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Vocabulary

Parts of Speech

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‘It gets hectic around here at lunchtime’ Is 'hectic' a verb, noun or adjective?

English speech can be separated into eight basic categories:

Synonyms

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'You ought to take an umbrealla' =Must?Should?Could?Must not?

Last week we looked at antonymns (opposites).  Today we look at synonyms: words which have similar meanings.

Read through the example sentences and choose the word which is the best match. 

Antonyms: choose the opposite word

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'The opposite of high is...'

Everything has an opposite (antonym):

The opposite of  up is down.

The opposite of black is white.

The oppostite of night is day.

 

Please choose the correct opposite to complete each sentence:

 

Make collocations: using 'make' excercise

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'Be careful that you don't make a mistake!'

reading information on signs

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'Tell us what each sign means'

'BUY THIS!', 'BUY THAT!', 'DON'T' TOUCH THIS!,'DON'T TOUCH THAT!' Everywhere we look we can see signs telling us what to do and giving us information. But what do they mean? Let's find out!

Below you can see senetences taken from nine signs. Choose the correct meaning for each sign.

 

Jason's story - part 2: reading, grammar and vocab exercise

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 'Jason's Story part 2'

Read part 2 of our story and choose the word which best fits for the 8 spaces. When you are finished click on the links for their meaning. The links in the story will take you to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

You can read part 1 of the story here.

How to use 'Unless' and 'As long as'

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'We'll catch our flight as long as we leave soon.'

As long as

Take a look at this sentence:

"I will go if it is free."

(If it is free, I will go.)

In this sentence we can change if to as long as and it keeps the same meaning:

how to use adjectives and adverbs

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'Working hard or hardly working?'

adverbs

Adverbs are used to give us more information about a verb. They give us information on how something happens or how something is done. For example:

'She cried badly when her dog died'.

'He easily climbed the wall'.

Nationality adjectives: Where's he from?

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'He was German. He came from Germany.'

‘Where's he from?' and 'Where does he come from?' both have the same meaning. We can answer this question like this:

Business English: Sporting idioms in business

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Business English

  'Approaching the finish line.'

It's a sporting summer with the Beijing Olympics underway. In Business English we use a number of idioms (natural English expressions) which are connected to sport.

Here are a few of the most common. Which sports do you think they are connected to?