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Much / many / a lot of / some

Average: 3.6 (80 votes)

How much do you remember about countable and uncountable nouns? Can you remember when you use:

  • Much
  • Many
  • Some
  • A lot of

Here is a review quiz. In some cases, you may think that both answers are possible, but think about the meaning of the sentence very carefully and you will change your mind!

If you have any questions, post them at the bottom of this lesson. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Upper Intermediate Reading - Illegal Downloading

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

Satire: Witty language to convey insults or scorn. It's a way of criticising people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play which uses this style.

A while ago I posted a lesson based on a satirical article about Facebook. Here's another one, for your amusement, about illegal downloading! Read the article and try and complete the gaps with the correct words. Right, I’m off to listen to Spotify...
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Visiting Cape Town - Mixed Prepositions Quiz

Average: 3.5 (12 votes)

After last year's World Cup in South Africa, Cape Town is becoming a more and more popular destination for English learners. The whole planet got to see what an amazing city it is, and now people really want to check it out for themselves.

Students are attracted to this area because of its culture, nature and climate. Cape Town is a fascinating city that travellers soon fall in love with.

Advanced / Proficiency Level Reading

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

This article, written by professional funny man David Mitchell, discusses whether young people should still be taking gap years. Do you think a gap year helps you grow as a person, or do you, like the writer, think it is just a waste of money? Read the article carefully then answer the true or false questions at the end. Let me know your opinion.
Lesson by Caroline Devane

A Gap Year: A yearlong break from study taken by some students on leaving school before starting university, often spent gaining work experience or travelling.

Idiom of the day: Keep an eye on

Average: 3.6 (24 votes)

Today we take a look at the idiom keep an eye on.

Definition

  1. To watch closely or carefully.
  2. To watch over attentively; mind.

When we keep an eye on someone or something, we watch it carefully.

Example Sentences:

Going on holiday - A letter from Caroline - elementary reading

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

Here's a short letter from me about my upcoming holiday to Tenerife! I've removed some of the vacation related vocabulary. Read through the letter and try and fit the words in the correct gaps.

Key Words

Resort
Beach
Sandcastles
Pool
Plane
Restaurant
Degrees

Everyday Prepositions for Busy People

Average: 3.7 (21 votes)

Prepositions - small words that cause English learners big problems!

With so many prepositions to choose from, here are some very common examples we use all the time.

Choose the correct preposition in these ten sentences.

Idioms from Shakespeare

Average: 3.2 (48 votes)

Finding the origins of words and sayings can be really fascinating.

All these idioms were invented by William Shakespeare and used in his famous plays. These are all used in everyday English; they are very well known.

Can you match each idiom to the correct sentence?

When see if you can write some of your own sentences with them.
Lesson by Caroline

Words with More Than One Meaning

Average: 3 (191 votes)

Elementary to Pre-Intermediate

Many English words have more than one meaning. If you only know one meaning, it is easy to get confused!

For example: Sweet.

Play Do Go - Sports Verbs

Average: 4.3 (35 votes)

A common topic of conversation is the sports people enjoy playing and watching – so it's important to know which verb to use!

When we discuss sport there are three verbs that we use: play, go and do.

For example:

"I play table-tennis."
"I go fishing. "
"I do yoga."