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Review Simple Present Tense

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

The Present Simple is learned when we first begin to study English and is used all the time.

Remember that for I/you/we/they the verb doesn't change but for he/she/it you add an s on the end!

For example:

"I buy a newspaper every Sunday."
"Sally buys a newspaper every Sunday."

Simple Present Tense Negative

Average: 3.7 (156 votes)

The Present Simple is learned when we first begin to study English and is used all the time.

It is important to know how to make negative sentences in the Present Simple.

For example:

Positive: Jack eats ice-cream every day.
Negative: Jack doesn’t eat ice-cream every day.

Try to make these sentences negative:

Do Make Take Have

Average: 4.4 (15 votes)

Collocations are words that go together. For example:

"In this class everyone must do their homework".

Do and homework go together. In the following sentences can you decide what the correct collocation is? You have four choices:

Do
Make
Take
Have

Upper Intermediate Reading Comprehension

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)

Lots of EC students are learning English to improve their prospects at work. This article looks at how you can climb up the employment ladder and increase your opportunities. Read through the article then answer the true or false questions below.

I have also given you some key vocabulary to help your understanding.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Bristol English Language School

Average: 3.4 (11 votes)

Last week EC opened a new English language centre: EC Bristol English school.

To celebrate he's a lesson on the English city of Bristol.

Take a look at these ten sentences related to the school and city.

Choose the correct missing word in each case.

Word of the day: horn

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

rub it in

This month's joke is based on two meanings of the word, horn.

horn - A hard, pointed, often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals like cows, goats and rhinos. In the cartoon, the cow has two horns on its head.

Top 5 English Courses

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)

We get a lot of emails from English learners asking us which English course they should take. Here are some suggestions.

Our top five most highly recommended courses

1 - General English →
Available in all schools for students of all levels. A good choice for students who want to focus on speaking.

Which word is missing? Ten quick questions

Average: 3.4 (26 votes)

Today's task is in two parts. First of all choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Part 2, give your opinion to the questions. Let us know what you think by writing your view in the comments section below.

Chris McCarthy

Collective Nouns for Animals

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

If there was a collective noun for a group of students what would it be?

Collective nouns are used to describe groups. E.g. we don't say a 'group of lions' we say 'a pride of lions'.

Can you guess which collective noun we use for which animal? Do you know any other collective nouns?
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Phrasal Verb Review

Average: 3.6 (16 votes)

This lesson is designed to see how well you remember the meaning of some common phrasal verbs.

Match each phrasal verb below to the correct sentence.

Make sure you use the correct tense!