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Fill in the blanks

Average: 3.7 (28 votes)

Read through the following text and decide which words are missing:

I’ve always been interested _1_ learning to play the guitar. When I mentioned this to my friend she said she felt the same. We decided that we would buy a couple of cheap guitars and take some lessons.

Word of the day: Click

Average: 2.8 (129 votes)

click idiom

This cartoon is based on the double meaning of click.

A click is a short, sharp sound.

"The door closed with a click."

"Turn the handle until you hear a click."

Using Do and Does

Average: 3.3 (260 votes)


Use do with the subjects I, we, you and they. Do is usually used to make questions and it comes at the start of a sentence. Do is not used with the verbs be, can, might, ought, shall and will.

Do I have to speak too?
Do we have any milk left?
Do you remember her?
Do they always stay up so late?

I'm Not Lazy, I'm...

Average: 4.4 (26 votes)

A lazy (adjective) person is someone who doesn't like to work and use energy. It’s not good to work with a lazy person and you will never see a lazy person going for a run in the park!

Laziness (noun) has a negative meaning. Let's take a look at some other words that show low-energy that are not negative.

April Fool's Day

Average: 3.9 (37 votes)

April 1st in many countries is commonly known as April Fool's Day. Are you familiar with the tradition? As you read through the text pay attention to the bold words. Do you know what they mean?

In the news: Oscar Pistorius

Average: 4.4 (21 votes)

Read through this text about South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is currently on trial in Cape Town.

_1_ for the South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will open the case for the defence in Pretoria on Friday.

Vocabulary: At the Hairdresser's

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

The orange words in this text have had their letters scrambled. Can you rearrange the letters to form the correct spelling of each word. Type the words into the spaces below the text.

My Haircut

I went for a ahicrtu this morning. I didn’t make an ntaontimppe in advance; I just went and waited until it was my turn. After waiting around ten minutes the hairdresser asked me to take a seat next to the sink.

Simple Present Tense and Present Progressive Tense

Average: 3.6 (70 votes)

Simple Present Tense for Habitual Actions

The simple present is the tense you use for any habitual action. Use it for things that you always do, are regular or true.

Lisa likes football.
Water boils at 100 °C.
I don't eat meat.
I clean my room every day.

Homophones - Same pronunciation different meaning

Average: 3.2 (284 votes)

Homophones are words that have a different spelling, different meaning but the same pronunciation.

For example:

I went to the sea to see my friend.

The words sea and see have the same pronunciation but different meanings and spellings.

Homophone Examples


Buy her a present for her birthday.
She lives by a park.

'Up' Phrasal Verbs

Average: 3.9 (48 votes)

Up is a small word with a wide use in English. Today we look at phrasal verbs and collocations that feature it.

All can be an adverb, preposition, adjective noun and verb. Read through this text and choose the correct missing words.