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In the news: Star Wars - Scotland's Jedi Police

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Here's a news story that's very popular with news media at the moment.  Are you a Star Wars fan? You might find this unusual story amusing:

When asked in a volunteer survey to write down their religion, eight members of Scotland's police wrote 'Jedi'. In the famous Star Wars films, Jedis such as Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda use the Force to battle the evil Darth Vader (a Jedi who uses the dark side of the Force).

Reading and vocabulary practice of the day!

Average: 3 (6 votes)

Mr. Thomas retires.

Read the following following paragraph about the speech that was made by her boss Mr. Thomas:

So what are you doing this weekend?

Average: 3.6 (25 votes)

'Sunny Malta!'

Hey Guys,

Another Friday and the end of another working week; I hope you had a good one and you're looking forward to the weekend. I was just wondering what your plans are? I'd love to hear how you'll be spending the weekend in your part of the world.

Cultural Lesson: Easter

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

To Christians, Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days of being dead. Like Christmas.  Easter is celebrated by non-Christians; clearly, for many, the religious significance has been lost. Instead of being a religious celebration, these days, it's all about eating chocolate and having a good time.

Culture Lesson: Good Friday

Average: 4 (11 votes)

Do you know what Good Friday is? Here's some information you may find interesting:

Good Friday is always on the Friday before Easter Sunday and is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. On this day Christians commemorate the anniversary of Jesus' crucifixion and death. For Christians today, 'Good Friday' is like a day of mourning rather than a day of celebration like Christmas.

Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

One of my personal favourites for you today; read the very famous introduction to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and try and guess the correct missing words.

What are absolute adjectives?

Average: 3.7 (43 votes)

Take a look at these very short sentences:

"He's tall."

"He's dead."

They both contain adjectives: tall and dead.

Tall can be used in comparative sentences:

In the news: Facebook saved his life!

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Facebook, Myspace, Twitter - the world is in love with these social networking sites and I bet you are too, and why not? They're useful for many reasons, such as, keeping in touch with friends, making new ones, and now, for saving lives!

10 vocabulary questions

Average: 3.4 (51 votes)

We all want to build up our bank of English language words, so here's a quiz you should all take. All you have to do is match the key-word to its closest meaning. The key-words are used in context to give you a small hint:

 

Link: Improve your vocabulary

Use the correct word in the sentence

Average: 3.3 (68 votes)

Are you a master of vocabulary? Do you think that grammar is 'childs play' (very easy)? Well then, let's put it to the test. Below you'll see 10 sentences; choose the missing word which best suits the sentence.

Link: Choose the correct word form