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Preposition Questions

Average: 4.1 (11 votes)

Prepositions: small words that cause big problems!!

Let's see how good you are with them. Read through these ten sentences and correct the correct preposition.

That's it...nothing else to say!

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10 Idioms to describe feeling good or bad

Average: 3.2 (104 votes)

Idioms

Read the sentences and decide if the idioms describe feeling good or bad:

    1 - Not so long ago I was down in the dumps. I lost my job. However, last week I jumped for joy when I was offered a new job.

Sports Idioms

Average: 3.3 (7 votes)

As you know, learning English is more than just learning vocabulary words and grammar rules. To really know the language, you have to know the culture. American football is such a big part of American culture that the vocabulary from this great sport (please hold the chuckles) has seeped into everyday use.

Phrasal Verb - Put One's Foot Down

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

This month's joke is based on the double meaning of the idiom put one's foot down:

1 - To put your foot down - To act firmly / To tell someone strongly that they must do something or that they must stop doing something:
"You can't just let him do what he wants, you'll have to put your foot down."

House Idioms

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Here are some idioms which all use the word 'house':


A house of cards

An organisation or a plan that is very weak and can easily be destroyed:

'Although the organisation looked solid it turned out to be a house of cards.'

To get on like a house on fire

If two people get on like a house on fire, they like each other very much and become friends very quickly:

'My neighbour and I got on like a house on fire from the first time we met.'

Your English Questions of the Month

Average: 2.8 (4 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their English questions to Tim, our English teacher at EC Brighton. Here are the best questions of the month:

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Danny on Computers

Average: 3.9 (18 votes)

So, way back in 250 BC, a very clever person invented the world's first ever computer. Some people believe that the name of this very clever person was Archimedes, purely because the design of this first computer very closely resembled some of his other designs...

Quick Tip - Watching Movies in English

Average: 3.5 (10 votes)

DVD players and watching movies online have made learning English an easier thing to do. What's your favourite film? How many times have you seen it? A lot, I'm sure. Well, that's the key to learning English through movies: choose a movie that you like and then watch it over and over again.

It's also important to remember that it's very difficult to watch and understand a movie all the way through, so don't expect too much, too soon. It's a slow process so just try and catch a few new phrases and words each time.

Phrase of the day: 'Never Happier than when -ing'

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

What do you like to do in your spare time (free time)? What activity makes you happy? Let's use 'swimming' as an example.

As you know, you can say "I love swimming" or "Swimming is my favourite activity".

Today, let's take a look a new phrase that you can use which shows your favourite activity:

Adjectives - Positive Character Traits

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

The following adjectives are positive character traits essential to learning English. I have included very concise (short, brief) definitions. Please consult a dictionary for a complete understanding of each word because many of the words are very similar in meaning. These words are worth incorporating into your vocabulary, so the next time someone asks you to describe yourself; you won't have any difficulty coming up with 11 positive character traits.