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Danny's Reading: Holiday in Gozo

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I woke up at eight this morning, wandered into the kitchen and made myself a cup of coffee. While waiting for the kettle to boil, I put together a plate of fresh Gozo cheese and tomatoes, and a handful of basil crackers. I sat on the terrace crunching away happily, and when the plate was empty I alternated between sips of coffee and drags on a cigarette until there were no more sips to sip or drags to drag.

What are Compound Nouns?

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A compound noun is two words put together to make one word. For example, toothpaste, a paste which you use to clean your teeth (tooth+paste=toothpaste)!

Match one word from 1-10 with a word from a-j to create a compound noun to answer the ten questions.

Can you think of anymore? Good luck!

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Invaders – Pre-intermediate (Comprehension)

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England has been a united country since the eleventh century. Before that, several groups of people had invaded the British Isles. Between 700 and 400 BC, the Celts came to Britain from modern Belgium. There had been people in the British Isles before the Celts, but we don't know much about them. The Celts were farmers and traders and they had settled all over Europe from the Black Sea to Spain.

Phrasal Verbs about Telephoning

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A) Decide (using the words in brackets as clues) which phrasal verbs should be used with the 5 sentences:

Put on - Call back - Dial out - Get through - Get back to

Reported Speech – Intermediate Level

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When you use reported speech, it's not necessary to change the tense of verbs if the event or situation you are reporting is still true, but a past form must be used when there’s a difference between what was reported and what is true now. Remember that there’s no difference between reported and direct speech.

Direct: Will said, "South Africa is hotter than England."

Music Video: Gavin Degraw

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Gavin Degraw became famous when his song 'I don't wanna be' was featured as the theme tune for successful TV show, One Tree Hill. I really like his country voice and find his music very calming and relaxing. Here is one of my favourite songs of his, to help you practice your listening and learn some new vocabulary. Enjoy!
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Say it right: Be polite

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Mind your P's and Q's is a very common expression in English which means, remember to be polite! It is really important when you learn a language, to learn how to say things nicely. In the following sentences, can you decide which sentence has the most polite form? Can you remember any other polite expressions? Let us know!

Negative Personality Adjectives

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I try not to talk about people in a negative way, after all, some people believe that when you do so you are only noticing the negative qualities in yourself! However, it’s important to learn the vocabulary! Here are ten common negative personality adjectives. Can you match each one to a sentence below? Can you think of any others? Don't be lazy, do it now!

Bonus question: Do you watch the Simpsons? What negative personality traits does the character pictured above have?

If - Using the First Conditional

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"If it is sunny, we will go camping."

The first conditional...

Culture Lesson: UK Festivals

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Here's a reading exercise to help you remember the names of some of the most celebrated holidays in the UK.

Match each holiday to its description below. Which is your favourite holiday? I absolutely love Christmas, especially in London when everyone becomes a bit happier, but I also really enjoy Pancake day!
Lesson by Caroline