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Questions and Answers Match

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

Take a look at the following eight answers and decide which questions are the best match.

Link: Question and Answer Match

Some Handy (=useful) Expressions

Average: 4 (9 votes)

Pick out the correct word to go in the blank to complete the expressions with 'hand.'  The actual meaning is inside the brackets or parentheses.

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Environment Vocabulary - Saving our Planet

Danny's Fatherhood Reading

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

So...my wife gave birth to our one and only daughter a couple of weeks ago...

There was a lot of screaming, shouting and crying involved (and that was just me!) but when it was all over and done with, I was the happiest man alive. I now had a son and a daughter, and life was pretty much perfect.

Until, that is, a couple of days later, when the first visitors arrived...

“Ooooh!” said my wife’s aunt. “And aaaah! She’s beautiful! She’s going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up!”

Danny's 'Where are you going now?'

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)

Have you ever looked back at your life and found yourself wondering how you got to where you are today? Ever noticed how every single decision you've ever made has, directly or indirectly, brought you here?

Amazing, isn't it, when you think about it...

Cartoon - Cut it

Average: 3 (11 votes)

Cut It - Learn English Cartoon

We use scissors to cut paper. Cut can be used as a verb. Did you know that cut is used in a common English idiom? Read on...

Unscramble these Sentences

Average: 3.4 (77 votes)

Rearrange the words to create the correct sentences. Write the sentences in the spaces below.

Capitalize the first letter of the first word in each sentence, and end with the appropriate punctuation marks.

1. borrow/I/may/that book/you/from

2. going to/he/Saturday/is/the shopping mall/on

3. the airport/him/will/at/Linda/meet/noon/at

Your Questions: The best of June

Average: 3.3 (20 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their questions to Tim, our English teacher at EC Brighton, about the English language. Here are your questions:

 

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Learn English Idioms

Average: 4.7 (10 votes)

Idioms. There are thousands of them! Pick up a newspaper or watch a TV show and you'll find them everywhere. Let's see how many of these idioms you are familiar with. Choose the correct word to complete each idiom. 

Link: Practice Idioms

Question and Answer Match

Average: 2.6 (10 votes)

Choose which question is best matched to each answer.  This will help you to learn some set phrases and it will help you review your understanding of English grammar.

If you have problems choosing which is correct, leave a comment.

Link: Question and Answer Exercise

Link: How to use Wh- questions

Shopping English

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Are you a shopaholic (a person who shops frequently)? Do you live to shop?

However you feel about it, a little retail therapy (shopping to make you happy) is often a good thing. While you're away on holiday in a foreign country, your family and friends are going to expect some small souvenirs (something you buy to help you remember a holiday/ a holiday present).

Here are a few expressions and words that will make your retail experience a whole lot more enjoyable.