Sunday, December 30, 2012

Used to, will and would

A look at how we use used to in its various forms and when we can use would instead of used to.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Phrasal verbs based on give

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There are relatively few phrasal verbs based on the verb give, but some of them have more than one meaning. Test your knowledge with these exercises. If you get stuck, you can check their meanings at the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary linked to below (scroll down to Phrasal verbs).

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Christmas quiz

The First Christmas Card (from Wikipedia)

Multifunctional quiz:

There are five sets of questions, each based on a different aspect of Christmas. Use the dropdown selector on the left to select a set.
  • Christmas time
  • Christmas food and drink
  • Santa Claus
  • The Christmas story
  • Decorations
This quiz can be taken interactively online, or teachers can print it out for use in the classroom (see notes for teachers below).
There are four ways to do the quiz. If you're feeling confident, try the text entry version first. If that's too difficult, try the multiple choice or anagrams.
  • Text entry - the most difficult - enter the word from memory
  • Multiple choice - choose from up to four words
  • Anagrams - a bit harder - each word is shown as an anagram
  • Show all words - all the words are shown in a box at the top

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas collocations quiz - vocab game

This game has eight quizzes related to Christmas.
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  • General Christmas
  • Christmas decorations
  • Chritmas verbs
  • Food and drink
  • Christmas carols
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Winter activities
  • Wintry idioms

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wintry idioms

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Practise twenty winter idioms based mainly on the words: cold, ice, snow

There are two sets of ten idioms. Each set starts with a matching exercise, followed by two exercises where you first work out the idiom, and then its meaning. Each set ends with an exercise to put the idioms into practice.