Learn English | A new lesson every week
Book your course now

Vocabulary

Music Video Lesson - Pixie Lott 'Gravity' and Casual English

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)

This song by Pixie Lott is a perfect example of the 'casual' spelling and pronunciation of some English words. In words ending in 'ing', people often drop the last g. For example 'singing' becomes 'singin'.

Remember: It is useful to be aware of casual or 'slang' English, but it is usually only used in informal situations.

Verb Forms Quiz

Average: 4.2 (73 votes)

Let's have a quick quiz to get your brain thinking on a Monday. I often notice on the comments left on this site that Englisg users have a good vocabulary but get confused over which form of a word is needed.

When learning a new word it's always good to learn an example sentence instead of just the single word. This way you will learn about how the word is used in context.

Choose the best word form in each case.

Happiness is Important

Average: 4 (10 votes)

I recently found a website which gives you tips on how to live life happily. It also contains some really interesting facts about happiness, what makes us happy and happiness across the world. Read some of these facts below and choose the correct missing words from the list shown. Then have a look through the website and see if the tips help you to make a difference in your life.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Plant and Flower Idioms

Average: 4.3 (20 votes)

A few months ago we looked at some plant and flower idioms and many people found the idioms really helpful and interesting. Can you still remember how they are used? Here are some sentences to help you check your memory, as well as two new plant idioms to help you learn something new!

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Advanced Level Reading on Travel

Average: 3.4 (17 votes)

Superlative Debate

Average: 3.9 (34 votes)

Here's a lesson with a twist! Read through the sentences below and see if you can put the correct superlative form of the word in brackets into the gap. When you have done this, think about the meaning of each sentence and whether you agree with it. E.g. In your opinion, what is the most amazing city in the world? Do you agree with my opinions? I can't wait to hear what you think! Good luck!

By Caroline Devane

Medical Idioms

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)

We all get sick from time to time, so it is a good idea to learn some idioms that you may hear on a visit to the doctors or in general conversation; or you may find the idioms useful to use yourself.

Below are some medical idioms along with some example sentences of their use. Can you match them to their meanings? When you are finished, see if you can write some sentences which include the idioms and share them with us.

Lesson by Caroline

10 Synonyms

Average: 3.2 (382 votes)

A Synonym is a word that has almost the same meaning as another word. For example, a synonym for beautiful is stunning:

She is a beautiful girl.

She is a stunning girl.

Shopping in London Lesson

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

Shopping is one of my favourite activities, particularly when someone else is paying for it! London is renowned for its excellent shops and in this city you really can find anything. Different areas are known for different products, you might go to Oxford Street for some beautiful clothes or to Notting Hill for some quirky presents!
Read this article about the different shopping areas in London and see if you can complete the gaps with a correct missing words!

Choose the Correct Auxiliary Verb

Average: 3.9 (27 votes)

Auxiliary verbs, also known as 'helping verbs' are verb that comes before another verb in order to form a question, a negative sentence, a tense or a passive sentence.

For example, in the following sentence what do you think is the auxiliary verb?

I don't like swimming.