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Families and Time

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It seems that everywhere around the world, people are spending more time at work and less time with their families. People are busier than ever before! In the past in many countries, the father worked and the mother stayed home, took care of the children, and did the grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Nowadays, both parents work, so they don’t have as much time with their children as they used to have in the past.

Jobs and Occupations Vocabulary

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Adjectives & Modifying Adverbs

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Can you match the adjectives to their opposites?:

New Verbs: I to P

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A while ago I posted an exercise to help you increase your vocabulary. That lesson focussed on verbs A to H, so now we are going to look at some verbs from I to P, some of which you may know and some of which you might not. Each sentence needs one of the verbs below Find the meaning of the verb and match it to the correct sentence. Then, from memory, try to write your own list of verbs from I-P. Good luck!

Superlatives - Elementary Level

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The superlative is the greatest form of an adjective and is used when you are comparing more than one thing.

Advanced Body Idioms

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An idiom is an expression used that cannot be easily understood by the meaning of each word separately.

Often an idiom, such as under the weather, does not seem to make sense if taken literally. Someone unfamiliar with English idioms would probably not understand that to be under the weather is to be sick.

How to use Like

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The word like can be confusing for students since it has many different meanings in English. Here are five of its common uses:

Five ways to use 'like'

Like = enjoy
I like coffee

To be + like = describe personality/characteristics
What is he like?

Idiom of the Day: Take a Shot

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Tired of idiom

This cartoon is based on the idiom take a shot.

Take a shot means 'try to do something; to attempt to do something'.


"I don't know the answer to your question, but I'll take a shot anyway."

"I haven't played tennis before but I'm going to take a shot this weekend."

Phrasal Verbs with Up

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English has a large number of phrasal verbs, many of which use the preposition 'up'.

Quite a lot of phrasal verbs with up mean 'to increase/improve something'. For example speed up means 'to increase your car's speed'. There are exceptions to this such as hold up which means 'to delay something'.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition.

Good luck!

Expressions with Time

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Complete the sentences with these words to make the correct time expressions: