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How to Relax

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

I'm a huge fan of the festive season, but sometimes things can hectic and you need to find a way to relax! Here's a short exercise from the BBC that helps you to do just that. Read through the article, complete the gaps and then follow the instructions.

How to Agree and Disagree

Average: 3.8 (40 votes)

Agreeing and disagreeing can be tricky in English, as our answer has to match the grammar of the original statement. We also need to change our answer depending on whether the original statement was negative or positive. It’s quite confusing! Read through the statements below and see if you can decide which answer matches the statement. Think:
 
What is the main verb in the statement?
Is the statement positive or negative?

Good luck!

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Music Video Lesson: Let It Snow

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)

Christmas is coming, my favourite time of year! Here’s a song by the wonderful Michael Buble to get you in the Christmas spirit. Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the missing words. Merry Christmas!

Pandas!

Average: 2.9 (14 votes)

You wouldn't expect to find any pandas in Scotland but from now on you might be able to! Read this news article about the UK's newest guests and then answer the true or false questions below. I’m interested to know your opinions. Do you think this kind of programme is vital for saving endangered species, or do you think transporting animals to foreign countries is cruel. Let me know.

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Chrismas Calories

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

It is normal to overindulge at Christmas, but are you aware of how much you are actually overindulging! Read through this article that exposes the truth behind our favourite Christmas treats and complete the article with the missing vocabulary. WARNING: Don't read this article if you want to enjoy your treats guilt-free!

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Missing Words

Non-alcoholic
Nutrition
Pounds
Waistlines
Maximum
Limit
Teaspoons
Chains

Common Phrasal Verb Revision

Average: 3.8 (29 votes)

Phrasal verbs are one of the trickiest parts of English and take lots of practice and revision to learn.

Here is a small quiz to see how well you remember some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs. Just decide which phrasal verb completes the sentences.

Let me know if there are any phrasal verbs that really cause you problems, and I'll see if I can create a revision lesson for you. Good luck!

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Parts of Speech

Average: 3.5 (29 votes)

English is commonly separated into eight parts of speech. These are:

Word Order - Adjectives

Average: 3.5 (15 votes)

Do you know where to put the adjective in a sentence? Follow these simple rules to help you remember:

1. The adjective comes before the noun.
"I live in a small house."
"I have a blue umbrella."

2. The adjective comes after the verb 'to be'.
"I am very tired. "
"Careful, the food is hot!"

English Slang Words

Average: 3.6 (21 votes)

Sometimes you may find yourself hearing words in the street that you haven't seen in your English text books before.

Confusingly, you may only hear these words in one country! In fact, slang can be specific to a country, a town or even a specific group of people.

Below are some of the most common slang words or expressions that you may hear in an English speaking country.

Just put the word/words into the sentence you think they might belong to.

How to get in the Christmas Spirit

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

Christmas is my favourite holiday and my favourite time of year. Therefore, every year I do or take part in things that get me in the Christmas spirit. Here is a list of things to do if the spirit hasn’t hit you yet or if you are feeling a bit 'bah humbug'. Read through the list and then try and fit the words below into the correct gaps.

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