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Elementary Level: Opposite Adjectives

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)

A really great way to learn new vocabulary is to learn words in pairs, like opposites.

For example if you learn 'happy' you pair it with 'sad'.

Each sentence below has an adjective missing, the opposite to the one in brackets.

Can you complete the sentences correctly? Good luck!

Letter from Caroline - Getting Older

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

Here's a letter from me about the positives and negatives of getting older! Read through it and then complete the gaps with the correct missing word:

Elementary Level: Adjective + Of

Average: 3.3 (30 votes)

Some adjectives are followed by a preposition. It can be confusing for English learners because there are no rules to help you remember which prepositions are used with which adjectives. The best way to learn is through practice.

The following seven adjectives are all used with the preposition of.

Example: The letter I wrote was full of mistakes.

Music Idioms

Average: 3.7 (18 votes)

The following idioms are all related to music. Which idiom do you think is being shown in the picture below?

I have chosen eight of the most common music idioms and have written them below along with their literal meaning. Now all you need to do is choose which idiom completes each sentence! Can you think of any more music idioms? Good luck!

Business English: Making Decisions

Average: 3.1 (12 votes)

We all have to make decisions every day. Some decisions are simple, some are more difficult.

Decision-making increasingly happens at all levels of a business, and it's an important part of being successful in business.

Do you consider yourself to be a good decision maker? What do you need to do before you make a business decision? What must you do and think about before deciding what decision to take?

Vocabulary - Life Stages

Average: 4.1 (17 votes)

In English, we divide our lives into stages which relate to our age. For example, my cousin Jake is three years old, so he is a toddler. Below are the stages listed in order, then some sentences in which you need to choose which 'stage' word fits.

What stage of your life are you in? Are you an adult who feels like a teenager?!

Whiteboard Lesson: Word Categories

Average: 3.7 (26 votes)

Harrison, who teaches at EC San francisco, shows us how we can expand our vocabulary.

Upper-Intermediate Reading: English Coastal Towns

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Being from a seaside town myself, I'm particularly interested in how we can continue to celebrate their heritage within the UK. Recently, the national lottery has announced a fund to help seaside towns to improve their economic and social situations. This information comes from a government website and therefore has a slightly different tone to a newspaper article. What differences do you think you might notice? Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing words.

Ordinal Numbers: first, second, third

Average: 3.5 (18 votes)

When we want to put things in order, we use ordinal numbers so we can tell the position of that thing.

For example, if there is a road with three houses, you will pass them in order of the first house, the second and the third.

New Verbs: A to H

Average: 3.6 (34 votes)

Here's an exercise to help you increase your vocabulary! Below are 8 verbs, some of which you may know, and some of which might be new to you.

Each sentence needs one of these verbs. Find the meaning of the verb and match it to the correct sentence.

I recommend reading all the sentences before making your choice.

Then, from memory, try to write your own list of verbs from A to H.

Lesson by Caroline Devane