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Music Video Lesson - The Corrs 'At Your Side'

Average: 3.9 (17 votes)

This was the first song I ever learnt to play on the guitar! Of course that was more than a few years ago and I doubt I can play it now, but I still remember it fondly! Do any of you play instruments? If so, what was the first song you learnt to play? I didn't play guitar for very long, but I played piano for years and I really miss it. If anyone has a piano to give away then let me know!

Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the missing words, then look around for a free piano.

Past Simple Vs Past Continuous

Average: 3.5 (195 votes)

Here's a quick reminder of the rules of using past simple and past continuous together.

In this sentence there are two verbs:

I was watching television when he arrived.

The first action is a long action - it lasted for a period of time. We therefore use the past continuous.

The second action is a short action that has interrupted the first. So for this we need past simple!

Verbs with prepositions - Upper Intermediate Level

Average: 3.8 (36 votes)

Here is a quick practice exercise to see how much you remember about common verb-preposition combinations. Think carefully before you decide on the correct answer!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Danny's Reading: English Expressions

Average: 4.3 (19 votes)

Phrasal Verb: Put

Average: 3.7 (56 votes)

Here is another opportunity for you to practise using phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs with 'put' are extremely common and here are just a few of them. In each sentence, decide which phrasal verb is needed to complete it correctly. I've put the meanings of the phrasal verbs below to help you decide. Don't put it off until tomorrow! Do this lesson now!

Music Video Lesson - Michael Buble 'Home'

Average: 4.4 (10 votes)

I went home this weekend and thought of this song by one of my favourite singers, Michael Buble. Before you listen to the song, see if you can complete the gaps with the words below using the meaning of the lyrics to help you. Then, check your answers by listening to the song. Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Baby Beckham!

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice and David Beckham the famous footballer, added another baby to their brood. Read this article and see if you can answer the true or false questions below. Do you think Harper is lucky to have such famous parents, or do you think it will lead to a difficult childhood? I’d love to hear your opinions.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Airport Vocabulary Word Scramble

Average: 3.7 (17 votes)

I just came back from South Africa, so I won't be travelling for a while! But you might! Here is some important vocabulary that will help you at the airport. Read through the text and try to 'unscramble' the orange words to find the airport related vocab. Good luck!

Phrasal Verbs for Travel

Average: 3.4 (41 votes)

Today's lesson reviewd and builds on the 7 travel phrasal verbs we studied at a few weeks ago. Look at the these phrasal verbs and their definitions. Fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verbs so that the text makes sense. (Keep in mind that the main verb changes according to the time and function of the sentence, e.g. drop off in a past passive structure is I was dropped off.

Sports Idioms

Average: 3.7 (6 votes)

There are so many idioms we use in daily conversation that have a connection with sport.

Look at the list and the explanations.

The sports they are originally derived from are in brackets.

a. To get second wind: to get a sudden burst of energy (sailing). "I was feeling tired after lunch, but I got my second wind in the afternoon."