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Past simple irregular verbs

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Most verbs follow the rule of adding 'ed' when we want to say them in past simple, but some verbs sadly don't. These are the ones we just have to learn.

Can you remember what the following verbs are in past simple. Careful, some of them might be regular and some might not!

Today's lesson is by Caroline

Link: Irregular past participle verbs quiz

Phrasal Verbs with 'get'

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Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things to learn in English, because changing the preposition can completely change the meaning of the verb, for example:

Get over: to recover from something
Get along: to be good friends with somebody.

Here's a little test to see how well you remember the meaning of these phrasal verbs that use ‘get’. Which phrasal verb belongs in each sentence? Good luck!

In the news: Slight rise in UK adult learners, survey suggests

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Level: Pre-Intermediate +

Here's some interesting news about adult learners in the UK. Read the article then copy and paste the key words into the correct gap.

There has been a slight rise in the number of adults in the UK taking part in learning, a survey suggests.

A _A_ of 5,000 adults by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education found 21% were involved in learning, up from a low in 2009 of 18%.

Family phrasal verbs

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Today's lesson comes from Danica at EC Cape Town English Language School

A lesson on phrasal verbs for pre-intermediate students

Read the following text about Danica and her family and answer the following questions about phrasal verbs.

Do you have ANY idea when to use SOME and ANY?

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Today's lesson comes from Danica at EC Cape Town English Language School

Some basic guidelines:

7 Personality Adjectives

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Have you ever described yourself in one word? What word would you use to describe yourself? Personality adjectives are useful for talking about our characters or the characters of people we know.

Here are seven personality adjectives for you to learn. Do any of these describe you?

ambitious

A person who has a strong wish to be successful, powerful or rich is ambitious.

Noun form of the verb

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"We need to decide where to go. This is an important decision."

In this sentence the highlighted verb is decide and the noun form of the verb is decision.

Today, I'd like you to take a look at the sentences below. Complete each sentence with a noun. Always use the noun form of the verb given in brackets. Don't use any -ing words.

Idioms of the day: "Bear with us!" & "Flat out"

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Today's vocabulary comes from BBC News "Hung parliament: Bear with us, urges Nick Clegg"

"Nick Clegg has asked people to "bear with us" as the Lib Dems and the Tories enter a third day of negotiations.

Synonyms - words with the same meaning

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After yesterday's look at antonyms, the time is right for an exercise on synonyms.

A synonym is a word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.

Terrible and awful are synonyms because they have the same meaning.

Can you do better today than you did on yesterday's exercise?

Antonyms exercise - build your vocabulary

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Antonym is a word we use to mean opposite. So if I said, "what's an antonym of old?" you could answer with "new", for example.

Here's a mixed level exercise. I'm interested to know how many you can get right. Can anyone get 10/10?

Good luck!

Link: Antonyms: choose the opposite word