Hang (on) in there Don’t give up
a rule of thumb A helpful, accurate guide which is based on practice not on theory.
Can you add the correct prefix to these adjectives/verbs? Examples: DISagree UNimportant INcomplete 1) _____conscious 2) _____mature 3) _____popular 4) _____reliable 5) _____respect 6) _____sense 7) _____loyal 8) _____decisive 9) _____polite 10) _____logical Answers below.
‘by and large’ In general; when everything is considered.
‘get your skates on’ (informal, British English) = Hurry up
‘off-the-cuff’ Not prepared in advance (e.g. a remark)
‘bear (bore/born(e)) the brunt of something’ Suffer the main effects or force of something unpleasant
Can you match the activity with the equipment you need? Then check the answers at the bottom of the page. 1) BADMINTON 2) PAINTING 3) GARDENING 4) BIRDWATCHING 5) STAMP COLLECTING 6) COOKING 7) GOLF 8) SEWING a) a whisk b) a spade c) a tee d) a needle e) an album f) a shuttlecock […]
Words for ANIMAL NOISES are not the same in all languages! Can you match the animal with the verb/noun we use in English for the sound it makes? When you’ve finished, check your answers at the bottom of this page. 1) COW 2) HORSE 3) PIG 4) MOUSE 5) CAT 6) LION 7) DUCK 8) […]
CONFUSING WORDS. One word is wrong in each of these sentences. Can you find it and correct it? 1) My mother is a fantastic cooker. 2) She worked very hardly for the exam. 3) Could you borrow me some money? 4) Let me pay you a drink. 5) They said us that they came from […]