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Danny's Advanced Reading Practice

Average: 3.2 (17 votes)

Danny is a teacher at EC Malta English language school with many years of teaching experience. I strongly suggest you take the time to read through his articles. They are excellent reading practice for advanced English learners.

Snow White Reading and Vocabulary Quiz

Average: 3 (5 votes)

Read through the beginning of this classic children's story and choose the correct missing word.

Superlatives Quiz

Average: 3.2 (11 votes)

How much do you know about the world? How much do you remember about superlatives? Take this test to find out!

When you have written in the correct superlative, leave your answers to the questions by adding a comment. Which countries and cities do you think are the best answers to the questions?

 

Lesson by Caroline Devan, an English teacher at EC Cape Town

Words that have the same spelling and different meaning

Average: 2.7 (174 votes)

Today we're looking at homophones - words that have the same spellinds,but different meanings.

Take a look at the seven sentences and chose the correct meaning for the homonyms in the context they are shown.

Link: Learn English Collocations

 

Common Colour Idioms

Average: 3.6 (12 votes)

I know that English students enjoy learning new idioms. I'm sure that over the years you have come across many of them. Today we're going to review your knowledge and hopefully teach you some new ones.

The theme of today's lesson is colour idioms (or color idioms, if you prefer American) spelling. There are lot's of examples of colour idioms in English and here are ten of them. All native English speakers will be familiar with these - are you?

Gerunds vs Infinitives

Average: 2.8 (41 votes)

Many students have expressed difficulties regarding whether to use the gerund form of a verb or the infinitive form. Deciding which to use is not always easy, but the more you read and listen to English, the easier it will become. Sometimes either the gerund or the infinitive form can be used, either with the same or different meanings, and sometimes there is only one form which is correct.

AWL -Academic Word List - the 'F's'

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)

Probably a non-academic word comes to mind when you see 'F' word. That one, of course, isn't on the Academic Word List. ;-) Nevertheless, there are a number of other useful 'F' words for the TOEFL or IELTS.

Visiting Malta - Reading and Vocabulary

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

Something a little different for you today, we have a guest writer! Today's exercise was written by my sister about her time here in Malta.

Hi! My name is Freya, I'm 20 years old and I’m at university in Essex, England.  This Summer I was lucky enough to spend 3 months in Malta; working and spending time with my family.

Culture Lesson - Learn English in Cambridge

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

Our English school in Cambridge, EC Cambridge, is having a great year. The amount of English learners wanting to study there is at an all-time high. Students at the school this year have come from 79 different countries! That means people from all over the world are choosing Cambridge as their number one destination to learn English in. But what do you know about this English city? Let’s take a look at some Cambridge facts while practicing our English.

Have or Has

Average: 3.5 (92 votes)

In present tense sentences and present perfect tenses we use has with the third person singular: