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T.1 - Family life

In the news - baby tale not black and white - Upper Int level

Average: 3.1 (14 votes)

I found this fascinating article about white children being born to black parents and decided to use it for one of my lessons. This is a surprisingly common phenomenon. I have taken out some of the words and challenge you to put the vocabulary in the correct gaps! Good luck! Caroline.

Relationship and dating expressions

Average: 3.5 (54 votes)

Love is in the air!

Dating and relationships are an extremely popular topic for most students! So here's some idioms about them so you can talk about it even more! The idioms are written at the top. Which expression do you think goes in which sentence?

Family phrasal verbs

Average: 3.6 (21 votes)

Today's lesson comes from Danica at EC Cape Town English Language School

A lesson on phrasal verbs for pre-intermediate students

Read the following text about Danica and her family and answer the following questions about phrasal verbs.

Do or Make - Which one for household chores?

Average: 3.1 (35 votes)


DO suggests an action of some kind and has a very strong connection with work.  Therefore almost all household chores use the verb “do”.  The exception is "make the beds". 


MAKE gives the idea of constructing something with your hands and creating something that wasn’t there before.  In the home you use “make” with cooking for eg.  make a cup of tea, make a cake, make a sandwich, make supper.

Wedding Vocabulary and Reading

Average: 2.4 (16 votes)

Read the following paragraph about the wedding I went to over the weekend and pay attention to the words in blue. Do you know what they mean?

The Year of the Ox: Personality Adjectives

Average: 2.2 (19 votes)

Star Sign - Capricorn: Personality Adjectives

Average: 3.3 (35 votes)

When someone asks you "What's your star-sign?", they are asking about which of the 12 signs of the zodiac you were born under. It is believed by many that your personality (character) is linked to the date you were born, furthermore, people say that you can predict your future by your star-sign.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are: