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'First' Idioms

Average: 3.1 (10 votes)

First things, first. Here are four idioms and natural English expressions which using the word first.

first among equals

A member of a group who has more power (or is more important) than the rest, even though officially the members are all on the same level. One person is higher than the rest when they should all be the same.

"The Pope is first among equals in the Roman Catholic Church."

The Body: What’s the word? Beginner/Elementary

Average: 2.6 (14 votes)

Bodies - we all have them. When you get to my age, you notice that they don’t work as well as they used to. Just like an old car, they’re harder to start in the morning, they don’t go as fast as they used to and they suddenly start making strange noises! But that’s enough about my problems.

 How well do you know these basic body parts in English? Type in the missing words. Thanks to Adele at EC Cape Town English school for today’s lesson.


Frequency adverbs

Average: 3.3 (68 votes)

Frequency adverbs show how often something happens. They usually come before the main verb in a sentence: "I sometimes cook Italian food."

Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns - Beginners/Elementary

Average: 3.6 (1829 votes)

Take a look at the words and decide if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives.

Noun: a word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality e.g.'nurse', 'cat', 'party', 'oil' and 'poverty'.

Verb: a word or phrase that describes an action, condition or experience e.g. 'run', 'look' and 'feel'.

Adjective: a word that describes a noun e.g. 'big', 'boring', 'pink', 'quick' and 'obvious'.

The different uses of like

Average: 2.7 (25 votes)

In English, the word like is flexible and has many uses. Can you tell the difference in meaning when it is used in a variety of questions?

Match these answers to the questions below. Don't type in the whole answer, only use the letters shown.

Prepositions of time and place - Elementary/Pre-intermediate

Average: 3.8 (20 votes)

Complete the following sentences using the correct preposition. Use  a dash "-" when you think that no preposition is needed.

Good luck!

Lesson by Adele, EC Cape Town English language school

Link: Prepositions In, On, At

Idiom of the day 'Heart into'

Average: 3.4 (17 votes)

Heart into

Today's cartoon is based on the idiom Put your heart into something:

When you put your heart into something you make a lot of effort to do something.
"He's the kind of person who puts his heart into his job."
"She wanted her company to be a success and really put her heart into it."

Danny's Reading Practice - January

Average: 2.9 (8 votes)

So another year has bitten the dust, and a new one just begun, and it is now, a decade into the millennium and three decades and six into my life, that I have decided to change my ways before my ways change me...

Yep, it’s time for some New Year’s Resolutions, and this year...I'm going to take them seriously. So seriously, in fact, that last Monday I plonked myself down in front of my computer and typed out a list of all the wonderful things that I would do in twenty-ten that would change my life for the better.

Polite requests: Match the question to the answer

Average: 3.1 (28 votes)

Match these ten answers to the requests. Type in the letter, do not type in the whole sentence.

Vocabulary for Beginner/Elementary/Pre-Intermediate Level

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

Here are ten words. Do you know them?

Unscramble the words to find the answer:

e.g. A black and white striped animal - zebra (braze)

Today's lesson by Adele, EC Cape Town

Link: Chose the correct verb