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Predictions - Part Two

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Yesterday's lesson was about some predictions made 100 years ago about what the world would look like today. In today’s lesson, we are going to read about how some people think the world will be in another 100 years time.

Predictions - Part One

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100 years ago, a man named John Watkins made a variety of predictions on how he thought the world would be in the year 2000 and beyond. Incredibly, some of his predictions were correct. Here are just a few of his predictions of an 'incredible' future, which to us is just normal daily life! Read through the article and try to fit the correct words in each gap. Make sure to come back tomorrow for part two of this lesson!

Sports Verbs

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Unlike me, I'm sure some of you are interested in, or practise sports! Here is a revision lesson on some of the verbs we commonly use to talk about sports. All you need to do is choose the correct verb in each sentence.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Business English Idioms

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Are any of you studying English for business purposes? Idioms are really common in the workplace and can be heard everywhere, in offices or on factory floors. Here are seven of the most common.

Business before pleasure - you should finish your work before starting to relax and enjoy yourself.

A done deal - a final decision or agreement.

Preposition Review

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Prepositions are everywhere. They are part of phrasal verbs and appear before noun phrases or pronouns. They are also frequently used to describe time and place.

In the following sentences, which preposition do you think is needed to correctly complete the sentence?

Lesson by Caroline

Advanced Word Building

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In English, words are formed with a stem which is then modified with a variety of prefixes and suffixes. These additions can dramatically change the meaning or grammatical usage of the word.

Here is a revision exercise to see if you can deduce which ‘version’ of the word is needed in each sentence. Let us know how you get on.

Lesson by Caroline

Verbs + Prepositions (part 2)

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Continuing on from yesterday's lesson, let's take another look prepositions used after verbs.

Look at some more sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition. For example: talk about girls or look for a babysitter. Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Verbs + Prepositions

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Many students consider prepositions to be the most difficult part of the English language and it’s easy to understand why.

They are small words that are difficult to remember and can affect the meaning of a sentence enormously.

It takes memorisation and practice to use them correctly, but they are definitely not impossible to learn.

Let's look at sentences that use a verb followed by a preposition.

For example: wait for a bus not wait to a bus.

Choose the correct options. Good luck!

Wh-? Words

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The meaning of wh- question words:

When - time
Who - people
Why - reason
Where - place
Whose - possession
What - object/idea
Which - choice of alternatives

Make and Do Explained

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Make

Generally make means 'create'.

For example: make breakfast or make a speech. However, there are some exceptions.

Never say: make a party, in English we use throw a party or organise a party.

Do

Generally do is for activities.