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Pronunciation Challenge

Average: 3.3 (36 votes)

English is full of words that are difficult to pronounce, including ones that come up in day to day conversation.

Here is a little challenge for you to practise the pronunciation of some of these words. First, match the word to the correct sentence and then practise saying it out loud. Use the links to dictionary.com to help you with the pronunciation of each word. Let me know if there are any other words you have difficulty with!

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Average: 3.7 (109 votes)

What can you remember about the verb 'to do' in the present tense? Here's a review exercise to test your knowledge. Take your time and read each sentence carefully. This little word is all over the English language, so it's important to get it right!

Do and does are similar to modal verbs. They are used to make questions and statements when there is no other auxilary. "Do you want some?"

Wedding Vocabulary

Average: 3.8 (26 votes)

Weddings are wonderful events and I'm really looking forward to my cousins wedding in October! I'm particularly excited about the food, which sounds amazing. There is lots of vocabulary related to marriage and weddings and here are some of the most common words. Read the paragraph below to see the vocabulary in context, then try and match the words to their meanings. Are any of you getting married soon? Or are you already married? Tell us about your big day!

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Learn new nouns: I to P

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Here's the second lesson in our A to Z of nouns (part one is here). Quite a few of these are abstract nouns. Can you remember what an abstract noun is? Abstract nouns are nouns you cannot see, hear, smell, taste or feel. e.g. kindness is an abstract noun.

Read through the sentences and try to decide which noun fits the gap. Can you think of any other nouns beginning with these letters?

Comprehension: Thomas Edison

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Reading is a great way to improve your English. It's something you can do alone, it helps build your vocabulary, your understanding of English grammar, and it makes you think in English.

Advanced Level Listening: How to Spot a Liar

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I noticed that some of you would like more realistic listening practice, so here's another Ted lecture for you to test your listening skills!

Weather Phrasal Verbs

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Learn Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Today's Intermediate level lesson is by Ian who teaches at our English school in Cape Town. When we want to describe the quantity of something (how many things there are), we use certain quantifiers depending on whether the object being describe is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.

We use quantifiers when we don't need to give the exact amount.

Does, is or has

Average: 3.4 (61 votes)

The verbs do, be and have are often confused by beginning learners of English. This exercise explores some of the ways that we can use these verbs for the 3rd Person Singular. For example:

"He is a teacher, he has a friendly smile."

'The' and 'A': Using Articles

Average: 4 (42 votes)

This lesson tests your knowledge of the definite and indefinite articles as well as your food vocabulary! Read through the questions below and decide whether to put 'a, an or the' in the gap. Then let us know your answers to the questions. I've written my answers to give you some ideas and some extra reading practice!

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