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Articles and idioms - Elementary

Average: 3 (7 votes)

Articles (the;an;a) can often cause a lot of frustration. See how spot-on you are by matching them to these everyday idioms.  How well do you know these idioms. Do you have the same ones in your language?

Only use a, an, the

Submitted by Jozua van der Lugt. Teacher at EC Cape Town English language school

Articles and idioms - Elementary

Average: 2.3 (4 votes)

Articles (the;an;a) can often cause a lot of frustration. See how spot-on you are by matching them to these everyday idioms.  How well do you know these idioms. Do you have the same ones in your language?
Links: Submitted by Jozua van der Lugt. Teacher at EC Cape Town.

he, she, it → one "s" in the Present Simple

Average: 3.8 (15 votes)

Carefully read through the four choices for each question and choose the sentence with the correct grammar. Good luck!

Today's lesson is from Milli Kubach, EC Cape Town English language school.

 Present Simple and Present Continuous

Do or Make - Which one for household chores?

Average: 3.6 (23 votes)

Do

DO suggests an action of some kind and has a very strong connection with work.  Therefore almost all household chores use the verb “do”.  The exception is "make the beds". 

Make

MAKE gives the idea of constructing something with your hands and creating something that wasn’t there before.  In the home you use “make” with cooking for eg.  make a cup of tea, make a cake, make a sandwich, make supper.

Adjectives + Prepositions

Average: 3.4 (22 votes)

Complete the sentences with the correct preposition:

of in at with from to

 

Today's lesson is from Marguerite Engelbrecht, EC Cape Town English language school.

Link: 10 common mistakes made by English learners

How to form Superlatives - Elementary / Pre Intermediate

Average: 2.8 (22 votes)

Superlatives are the best! Or the worst…or the most confusing…or the easiest…you decide! Take the quiz and let’s see if you can solve it!

How to make superlatives

1 syllable adjectives. Add the /adj./ est.
Eg: cool = the coolest

2+ syllable adjectives. Add the most to the adjective
Eg: powerful = the most powerful

Defining and non-defining relative clauses - Intermediate

Average: 4 (17 votes)

When to use a, an, some, any - Elementary

Average: 4 (20 votes)

Name: Deborah Jane Cairns (EC Cape Town)
Level: Elementary
When to use a/an/some/any

Students struggle with this on a regular basis so it is necessary for them to have a lot of practice.

 1. A is used with singular countable nouns that begin with a consonant.

Crazy Christmas - Elementary/Pre-Intermediate

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

Today's lesson is from Amy Whiting, EC Cape Town English language school.

Present Simple is used to talk about routines and habits, it uses the form Subject + Verb
Example: We eat turkey at Christmas time

Present simple vs Present Continuous - Elementary Level

Average: 2.6 (12 votes)

Today's lesson comes from Deborah Jane Cairns, EC Cape Town English language school: