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Quick Tip - Sing English Songs

Average: 3.4 (21 votes)

I studied Spanish in high school and Japanese in college, so I understand that learning a foreign language is not easy. One thing that has always helped me is to memorize song lyrics. That way, you can learn new vocabulary and practice grammar while having fun. If there is a good melody, I guarantee you will never forget what you learned! I know that I will never forget Shakira's "Estoy Aqui" or SMAP's "Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana". So be sure to find the lyrics online if there is something you don’t understand.

Your Top English Questions Answered

Average: 3 (12 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send in their questions to Tim, our teacher at EC Brighton, our English language school in Brighton, about the English language. Here are your questions:

 

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Star Question!

Thanks to Kate Kapustina for this question:

Ten common mistakes made by English learners

Average: 2.9 (19 votes)

Read through these ten example sentences. They all contain common mistakes made by English learners. Do you know what is wrong with each sentence?

Prefix and Suffix Practice

Average: 3.9 (63 votes)

Complete the sentences with the prefixes and suffixes below. You will only need to use each prefix / suffix once.

-able
-ist
-ing
-ive
im-
-ic
un-
-ment
-ful
-ient

Don't include the dash (-) when you type in your answer and only type in the prefix/suffix - not the whole word.

Link: Prefixes

Give Up TV

Average: 3.3 (9 votes)

A few days ago I posted a lesson on having a healthy lifestyle. Today my thoughts are a little similar, but different. Today I'd like you to think about having a healthier mind. I'm talking about _1_ TV! Well, at least if we can't completely stop we should consider _2_ on the amount we watch.

Take the preposition challenge

Average: 3.7 (11 votes)

A mixed preposition quiz for you today. Simply complete the sentences with the missing preposition.

Which ones did you get wrong. Who got all ten correct?

Link: 10 prepositions questions

Do you have a healthy life?

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

What's the best question?

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Here's another chance to make sure you know how to correctly form questions. All you have to do is choose the correct question for each given answer. We had a similar exercise last month called ' Which question is best?' - when lots of you said you got 10/10. Can you get them all right again. Let us know how you did.

Adjective endings - Cape Town is excited...or exciting?

Average: 3.8 (12 votes)

The following diary entries of an EC teacher in Cape Town are filled with adjectives. Choose the correct adjective in each sentence.

Business English Vocabulary

Average: 3.1 (7 votes)

Work. We all have to do it. Some of us love what we do, some of others don't enjoy what we do at all. The reality is, we all spend too much time in work these days. So what are some of the words that are related to the world of work? Here is some vocabulary we can use when we are talking about working for a company. Now, get to work!