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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Conditional sentences

If you need or want to practise conditional sentences, you'll find plenty of exercises here and here. I'm sure that's more than enough!

Adverts

Watch the ads and answer the questions:



What else!  Which of the items below do they mention?

Mistakes
Education
Coffee
Wine
Cigarettes
Death
Sin
Eating
Sleeping
Bathrooms
Producers
Movies
Managers
Saints
Angels
Poverty
Religion
Clothes
Colours
Children


video


Sharing happiness. Match the sentence halves. Then watch the ad and check your answers.

1.For every tank built
a.131,000 stuffed animals are made.
2.For every stock market crash
b.200,000 “Welcome” mats are put down.
3.For every corrupt person
c.1 million mums are baking chocolate cakes.
4.For every wall that is put up
d.than bad news in the world.
5. While one scientist is creating a new weapon
e.than fear.
6. Worldwide, more Monopoly money is printed
f.100,000 couples are trying to have a baby.
7.There are more funny videos on the internet
g. there are 10 versions of “What a wonderful world”
8.Love has more results
h.20,000 people share a Coke
9. For every person that says things are going to get worse
i.8,000 people are donating blood.
10.For every weapon sold in the world
j. than dollars.


video


Just do it! Watch the Nike ad “Voices” and fill in the gaps in the sentences:

  1. When I was growing up, girls just didn’t …………………………………
  2. No one in my all boys team would ………………………….
  3. Dad told me I couldn’t be a ……………………..……….
  4. There was a guy who tried to spit on me and then ……….. me out of his way.
  5. There comes a point when you have to be ……………………………
  6. People aren’t used to women being so …………………….. It scares them.
  7. I’m a ………………………… who can dunk.
  8. I’m a girl. That doesn’t mean I have to wear a …………………… Doesn’t mean I can’t get all fired up.
  9. They used to say “That girl is …………………….. But then I just kept………………
  10.  There’s something telling me to do it …………………………………..

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Advertising


Would  you like to learn more about advertising?

You'll find some vocabulary exercises here, here and here.

If you're curious to see TV ads in English click here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Relative clauses

Get more practice with relative clauses:

For defining and non-defining clauses click here and here

For relative pronouns click here and  here

For non-defining clauses click here

Find the mistakes in the sentences here





Or try these:
Adjective clauses (who, that) 
Adjective clauses (Mixed pronouns) 
Adjective clauses (Mixed pronouns) 
Adjective clauses/noun clauses (what, that) 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Inventions that changed our lives WITH ANSWERS

Watch the video and match the inventions with the statements below.
Click here to see the answers when you're done.

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PAPER
THE COMPASS
REFRIGERATION
THE PRINTING PRESS
PLUMBING
MEDICINES
ENGINES
THE WHEEL
COMMUNICATIONS
ELECTRICITY

  1. It travelled from China to Europe.
  2. It sparked the industrial revolution.
  3. It helped spread information.
  4. It has changed sleep patterns and work habits.
  5. It kicked off the age of discovery.
  6. It lengthened our life spans.
  7. It has helped level out the global population.
  8. It has made the world smaller.
  9. It transformed the way we eat.
  10. It’s not clear who invented it.


Listen again and complete the gaps in the sentences with the words you hear:

  1. Without paper, we wouldn’t have maps___________________ books.
  2. The compass made circumnavigation of the world easier and ___________________.
  3. Since pre-historic times, ice was used to prevent food from ___________________.
  4. Gutemberg used European press systems already in use for ___________________.
  5. Without modern plumbing, how would a ___________________exist?
  6. Penicillin was discovered by ___________________
  7. Internal combustion allowed individuals to ___________________ great distances.
  8. Obviously, the wheel has been one of the world’s most ___________________ innovations.
  9. Several inventions changed ___________________ forever.
  10. Before the mid 20th century, electricity was only enjoyed in ___________________.





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Writing: a review

Write a review of a movie, novel or TV series.
Use the following structure:
1. Setting of the film, novel, etc.
2. Plot summary (without the ending!)
3. Opinion.
4. Recommendation.

Deadline for this essay is Thursday 21st.

Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man

Listen to the song and try the exercises again:




FILL IN THE GAPS IN THE SONG WITH THE WORDS YOU HEAR:

Same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now
Our song on the radio but it don't sound ………………………
When our friends talk about you, all it does is just tear me down
'Cause my …………………….. a little when I hear your name

It all just sounds like oooooh…
Mmm, too young, too dumb to …………………
That I should've bought you flowers
And held …………………………….
Should've gave you all my hours
When I had the ………………………
Take you to every party
'Cause all you …………………………. was dance
Now my baby's dancing
But she's dancing with another man

My pride, my ego, my needs, and my ………………………
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out of my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, ohh…
And it haunts me every time I ………………………

It all just sounds like oooooh…
….

Although it …………………
I'll be the first to say that I …………………….
Oh, I know I'm probably much too late
To try and apologize for my ………………………….
But I just want you to know

I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds …………………….
Give you all his hours
When he has the ………………………
Take you to every party
'Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
Do all the things I ………………………………
When I was your man
Do all the things I ……………………………….
When I was your man

Match the words and expressions from the song with their meaning:

Tear me down
Leave, depart
Dumb
Feeling that you are more important or better than other people
Walk out
Devastate, destroy
Haunt
Make things right
Pride
Stupid
Clean up the mess
Come to your mind often

  • Find 3 grammar mistakes in the song.
  • What does the man regret?

E.g: He wishes he had bought her flowers.