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V.1 - Lexical Range (general)

Learn English in San Diego

Average: 3.1 (9 votes)

As well as this wonderful website, we at EC run a number of schools around the world. It's our job to help English learners reach their goals. EC San Diego English language school is one of four schools we have in America. Perhaps our schools in New York, Boston and San Francisco are in more famous cities. Here's your chance to brush up on your vocabulary while learning a little about San Diego.

Introducing EC San Francisco

Average: 3.3 (7 votes)

Opened this month, EC San Francisico is our new 'hot' destination for English learning! Read why you should learn English in San Francisco.

EC San Francisco is coming very, very soon! San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination and there is no better city in the US for students to have a spectacular English learning and living experience.

Antonyms exercise - build your vocabulary

Average: 3.5 (30 votes)

Antonym is a word we use to mean opposite. So if I said, "what's an antonym of old?" you could answer with "new", for example.

Here's a mixed level exercise. I'm interested to know how many you can get right. Can anyone get 10/10?

Good luck!

Link: Antonyms: choose the opposite word

Upper Intermediate - Malcolm X Crime Reading

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Difficult lesson for you today! I suggest that you read the news article through once before you try and find the missing words. Do you k now who Malcolm X is?

Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was _A_ Tuesday.

Earth Day Reading - Upper Intermediate Level

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

April 22, 2010 is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Started in America in 1970, Earth Day is a day of celebration and activism intended to raise _A_ of environmental issues.

In the News: Iceland volcano closes airports

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

Here's a reading and vocabulary exercise on a story you may be following on the news.

Flights across much of Europe are being cancelled on a second day of _A_ disruption caused by_B_thrown up from a_C_in Iceland.

Word of the Day - Rash

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

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This cartoon looks at the double meaning of the word rash.

rash: (noun) a skin problem that results in a lot of small red spots on the skin. Rashes are often caused by allergies.
"She got a rash on her arms after touching the cat. She must be allergic to them."

'Half an hour of exercise a day not enough' Upper Intermediate Reading

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Choose the correct word for the six missing words below.

The recommended half an hour of exercise a day may not be enough to stop _1_ gain.

Poor and Poverty; Wealthy and Wealth

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

When someone does not have money we can say they are poor. It is an adjective.
"A poor man."

The noun form of poor is poverty.
"Many people in the world still live in poverty."

Business English - Departments in a company

Average: 3.9 (25 votes)

Here is a list of ten departments that can find in a large company or business. Maybe the place where you work has more, less or even different departments. As English is the language of international business communication, it's useful to understand some basic terms.

Match up the departments to what they do.