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-ing/ed adjectives

Average: 3.5 (32 votes)

This grammar point is something that many students find confusing –
the difference between adjectives ending in –ed or –ing!

The main thing to remember is this:

adjectives with –ing are the cause of the feeling/situation and
adjectives with –ed are the feelings of the person/animal affected

Opposite Adjectives

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

Each of these words are adjectives – words to describe something! Try to find the opposite to each adjective. Good luck!
 

Lesson by Seb, teacher at EC Cape Town English school
 

In the news - A story of hope

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

Here is a story of a Haitian baby who following the tragic earthquake, has finally been reunited with her mother. Try to put the correct vocabulary in the gaps as you read.

How to say No

Average: 3.4 (16 votes)

I came across this 'Saying No' article on Zen Habits and thought I'd share it with you. It can be difficult to refuse people without being rude and it's even harder when you don't have the English ability to do it. Refusing with a simple 'no' can make you seem impolite; it's better to be less direct if you don't want to hurt anyone.

Listening Lesson: Famous

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

My Future

Average: 3.3 (8 votes)

Here is another letter from me to you! This time, try and put the paragraphs in the correct order. I hope you enjoy it!

Me dancing when I was a teenager.

Work Idioms

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

Work Idioms

Average: 1.3 (3 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

In the news - baby tale not black and white - Upper Int level

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

I found this fascinating article about white children being born to black parents and decided to use it for one of my lessons. This is a surprisingly common phenomenon. I have taken out some of the words and challenge you to put the vocabulary in the correct gaps! Good luck! Caroline.

Your English Questions

Average: 3.2 (13 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send their English-language questions to EC Brighton's teacher, Tim. Here are the best questions of the month.

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