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Cake!

Average: 3.4 (8 votes)

Hey guess what it's nearly my birthday! Well...in October...Ok so it's not nearly my birthday but when it is please can one of you lovely people buy me one of these incredible cakes!

This article is all about a man who makes art works out of cakes!

Read the article and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

Then go and buy yourself some cake.

Go on, you deserve it.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Lend or Borrow

Average: 3.9 (56 votes)

These two verbs cause a great amount of confusion!

Do you know how to use them?

Remember these helpful tips:

You borrow something from somebody. In other words, you take something from someone for a limited time.

You lend something to somebody. In other words, you give something to someone for a limited time.

Do you speak British or American English?

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Chris and I are both from the UK and therefore speak in British English.

There are quite a few differences between the two, including some of the vocabulary!

In Britain if you tell someone you 'wore your new pants to work', they may give you a funny look because in British English pants are underwear (we say trousers in the UK).

Therefore, it is important to try and learn both the British and American options.

Prepositions of Time Quiz

Average: 3.6 (47 votes)

A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

Some prepositions tell you about time.

For example:

"Many shops close on Sundays."
"It snows during the winter."

Music Video Lesson - Anthony David

Average: 4 (13 votes)

I really like this song because it has some beautiful images, including sunshine, gold and rainbows!

Listen to this song and then put the words in the correct gaps.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Do you have Stress?

Average: 3.3 (8 votes)

People keep shouting 'chillax' at me as I run from job to job like a headless chicken.

I'd love to, honestly, but sometimes having five jobs can be very exhausting!

Unfortunately, this is clearly bad for my health and generally, the more relaxed we are, the more healthy and happy we are too.

Read through this article and see if you can fit the missing words in the correct gaps. Remember, don't stress if you find it difficult - chillax!

Job Descriptions

Average: 3.4 (5 votes)

Here is a very practical example of reading practice in English.

Below is a job description for a job with a famous theatre located in the South of England.

When you apply for a job, you should always read the full job description, as it will give you details on what the employer is looking for and what your responsibilities will be.

Read through the following job description and then check your understanding by answering the true or false questions below.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Present Perfect for Life Experiences

Average: 3 (54 votes)

We use the present perfect to talk about experiences we have had in our lifetime.

We use the present perfect when talking about an action happened at some point in the past. The date or time that it happened is not important. The focus is on the action, not when. The important thing is that it happened in the past and is now completed (finished).

For example:

I have visited South Africa.

Adverbs of Time

Average: 3.4 (52 votes)

Adverbs are words that tell you more about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

Many adverbs end in ly. You make these adverbs by adding ly to adjectives.

Some adverbs and adverb phrases answer the question "when?" They are called adverbs of time.

For example:

"I am going to my new school tomorrow."

Student Budgets - Reading & Vocabulary

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

One of the biggest concerns for students is how they are going to budget when they're not working full time.

Here are some handy tips to help you save some cash! Read the article and fill the gaps with the correct vocabulary from the list.

Lesson by Caroline Devane