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Word Order - Adverbs of Frequency

Average: 3.4 (27 votes)

Adverbs of frequency are used to say how often (or frequently) we do something. In English, the adverbs of frequency are:

Always
Usually
Frequently
Often
Sometimes
Occasionally
Rarely
Seldom
Hardly ever
Never

You probably remember the vocabulary, but can you remember where we must place them in the sentence?

Culture Shock - Upper Intermediate Vocabulary

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

When you are studying English abroad, you are likely to find yourself mixing with lots of different cultures. Therefore, I thought it’d be useful to give you some vocabulary related to culture to help you start interesting conversations. Just match the word to its definition. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

1. Value
Example: "The government believes in family values."

Advanced Reading and Vocabulary: 5 Child Prodigies

Average: 3.5 (11 votes)

As I get older, I become more and more depressed with the minute amount I have achieved in my life, particularly when compared to people such as these.

This is an article about 5 child prodigies, but there are some words missing.

I have supplied the words and their meanings.

All you have to do is put them in the correct gaps.

Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Comparatives & Superlatives

Average: 2.9 (8 votes)

Adjectives are descriptive words like cold, big, and expensive.

Comparatives adjectives are forms like colder, bigger, and more expensive.

Superlative adjectives are forms like coldest, biggest, and most expensive.

Complete the following ten sentences with adjective > comparative > superlative
Lesson by Amanda Pooley, EC Cape Town English school

Elementary Birthday Vocabulary

Average: 3.1 (11 votes)

This year I had a lovely time on my birthday. I was taken for lunch by my Mum, fed cake by my flatmate and then went out to party the night away! The next day a few of my friends took me for a huge English breakfast. It was wonderful!
Lesson by Caroline

There’s quite a lot of birthday specific vocabulary. Can you work out which word fits in which sentence?

Driving Idioms

Average: 3.3 (15 votes)

What is satire?

Average: 3.8 (17 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.

Here is a satirical article about the popular networking website, Facebook.

What do you think the writer’s opinion of facebook is?

Do you think the article is true?

How are you today?

Average: 3.2 (14 votes)

Emotional Idioms

Today, let’s focus on some idioms that we can use to talk about how we are feeling emotionally.

All you need to do is match the idioms with their literal meanings. How are you feeling today?
Lesson by Caroline

Verb Review

Average: 3.5 (22 votes)

When you start learning verbs you will usually try to remember them in three different forms. The Present Simple, Past Simple and Past Participle. A regular verb will look like this:
Look (present simple)
Looked (past simple)
Looked
(past participle)

Vocabulary definition match

Average: 2.9 (9 votes)

Here’s a really inspiring article about the Kenyan athlete, Mo Farah. I have highlighted some key vocabulary and then written the definition of each highlighted word. All you need to do is match the word to its definition.
Lesson by Caroline