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Rooms in a House – English Vocabulary Lesson with Quiz

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There are many rooms in a house, some houses are big and have many rooms. The most important rooms in a house are the ones we use every day. Here is a list of the name’s of the rooms we use every day:

The Kitchen

In the kitchen, people cook their food and clean their plates. Some people eat in the kitchen too.

kitchen

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is where people eat, where families and friends enjoy their food together.

dining room

The Living Room

In the living room, people watch TV and have fun with their family and friends. Some people read in the living room and some others sleep in the living room.

living room

The Bathroom

In the bathroom people have a shower or a bath to get clean, people use the toilet and wash their hands.

bathroom

The Bedroom

In the bedroom people go to bed, they sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Some people dream at night but some others can’t remember their dreams.

bedroom

The Garage

The Garage is where people keep their cars and store extra things that do not fit in the house.

garage

The Laundry Room

In the Laundry Room, we wash our clothes to make them clean, we dry are clothes and we iron our clothes to make them look nice.

photo of a laundry room

The Study

This is the room where people read, research and study for important exams or lessons.

photo of a study

Read the questions below and type the correct room.

1.

Where do you cook your food? In the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________.

2.

Where do you sleep at night? In the ___________________.

3.

Where do you eat with family or friends? In the ______________.

4.

Where do you read important information? In the _______________.

5.

Where do you wash your hair? In the __________________.

6.

Where do you iron your clothes? In the ____________________.

7.

Where do you park your car? In the __________________.

8.

Where do you watch TV? In the ________________.


 

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Indirect Questions – English lesson with quiz

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Read the following text:

Receptionist

Hello, Maltalingua School of English. How may I help you?

Customer

Hello, yes. I wonder if you could give me some information about your afternoon lessons.

Receptionist

Yes of course.

Customer

I’d like to know what the lesson times are for the afternoon lessons.

Receptionist

Our afternoon intensive lessons begin at 1:30PM and finish at 3:00PM.

Customer

Could you tell me the maximum number of students per class?

Receptionist

The maximum number of students per class is twelve students.

Customer

Twelve students! That’s great! I’ll have lots of people to speak to. Do you know if the teacher is from England?

Receptionist

We have teachers from all over the world. They’re all qualified and they all speak very clearly.

Customer

That sounds good. Do you think you could tell me when the next course begins?

Receptionist

We have a new course starting every week. Would you like to book a starting date?

Look at the indirect questions used to make polite requests:

You can use indirect questions when you are making polite enquiries. Direct questions can sometimes sound impolite.

Begin indirect questions with introduction + (‘if’ or question word) + indirect question.

Do you know if he wants to go direct?

Here are some common introductions to indirect questions:

I wonder…

I’d like to know…

Could you tell me…?

Do you think you could tell me…?

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Health Idioms – English vocabulary lesson with quiz

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There are many English language health idioms.
Read the text below and look out for the health idioms in bold.

February 6th – Britain’s sick day

A recent study conducted in Britain has discovered that February 6th is the day when most Britons take the day off sick. Professor Cary Cooper, who carried out the research, said absence due to fake illnesses is becoming more common on this day. Apparently, in early February, “many people are still feeling the need to celebrate Christmas”. The study showed that over 50 percent of 4,000 interviewees took at least one fake sick day each year. There was great regional variation, with Londoners skipping work an average three days a year, compared to 13 for workers in the northern city of Liverpool. Most people phoning in sick pretended to cough or to have sore throats to add a touch of truth to their falsification.

Reasons varied for taking a sickie. There was widespread disappointment at the lack of official and national holidays, even though British workers are considered lucky, compared to other nationalities across the Atlantic. Other reasons cited included a need to recharge batteries, perhaps they were feeling a bit under the weather after the Christmas and New Year break. Some wanted a longer weekend break and needed time to recover from a hangover or catch up on sleep.

Many people also expressed that they refused to use up a day from their official yearly holidays because most British workers prefer to take a two-to-five week block off, rather than divide the days here and there. The good news for bosses is that the rate of workers lying to take a day off is decreasing.

However, there are genuine cases of real sicknesses that happen to fall on this day. Some workers admitted to having called in sick because they felt they were coming down with something, especially if there was a bug going round. In extreme cases, people felt like death warmed up and needed to recover fully before returning to work. If a hangover was the cause of their troubles, a good rest was said to have been one solution.

Whatever the genuine reason for absence is, employers hope that within a short period the absent workers will be on the road to recovery, feeling as right as rain and as fit as a fiddle to resume normal productivity.

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Prepositions of Time – English Grammar Lesson with Quiz

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When is your birthday? It’s in March.

What time do you work? I start at 6 o’clock.

When is jack’s party? It’s on Friday.

We use prepositions of time to talk about time and to describe when something happened. In English there are different ways to talk about time for example;

Diagram explaining how to use the prepositions of time, in, on and at, in the English language.

