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Word Order: Adjectives

Average: 3.2 (19 votes)

Rules:

Do you know where to put the adjective in a sentence? Follow these simple rules to help you remember:

1. The adjective comes before the noun.
e.g. I live in a small house.
I have a blue umbrella.

2. The adjective comes after the verb to be.
e.g. I am very tired.
Careful, the food is hot!

Stormy Weather

Average: 3.9 (12 votes)

I've been reading in the news about the recent terrible weather that affected the UK. I hope it clears up a bit before I get home! Although, I do enjoy being inside on a stormy day with a film and a log fire... Here's an article which reports on the areas worst hit by the storms. Read through the article and then try to complete the gaps with the words listed below. I've given you the meanings of the missing words to help you out.

Good luck!

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Letter from Caroline: Bye-bye Colombia!

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

Talking about Movies: Misson Impossible 4

Average: 2.9 (16 votes)

The long wait is over as Tom Cruise finally returns to cinemas to resume his role of Ethan Hunt.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the forth film in the franchise. The Mission: Impossible movies are a series of films based on the television series of the same name. Tom Cruise appeared in the first film in 1996. Since then the films have made over one billion dollars.

In this new film Ethan Hunt and his IMF are blamed with bombing Russia's Kremlin. He and three others must stop a man trying to start a global nuclear war.

People of the Year 2011

Average: 4 (6 votes)

Here are some of the people of the year, as voted for by Timeout London writers! Read through the article and put the missing words in the correct gaps.

Who do you think deserves to be a 'person of the year' ?

 

At the Doctors

Average: 4.1 (11 votes)

Here's an example of a real conversation at the doctors. Read through the exchange between the two people and try to re-order the letters of the underlined words to find the correct word! It is very important to learn some medical vocabulary, so that you are able to visit the doctor and understand their advice if there is a problem. Remember you can always take an English speaker with you if you are really nervous.

By Caroline

In Reception

Helen: Hello, I’d like to see a (1)codort please.

How to Relax

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

I'm a huge fan of the festive season, but sometimes things can hectic and you need to find a way to relax! Here's a short exercise from the BBC that helps you to do just that. Read through the article, complete the gaps and then follow the instructions.

Chrismas Calories

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

It is normal to overindulge at Christmas, but are you aware of how much you are actually overindulging! Read through this article that exposes the truth behind our favourite Christmas treats and complete the article with the missing vocabulary. WARNING: Don't read this article if you want to enjoy your treats guilt-free!

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Missing Words

Non-alcoholic
Nutrition
Pounds
Waistlines
Maximum
Limit
Teaspoons
Chains

Common Phrasal Verb Revision

Average: 3.8 (29 votes)

Phrasal verbs are one of the trickiest parts of English and take lots of practice and revision to learn.

Here is a small quiz to see how well you remember some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs. Just decide which phrasal verb completes the sentences.

Let me know if there are any phrasal verbs that really cause you problems, and I'll see if I can create a revision lesson for you. Good luck!

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Parts of Speech

Average: 3.5 (29 votes)

English is commonly separated into eight parts of speech. These are: