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V.1 - Lexical Range (general)

Vocab Challenge - 10/10 - Can you do it?

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Here are ten questions focusing on vocabulary and grammar. How many of you can get 10/10? Click on Show Answers for explanations.

Environment Vocabulary - Saving our Planet

Average: 2.9 (16 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

AWL Academic Word List: 'B's and 'C's

Average: 3.3 (8 votes)

Here are ten more words on the AWL from the 'B' and 'C' list. BTW (=by the way), in the future, I'll start at the beginning of the alphabet again to pick up words not yet covered. Remember that there are 570 words altogether on the AWL, so it will take several weeks to cover them all.

Word of the day: Shambles

Average: 3.2 (18 votes)

Words that show the wrong position

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upside-down / wrong-way-up

When something is upside-down or wrong-way-up, the part which is usually at the top is turned to be at the bottom.

 The house is upside down / wrong way up.

wrong-way-round / back-to-front

When something is wrong-way-round or back-to-front it is facing the wrong way.

What does 'bet' mean?

Average: 3.8 (11 votes)

bet (verb): to risk money on the result of an event or a competition, such as a horse race, in the hope of winning more money:
"She bet $10 that her favourite horse would win the race, but it came third."

13-year-old dad UPDATE!

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)

A while ago we posted a lesson on a news story that was _1_ the UK.  Just to _2_, the story was about a British boy who at the age of 13 became a father.

You can see the original lesson here:

The stuff you need to know about stuff!

Average: 1.6 (225 votes)

Learn English Words

Average: 3.5 (46 votes)

Another chance for you to learn some new, English words. All you have to do is, decide which word has the closet meaning to the key-word.

Link: Verb Tense Review


In the news: swine flu

Average: 2.8 (13 votes)