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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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relaxing-relaxed

'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!"

 

Explanation:

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!"

 

Explanation:

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).