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Much or many?

Average: 3.9 (47 votes)

Do you remember the difference between countable and uncountable nouns? One of the things you need to remember is whether you need to use much or many
when talking about quantities. Much and many mean a lot of. For example:

"We don’t have many apples" is the same as:

"We don’t have a lot of apples".

Conjunctive Adverbs

Average: 3.5 (30 votes)

Run-on sentences happen when there are two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation. The error can sometimes be corrected by adding a period, semicolon, or colon to separate the two sentences.

e.g. Incorrect: My car is expensive I spent a lot of money on it.
Correct: My car is expensive. I spent a lot of money on it.

Irregular Past Participles - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.6 (35 votes)

We use the past participle when using perfect tenses, but unfortunately, many verbs are irregular in this form. e.g. Ride - Rode - Ridden

Here's an exercise to help you remember the perfect tenses and to help you see how many past participles you can remember.

Can you name any other verbs that are irregular in the past participle and put them in a perfect tense sentence? Good luck!

Adjectives List: I to P

Average: 3.2 (21 votes)

Here is part two of our A-Z of adjectives. How many of these adjectives do you recognise? Try to fit the adjectives into the sentences below. Can you make your own sentences with the adjectives provided? Good luck!
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At the Beach - Vocabulary

Average: 2.9 (30 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: 3.8 (18 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: 3 (14 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: 3.9 (45 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: 4 (16 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: 2.9 (19 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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