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Business English: Money Vocabulary

Average: 4 (22 votes)

Money is not the most important thing in life, some people may affirm, but how necessary it is! Some things money cannot buy, but it produces, manages, distributes, trades, puts on display, brags, gives importance and meaning. Money cannot buy happiness, but somehow it helps!

Vocabulary: At the gym

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

One of the best ways to stay healthy and fit is to exercise regularly. Not only will you look better, but you will feel great and your health will thank you.
Below you will find a description of equipment you can find at the gym, can you match the word to its description?

Fitness Equipment

Exercise ball
Exercise bike
Punching bag


Can objects be nostalgic? I can understand objects e.g. sweets provoking nostalgia but does it make sense to say 'nostalgic sweets and chocolate' - what they mean is sweets and chocolate from years ago!

Music Video Lesson: Maroon 5

Average: 3.7 (34 votes)

Every now and again I try to choose a song for a listening lesson that was very popular at the time. This song by Maroon 5 got to number 2 in the UK charts, so perhaps you know the lyrics already! Listen to the song and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. Good luck! Before you listen, read through the lyrics and to try to guess which words best fit.

The Hottest Day!

Average: 3.5 (24 votes)

According to the radio, August 18th was the hottest day in the UK for two years when temperatures peaked at 32.4C (90.3F) in the south of England. Being 8 months pregnant at the time I was not too thrilled about it but fortunately my office was nice and cool. I do enjoy the sunshine, however, and love what summer brings! Here's a short article about what I love about summer. Unscramble the mixed up words to find the summer vocabulary. Good luck!

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Music Video Lesson: Accidentally in Love

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

The next song was part of the soundtrack of one of the highest grossing films of recent years. The film has a creative imagination that brings together a number of fairy tale characters, who are loved by children and adults alike.

Enjoy the song and choose the correct word to complete the gaps. Good luck!

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Car Vocabulary

Average: 3.2 (20 votes)

I'm sure quite a few of you are drivers and perhaps some of you are driving in the UK. Therefore, it's really important that you know car vocabulary. This way, if your car breaks down you will be able to be specific about what the problem is. Read through the definitions and put the correct word in the gap. Safe driving!

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Bonus Questions: What do American English speakers call the 'boot'?

Ate to Ation

Average: 3.7 (28 votes)

Here is a useful rule for you to remember. Many verbs that end in ate can be changed to nouns by taking away the ate and adding ation. For example, associate becomes association.

To get you familiar with this pattern, try the following quiz. In each sentence, do you need the verb or noun form of the word? Good luck and let us know how you get on.

Reading and Vocabulary: Usain Bolt

Average: 3.7 (21 votes)

Spread over 16 unforgettable days, the London Olympic Games drew the world's attention with one man in particular being a large part of the focus. Usain Bolt was the centre of the party, confirming his status as the greatest sprinter in history as he retained his Olympic 100m title in style. Read through the following text and decide where the missing words should go.

Adverbs and Expressions of Frequency

Average: 3.7 (75 votes)

We often use the present simple with adverbs of frequency:
never, hardly ever, usually, sometimes, often, always

Adverbs of frequency go before the main verb:
I usually wake up at 7am.

Adverbs of frequency go after "be":
He’s always late.