Learn English | A new lesson every week
Book your course now

Vocabulary

Too much or too many?

Average: 3.9 (81 votes)

Important tip: much is always used together with an uncountable noun (like 'oil' or 'water') while many is always used with nouns that are countable (like 'table' or 'computer')

It's also good to know that 'too' means that you don't like the situation, for example, "There is too much food on my plate" means that you're not happy about it.

School Subjects

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Here is a vocabulary test with a twist! This test is based on school subjects, but rather than give you a definition of the subject I'm going to give you something that a teacher of this subject might say. Good luck!

School Subjects

History
Drama
Science
Physical education
Maths/ mathematics
Geography
English
Art

What was your favourite school subject? Least favourite?

More Confusing Words

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

Here's a collection of 5 pairs of words that are troublesome to English learners. How well do you know your these confusing words? Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

Sebastian E’Silva, EC Cape Town English school
 

Confusing words lessons

-ing/ed adjectives

Average: 3.3 (34 votes)

This grammar point is something that many students find confusing –
the difference between adjectives ending in –ed or –ing!

The main thing to remember is this:

adjectives with –ing are the cause of the feeling/situation and
adjectives with –ed are the feelings of the person/animal affected

Opposite Adjectives

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

Each of these words are adjectives – words to describe something! Try to find the opposite to each adjective. Good luck!
 

Lesson by Seb, teacher at EC Cape Town English school
 

In the news - A story of hope

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

Here is a story of a Haitian baby who following the tragic earthquake, has finally been reunited with her mother. Try to put the correct vocabulary in the gaps as you read.

Work Idioms

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

Work Idioms

Average: 1.3 (3 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

In the news - baby tale not black and white - Upper Int level

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

I found this fascinating article about white children being born to black parents and decided to use it for one of my lessons. This is a surprisingly common phenomenon. I have taken out some of the words and challenge you to put the vocabulary in the correct gaps! Good luck! Caroline.

Your English Questions

Average: 3.2 (13 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send their English-language questions to EC Brighton's teacher, Tim. Here are the best questions of the month.

Sign up for our free newsletter to get your questions answered by a professional English teacher!