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R.3.4 - interpreting complex sentences

Culture Lesson - Thanksgiving Holiday in USA

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

Did you know that today, November 26 2009, is an important holiday in America? Today is Thanksgiving. Here's some information on why and how American's celebrate.  

Marriage - Reading and Vocabulary

Average: 3.8 (11 votes)

Read through the paragraphs and complete them with the correct missing words. I recommend reading the whole paragrpah once, then reading it again while trying to choose the right vocabulary.

Snow White Reading and Vocabulary Quiz

Average: 3 (5 votes)

Read through the beginning of this classic children's story and choose the correct missing word.

Choose the correct word

Average: 3.6 (22 votes)

Take a look at the following ten sentences and decide if the missing word is an adjective, noun or adverb. Many of these word-forms are confused by English learners. 

Well done to anyone who can all ten correct!

Link: Vocab Challenge

Link: Confusing Word Pairs

Reading: Beyonce

Average: 2.9 (21 votes)

Beyonce is one of the most famous female singers in the world. She became famous as a member of the group 'Destiny's Child' in the late 1990s and has been making hit solo records since then. This is one of my favourite Beyonce songs. I have removed some of the vocabulary related to dreams and sleeping, can you fill in the gaps? Look out for my next lesson, based on dream idioms! Good luck.

Lesson by Caroline

Cultural Lesson: May Day

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

Culture Lesson: Good Friday

Average: 4 (11 votes)

Do you know what Good Friday is? Here's some information you may find interesting:

Good Friday is always on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. On this day Christians commemorate the anniversary of Jesus' crucifixion and death. For Christians today, 'Good Friday' is like a day of mourning rather than a day of celebration like Christmas.

Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

One of my personal favourites for you today; read the very famous introduction to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and try and guess the correct missing words.

Weekend Reading - Tom Thumb

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

Read the first paragraph of the famous children's story 'Tom Thumb' and choose the correct missing word to complete each sentence:

A poor woodman sat in his cottage one night, smoking his pipe by the fireside, while his wife sat by his side spinning.

New Idioms

Average: 4.2 (23 votes)

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"

Here are some idioms that all use the word new. Read them through and then complete the exercise below them:

Turn over a new leaf

To start behaving in a better way:

'I heard that's she's turned over a new leaf and stopped drinking alcohol.'