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Preposition Review

Average: 3.4 (24 votes)

Prepositions are everywhere. They are part of phrasal verbs and appear before noun phrases or pronouns. They are also frequently used to describe time and place.

In the following sentences, which preposition do you think is needed to correctly complete the sentence?

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Advanced Word Building

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

In English, words are formed with a stem which is then modified with a variety of prefixes and suffixes. These additions can dramatically change the meaning or grammatical usage of the word.

Here is a revision exercise to see if you can deduce which ‘version’ of the word is needed in each sentence. Let us know how you get on.

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Verbs + Prepositions (part 2)

Average: 3.7 (16 votes)

Continuing on from yesterday's lesson, let's take another look prepositions used after verbs.

Look at some more sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition. For example: talk about girls or look for a babysitter. Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Verbs + Prepositions

Average: 3.7 (14 votes)

Many students consider prepositions to be the most difficult part of the English language and it’s easy to understand why.

They are small words that are difficult to remember and can affect the meaning of a sentence enormously.

It takes memorisation and practice to use them correctly, but they are definitely not impossible to learn.

Let's look at sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition.

For example: wait for a bus not wait to a bus.

Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Wh-? Words

Average: 3.5 (18 votes)

The meaning of wh- question words:

When - time
Who - people
Why - reason
Where - place
Whose - possession
What - object/idea
Which - choice of alternatives

Make and Do Explained

Average: 2.7 (17 votes)

Make

Generally make means 'create'.

For example: make breakfast or make a speech. However, there are some exceptions.

Never say: make a party, in English we use throw a party or organise a party.

Do

Generally do is for activities.

Word Order: Adjectives

Average: 3.2 (19 votes)

Rules:

Do you know where to put the adjective in a sentence? Follow these simple rules to help you remember:

1. The adjective comes before the noun.
e.g. I live in a small house.
I have a blue umbrella.

2. The adjective comes after the verb to be.
e.g. I am very tired.
Careful, the food is hot!

Stormy Weather

Average: 3.9 (12 votes)

I've been reading in the news about the recent terrible weather that affected the UK. I hope it clears up a bit before I get home! Although, I do enjoy being inside on a stormy day with a film and a log fire... Here's an article which reports on the areas worst hit by the storms. Read through the article and then try to complete the gaps with the words listed below. I've given you the meanings of the missing words to help you out.

Good luck!

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Letter from Caroline: Bye-bye Colombia!

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

Talking about Movies: Misson Impossible 4

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The long wait is over as Tom Cruise finally returns to cinemas to resume his role of Ethan Hunt.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the forth film in the franchise. The Mission: Impossible movies are a series of films based on the television series of the same name. Tom Cruise appeared in the first film in 1996. Since then the films have made over one billion dollars.

In this new film Ethan Hunt and his IMF are blamed with bombing Russia's Kremlin. He and three others must stop a man trying to start a global nuclear war.