives. How may of them do you know?

Idiom of the Day: Get a Grip

Average: 4.2 (19 votes)

Tired of idiom

This cartoon is based on the idiom get a grip.

Get a grip means to understand how to deal with something or to control your emotions.


"This book really helped me get a grip on politics."

Find the mistakes

Average: 3.4 (33 votes)

The following questions about marriage each contain one or two mistakes. Do you know what they are? Rewrite the correct sentences in the comments area. You can also read the correct sentences by clicking below the 15 sentences.

e.g. Does you believe on love at first sight?

Do you believe in live at first sight?

Possessive 'S' - Elementary Level

Average: 3.2 (24 votes)

We use the possessive 's' to show that something belongs to someone or something. For example:
"That is Jennifer's dress" means the dress belongs to Jennifer.

Remember: If the person the thing belongs to ends in s we just add an apostrophe and do not add the s. For example:
"That is Carlos' tie."

Reading: Do children see enough culture?

Average: 3.7 (20 votes)

I was not surprised when I read this article published on the BBC, that few children in the UK are being exposed to cultural activity. This seems like such a shame when there are so many great museums, galleries and theatres in this country, many of which you can attend for free! Is this the case in your country, or is culture an important part of children’s education? Let us know your views.

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

Good luck!

Video Music Lesson: Whitney Houston - I Know Him So Well

Average: 3 (24 votes)

Whitney Houston is famous for a number of classic songs, including this duet with her mother, Cissy Houston.

Tragically, she recently passed away at the age of 48. This song is about the difficulty of relationships and the heartbreak of letting someone go.

Read through the lyrics first and try to guess which word fits in each gap, then listen and check your answers.

What is your favourite Whitney song? Let us know.