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'make','take' and 'have' quiz.

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'Take a break, Mr. Elephant!'

Collocations are groups of words that naturally appear next to each other in sentences.

For example, we say 'I have a headache' and not 'I take a headache' or 'I make a headache'.  Now you know 'have' always  collocates with 'headache'! Easy!

Try and and see if you can complete the sentences below using 'make','take' or 'have'.

Reading: wedding and vocabulary match exercise

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The happy couple!

Read the following article about weddings in Britain and match up the descriptions to the key words in bold:

'weekend' idioms and more!

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A Sunday driver!

Here are some expressions that use words related to your favourite time of the week...the weekend!

'-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things

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'My holiday was relaxing. I felt really relaxed.'

Personality Adjectives - 'What is she like?'

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perosonality adjectives

'How would you describe her personality?'

Cartoon - English Joke 2

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"What do you mean, he rides his bike like lightning?"

"He's always hitting trees!"



Today's joke is based on the expression ...like lightning. We usually use this metaphor to mean that something happens quickly or fast. For example:

What are 'extreme adjectives'?

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packed subway

'Tokyo's subway is packed at rush-hour.'

Oversuing the word 'very' when talking can be boring for the person listening. For example:

Prepositions of Time

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Independence Day

'Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4'

Here are the basics for using in, on, at, for and since in time expressions:

Using 'in' 

In - is used with parts of the day, months, seasons and  years.

Canadian English

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Canada  Day

'July 1 is Canada Day, eh?'

Cartoon - English Joke

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"What makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?"

"It never eats!"



The key to understanding this joke is the word lean.

Lean has two meanings:

Lean (verb) means 'to slope to one side/ not straight' (as you can see, the tower isn't straight).