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Antonyms exercise - build your vocabulary

Average: 3.3 (40 votes)

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

Ride, Rode, Ridden

Average: 3.3 (150 votes)

A few days ago we looked at how to use eat, ate, eaten. From what I can see, it was a pretty popular exercise and you must feel that it's important to review the basics.

Let's try another irregular verb, ride.

Ride is the present simple.

Rode is the past simple.

Ridden is the past participle.

Now then, complete the sentences with the correct verb.

How many did you get correct?

How and when to use 'Nerve' idioms

Average: 3.9 (48 votes)

nerves (noun) are a group of long thin fibres that carry information or instructions between the brain and other parts of the body. A nerve is like an electric cable that passes electric current. When your hand touches a something hot, the hand sends the feeling to the brain through nerves.

You don't have to be a doctor to use the word nerve because it is used in a few natural English expressions you should know.

In the News: 2010 UK Election

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

Millions of people across the UK begin casting their _A_ in the general election that will decide the next government.

But with the election too close to call many _B_ have suggested that there could be a hung parliament - in which no party wins an outright majority.

Find the common mistakes

Average: 2.8 (18 votes)

Take a look at these 7 sentences. How many of them have mistakes? Can you find the mistakes and do you know the reasons why?

Your English Questions of the Month

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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.

Sign up for our free newsletter to get your questions answered by a professional English teacher!

Prepositions of Time

Average: 3 (81 votes)

Prepositions of Time for you today. Understanding how to use them is important in giving you a good foundation of English. Here are some quick rules to remember.


Use at for the time:

"I always wake up at 7am."
"Let's meet at lunchtime for a coffee."

Like and As

Average: 3.5 (70 votes)

When we want to talk about two things that are similar or the same we can use like and as.

To stop you getting confused when you use them remember these rules:


Like is used as a preposition and should be followed by a noun:

Word Forms Quiz

Average: 3.2 (32 votes)

I'm sure that you have a pretty good vocabulary, but do you sometimes use the wrong form of a word when speaking and writing? It's a common problem that can be fixed with careful consideration and practice. Let's get the ball rolling (start) with this exercise.

Task 1: Choose the correct missing form in each sentence
Task 2: Now the hardest part...write your own example sentences with the correct answers.

Upper Intermediate - Malcolm X Crime Reading

Average: 2.2 (13 votes)

Difficult lesson for you today! I suggest that you read the news article through once before you try and find the missing words. Do you k now who Malcolm X is?

Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was _A_ Tuesday.