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Which sounds right?

Average: 2.4 (10 votes)

When I lived in South Africa, I was fascinated to discover that when they hurt themselves they don’t say 'ouch', they say 'eina'! It got me thinking about other 'sounds' we make in English and their meanings. So here's a quick fun lesson on some English sounds. Can you decide what the literal meaning of each sound is? I hope you enjoy it!

Lesson by Caroline

Link: What's happening?

Prepositions - Soccer Madness

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

Use these prepositions to complete the 10 World Cup sentences. Some words can be used more than once.

in
behind
in front of
under
through
off
over
by
on

Lesson by Amy at EC Cape Town English school.

Adverbs of Manner

Average: 3.5 (89 votes)

Adverbs of Manner add more information to verbs to make them more specific. For example “He ran” doesn’t say much about how he ran. If you add an adverb it will solve this problem: “He ran quickly” gives us more information and sounds better.

Adverbs of Manner always come after a verb and can be used with words like very or too. Adverbs of Manner are adjectives that almost always end with –ly, though some are also irregular.

Crime Vocabulary

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)

Although it's not nice to think about, it's useful to know some vocabulary about crime. Here is a list of crime vocabulary. Check your understanding by inserting the correct word in each gap. To make it even harder, if it is a missing verb, make sure you put it in the correct tense! Can you think of any more vocabulary related to crime?

Too much or too many?

Average: 3.9 (80 votes)

Important tip: much is always used together with an uncountable noun (like 'oil' or 'water') while many is always used with nouns that are countable (like 'table' or 'computer')

It's also good to know that 'too' means that you don't like the situation, for example, "There is too much food on my plate" means that you're not happy about it.

School Subjects

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Here is a vocabulary test with a twist! This test is based on school subjects, but rather than give you a definition of the subject I'm going to give you something that a teacher of this subject might say. Good luck!

School Subjects

History
Drama
Science
Physical education
Maths/ mathematics
Geography
English
Art

What was your favourite school subject? Least favourite?

More Confusing Words

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

Here's a collection of 5 pairs of words that are troublesome to English learners. How well do you know your these confusing words? Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

Sebastian E’Silva, EC Cape Town English school
 

Confusing words lessons

-ing/ed adjectives

Average: 3.3 (34 votes)

This grammar point is something that many students find confusing –
the difference between adjectives ending in –ed or –ing!

The main thing to remember is this:

adjectives with –ing are the cause of the feeling/situation and
adjectives with –ed are the feelings of the person/animal affected

Opposite Adjectives

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

Each of these words are adjectives – words to describe something! Try to find the opposite to each adjective. Good luck!
 

Lesson by Seb, teacher at EC Cape Town English school
 

In the news - A story of hope

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

Here is a story of a Haitian baby who following the tragic earthquake, has finally been reunited with her mother. Try to put the correct vocabulary in the gaps as you read.