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How do you sleep?

Average: 4.5 (20 votes)

Mmmm sleep, how I miss it!

Apparently, the position we are in when we sleep can give people an insight into our personality.

Which position do you sleep in?

Do you snore?

Read the article and try and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

7 Weather Idioms

Average: 3.4 (25 votes)

People, especially English people, love talking about the weather and there are lots of weather related idioms.

Have you come across any of these idioms before?

Read through the meanings of the idioms and then check your understanding by choosing the correct idiom for each sentence below.

Let us know how you do!

Idioms

As right as rain - Feeling fine and healthy.

Present Perfect with For and Since

Average: 4.8 (646 votes)

How much do you remember about this subject?

For and since are commonly used with the present perfect tense.

For

We use for to talk about a period of time.

E.g. "I haven't smoked for weeks."

Since

We use since to talk about a specific point in time, or a time when the action started.

Most common English words

Average: 4 (7 votes)

World-english.org has created a list of the most used words in the English language.

Each of these sentences includes one of these words and it's your job to decide which word goes in each gap.

The words I've chosen are ranked in popularity from 1-200.

Use the following ten words to complete the sentences ago.

In some cases, it's possible there's more than one right answer. Post your ideas and we will tell you if your idea is possible or not.

Good luck!

Wh questions review

Average: 3.9 (33 votes)

English learners sometimes find the structure of asking questions quite difficult to understand.

Here we review the use of interrogative words (also known as wh-words). These are questions which cannot be answered with "yes" or "no" e.g. "What is your name?"

These ten questions are based on common mistakes I've heard English students make.

Find the mistakes in these sentences

Average: 4.1 (32 votes)

Ten sentences for you today. Each sentence has one mistake in it.

Can you find all ten mistakes?

The correct answers are below the sentences.

Do you love movies?

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)

Movie Buff: A person who knows a lot about movies.

Are you a movie buff? Do you know any interesting facts about movies?

I've been surfing the web, finding out some fascinating film trivia and facts about the (sometimes) glamorous world of movies!

Read through the facts and then try and put the vocabulary in the correct gaps. Break a leg!

Commonly confused words

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

This is a lesson that focuses on pairs of words that can often be confused.

Sometimes we confuse them because they sound the same, or sometimes we confuse them because they have similar meanings.

In each sentence try and choose which word is correct.

Say the sentences out loud as you read them, this may help you to choose the correct word.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline

Spelling Practice

Average: 3.8 (11 votes)

It is difficult to create writing exercises for students on a website, but this one has a writing focus, as it is all about spelling.

In each sentence, one word is spelt incorrectly.

Read each sentence and then rewrite the word correctly.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Doing Volunteer Work Abroad

Average: 4.6 (27 votes)

What does volunteer mean?

a volunteer: (noun) a person who does something, usually helping other people, because they want to. They are not paid to do it. Volunteer can also be used as an adjective, "I'm a volunteer hospital worker. I help out at the hospital on weekends."

to volunteer: (verb) to offer to help or do something.