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Choose the correct synonym

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)

Take a look at the following seven sentences. Each sentence has a key-word. Choose which word has the same meaning as the key-word

Odd word out

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Below you will see groups of words. There are four words in each group. One word in each group is different from the rest. You must choose which is the odd word. Which word does not match with the rest of the group? Do your answers match ours?

To find out the reasons  for our answers, click on 'why' below.

Credit-Crisis: How to talk about the economy

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Noun and adjective forms

Average: 3.2 (661 votes)

'She is intelligent' or 'she is intelligence'?

Let's take a look at the adjective form of nouns. These words will help you to build your vocabulary and will, hopefully, stop you from using the wrong word in the wrong context. It makes your English sound very strange when you use an adjective instead of a noun (or vice-versa). Take a look at this, mostly complete, A-Z and then choose the correct words to complete the ten sentences below.

Confusing words

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Let's take a look at 5 pairs of words that English learners get confused by. Remember if you have a problem with any words or anything to do with the English language, you can post your questions on our forum and we'll try and answer them.

fun and funny

Both of these are positive adjectives.

How to use Play, Do and Go

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'Do yoga? Play yoga? Go yoga?'

We use the verbs play, do and go with sports and activities. Here is the information you need to know to use them correctly:


Play is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:

Choose the antonym

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In this exercise you must find the antonyms of the the key words. An antonym is an opposite word (a synonym is a word that has the same meaning). Take a look at the following words and then choose the words which have the opposite meaning. Only choose one antonym for each question.

For example, big is the antonym of small.


A lot of / lots of / a lot

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Let's take a look at some confusing words:

a lot of /lots of and a lot

Here you can find out the difference in meaning between them and how they should be used.

a lot of / lots of

a lot of and lots of have the same meaning: they both mean a large amount or number of people or things.

They are both used before countable nouns and uncountable nouns:

How to use 'take'

Average: 3.7 (19 votes)

'Take a chance'

Let's take a look at the word take. This words is used in many collocations. To help you to learn English it is important for you to know about collocations. Here are some basic sentences using take. Complete the sentences with the correct word from the list below:

Past tense verb practice

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Complete the following ten sentences below by using the past simple verb or past participle tense of the verb in brackets. Be careful with your spelling.

Link: irregualar verb list

Link: simple past tense

Link: past perfect simple