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In the news: crime vocabulary

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Have your ever been the victim of a crime?

Have you ever witnessed a crime?

Have you ever committed a crime?

The Never Ending Story

To help with your vocabulary, grammar and reading we are all going to write a story. Today I will start the story and each of you must add to it so that it continues on and on.

Here is the first part of the story for the next person to continue:

Parts of Speech

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‘It gets hectic around here at lunchtime’ Is 'hectic' a verb, noun or adjective?

English speech can be separated into eight basic categories:


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'You ought to take an umbrealla' =Must?Should?Could?Must not?

Last week we looked at antonymns (opposites).  Today we look at synonyms: words which have similar meanings.

Read through the example sentences and choose the word which is the best match. 

Antonyms: choose the opposite word

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'The opposite of high is...'

Everything has an opposite (antonym):

The opposite of  up is down.

The opposite of black is white.

The oppostite of night is day.


Please choose the correct opposite to complete each sentence:


Make collocations: using 'make' excercise

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'Be careful that you don't make a mistake!'

reading information on signs

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'Tell us what each sign means'

'BUY THIS!', 'BUY THAT!', 'DON'T' TOUCH THIS!,'DON'T TOUCH THAT!' Everywhere we look we can see signs telling us what to do and giving us information. But what do they mean? Let's find out!

Below you can see senetences taken from nine signs. Choose the correct meaning for each sign.


Jason's story - part 2: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

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 'Jason's Story part 2'

Read part 2 of our story and choose the word which best fits for the 8 spaces. When you are finished click on the links for their meaning. The links in the story will take you to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

You can read part 1 of the story here.

How to use 'Unless' and 'As long as'

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'We'll catch our flight as long as we leave soon.'

As long as

Take a look at this sentence:

"I will go if it is free."

(If it is free, I will go.)

In this sentence we can change if to as long as and it keeps the same meaning:

how to use adjectives and adverbs

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'Working hard or hardly working?'


Adverbs are used to give us more information about a verb. They give us information on how something happens or how something is done. For example:

'She cried badly when her dog died'.

'He easily climbed the wall'.