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Phrasal Verbs: Take Make Put

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

Take a look at the 3 phrasal verbs in these sentences. Do you know what they mean? You can write your guesses in the comments box below:

"The music was so loud that I couldn't make out what he was saying."
"The hotel takes on extra staff during the summer season."
"We've been putting away a little money every month to buy a laptop."

Word of the day: Compete

Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Compete (verb)

Compete (verb) to try to be more successful than someone or something else. When you take part in a competition you compete.

Compete is a regular verb: Past simple competed / Past participle competed

Reading: British love talking about the weather!

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)

Britons spend six months talking about the weather!

This fact probably doesn't come as a surprise to those of you studying in Britain!

We love talking about the weather, well actually, mostly complaining.

An annoying rain shower or a day when it's too hot to use the underground are our favourite topics of conversation!

Read through the article and then try and fit the words in the correct gaps!

London Riots and Clean Up

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

Before they started appearing in court, most people _1_ London's rioters and looters were unemployed young people with no hope and no future.

Yet among those arrested _2_ a graphic designer, a postal employee, a dental assistant, a teaching aide, a forklift driver and a youth worker.

Strange Animals

Average: 3.8 (5 votes)

Lately, I have discovered a fascination with weird and wonderful animals that I never knew existed in me!

Here is a description of four animals and their amazing skills...this article has made me a bit nervous and I'm now going to check all the walls in my flat to make sure nothing can get in!

Read through the article and then answer the true or false questions below.

Lesson by Caroline

Quantifiers: A bottle of wine

Average: 3.6 (13 votes)

Quantifiers are used to express quantity i.e. the amount of something; how many/much.

With countable nouns like apples, for example, we can ask and answer:

How many apples do you want?
I want four apples.

Notice we use many with countable nouns.

Quantifiers with non-countable nouns

Now let's take a look at a non-countable noun: wine.

Web Search - Looking for information online

Average: 3.2 (11 votes)

Thorpe Park is a theme park located in Surrey, England. It is the second most popular theme park in the UK.

Thorpe Park is one of my favourite places! I love roller-coasters and the ones at Thorpe Park are amazing.

In this lesson, you will need to visit the Thorpe Park website and search for the answers to the questions below.

Think carefully about which sections of the website you will find the answers in.

Do you have motivation?

Average: 4 (7 votes)

People who compete in sports have to be really motivated to achieve their goals and develop as athletes.

Motivation is also really important for people learning English.

This article gives some great tips on goal-setting and pushing yourself to get where you want to.

Read through the article and then fill the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

I have given you the definitions of the words to help you.

Lesson by Caroline

Phrasal Verbs with Break

Average: 3.8 (6 votes)

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things to learn in English, because changing the preposition can completely change the meaning of the verb.

Here are 7 break phrasal verbs:

What's a Hen Party?

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

In England, it is custom for the bride to have a 'Hen-do' and the man to have a 'stag-do'.

It just happens that I am going to my first hen party this weekend!

Read the article about hen and stag do's and try and fit the vocabulary in the correct gaps.

Have you ever been to a hen or stag do? How did it go? Let us know!

Lesson by Caroline