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At the Beach - Vocabulary

Average: 1.6 (203 votes)

Quite a few of our schools are located near beaches, so you may find this vocabulary very useful! Read this short text about my recent trip to the beach and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. How many of you are studying near a beach? What is your favourite beach? There is a town in Spain called 'Nerja' and they have the most beautiful beach, I wish I could go there for a few days now. Enjoy!
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Pre-intermediate: Idioms that relate to weather

Average: 2 (167 votes)

Read the following conversation and pay attention to the idioms in orange:

Hank:  Surprise, Jenny! I heard about you being bedridden. I came to cheer you up.

Jenny: Wow, thanks for coming by. You’ve totally brightened up my day!

Hank: Oh, I almost forgot. I also brought you a pint of your favourite ice cream!

Business English: Women in the workplace

Average: 1.6 (179 votes)

For years now, women have been fighting to be given the same level of responsibility and the same wages as men. In fact, in the UK a female executive doing the same job as a male gets an average of £10,000 less per year.

Quantifiers Quiz

Average: 2.9 (483 votes)

Quantifiers are words that modify nouns. We use them to give more information about nouns; they tell us the amount or quantity of a noun.

To understand which quanifier to use, you need to know countable and uncountable nouns.

For example cars are countable so we can use many:

"How many cars are in that garage?"

Snow is uncountable so we can use much:

Adjectives List: A to H

Average: 3.5 (20 votes)

Over the past few weeks we have been posting exercises to help you improve your vocabulary and learn new verbs. Now it’s time to focus on the adjectives! Here are 8 new describing words, from A-H. Try to match the adjective to the sentence. Good luck!

Music Video: Jessie J - Big White Room

Average: 2.7 (23 votes)

Jessie J isn't known for her ballads, but this is one of my favourite songs of hers. I think it is about a woman at the end of a relationship, who is trying to find a way to cope. Listen to the song and then complete the gaps with the words listed below. Do you know any other songs by Jessie J? Which is your favourite?

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How to deal with culture shock

Average: 3.6 (22 votes)

It can be difficult to move and live in a new environment, especially when this new environment is a foreign country. In an unfamiliar setting you are likely to feel insecure and disoriented. You have to deal with different values, behaviors, and social customs of a different culture.

Wish + Past Verb

Average: 2.9 (78 votes)

In English, we use wish + past form verb when we want something now or in the future to be different e.g. I wish I had more money. In English, we use wish + past perfect verb to show we regret something (we want something in the past to be different) e.g. I wish I had listened to my mom and studied harder.

Missing Words

Match these five missing words (or phrases) to the sentences:

Reading: Cooking for Clooney

Average: 1.6 (195 votes)

'On' Phrasal Verbs

Average: 1.8 (233 votes)

We recently looked at some phrasal verbs that end with ‘off’, so now it’s time to look at some that end in ‘on’. Here are seven phrasal verbs ending in ‘on’. How many of them do you recognise? Read through the sentences below and decide which phrasal verb is needed for each sentence. Then try to make your own sentences with at least three of the phrasal verbs listed. Good luck!