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Conjunctions Quiz

Average: 1.5 (494 votes)

Conjunctions are words that connect words, phrases, clauses or sentences.

For example:

"I bought him a jacket but he hates it!"

In the following sentences, can you decide which conjunction completes the gap? Think very carefully about the meaning of the sentence. Can you remember any other conjunctions?

Pre-intermediate: Idioms that relate to weather

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

Read the following conversation and pay attention to the idioms in orange:

Hank:  Surprise, Jenny! I heard about you being bedridden. I came to cheer you up.

Jenny: Wow, thanks for coming by. You’ve totally brightened up my day!

Hank: Oh, I almost forgot. I also brought you a pint of your favourite ice cream!

Business English: Women in the workplace

Average: 3 (14 votes)

For years now, women have been fighting to be given the same level of responsibility and the same wages as men. In fact, in the UK a female executive doing the same job as a male gets an average of £10,000 less per year.

World Knowledge Quiz

Average: 3.4 (19 votes)

Here's a quiz to help you practise your English and test your world knowledge at the same time! Below are ten different countries and a clue that describes them. However, all the letters of the country have been mixed up.

Can you unscramble the letters to find the country?

Elementary: A or An?

Average: 3.5 (19 votes)

The choice of article (a or an) depends on the sound of the first letter in a word, not always on how it is written.

An is used with words that start with a vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u), the rest are used with a.

Complete the following exchanges with a or an:

Quantifiers Quiz

Average: 3.9 (45 votes)

Quantifiers are words that modify nouns. We use them to give more information about nouns; they tell us the amount or quantity of a noun.

To understand which quanifier to use, you need to know countable and uncountable nouns.

For example cars are countable so we can use many:

"How many cars are in that garage?"

Snow is uncountable so we can use much:

Pronunciation

Average: 3.5 (31 votes)

English pronunciation can be very tricky, especially when words are spelt in a similar way but said completely differently! Here’s an exercise to help you practise. Of the words in red, which have the same pronunciation? For example:

Comparatives and superlatives: Correct or incorrect?

Average: 3.4 (29 votes)

Can you remember the rules for comparative and superlative adjectives? Here’s a quick exercise to help you find out. Is the sentence correct or incorrect? If it is incorrect, what should the sentence say? Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Adjectives List: A to H

Average: 4 (16 votes)

Over the past few weeks we have been posting exercises to help you improve your vocabulary and learn new verbs. Now it’s time to focus on the adjectives! Here are 8 new describing words, from A-H. Try to match the adjective to the sentence. Good luck!

Question and Answer Match

Average: 3.5 (21 votes)

Rufus Wainright is a singer/songwriter famous for songs such as 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk' and his cover of 'Hallelujah'. I really enjoy his music and his unusual voice. Here is an interview with him that appeared in UK newspaper 'The Guardian' last year. All you need to do is match the interviewer's questions with his answers. This is excellent for practising your reading comprehension. Let us know how you get on!

Interviewer's Questions

Read through these questions and think about what an example answer might be.