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Adverb Time Clauses

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Today's lesson looks at as soon as, while and as. There are three activities for you to try.

As soon as

We use as soon as when the second action happens immediately after the first action.  As soon as is an example of an adverb clause, which is often called a time clause. 

Danny's Reading: Playstation

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This afternoon, I played a PlayStation game.

This, I know, is hardly the kind of groundbreaking news that will have journalists frantically bursting into busy newsrooms waving copy in the air and screaming 'Hold the front page!' but, you see, I'd never played on a PlayStation before. Not once. Not ever.

This afternoon, I played a PlayStation game for the first time in my life.

And no, I've never used an Xbox or a Nintendo Wii either.

Cooking Verbs

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In the following lesson we are exploring some of the words you use while cooking. Try to fill the gaps with the correct words. All today's words are verbs and some have a similar meaning so carefully read through definitions.

Remember that cooking will help you to eat healthier and you will also enter a fascinating world of flavours and aromas. Good luck!

What's the national dish in your country, do you know how to cook it? Tell us how it's made in the comments area.

Vocabulary Lesson: The Greatest!

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The following article talks about some of the most unforgettable moments in the life of a sporting icon, I'm sure you have heard of him, Cassius Clay, "The Greatest Muhammad Ali". Read the text and try to put the correct verbs in each gap. Good luck!

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Listening Lesson: Bike Riding

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Let's test your listening with the following video. Watch the video and answer the questions by choosing True or False. Also, I hope it gets you started on your training. Do you enjoy riding bikes? Have you ever participated in a bike race? Enjoy!

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How to Save Money

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And you, how much are you saving? The following document will provide you with interesting tips to get you started. Apart from practising your vocabulary, I hope you find it very useful for your everyday life! Enjoy.

Read the following text and try to fill the gaps with the missing words:

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Phrasal Verbs about Money

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Money. We never seem to have enough of it. We're broke when we don't have any and loaded when we have a lot. We can earn it, spend it, save it, lose it, borrow it, win it and more. With so many uses, it's no surprise that he have so many phrasal verbs about it.

English Phrasal Verbs Connected With Money

Beat somebody / something down (to something)

Adjective or Adverb?

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What can you remember about the difference between adjectives and adverbs? Here's a quick reminder:

An adjective describes a noun or pronoun: "That boy is so loud!"

An adverb describes a verb or anything apart from a noun and pronoun: "That boy speaks so loudly!"

Music Video: Glee - A Boy Like That

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When I was Colombia, I watched lots of old movies with my husband. One of them was West Side Story, a musical based loosely on Romeo and Juliet. Listen to this song and see if you can complete the gaps with the missing words. Try reading through first guessing before you listen. I’ve used a recent version of the song that appeared in the TV show 'Glee', as the quality is better. Enjoy!

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Business English: Presentations Vocabulary

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Speaking to a group of people with confidence, clarity and conviction can be difficult especially if you are not using your native language. Although these days presentations can be pretty informal, it can still make you feel nervous.