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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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Job Review - Beginners / Elementary

Average: 3.2 (5 votes)

I have written ten descriptions of jobs bellow but I have scrambled up the letters of the job titles. Can you rewrite them correctly? What job would you like to do? Or what job are you doing at the moment? Here's another question for you, what job do you think is the best job in the world? Take care! Caroline

Present perfect or past simple?

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

This lesson was requested by khoukha and is a quick review of how we use the present perfect and the past simple.

Past Simple

We use this tense for things that happened at a definite time in the past.
E.g. "I met my best friend when I was fifteen."
It is formed by adding '-ed' to regular verbs.


Average: 2.3 (18 votes)

This lesson was requested by Ozi_Hibz, I hope it will be useful for many of you!

Here is a brief explanation of a few elements of punctuation in English, full-stops and commas.

Top three beaches!

Average: 2.8 (6 votes)

Anyone else feel like relaxing on a beautiful beach for a few weeks? Well if you're going to, why not take a look at these beaches, voted the top in the world by 'The Guardian newspaper'. Read through the article, adding the missing words as you go along.

Read the full article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2007/feb/16/beach.top10?page=all

Listening Practice 'Defying Gravity' from Wicked

Average: 3.4 (13 votes)

'Take' and 'Have' Collocations

Average: 2.7 (15 votes)

Here's some collocations with take and have.

The best way to learn collocations is through practice because there are no clear rule. The more you look at them, the more familiar they will become. We recommend writing some example sentences below.

Did anyone get 10/10? Which ones did you get wrong?

"Long Road to Adulthood" - Upper Intermediate Level Reading

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

I found this article about a change in our understanding of the term 'adult' extremely interesting and therefore decided to make a lesson from it. I have given you some key terms and vocabulary to help you with your understanding as well as some true or false questions.

Read the full article at New York Times Long Road to Adulthood Is Growing Even Longer

Today's lesson is by Caroline

Go, Do, Play - Sports Collocations

Average: 3.5 (36 votes)

Hi everyone, here's some sports collocations for you!

Go is generally used for sports and activities ending in –ing (but not always).
"Let's go skiing this winter."

Do is generally used for individual sports and fighting sports.
"My son can do Judo."

Relationship and dating expressions

Average: 3.5 (26 votes)

Love is in the air!

Dating and relationships are an extremely popular topic for most students! So here's some idioms about them so you can talk about it even more! The idioms are written at the top. Which expression do you think goes in which sentence?