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SMS English - Text Speak 'A-Z'

Average: 3 (81 votes)

 

'CU L8TR = See you later'

mixed prepositions quiz

Average: 4.3 (43 votes)

Today we are taking a look at some sentences which are all missing prepositions.

For example, prepositions include: on, in and at. You need to use more than these three examples.

Please complete the sentences below using a preposition and watch your spelling.

Good luck!

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threw vs through

Average: 3.9 (48 votes)

 

'We took a taxi through New York.'

Let's take a look at two words which have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. Try to remember these when you are writing in English:

Jason's story - part 1: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

Average: 3.3 (29 votes)

'Jason'

Read the following introduction to a story and decide which words are missing.  Which is the correct word for each number? When you have finished check the links for any new words

In the shop: shopping English

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

'No, thanks. I'm just looking.'

Take a look at the ten questions and statements below. All of these are useful expressions we use when we are shopping. Try and match the sentences to the situations.  When you answer, use numbers in the spaces below.

 

Do you speak 'British' English? Ten words you need to know!

Average: 4 (771 votes)

I’m sure you know there are many types of English. Each English speaking country has its own unique vocabulary, grammar structure and pronunciation.

Today we take a look at ten words which are used in natural British English, but are not really used in American English. All of these words are very common and are used in casual spoken-English. 

Bloke

(noun) synonym: man.

How to use 'understatement'

Average: 2.9 (22 votes)

 'She's not the most intelligent person in the world!'

What is 'understatement'?

Understatement is used when a speaker wants to  a make a situation seem less strong or important than it is.

For example, think about this situation:

You have taken ten exams in school and passed them all with a score of 100%. Someone asks you:

Business English: the language of 'business meetings'

Average: 3.9 (27 votes)

'What time does the meeting commence?'

Cartoon - English Joke 3

Average: 3.2 (9 votes)

The key to this joke is hair.

Hair has the same pronunciation as hare, which is an animal similar to a rabbit. So, when the woman tells him he has a stray hair, he thinks she is talking about his rabbit (his hare).

The word stray means 'away from its place.' In this case stray could refer to his hair or the rabbit.

 

How to use 'Wh...' questions

Average: 3.4 (210 votes)

 Where do you learn English?

'Where do you learn English?'

In English there are seven ‘Wh…’ questions.  Here’s what they are and how  they are used:

What is used for a thing.

‘What is it?’