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Culture Lesson: Thanksgiving in USA

Average: 4.2 (20 votes)

Today, 22nd Novemer 2012, is Thanksgiving in America. What do you know about this special holiday? Read through this article on why Thanksgiving is celebrated paying attention to the missing words.

Thanksgiving in USA

Thanksgiving is observed on the every fourth Thursday of November. It is _1_ big family celebration with people travelling from all over the country to be with their family and friends.

Music Video: John Mayer - Say

Average: 4.1 (29 votes)

John Mayer writes and performs many beautiful songs. I particularly love the lyrics which is why I share them with you. Listen to the song and see if you can complete the gaps with the missing words. I’ve put the definitions of the words as well to help you. Is any of the vocabulary new to you?

Lesson by Caroline

Facts about South Africa

Average: 5 (14 votes)

It is becoming more and more popular to learn English in Cape Town. I was lucky enough to live and teach in South Africa for nearly two years and fell in love with its people and its beauty.

Stages of Life Phrasal Verbs

Average: 5 (16 votes)

Internet Vocabulary

Average: 4.6 (23 votes)

Ninety percent of today’s web users live in non-English speaking countries, yet 56% of online content is in English. Like English is considered the language of international business, English is also the unofficial language of the internet.

The internet is changing the English language, for example 'to Google' is a transitive verb meaning to use a search engine to find information. Seeing as you are using our website to learn English, you probably know quite a lot of internet related vocabulary!

Call my Bluff

Average: 4.8 (11 votes)

Today we're going to play a little game called Call my Bluff.

In this activity we have chosen ten unusual words. Each word has two descriptions of the word; only one of which is true. You must then guess the true definition.

Music Video: The Script

Average: 3.9 (32 votes)

The Script are an Irish rock band who have become very popular in the past few years. You do not have to listen to the whole song, just the first couple of verses. Before you listen to the song and try to complete the gaps, follow these steps:

  1. Read through the lyrics, can you guess which word fits where before you listen?
  2. Listen to check your answers.

I hope you enjoy it!

Lesson by Caroline

In The News: Happy Diwali

Average: 3.6 (28 votes)

For Hindus, Diwali is one _1_ the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families _2_ performing traditional activities together in their homes. It is celebrated by people in India and Indians living abroad. Each day of the festival is separated by a different tradition, but _3_ remains the same is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.

Anything, Nothing, Something, Everything

Average: 3.9 (147 votes)

Do you want to learn something new today? These four words are quite similar and it can be complicated to understand which one you need to use.

Something means a thing that is unknown. It is often used in positive sentences.

Anything means a thing of any kind. Use it in questions and negative sentences. It can also be used to to mean I don't mind.

Elementary Level: Jobs

Average: 4.6 (13 votes)

Let's practise job vocabulary! Below are ten jobs, can you match the job to the thing that person may say?

For Example:

"You need to clean your teeth twice a day." = dentist