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Reading: Europe by Bus

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

Today, after a month of working 14 hour days as Director of Studies for a school, I am desperate to get away! Although I'm not a fan of long, uncomfortable coach journeys, Paris for a pound sounds good right now. I thought this article might also be of interest to some of our students studying in the UK at the moment. Read through the article and fill the gaps with the missing words. I've written the meanings of the words to help you out. Right...who's off to Paris with me?
By Caroline Devane

Adjective List: Q to Z

Average: 3 (17 votes)

Here's the last lesson in our A to Z of adjectives! As always, I hope you'll find some that you recognise and some that you need to learn.

Look at the sentences and decide which adjective fits in each sentence.

To finish, see if you can make your own sentences with the adjectives that are new to you. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

Look idioms part 2

Average: 3.1 (15 votes)

Yesterday we had a quiz on Look Phrasal Verbs. Today we continue with look idioms. Read the 7 statements and decide which responses match them.

The correct answers are given below.

Phrasal Verbs with Look

Average: 3.6 (27 votes)

In the English language, a phrasal verb is a verb combined with a preposition or an adverb.

e.g. Look + up/ to/ for/ about/ into etc.

Let's practice! What words do you need to complete the sentences below?

Much or many?

Average: 3.9 (47 votes)

Do you remember the difference between countable and uncountable nouns? One of the things you need to remember is whether you need to use much or many
when talking about quantities. Much and many mean a lot of. For example:

"We don’t have many apples" is the same as:

"We don’t have a lot of apples".

Conjunctive Adverbs

Average: 3.5 (30 votes)

Run-on sentences happen when there are two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation. The error can sometimes be corrected by adding a period, semicolon, or colon to separate the two sentences.

e.g. Incorrect: My car is expensive I spent a lot of money on it.
Correct: My car is expensive. I spent a lot of money on it.

Irregular Past Participles - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.6 (35 votes)

We use the past participle when using perfect tenses, but unfortunately, many verbs are irregular in this form. e.g. Ride - Rode - Ridden

Here's an exercise to help you remember the perfect tenses and to help you see how many past participles you can remember.

Can you name any other verbs that are irregular in the past participle and put them in a perfect tense sentence? Good luck!

Adjectives List: I to P

Average: 3.2 (21 votes)

Here is part two of our A-Z of adjectives. How many of these adjectives do you recognise? Try to fit the adjectives into the sentences below. Can you make your own sentences with the adjectives provided? Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

At the Beach - Vocabulary

Average: 2.9 (30 votes)

Quite a few of our schools are located near beaches, so you may find this vocabulary very useful! Read this short text about my recent trip to the beach and try to complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary. How many of you are studying near a beach? What is your favourite beach? There is a town in Spain called 'Nerja' and they have the most beautiful beach, I wish I could go there for a few days now. Enjoy!
Lesson by Caroline

Pre-intermediate: Idioms that relate to weather

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

Read the following conversation and pay attention to the idioms in orange:

Hank:  Surprise, Jenny! I heard about you being bedridden. I came to cheer you up.

Jenny: Wow, thanks for coming by. You’ve totally brightened up my day!

Hank: Oh, I almost forgot. I also brought you a pint of your favourite ice cream!