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10 Prepositions Questions

Average: 3.4 (72 votes)

Prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in sentences.

There are lots of prepositions and choosing the right one can be difficult.

Most English learners find the best way to learn them is through practising, practising.... and then practising again!

So come on - it's time to get busy practising!

Link: Prepositions + '-ing'

David Beckham Exercise

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

Unless you live on the moon, you must know who David Beckham is!

The English footballer is one of the most famous people in the world. Here we take a little look at his life with a focus on your English grammar.

You don’t need to be a football fan to answer these questions – the important thing with this exercise is the sentence structure. Read the sentences carefully to get a good idea of the missing words.

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Past Simple Tense Review

Average: 4 (21 votes)

Time for a basic review of the past simple tense. All you have to do is complete the sentences using the past simple tense. 

I expect you all to get 10/10! Can you do it? Don't disappoint me!

Past Simple Tense

Prefixes Using 'Re'

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

Re is a prefix that is added to the front of a word. Generally it is used to mean 'do again' e.g. resend or 'return something to its original state' e.g. reafforestation ( planting new trees in an area where they were previously cut down).

Make, Take, Do and Have Collocations

Average: 4.8 (101 votes)

Take this quiz and see how well you do.  It takes practice to recognize which words go together with make, do, take and have.  Do you recognize the following expressions? 

Have fun!

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Environemnt Vocabulary

AWL -Academic Word List - the 'E's'

Average: 3.7 (9 votes)

For the sake of variety, this exercise differs from the previous ones focusing on the AWL.

Here the object is to choose the 'e' word that best completes the sentence.  Having some context may help you to better select the correct answer. 

Good luck!

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Academic Word List - 'D' Letters

Some Handy (=useful) Expressions

Average: 4 (9 votes)

Pick out the correct word to go in the blank to complete the expressions with 'hand.'  The actual meaning is inside the brackets or parentheses.

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

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Clothing Idioms

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

Here are some idioms which use items of clothing:

An anorak

Used to describe a boring person with an uninteresting hobby who always talks about it - they are too interested in unimportant details:

'He's such an anorak. He's always talking about the history of steam trains.'

Take one's hat off

To admire or respect someone:

'She got 100% on the test. I take my hat off to her.'

Danny's Fatherhood Reading

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

So...my wife gave birth to our one and only daughter a couple of weeks ago...

There was a lot of screaming, shouting and crying involved (and that was just me!) but when it was all over and done with, I was the happiest man alive. I now had a son and a daughter, and life was pretty much perfect.

Until, that is, a couple of days later, when the first visitors arrived...

“Ooooh!” said my wife’s aunt. “And aaaah! She’s beautiful! She’s going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up!”

Do you know these idioms with 'Get'?

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

The following idioms and expressions use the verb 'get'. This word is, as you know, very common in English.

See how many of these you recognise. Anyone know them all?

Now, get on with it!!

 By Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams is a teacher at EC San Diego

Link: Irregular Verbs