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Music Video Lesson - Sarah McLachlan 'Angel'

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer/songwriter known for her emotional music.

This song 'Angel' was released in 1997 and is one of her best known songs.

First, read through the lyrics and try to guess which word fits in which gap. Then listen and check your answers.

Note: Do you ever research the meanings of songs?

Websites such as wikepedia.org and songmeanings.net can give you a really fascinating insight into what the songs were written about.

Prepositions used with adjectives

Average: 3.4 (40 votes)

Take a look at these example sentences and notice which prepositions follow which adjectives.

"I've always been interested in learning English."
"Because she's scared of flying she doesn't go abroad much."
"This box is full of old coins."

On this page we will review some basic adjective + preposition combinations.

Irregular Verb Practice

Average: 1.6 (234 votes)

English verbs come in three basic forms:

The simple present e.g. play "Let's play chess."

The simple past e.g. played "I played my guitar yesterday."

The past participle e.g. played "Have you ever played golf?"

We add -ed to the end of simple present verbs to make regular simple past and past participle verbs.

Irregular verbs don not follow this rule. In fact, they don't really follow rule!

English learners must learn the forms of irregular forms.

Find the mistakes in these sentences

Average: 3.8 (47 votes)

Ten sentences for you today. Each sentence has one mistake in it.

Can you find all ten mistakes?

The correct answers are below the sentences.

What's your favourite book?

Average: 1.6 (180 votes)

It's been a while since I wrote you all a letter.

I won't say too much with this introduction.

Read through the letter and then see if you can answer the true or false questions following.

I come from a family of readers.

One of my earliest memories is sitting in my older brother's room, reading out loud and him getting annoyed with me because I didn't know how to read 'in my head' yet!

Do you love movies?

Average: 3.4 (14 votes)

Movie Buff: A person who knows a lot about movies.

Are you a movie buff? Do you know any interesting facts about movies?

I've been surfing the web, finding out some fascinating film trivia and facts about the (sometimes) glamorous world of movies!

Read through the facts and then try and put the vocabulary in the correct gaps. Break a leg!

Commonly confused words

Average: 3.1 (15 votes)

This is a lesson that focuses on pairs of words that can often be confused.

Sometimes we confuse them because they sound the same, or sometimes we confuse them because they have similar meanings.

In each sentence try and choose which word is correct.

Say the sentences out loud as you read them, this may help you to choose the correct word.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Spelling Practice

Average: 3.4 (17 votes)

It is difficult to create writing exercises for students on a website, but this one has a writing focus, as it is all about spelling.

In each sentence, one word is spelt incorrectly.

Read each sentence and then rewrite the word correctly.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Music Video Lesson - Michael Buble "Feeling Good"

Average: 3.7 (13 votes)

Here is another Michael Buble song for you to enjoy and learn from. In this lesson, I have removed vocabulary that is related to animals or the natural world.

I'm sure you will have come across many of these words before, but I hope some will be new.

What is the creature in the picture?

Good luck!

By Caroline

Doing Volunteer Work Abroad

Average: 4.6 (27 votes)

What does volunteer mean?

a volunteer: (noun) a person who does something, usually helping other people, because they want to. They are not paid to do it. Volunteer can also be used as an adjective, "I'm a volunteer hospital worker. I help out at the hospital on weekends."

to volunteer: (verb) to offer to help or do something.