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Vocab: Choose the correct definition

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In this quiz, I’m going to give you a word and two definitions. Your job is to decide which definition is correct. 

When you are finished try and make your own sentences in using the 10 words. Write your sentences in the comments area.

Lesson by Caroline

Common Abbreviations

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 Have you ever come across a random group of letters in a conversation or in a text and wondered what they mean?

Sometimes in English, we shorten words or phrases for convenience.

This has become even more common since we began using text messages and emails to communicate.

In each of the sentences below, do you know what the abbreviation stands for?

Can you think of any others?

Which is the correct meaning for each  abbreviation?

Verbs as Adjectives

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Verbs are words for doing something, or being something. "This movie amuses me."

In this example, "amuses" is a verb. "Amuses" is what the movie is doing.

An adjective is a word that describes something.

We can use "amuse" as an adjective. If we want to describe the movie with "amuse", we must change "amuse" to "amusing".

"This movie is amusing."

Phrasal Verbs: Arguments

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

Basically, a phrasal verb is a combination of a verb with at least one other word. These can be a verb and an adverb, a verb and a preposition, or even a verb with an adverb and a preposition.

Example: "John flew off the handle." Which means that John became very angry.

Phrasal Verbs

1. grow up - behave responsibly; behave as an adult, not a child.

Body Idioms

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An idiom is a phrase (a group of words) which means something different from the meanings of the separate words. "Sally let the cat out of the bag" does not mean that Sally took a real cat out of a real bag. It means that she told a secret by mistake.

How well do you know the folllowing idioms?

Go/Went/Gone Elementary Level

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Go means to move from one place to another e. g "I go to school by bus."

When we add a preposition with go, we use "went" e.g. "John went into his room and shut the door."

Predictions - Part Two

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Yesterday's lesson was about some predictions made 100 years ago about what the world would look like today. In today’s lesson, we are going to read about how some people think the world will be in another 100 years time.

Predictions - Part One

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100 years ago, a man named John Watkins made a variety of predictions on how he thought the world would be in the year 2000 and beyond. Incredibly, some of his predictions were correct. Here are just a few of his predictions of an 'incredible' future, which to us is just normal daily life! Read through the article and try to fit the correct words in each gap. Make sure to come back tomorrow for part two of this lesson!

Sports Verbs

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Unlike me, I'm sure some of you are interested in, or practise sports! Here is a revision lesson on some of the verbs we commonly use to talk about sports. All you need to do is choose the correct verb in each sentence.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Business English Idioms

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Are any of you studying English for business purposes? Idioms are really common in the workplace and can be heard everywhere, in offices or on factory floors. Here are seven of the most common.

Business before pleasure - you should finish your work before starting to relax and enjoy yourself.

A done deal - a final decision or agreement.