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Phrasal Verb - Make Up

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

You've probably heard make up used as a noun for cosmetics, but did you know that it's also used as a phrasal verb?

Make up - (noun) a cosmetic worn on the face to change your appearance.

Make up - (phrasal verb) to forgive / apologise with someone and to be friends again after a fight or argument.

Cultural Lesson: Easter

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

To Christians, Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days of being dead. Like Christmas.  Easter is celebrated by non-Christians; clearly, for many, the religious significance has been lost. Instead of being a religious celebration, these days, it's all about eating chocolate and having a good time.

Danny's 'Do you want to learn English'?

Average: 3.6 (16 votes)

English teachers are a bit like snowflakes.

Okay, so the above sentence is probably not the most lucid way to start an article, and on the universal scale of clarity, where one is the sound of a finely-tuned church bell on a crystal-clear summer morning and ten is an explanation of quadratic equations translated from Japanese into Russian by a Scottish sheep herder, it would probably fall somewhere between an eight and a nine… but let me explain myself...

Culture Lesson: Good Friday

Average: 4 (11 votes)

Do you know what Good Friday is? Here's some information you may find interesting:

Good Friday is always on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. On this day Christians commemorate the anniversary of Jesus' crucifixion and death. For Christians today, 'Good Friday' is like a day of mourning rather than a day of celebration like Christmas.

Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

One of my personal favourites for you today; read the very famous introduction to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and try and guess the correct missing words.

What are absolute adjectives?

Average: 3.7 (43 votes)

Take a look at these very short sentences:

"He's tall."

"He's dead."

They both contain adjectives: tall and dead.

Tall can be used in comparative sentences:

In the news: Facebook saved his life!

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Facebook, Myspace, Twitter - the world is in love with these social networking sites and I bet you are too, and why not? They're useful for many reasons, such as, keeping in touch with friends, making new ones, and now, for saving lives!

Can you name the tenses?

Average: 5 (1505 votes)

Take a look at this review of twelve tenses using example sentences. Getting the tenses write when you are speaking is going to make it a whole lot easier to make yourself understood.

Simple Tenses

Present Simple

"I play tennis."

Past Simple

"I played tennis."

10 vocabulary questions

Average: 3.4 (49 votes)

We all want to build up our bank of English language words, so here's a quiz you should all take. All you have to do is match the key-word to its closest meaning. The key-words are used in context to give you a small hint:

 

Link: Improve your vocabulary

Use the correct word in the sentence

Average: 3.4 (63 votes)

Are you a master of vocabulary? Do you think that grammar is 'childs play' (very easy)? Well then, let's put it to the test. Below you'll see 10 sentences; choose the missing word which best suits the sentence.

Link: Choose the correct word form