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R.3.4 - interpreting complex sentences

Upper Intermediate - Malcolm X Crime Reading

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Difficult lesson for you today! I suggest that you read the news article through once before you try and find the missing words. Do you k now who Malcolm X is?

Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was _A_ Tuesday.

Earth Day Reading - Upper Intermediate Level

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

April 22, 2010 is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Started in America in 1970, Earth Day is a day of celebration and activism intended to raise _A_ of environmental issues.

In the News: Iceland volcano closes airports

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

Here's a reading and vocabulary exercise on a story you may be following on the news.

Flights across much of Europe are being cancelled on a second day of _A_ disruption caused by_B_thrown up from a_C_in Iceland.

'Half an hour of exercise a day not enough' Upper Intermediate Reading

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Choose the correct word for the six missing words below.

The recommended half an hour of exercise a day may not be enough to stop _1_ gain.

Quantifiers for Intermediate Students

Average: 3.5 (17 votes)

Read the text about Cape Town and try to put the correct nouns in the spaces.

activities / cultures / countries / pubs / time / awareness / tourists / fun / systems / policemen / restaurants / attention / peace / things / beaches / people / crime / resources / cameras / focus

Verb-noun collocations for Elementary students

Average: 3.1 (12 votes)

EC Students in Cape Town

There are certain verbs that always go with certain nouns. We call this a collocation. Read 3 diary entries of a few students and choose the correct verbs from the box below to fill in on the blank space. Each verb can be used more than once.

In the news: Man eats winning lottery ticket

Average: 2.4 (8 votes)

An airline passenger _A_ a scratch-off lottery ticket aboard a Ryanair plane. After scratching off the ticket he _B_ that he had winning numbers. The ticket he scratched off was said to be _C_ about €10,000.

Advanced Level Reading: Police fears over "racist" T-shirt

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)

Culture Lesson - Pancake Day

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)

Among Christians in English speaking countries, today is known as Pancake Day (or officially Shrove Tuesday), as it is _A_ to eat pancakes. Although the celebration has its _B_ in relgion, you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy the day. Most people celebrate it for the pancakes and nothing more.

Upper Intermediate: IELTS, ESOL and TOEFL Vocabulary

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Taking a English exam like Cambridge ESOL, TOEFL or IELTS is a big challenge and requires you to work hard. Independent study is an important part of the process. Serious English learners are always looking to expand their vocabualry by finding and learning new words.

Today I want to encourage you to be active with your English learning. Here are 10 words which will be unknown to many of you. Your task is to look these words up in the on-line dictionary provided and then type these words into the correct sentences.