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Sleeping helps you learn

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

Well, here's a great excuse for me to continue with the mid-afternoon naps I'm so fond of!

This article suggests that sleeping can actually help us to remember and process new information.

STUDENTS: This does not mean that if you sleep in class you will learn more!!

Read the article and try and decide whether the statements below are true or false.

Lesson by Caroline Devane


Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory - as long as you dream, scientists say.

How do you sleep?

Average: 4.5 (20 votes)

Mmmm sleep, how I miss it!

Apparently, the position we are in when we sleep can give people an insight into our personality.

Which position do you sleep in?

Do you snore?

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

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Video Lesson - Glee

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)

Continuing my theme of dream and sleep themed lessons, do you think I may be a little bit exhausted?

This song is originally from the musical Les Miserables. If you are one of our students studying in London, go and see it!

Listen to this recording of the song and try and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

Good night! Sweet dreams!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

7 Weather Idioms

Average: 4.9 (1872 votes)

People, especially English people, love talking about the weather and there are lots of weather related idioms.

Have you come across any of these idioms before?

Read through the meanings of the idioms and then check your understanding by choosing the correct idiom for each sentence below.

Let us know how you do!


As right as rain - Feeling fine and healthy.

English Lessons at EC

Average: 4.1 (36 votes)

'Good morning everyone, open your books, and please do all the exercises on page 43...
...and the answers are: exercise one...'

Danny's Reading: Bored?

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

Danny's been teaching English at EC Malta for 10 years. Every month he writes us a new article. This month he tells about what he did when he was feeling bored.

Present Perfect with For and Since

Average: 4.6 (762 votes)

How much do you remember about this subject?

For and since are commonly used with the present perfect tense.


We use for to talk about a period of time.

E.g. "I haven't smoked for weeks."


We use since to talk about a specific point in time, or a time when the action started.

Most common English words

Average: 4 (7 votes)

World-english.org has created a list of the most used words in the English language.

Each of these sentences includes one of these words and it's your job to decide which word goes in each gap.

The words I've chosen are ranked in popularity from 1-200.

Use the following ten words to complete the sentences ago.

In some cases, it's possible there's more than one right answer. Post your ideas and we will tell you if your idea is possible or not.

Good luck!

Wh questions review

Average: 3.3 (45 votes)

English learners sometimes find the structure of asking questions quite difficult to understand.

Here we review the use of interrogative words (also known as wh-words). These are questions which cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" e.g. "What is your name?"

These ten questions are based on common mistakes I've heard English students make.

Music Video Lesson - Maroon 5 'She Will Be Loved'

Average: 4 (21 votes)

I can't believe this song is nearly ten years old! It's another song that tells a story, which as you know is my favourite type.

Read through the lyrics and try to guess which word goes in each gap. Then listen and see if you were right.

Lesson by Caroline Devane