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The Father and His Two Daughters – Intermediate Level

Average: 2.8 (31 votes)

Read this story and answer the comprehension questions below:

A man had two daughters, one was married to a gardener, and the other to a tile maker. After a time he went to the daughter who had married the gardener and enquired how she was and how all things went with her. She said, "All things are prospering with me, and I have only one wish, that there may be a heavy fall of rain, in order that the plants may be well watered."

Music Video Lesson: Come What May

Average: 2.7 (46 votes)

This song was made famous by the movie, Moulin Rouge. Did you enjoy this film? I loved the songs but found the movie quite boring! Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the missing words listed below. I've taken out some 'easy' words as well as some more challenging ones, did you know all the words before you listened or did you learn some new ones? Good luck!
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Danny's Reading: I Hate May!

Average: 3.3 (24 votes)

As far as months go, this one has not been brilliant. I'm not sure whether it's just me, or the month of May in particular, or perhaps a combination of the two, but either way, it could have been a lot better, a lot shorter, and a lot less tiring. And, while we're at it, a lot less windy.

Questions and Answers Practice: Interview Questions

Average: 2.5 (30 votes)

Twiggy is one of the most famous British UK supermodels. Now in her sixties, she has achieved iconic status. Here is an interview with her that appeared in UK newspaper The Guardian earlier this year. All you need to do is match the interviewer's questions with her answers.

Irregular Past Participles - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.3 (41 votes)

We use the past participle when using perfect tenses, but unfortunately, many verbs are irregular in this form. e.g. Ride - Rode - Ridden

Here's an exercise to help you remember the perfect tenses and to help you see how many past participles you can remember.

Can you name any other verbs that are irregular in the past participle and put them in a perfect tense sentence? Good luck!

Do you get enough sunshine?

Average: 3.5 (17 votes)

I bet all our students in the UK are enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having. Hopefully, the sunshine will stay around for a while, so why not take your books outside and go and study in one of our parks or at the seaside? Not only will you feel happier, you’ll also be healthier! Read this article about the benefits of time in the sun and try to complete the gaps with the missing words. Enjoy!
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Adjectives List: I to P

Average: 3 (25 votes)

Here is part two of our A-Z of adjectives. How many of these adjectives do you recognise? Try to fit the adjectives into the sentences below. Can you make your own sentences with the adjectives provided? Good luck!
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At the Beach - Vocabulary

Average: 2.9 (34 votes)

Quite a few of our schools are located near beaches, so you may find this vocabulary very useful! Read this short text about my recent trip to the beach and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. How many of you are studying near a beach? What is your favourite beach? There is a town in Spain called 'Nerja' and they have the most beautiful beach, I wish I could go there for a few days now. Enjoy!
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Reading Practice: Starbucks

Average: 3.5 (19 votes)

The famous coffee chain, Starbucks, is starting a new scheme that they think will make their cafe a friendlier place to be. Starbucks employees want to know your first name and will call it when your drink is ready. This is already common practise in America, but very unusual in the UK. Personally, I don’t really want to chat when I go to a coffee shop, I usually go to work! I think I must be very British!

Listening Lesson: Talk to the animals!

Average: 3.2 (29 votes)

Talk to the animals!

This is a classic song from the musical, Doctor Dolittle, a story about a man who learns to talk with every animal in the world. There are many animals in the song and all you need to do is listen and complete the gaps with the animal you hear. However, there are only seven animals but ten gaps! Can you work out which other animals are missing? Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline