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Whiteboard Lesson: Word Categories

Average: 3.7 (26 votes)

Harrison, who teaches at EC San francisco, shows us how we can expand our vocabulary.

Upper-Intermediate Reading: English Coastal Towns

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Being from a seaside town myself, I'm particularly interested in how we can continue to celebrate their heritage within the UK. Recently, the national lottery has announced a fund to help seaside towns to improve their economic and social situations. This information comes from a government website and therefore has a slightly different tone to a newspaper article. What differences do you think you might notice? Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing words.

Ordinal Numbers: first, second, third

Average: 3.5 (18 votes)

When we want to put things in order, we use ordinal numbers so we can tell the position of that thing.

For example, if there is a road with three houses, you will pass them in order of the first house, the second and the third.

New Verbs: A to H

Average: 3.6 (34 votes)

Here's an exercise to help you increase your vocabulary! Below are 8 verbs, some of which you may know, and some of which might be new to you.

Each sentence needs one of these verbs. Find the meaning of the verb and match it to the correct sentence.

I recommend reading all the sentences before making your choice.

Then, from memory, try to write your own list of verbs from A to H.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Vocabulary - In the Office

Average: 3.7 (22 votes)

Many people learn 'pen, pencil and paper' in their first English lessons, but can you remember these words, which are also things you would find in an office?

Match each word to its definition. What else do we find in an office?

Lesson by Caroline

Business English - Networking

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

Networking: - Interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further your career.

This lesson will give you some good hints on successful networking, as well as helping you to practise some business vocabulary. Read through the article and try to fit the gaps with the business vocabulary listed below.

Postcards

Average: 4 (46 votes)

We write postcards to friends and family when we are on holiday. They are usually very short and talk about what we are doing and enjoying. I just got this postcard from my Mum and Dad, who are on holiday in Tenerife! Read through the postcard and put the words in the correct gap.

When you have finished, imagine you are on holiday and you are sending a postcard to your best friend. What would you write about? Please post your answers below!

Hi Caroline!

Passive and Active Sentences for Low-Intermediate Students

Average: 3.7 (30 votes)

How much do you remember about forming active and passive sentences?

If you're unsure, have a look at this lesson before you try to answer the questions below:

Remember: Is the action being done by someone or is an action being done to something? If someone is doing the action, use the active voice and if an action is being done to something use the passive! Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Verbs we use in the morning

Average: 3.5 (14 votes)

What's your morning routine? If you are not a 'morning person', waking up and getting ready for work/school can be a real challenge. Perhaps you are an 'early bird', a person who feels better and has more energy in the morning. If so, getting ready to face the day is no problem!

Read through the text and choose the correct missing verbs.

Get / Become

Average: 3.8 (37 votes)

The word get has many different meanings in English, such as 'receive'. However, another very common meaning is also 'become'.

For example: “I’m getting cold” means the same as “I’m becoming cold”
The only real difference is that get is more informal and popular to use.

The structure is: GET + ADJECTIVE.