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P.1 - Adult

In the news: Theme Park Bans Smelly People

Average: 3.4 (14 votes)

Rollercoaster riders at an English theme park are being banned from putting their arms in the air - after complaints about body odour.

Using the new rule, signs will tell visitors to keep their arms down and 'Say no to B.O.!' (Body Odour).

Wardens on the rides will also remind people to consider their fellow passengers and anyone ignoring the warnings will be taken off the rollercoaster. Those who continue to do so will be asked to leave the park.

Using 'Pre'

Average: 3.2 (13 votes)

Prefix: an affix placed before a base or another prefix, as un- in unkind, un- and re- in unrewarding.

Pre-: a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, where it meant before. It can also mean prior to, in advance of, early beforehand, before, and in front of.

10 Prepositions Questions

Average: 3.4 (72 votes)

Prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in sentences.

There are lots of prepositions and choosing the right one can be difficult.

Most English learners find the best way to learn them is through practising, practising.... and then practising again!

So come on - it's time to get busy practising!

Link: Prepositions + '-ing'

David Beckham Exercise

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

Unless you live on the moon, you must know who David Beckham is!

The English footballer is one of the most famous people in the world. Here we take a little look at his life with a focus on your English grammar.

You don’t need to be a football fan to answer these questions – the important thing with this exercise is the sentence structure. Read the sentences carefully to get a good idea of the missing words.

Beyonce Lesson

Past Simple Tense Review

Average: 4 (21 votes)

Time for a basic review of the past simple tense. All you have to do is complete the sentences using the past simple tense. 

I expect you all to get 10/10! Can you do it? Don't disappoint me!

Past Simple Tense

Questions and Answers Match

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

Take a look at the following eight answers and decide which questions are the best match.

Link: Question and Answer Match

Idiom of the day 'Off the wall'

Average: 3.3 (10 votes)

If something - particularly an idea or a suggestion - is described as 'off the wall', it is shocking or unusual. The origin of this expression comes from sports like handball, racquetball or squash, in which the ball is hit against a wall. When the ball comes 'off the wall', the player is uncertain where it will go. Therefore, an 'off the wall' idea is a rather unusual idea, and no one is entirely sure where it will lead. In other words, the outcome is unpredictable!

Quick Tip - Keep a Journal

Average: 2.8 (6 votes)

One of the best pieces of advice for language learners is to write a short daily diary.

Writing a short account of your day is a great way to practise your writing and improve both your fluency and accuracy. Some students find writing in English quite daunting so this is an easy way to become more comfortable with producing written work. You can then check your writing and practise self-correction (or we're sure your teacher won't mind looking over it for you)!

Prefixes Using 'Re'

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

Re is a prefix that is added to the front of a word. Generally it is used to mean 'do again' e.g. resend or 'return something to its original state' e.g. reafforestation ( planting new trees in an area where they were previously cut down).

Make, Take, Do and Have Collocations

Average: 4.8 (101 votes)

Take this quiz and see how well you do.  It takes practice to recognize which words go together with make, do, take and have.  Do you recognize the following expressions? 

Have fun!

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Environemnt Vocabulary