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Reading: Travel Money Tips

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I'm sure many of you are looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday. Personally, I'd love to go relax on a beach somewhere with an ice-cream and a book. But, holidays can be expensive, so here's some tips to help you keep your holiday low-cost. Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing vocabulary listed below. Let us know if you have any holiday plans!

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Dating Phrasal Verbs

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Dating can be tricky, particularly when you're dating (in a relationship with) an English speaker and there are so many phrasal verbs!

Here are some of the most common phrasal verbs related to dating.

Read through the sentences and see if you can decide which phrasal verb belongs in the sentence. Can you think of any more phrasal verbs related to dating? Tell us about your own dating experiences using these verbs if you have the time!

Pronunciation Challenge

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English is full of words that are difficult to pronounce, including ones that come up in day to day conversation.

Here is a little challenge for you to practise the pronunciation of some of these words. First, match the word to the correct sentence and then practise saying it out loud. Use the links to dictionary.com to help you with the pronunciation of each word. Let me know if there are any other words you have difficulty with!

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Wedding Vocabulary

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Weddings are wonderful events and I'm really looking forward to my cousins wedding in October! I'm particularly excited about the food, which sounds amazing. There is lots of vocabulary related to marriage and weddings and here are some of the most common words. Read the paragraph below to see the vocabulary in context, then try and match the words to their meanings. Are any of you getting married soon? Or are you already married? Tell us about your big day!

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Learn new nouns: I to P

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Here's the second lesson in our A to Z of nouns (part one is here). Quite a few of these are abstract nouns. Can you remember what an abstract noun is? Abstract nouns are nouns you cannot see, hear, smell, taste or feel. e.g. kindness is an abstract noun.

Read through the sentences and try to decide which noun fits the gap. Can you think of any other nouns beginning with these letters?

Weather Phrasal Verbs

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Learn Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Today's Intermediate level lesson is by Ian who teaches at our English school in Cape Town. When we want to describe the quantity of something (how many things there are), we use certain quantifiers depending on whether the object being describe is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.

We use quantifiers when we don't need to give the exact amount.

Nadine Gordimer Interview: Question and Answer Match

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Some of you may be studying at our English school in Cape Town, and I'm sure you've become fascinated by the country's history.

Quantity nouns: a pair of, a tube of, a slice of

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Quantity nouns are the particular sets of words, such as phrases or terms, that you use to tell the quantities of certain things

Example: "Do you want a bottle of water?"

Of course, some quantity nouns have precise definitions and can only be used to tell the quantities of certain countable and uncountable nouns. Some of the special exceptions are:

Asking the right questions in every situation

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In everyday business and social situations, it is necessary to ask and answer questions.  When participating in a conversation we need to know what information is being discussed in order to ask appropriate questions using the correct 'question words' and to provide correctly structured responses.