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Present Continuous or Present Simple? Pre-Intermediate

Average: 3.1 (355 votes)

Today's lesson is by Caroline

What is the difference between these two tenses and when do we use each one? Here's a brief explanation of present simple and present continuous as well as a quick test to see how much you remember!

Reading - The Lovely Bones Summary for Upper Intermediate Level

Average: 2.5 (13 votes)

Today's lesson is by Caroline

A really important part of learning a language is reading. This can be done inside and outside the classroom and as a huge bookworm I strongly recommend visiting your library and doing some extra reading!

Extreme Adjectives for Intermediate Students

Average: 3.1 (16 votes)

Today's lesson will help you build your vocabulary. Take a look at these extreme adjectives and their definitions and match them to the correct sentence. Type the extreme adjective in right space. Really pay attention to the context of the sentence!

Introducing EC San Francisco

Average: 2.6 (11 votes)

Opened this month, EC San Francisico is our new 'hot' destination for English learning! Read why you should learn English in San Francisco.

EC San Francisco is coming very, very soon! San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination and there is no better city in the US for students to have a spectacular English learning and living experience.

Danny's Advanced Level Reading Practice!

Average: 3.2 (5 votes)

Danny's is a teacher at EC Malta English language school. He has over ten years of experince. Let's see what he has to say this month:

Every month, at around this time, I suddenly remember (or suddenly get reminded, via a polite email from the EC Team) that it’s time, once again, to write another article. So upstairs I go, where I switch on the computer, bring up Microsoft Word, and scowl fiercely at the blinking cursor while I roll myself the first of too many cigarettes…

Phrasal Verb - Get Over

Average: 3.9 (37 votes)


Listening Lesson - Lady Gaga 'Paparazzi'

Average: 3.4 (29 votes)


Animal Idioms - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

There are loads of idioms in the English language that include animals. Many of you will have heard of the famous 'it's raining cats and dogs', especially if you are studying in England! Of course it's not really raining cats and dogs, it's just raining a lot.

All you need to do is decide which animal from the list goes with which idiom.

Why don't you also post what the literal meaning of these idioms are! Enjoy!

Today's lesson is by Caroline

Past simple irregular verbs

Average: 2.5 (18 votes)

Most verbs follow the rule of adding 'ed' when we want to say them in past simple, but some verbs sadly don't. These are the ones we just have to learn.

Can you remember what the following verbs are in past simple. Careful, some of them might be regular and some might not!

Today's lesson is by Caroline

Link: Irregular past participle verbs quiz

Phrasal Verbs with 'get'

Average: 4 (33 votes)

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things to learn in English, because changing the preposition can completely change the meaning of the verb, for example:

Get over: to recover from something
Get along: to be good friends with somebody.

Here's a little test to see how well you remember the meaning of these phrasal verbs that use ‘get’. Which phrasal verb belongs in each sentence? Good luck!