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V.1 - Lexical Range (general)

Jason's story - part 3: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

Average: 2.1 (13 votes)

'Part 3'

Read the third part of our story and decide which words are missing (some words are linked to the Cambridge Online Dictionary):

In the news: crime vocabulary

Average: 3.7 (98 votes)

Have your ever been the victim of a crime?

Have you ever witnessed a crime?

Have you ever committed a crime?

Antonyms: choose the opposite word

Average: 2.4 (410 votes)

'The opposite of high is...'

Everything has an opposite (antonym):

The opposite of  up is down.

The opposite of black is white.

The oppostite of night is day.


Please choose the correct opposite to complete each sentence:


Jason's story - part 2: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

Average: 1.5 (183 votes)

 'Jason's Story part 2'

Read part 2 of our story and choose the word which best fits for the 8 spaces. When you are finished click on the links for their meaning. The links in the story will take you to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

You can read part 1 of the story here.

Jason's story - part 1: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

Average: 2 (201 votes)


Read the following introduction to a story and decide which words are missing.  Which is the correct word for each number? When you have finished check the links for any new words

Do you speak 'British' English? Ten words you need to know!

Average: 3.6 (982 votes)

I’m sure you know there are many types of English. Each English speaking country has its own unique vocabulary, grammar structure and pronunciation.

Today we take a look at ten words which are used in natural British English, but are not really used in American English. All of these words are very common and are used in casual spoken-English. 


(noun) synonym: man.

Business English: the language of 'business meetings'

Average: 1.7 (184 votes)

'What time does the meeting commence?'

Pick Up

Average: 3.9 (36 votes)

Let’s take a look at the phrasal verb ‘pick up’. In this cartoon it has two meanings:

1) Pick up – to lift an object with the hands

'Keep your back straight when you pick the TV up.'

2) Pick up – learn something without effort

'It's possible to pick up enough English in two weeks to get by on your trip to London.'

Music Video Lesson - Coldplay 'The Scientist'

Average: 2 (193 votes)



'Holiday from Hell' - reading and vocab match

Average: 1.7 (263 votes)



Read the following passage about someone's holiday. Then try and find the matching vocabulary.

Our holiday couldn’t have got off to a worse start.

First, the airline lost our luggage so we had to spend the first few days in the clothes we travelled in.

Luckily, there were some cheap shops near the hotel where we could buy some bits and pieces until our luggage arrived.