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T.18 - Problems and Difficulties

Phrasal Verbs: Arguments

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

Basically, a phrasal verb is a combination of a verb with at least one other word. These can be a verb and an adverb, a verb and a preposition, or even a verb with an adverb and a preposition.

Example: "John flew off the handle." Which means that John became very angry.

Phrasal Verbs

1. grow up - behave responsibly; behave as an adult, not a child.

Police interview: Question words

Average: 3.1 (35 votes)

How much do you remember about the 'wh' question words? This lesson shows a conversation between a police officer and a suspect of a crime. The police officer is asking the suspect a lot of questions to try and get information that will help them to solve the crime.

Read through the text and try to complete the gaps with the missing 'wh' word.

The words you will need are: what, who, when, why, which, how, where

Do you think the suspect is innocent or guilty?

Crime Vocabulary

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)

Although it's not nice to think about, it's useful to know some vocabulary about crime. Here is a list of crime vocabulary. Check your understanding by inserting the correct word in each gap. To make it even harder, if it is a missing verb, make sure you put it in the correct tense! Can you think of any more vocabulary related to crime?

Environment Vocabulary - Saving our Planet

Average: 3.3 (11 votes)

Are you environmentally aware? Do you want to become an activist and try to change people's consumer habits?  Do you recycle and compost whenever possible? 

How many buzzwords connected to environmentalism do you recognize? 

Let's see how good you are.

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

How to talk about unemployment

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10 water idioms for difficult situations

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New Year's Resolutions

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The start of a new year is a good time to make some positive changes and so we have the tradition of New Year's Resolutions.

A New Year's Resolution is a promise that someone makes to make a change in their life. We usually want to stop doing a bad habit or start doing something good. Unfortunately, it is said that only 22% of people are successful in meeting their goals; most of us give up on our resolutions before long.

Idioms for dangerous situations

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'Paul is always late for work. He is in danger of losing his job.'

Imagine that you have a friend called Paul. Paul is being lazy in work - he is often late and is in danger of losing his job. The following idioms can all be used when we want to warn Paul that he is in danger.

Crime Idioms

Average: 4 (22 votes)

Here we look at six idioms which are linked to the topic of crime. These idioms are not necessarily about crime; they just use the language of crime to describe other situations. Find out what they mean, how you can use them and then do the quiz:

How to talk about health problems

Average: 3.5 (79 votes)

In life one of the most important things you can do is to look after your health. When we have a health problem we can go and see a doctor. Here we take a look at the English you need to discuss bad health.