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Good News for Chocoholics

Average: 2.9 (12 votes)

Chocoholics across the world, I have some excellent news!

Read the article below and then decide which word completes each gap.

I've given you the meanings of the words to help you complete the exercise, as well as a few pieces of useful vocabulary.

The useful vocabulary DO NOT FIT THE GAPS, it is just there to help you out. Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Goals and Desires

Average: 3.5 (17 votes)

A very wise woman once told me about the difference between desires and goals and I've decided that I'd like to share that information with you. The difference between the two can be difficult to understand sometimes but knowing they exist can help you move towards your dreams in a contented way.

Common English Similies

Average: 3.2 (36 votes)

A similie is an expression we use when comparing two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.

Here are some common examples:

The Future Perfect Tense

Average: 3.8 (55 votes)

How many friends will you have spoken to by this time next week?

Which TV shows will you have watched by this time tomorrow?

Where will you have lived by the time you retire?

All these questions ask what 'will have' happened by some future time. Use the future perfect tense to talks about the past in the future.

How to form the Future Perfect Tense

Subject + will have + past participle + object

Music Video Lesson - All Saints 'Pure Shores'

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

This song is about finding a place where you can totally relax. For the singer, this place is the beach. I'm also from the seaside and really love to spend time by the sea, especially when I can eat fish and chips there! Listen to this song and try and complete the gaps with the correct lyrics.

You do not need to listen to the whole song.

Lesson by Caroline

Head and Mind Idioms

Average: 3.9 (25 votes)

Have you ever given a presentation or made a speech to a group of people? Did you feel nervous? Did the people enjoy what you said?

The Business Presentation

Take a look at this paragraph and pay special attention to the 5 idioms in orange:

Reading: Watching TV

Average: 4 (7 votes)

Do you think you watch too much TV? Honestly, I wish I could watch more but I'm usually studying or working!

Apparently, TV shows ending can make some people very upset. Have you ever been sad because a show has ended? What are your favourite programmes? Let us know!

Take a look at this article what is Downton Abbey and what is the Downton Abbey Effect? Leave your answer in the comments box.

Common mistakes practice

Average: 3.3 (17 votes)

Here is an intermediate level challenge that will be familiar to regular visitors of the site.

Decide which word is needed in each sentence to make it correct.

The sentences are examples of common mistakes English teachers hear in lesson.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Noun Ajective Verb Forms

Average: 3.7 (18 votes)

A noun can be a person, thing or place: 'I live in a house.'

A verb shows an action, It is a 'doing' word: 'I play tennis with my brother.'

An adjective is used to decribe or give us more information about a noun: 'A big dog.'

Extreme Sports in Cape Town

Average: 3.7 (6 votes)

Thrill-seeker: a person who enjoys taking part in extreme sports and other activities involving physical risk

So many of my English students in Cape Town used to terrify me with videos of them bungee jumping or swimming with sharks!

I would NEVER do anything like that, for me riding a rollercoaster is all the excitement I will need.

Having said that, I am considering abseiling down Table Mountain in a few months, but that's not for fun, that's for charity!