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Personality Words

Average: 3.8 (15 votes)

Match the personality adjective to the best description in the following six sentences.

Which words do use to describe yourself? Remember to give examples e.g.
"I am ___ because ___."

Link: The Year of the Ox 'Personality Adjectives'

Personality Words

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Match the personality adjective to the best description in the following six sentences.

Which words do use to describe yourself? Remember to examples why e.g "I am ___ because ___."

Wh- Questions

Average: 3.9 (20 votes)

Simple lesson for you today so I expect you all to get 10/10. A big thanks to Caroline Devane at EC Cape Town English language school for taking the time to create this lesson. 

Question Revision:
In English there are two main types of questions:
*Yes or no questions
Eg. 'Do you like chocolate?'

AWL -Academic Word List - G , H & J

Average: 4 (12 votes)

The last time you tested yourself here on AWL vocabulary, the focus was on 'F' words. This time you'll see if you recognize how to use some words beginning with G, H, and J. (NB: There are so many 'I' words on the AWL that they will be part of a separate vocabulary activity.)

An English Poem

Average: 3.1 (16 votes)

On poetry

A couple of days ago we had a request for a lesson on poetry. I'm sure most of us have terrible memories of poetry-writing in school. I remember my teacher telling me to write a poem with no instructions on how to form one. "Just try" was her instruction...not very helpful. Can you imagine a piano teacher telling a student to "just try and play the piano' without any guidance on notes, keys or timing and expect a student to be magically able to play?

The Beatles - NOW sing English songs

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

So it seems that there is a little disapointment that yesterday's exercise on singing songs in English did not actually include a song for you to sing. Let's put that right. Here is a classic Beatles song, suggested to us by Grivna, a regular user of this site (thanks, Grivna). The lyrics are included in the video.

Quick Tip - Sing English Songs

Average: 3.4 (21 votes)

I studied Spanish in high school and Japanese in college, so I understand that learning a foreign language is not easy. One thing that has always helped me is to memorize song lyrics. That way, you can learn new vocabulary and practice grammar while having fun. If there is a good melody, I guarantee you will never forget what you learned! I know that I will never forget Shakira's "Estoy Aqui" or SMAP's "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana". So be sure to find the lyrics online if there is something you don’t understand.

Your Top English Questions Answered

Average: 3 (12 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their questions to Tim, our teacher at EC Brighton, our English language school in Brighton, about the English language. Here are your questions:

 

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Star Question!

Thanks to Kate Kapustina for this question:

Ten common mistakes made by English learners

Average: 2.9 (19 votes)

Read through these ten example sentences. They all contain common mistakes made by English learners. Do you know what is wrong with each sentence?

Prefix and Suffix Practice

Average: 3.9 (64 votes)

Complete the sentences with the prefixes and suffixes below. You will only need to use each prefix / suffix once.

-able
-ist
-ing
-ive
im-
-ic
un-
-ment
-ful
-ient

Don't include the dash (-) when you type in your answer and only type in the prefix/suffix - not the whole word.

Link: Prefixes