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Limerick

I wonder what is the limerick, some kind of poetry, am I right? We don't have an anologue in our language?

Do you know these idioms with 'Get'?

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

The following idioms and expressions use the verb 'get'. This word is, as you know, very common in English.

See how many of these you recognise. Anyone know them all?

Now, get on with it!!

 By Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams is a teacher at EC San Diego

Link: Irregular Verbs

AWL Academic Word List: D

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

Here are ten more words on the AWL from the 'D' list. Again, you must choose the one word that differs in meaning from the given word. Now put on your thinking cap (= think hard), and use your noodle (= use your brain).

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Academic Word List - Letters 'B'and 'C'

 

Review Verb Tenses

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)

Everyone loves English grammar...right?

I know you think grammar is confusing and probably pretty boring, but understanding the basics is important.

The following ten questions all use simple (as in 'easy') grammar structures.  Take a few minutes to try the exercise and be sure to read each question carefully. With a little thought you should be able to get them all correct.

Reading: Beyonce

Average: 2.9 (21 votes)

Beyonce is one of the most famous female singers in the world. She became famous as a member of the group 'Destiny's Child' in the late 1990s and has been making hit solo records since then. This is one of my favourite Beyonce songs. I have removed some of the vocabulary related to dreams and sleeping, can you fill in the gaps? Look out for my next lesson, based on dream idioms! Good luck.

Lesson by Caroline

Using Question Tags

Average: 4.1 (60 votes)

This is your chance to practice question tags, isn't it?

Questions tags are a common way to make questions, aren't they?

You know how to use them, don't you?

You can't get all 11 correct, can you?

Chris thinks you will make a mistake, doesn't he?

Link: Question Tags

Understanding Comparatives

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

Let's see how well you understand comparative sentences. Read through the ten questions and decide what is being said in each.

Link: Comparative Forms

Differences between 'distinct' and 'different'

Hello everybody,

Could you please explain what is the differences between 'distinct' and 'different'?

I confuse to use it in the sentence.

Thanks in advance.
Gya

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs

Average: 3.4 (74 votes)

Adjective – a word used to modify or describe a noun or pronoun.
Adverb – a word that is used to modify an adjective, verb, or adverb.

There are three forms of adjectives and adverbs used to show varying degrees of comparison: the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.

The positive form is used when there is no direct comparison being made to anything specific, but is used to offer a broad or general comparison.

The comparative form is used when two things are being compared with each other.

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

Average: 3.3 (10 votes)

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