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AWL Academic Word List: D

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

Here are ten more words on the AWL from the 'D' list. Again, you must choose the one word that differs in meaning from the given word. Now put on your thinking cap (= think hard), and use your noodle (= use your brain).

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

Link: Academic Word List - Letters 'B'and 'C'

 

Review Verb Tenses

Average: 3.9 (16 votes)

Everyone loves English grammar...right?

I know you think grammar is confusing and probably pretty boring, but understanding the basics is important.

The following ten questions all use simple (as in 'easy') grammar structures.  Take a few minutes to try the exercise and be sure to read each question carefully. With a little thought you should be able to get them all correct.

Reading: Beyonce

Average: 2.9 (21 votes)

Beyonce is one of the most famous female singers in the world. She became famous as a member of the group 'Destiny's Child' in the late 1990s and has been making hit solo records since then. This is one of my favourite Beyonce songs. I have removed some of the vocabulary related to dreams and sleeping, can you fill in the gaps? Look out for my next lesson, based on dream idioms! Good luck.

Lesson by Caroline

Using Question Tags

Average: 4 (66 votes)

This is your chance to practice question tags, isn't it?

Questions tags are a common way to make questions, aren't they?

You know how to use them, don't you?

You can't get all 11 correct, can you?

Chris thinks you will make a mistake, doesn't he?

Link: Question Tags

Understanding Comparatives

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

Let's see how well you understand comparative sentences. Read through the ten questions and decide what is being said in each.

Link: Comparative Forms

Comparisons with adjectives and adverbs

Average: 3.4 (75 votes)

Adjective – a word used to modify or describe a noun or pronoun.
Adverb – a word that is used to modify an adjective, verb, or adverb.

There are three forms of adjectives and adverbs used to show varying degrees of comparison: the positive, the comparative, and the superlative.

The positive form is used when there is no direct comparison being made to anything specific, but is used to offer a broad or general comparison.

The comparative form is used when two things are being compared with each other.

Vocab Challenge - 10/10 - Can you do it?

Average: 3.3 (10 votes)

Here are ten questions focusing on vocabulary and grammar. How many of you can get 10/10? Click on Show Answers for explanations.

Common Mistakes in Speaking and Writing

Average: 3.2 (55 votes)

Here are three errors that I regularly encounter inside and outside the classroom. Do you make these mistakes? Listen to yourself, and check your writing. These are some errors that are not deadly or fatal because native speakers usually understand what you mean. Because of that, they will rarely correct you. Nevertheless, these mistakes mark you as not quite as advanced or proficient in English as you may think you are.

Irregular Verbs

Average: 3.6 (18 votes)

Verbs are a very important part of learning English since every sentence must contain a subject and a verb. In addition to the base form of a verb, each verb has four principal parts which must be learned. The four principal parts are:

Reading - Staying Safe in the Summer

Average: 3.9 (11 votes)

With summer in full swing, in the northern hemisphere, and temperatures soaring, let's look at what we should be doing to protect ourselves from the _1_ rays of the sun. Extreme temperatures mean extra care needs to be taken.

When your skin's been exposed to too many of these rays, you get what's known as _2_. Ouch!