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Danny's Reading: On Travel

Average: 4.4 (13 votes)

You may remember me, a few months ago, writing about how restless I was feeling, how bored with the same old, same old I was, and how I had suddenly become overcome by the desire to travel. If you do, then well and good. If you don't, then don't worry too much about it - there's no test at the end of this article.

Third Conditional

Average: 4 (41 votes)

Thanks to the great teachers at EC San Francisco for this lesson.

If you hadn't come to San Francisco, where would you have studied?
If you hadn't done your homework, what would your teacher have said to you?
If you had passed that exam, what would you have done to celebrate?

Verb Forms Quiz

Average: 4.2 (67 votes)

Let's have a quick quiz to get your brain thinking on a Monday. I often notice on the comments left on this site that Englisg users have a good vocabulary but get confused over which form of a word is needed.

When learning a new word it's always good to learn an example sentence instead of just the single word. This way you will learn about how the word is used in context.

Choose the best word form in each case.

Happiness is Important

Average: 4 (10 votes)

I recently found a website which gives you tips on how to live life happily. It also contains some really interesting facts about happiness, what makes us happy and happiness across the world. Read some of these facts below and choose the correct missing words from the list shown. Then have a look through the website and see if the tips help you to make a difference in your life.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Plant and Flower Idioms

Average: 4.3 (20 votes)

A few months ago we looked at some plant and flower idioms and many people found the idioms really helpful and interesting. Can you still remember how they are used? Here are some sentences to help you check your memory, as well as two new plant idioms to help you learn something new!

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Past Continuous Review

Average: 3.3 (39 votes)

How long has it been since you reviewed the past continuous? Do you remember when to use it and how it is formed? Here's a reminder of this tense and some exercises to help you check your understanding. Good luck!

When do we use the past continuous?

The past continuous is used in a number of situations.

Advanced Level Listening on Ballet

Average: 3.6 (35 votes)

Misty Copeland is a ballerina who is currently dancing for American Ballet Theatre (ABT). I was lucky to see her perform with the company earlier this year and witnessed her wonderful stage presence and beautiful dancing. I found this interview with her and think it is worth listening to, even if you are not interested in the dance world! Misty has overcome many obstacles to become a successful dancer and her story is very inspiring. Listen to the interview and then try and answer the true or false questions below. Are there any other professional or aspiring dancers out there?

Advanced Level Reading on Travel

Average: 3.4 (17 votes)

Superlative Debate

Average: 3.9 (34 votes)

Here's a lesson with a twist! Read through the sentences below and see if you can put the correct superlative form of the word in brackets into the gap. When you have done this, think about the meaning of each sentence and whether you agree with it. E.g. In your opinion, what is the most amazing city in the world? Do you agree with my opinions? I can't wait to hear what you think! Good luck!

By Caroline Devane

Medical Idioms

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)

We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself.

Below are some medical idioms along with some example sentences of their use. Can you match them to their meanings? When you are finished, see if you can write some sentences which include the idioms and share them with us.

Lesson by Caroline