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New Verbs: Q to Y

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Here is the last in my series of 'new verbs' lessons! The verb from each sentence is missing; which verb do you think fits the gap? I hope you have learnt some new vocabulary each week and have practised using it in every day conversation. If you missed the last lessons, just click on the links below. Good luck!

PS: I could only think of phrasal verbs that begin with z. Can you think of any verbs that start with this letter?

People Vocabulary

Average: 3.3 (21 votes)

Take a look at these ten words. They are all used to describe people and the role they play in our lives. How may of them do you know?

Idiom of the Day: Get a Grip

Average: 4.2 (19 votes)

Tired of idiom

This cartoon is based on the idiom get a grip.

Get a grip means to understand how to deal with something or to control your emotions.

Examples:

"This book really helped me get a grip on politics."

Find the mistakes

Average: 3.4 (33 votes)

The following questions about marriage each contain one or two mistakes. Do you know what they are? Rewrite the correct sentences in the comments area. You can also read the correct sentences by clicking below the 15 sentences.

e.g. Does you believe on love at first sight?

Do you believe in live at first sight?

Families and Time

Average: 3.7 (19 votes)

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

Average: 3.8 (15 votes)

Adjectives & Modifying Adverbs

Average: 3.5 (33 votes)

Can you match the adjectives to their opposites?:

New Verbs: I to P

Average: 3.5 (12 votes)

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

Average: 3.8 (20 votes)

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

Advanced Body Idioms

Average: 3.6 (15 votes)

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.