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Quick Tip - specially vs especially

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Take a look at the following sentences. Which one do you think is right?

"I got home especially late yesterday."

"I got home specially late yesterday."

'I'm not a ...' 4 useful expressions

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"I am not a MACHINE!!"

Culture Lesson: April Fools' Day

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April 1 is known as "April Fools' Day" in many countries although the origins of this unusual day are obscure. One theory of its origins is that during pagan times the first day of summer was celebrated on May 1and only 'fools' would get the date wrong celebrating it one month early (April 1).

Weekend Reading - Tom Thumb

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Read the first paragraph of the famous children's story 'Tom Thumb' and choose the correct missing word to complete each sentence:

A poor woodman sat in his cottage one night, smoking his pipe by the fireside, while his wife sat by his side spinning.

In the news: World's Cheapest Car

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Indian car maker Tata has just launched the world's cheapest car: the new 'Tata Nano' will cost an estimated $2000 and is being aimed at the Indian market where it's hoped that the cheap price will tempt motorcyclists to trade up to cars.

10 Prepositions Questions!

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You're always asking for more prepositions practice so here you are: 10 prepositions questions.

Simply choose the correct missing preposition in each sentence.

There are lot's of other preposition exercises on this site. Here are some links:

Prepositions Test

Prepositions plus '-ing'

Common mistakes in English - Do you make any of these?

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Take a look at these sentences; they are all classic mistakes that can be heard in English classrooms around the world. Do you know what is wrong with each sentence? Most English teachers hear these mistakes all the time so don'’t worry if you have been saying them – you are not alone!
Now is your chance to say them right!

The sentences in blue are WRONG!

What does 'Jump the Shark' mean?

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I was reading something online the other day when I came across this interesting expression: 'jump the shark'.

Weekend Reading - Do You 'Work Out'?

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