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V.1 - Lexical Range (general)

In the English Classroom - Elementary Level

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Before you begin your English class, you will need to understand some classroom vocabulary! In the next ten sentences are ten words that you will probably hear every day in the classroom. Change the order of the letters to find the 'classroom vocabulary'.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Rearrange the letters in orange to make the correct word:

At the Cinema

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

Here's an example of a real conversation at the cinema. Read through the exchange between the two people and try to re-order the letters of the underlined words to find the correct word! Have you been to the cinema lately? It can be an excellent way to improve your English, particularly your listening skills. Good luck!

Word of the day: Mammoth

Average: 3.3 (10 votes)

mammoth

To help us understand this joke, let's take a look at the two meanings of the word mammoth.

1 - A mammoth (noun): a bit like a dinosaur that was very big and looked like an elephant.

Funny Words

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

I'm not sure why, but some words just make me laugh. I was reminded of this this morning, when my shampoo bottle instructed me to place a large 'dollop' of shampoo into my hair. It really is the simple things that keep me happy!

Here are some other words I find to be hilarious, have you seen them before? Put each word into the correct sentence to practise your new vocabulary, then let me know what you think is the funniest English word!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Flying First Class

Average: 4.2 (12 votes)

What's the best perk of flying first class?

Perk: Advantage or extra benefit.

Many of our students fly for hours, across the world, to come and study with us! Do you ever wish you could enjoy your flight in first class bliss? I know I certainly do. Apparently, first class flights will soon be even better than ever.

Read the article below and then put the vocabulary in the correct gap.

How to manage your time

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Here are some helpful tips on how to manage your time. Read through them and then see if you can answer the true or false questions below.

Lesson by Caroline

Time Management

Managing your time can be really difficult, especially when you are trying to balance work, study and a social life. I've thought about this a lot this year, as I have been pulled in so many different directions. I've come up with some 'top tips' for managing your time effectively!

Extreme Sports in Cape Town

Average: 3.7 (6 votes)

Thrill-seeker: a person who enjoys taking part in extreme sports and other activities involving physical risk

So many of my English students in Cape Town used to terrify me with videos of them bungee jumping or swimming with sharks!

I would NEVER do anything like that, for me riding a rollercoaster is all the excitement I will need.

Having said that, I am considering abseiling down Table Mountain in a few months, but that's not for fun, that's for charity!

Word of the day: Compete

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Compete (verb)

Compete (verb) to try to be more successful than someone or something else. When you take part in a competition you compete.

Compete is a regular verb: Past simple competed / Past participle competed

Do you speak British or American English?

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Chris and I are both from the UK and therefore speak in British English.

There are quite a few differences between the two, including some of the vocabulary!

In Britain if you tell someone you 'wore your new pants to work', they may give you a funny look because in British English pants are underwear (we say trousers in the UK).

Therefore, it is important to try and learn both the British and American options.

Coca Cola reading and vocabulary

Average: 3.9 (11 votes)

I don't think I know anyone who hasn't tried Coca-Cola, or 'Coke'.

One of my best friends drinks it instead of coffee to get her going in the morning!

I'm sure this is not advisable, but then again, neither is coffee.

Here is some interesting information about the beverage.

Read through it then see if you can fit the vocabulary in the correct gaps.

I've given you the meanings of the world to help you out.

Lesson by Caroline