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Spelling quiz 2!

Average: 3.6 (16 votes)

As many of you might already know, knowing how to spell will improve your reading and writing skills. That means you will have less problems with vocabulary and comprehension.

Sharpen up your spelling skills with this quiz.  All you have to do is choose the correct spelling of the eight words below. Good luck!

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Spelling quiz 1

Linking words

Average: 4.3 (24 votes)

Look at how these sentences are linked:

1 Because it was raining, we stayed at home.
2 Because of the rain, we stayed at home.
3 Due to the rain, we stayed at home.
(Because + clause) – (Because of + noun) (Due + to + noun)

Word of the Day: Fold

Average: 2.9 (126 votes)

fold idiom

Today's cartoon is based on two meanings of fold.

1 - When you fold a blanket, paper or cloth you bend it so that one part of it lies flat on top of another part.

"Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make designs without cutting the paper."

"Fold up the clothes and put them away."

Adjectives and Prepositions

Average: 4 (22 votes)

Here are some adjectives and the prepositions we use with them. There is no real system and so the only way to learn them is to treat them as a 'fixed combination' and record them as you meet them when you read or listen. There are many adjective preposition combinations which are not show here.


I'm good at learning languages but bad at maths.
He's terrible at expressing his ideas.

Like and As

Average: 4.1 (27 votes)

As and Like are both used to compare situations or actions. But here are some differences:


We use as to talk about something we do or how something is used.

I worked as a graphic designer for eight years.
She used her jacket as an umbrella when it started raining.

'As adjective as' is used to compare things or people.

It's not as cold as it used to be.
He studied as hard as he could for the exam.

Tuesday with Tolstoy’s fables (and similes)

Average: 3.9 (18 votes)

The English language has more than its fair share of descriptive and enjoyable similes. They come in all shapes and sizes!

You might know that in a simile, two things are directly compared to one another because they share a common feature. The word as or like is used to link the two words:

Already, still, yet

Average: 3.7 (54 votes)

We use still to show that something continues up to the time referred to. It is used in the past present or future. Still is placed in front of the main verb:

Even though he was a teenager he still loved playing outside.

They are still living in the old farmhouse.
We will still be at work when you arrive.

Position of adverbs

Average: 3.8 (23 votes)

Richard is an actor. This is what he said about his profession:

Spotlight on... breakfast!

Average: 4.4 (18 votes)

Some of us can’t live without the first meal of the day, others would much rather do without it. Then there are others who believe skipping it can contribute to weight gain!

It’s Monday, 22nd April. It’s Earth Day!

Average: 4 (19 votes)

It’s the 22nd day of April. It’s Earth Day!

Earth Day was born in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. It is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.

Events are held to show support for the protection of our natural environment, as well as inspire awareness and appreciation. 

In honour of this important day, here is a set of words and phrases related to the environment and the problems it is facing: