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V.1 - Lexical Range (general)

Cultural Lesson: Easter

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

To Christians, Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days of being dead. Like Christmas.  Easter is celebrated by non-Christians; clearly, for many, the religious significance has been lost. Instead of being a religious celebration, these days, it's all about eating chocolate and having a good time.

In the news: Facebook saved his life!

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Facebook, Myspace, Twitter - the world is in love with these social networking sites and I bet you are too, and why not? They're useful for many reasons, such as, keeping in touch with friends, making new ones, and now, for saving lives!

10 vocabulary questions

Average: 3.4 (78 votes)

We all want to build up our bank of English language words, so here's a quiz you should all take. All you have to do is match the key-word to its closest meaning. The key-words are used in context to give you a small hint:

 

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Weekend Reading - Do You 'Work Out'?

Average: 3.1 (8 votes)

Verb, Noun, Adjective or Adverb?

Average: 3.4 (484 votes)

Take a look at the the following examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, subjects and objects:

"Joe ate his banana." - noun

"They ran all the way home." - verb

Time to improve your vocabulary!

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)

"By going away to university she's entering a new phase in her life."

Take a look at the following ten sentences and then try matching the words in bold to their definitions below:

What is EC?

Average: 3.6 (9 votes)

Reception, EC Malta

10 useful acronyms and abbreviations

Average: 3.6 (421 votes)

What's the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation?

Many people feel they have the same meaning, but traditionally there is a difference:

Christmas vocabulary match

Average: 2.7 (12 votes)

Take a look at the seven Christmas images and match them to the words:

Top-ten favourite words

Average: 1.9 (76 votes)

A few years ago the BBC reported that 15,000 British people voted for their favourite English word. Below you can see the top ten words. Strangely, this list contains 2 words which are not real English words, but come from the Harry Potter books! The information on this list does not reflect the views of English language learners, so what is your favourite word? Tell us favourite English word in the comments box below (no bad or rude words, please)!