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R.3.4 - interpreting complex sentences

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".

Idioms from Shakespeare

Average: 3.2 (48 votes)

Finding the origins of words and sayings can be really fascinating.

All these idioms were invented by William Shakespeare and used in his famous plays. These are all used in everyday English; they are very well known.

Can you match each idiom to the correct sentence?

When see if you can write some of your own sentences with them.
Lesson by Caroline

Culture Shock - Upper Intermediate Vocabulary

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

When you are studying English abroad, you are likely to find yourself mixing with lots of different cultures. Therefore, I thought it’d be useful to give you some vocabulary related to culture to help you start interesting conversations. Just match the word to its definition. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

1. Value
Example: "The government believes in family values."

Driving Idioms

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

Body parts

Average: 3 (10 votes)

We learn words such as ‘arm’ and ‘leg’ in our first English classes.

But can you remember the smaller, less obvious parts of the body.

In each sentence is a scrambled body part.

All you need to do is unscramble the word to find the body part.
Lesson by Caroline

Sports Equipment Vocabulary

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

I’m not a very sporty person, but since I moved to London I’ve been going to the gym almost every day. My gym is quite big and so as well as using the exercise machines, customers can also play a variety of sports. Below, I have written a list of exercise equipment. All you need to do is match each thing to its description below.
Lesson by Caroline.

Household Objects

Average: 3.6 (15 votes)

Here are some things you will find in almost every house, but they are not as well known as words such as bed, sofa or wardrobe. Can you match each word with its definition?

Click on picture to see the object (you will be taken to another site).

London City Foxes

Average: 3 (7 votes)

City foxes (Intermediate and above)

Reading - read the text and then match the words in bold with the definitions underneath.
Lesson by Jimi, EC London English school.

Advanced Level Reading: Law, Finance and Business

Average: 3 (8 votes)

This lesson is about the infamous Bernard Madoff. He is known for one of the worst investment frauds in history. If you are interested in finance, economics, investment or any related area of business, then this lesson is perfect for you!

Extreme Adjectives

Average: 3.8 (49 votes)

Are you hungry? How hungry? Very, very hungry? Very, very, very hungry? Are you starving?

Starving is an extreme adjective, it means very, very hungry. We have lots of extreme adjectives in English that are used to emphasise normal adjectives.

Here are nine examples of adjectives and their extreme adjectives.