IN + months, years, the morning/afternoon/evening

in March, in the morning

ON + days, dates

on Monday, on 16th January

AT + time of day, night

at four o’clock, at night

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Saying No – English Lesson with Quiz

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No thank you, I think I’ll pass.

Saying no is never easy but even though we don’t feel comfortable declining certain things, there are times when we need to say no. Here is a list of possible ways to say no:

I’m afraid not

A polite way of saying no

Not really

You don’t care very much about something

I don’t think so/Not as far as/I know/ Not to my knowledge/ Possibly not/ Probably not

You think you know something but are not completely sure

Certainly not/Definitely not

To emphasize that your answer to a question or request is definitely no

Of course not

You think an idea is stupid or insulting

No way/Not likely

Informal: very definite way of saying no

You must be joking/Are you kidding

Shows that you think somebody’s suggestion or request is crazy

Not exactly/Not quite

You think that something is almost (but not) correct or true

I wish I could

Used to express regret that something is not possible

Not especially/Not very (much)

Used to say no to a question about your opinion of something

How are you going to decline the next uncomfortable situation you face?

e.g.

Flight attendant: Can you fasten your seat belt please?

Passenger: I’m afraid not, it’s broken and I can’t fix it!

Flight attendant: OK Sir.

Look at the exercise below and choose the best way of saying no in English.

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Easy Comparatives – English Grammar Lesson with Quiz

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That house is bigger than ours.

When we compare two things or people together we use comparative adjectives.

Look at the two people below and read the comparisons about them.

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John is taller than Bob Bob is shorter than John.
John is thinner than Bob. Bob is fatter than John.
John is happier than Bob. Bob is sadder than John.
John is more handsome than Bob. Bob is less handsome than John.

 

IRREGULAR COMPARATIVES

Good

Better

Bad

Worse

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The Family – English Vocabulary Lesson and Quiz

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Read about family vocabulary.

Father

The father is the male parent. He is the man of the family, he goes to work and he keeps the family safe.

Mother

The mother is the female parent. She is the woman in the family, she cooks for the family and takes care of the children.

Parents

The mother and the father of a family.

Daughter

The daughter is the female child.

Son

The son is the male child.

Sister

A female person who has the same parents as the other children in the family.

Brother

A male person who has the same parents as the other children in the family.

Siblings

Both brothers and sisters.

Children

Sons and daughters.

Wife

The partner of the man in the family.

Husband

The partner of the woman in the family.

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Changing the subject – English language lesson and quiz

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When we are feeling uncomfortable with a situation and want to change the subject we can use a number of phrases that divert the focus of the conversation from an awkward dialogue to an easier choice of conversation.

Read the dialogue below and notice the changes in subject.

Manager: Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day. We need to talk about the new programs installed on the computers in the offices…

Employee #1: I can’t understand how to work the new computer system, it’s too difficult and there are too many things to remember, I…

Manager: Anyway, as I was saying, the new computer programs have been installed and there will be a workshop for all of those who need some help with understanding how the system works.

Employee #2: When will the workshop be held? Can we do it tomorrow, I can’t waste a full day like I did today. Oh, that reminds me the coffee machine isn’t working either.

Manager: OK, we will try and hold the meeting tomorrow to get you acquainted with the new system. As for the coffee machine, we’ll get someone to look at that. Talking of coffee, what about going out for a coffee after work today.

Employee #1: As long as it’s on you! By the way, I think that the coffee machine needs new filters and it should work.

Manager: No problem with that, we will get it sorted out. That reminds me, we’ll be having our annual Halloween party next month so start thinking of your costumes.

Complete the dialogues with changing the subject expressions from the text above.

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Continuous aspect – English grammar lesson and quiz

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Let’s have a look at the continuous aspect:

Form

to be + -ing (present participle)

am playing

was watching

have been making

is getting

be working

Meaning

An aspect is the way something can be looked at or regarded. With verb forms, there are three aspects: simple, continuous, and perfect. This lesson focuses on the continuous aspect.

The continuous aspect looks at the action and its duration, rather than the result of the action. It suggests that the action has a temporary and limited duration.

It is rare for the continuous aspect to use verbs that describe feelings (hate, like, prefer, …), senses (hear, smell, see, …), or thoughts (believe, understand, think, …). We call these verbs “stative” or “state” verbs, because they speak about the state of a person or object.

Now test yourself by trying the quiz.

Use the correct form of the continuous aspect with the verbs and pronouns in the brackets to complete the sentence.

Example question: Is that the new computer game you ordered? _____________________ it? (you + enjoy)
Answer: Are you enjoying

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Restaurant words – English vocabulary lesson and quiz

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Everybody enjoys a good meal in a nice restaurant. Especially when we’re on holiday! These are some common words that we can use at a restaurant:

  1. Menu – a list of the food and drinks with the prices (it shows you what you can order)
  2. Chef – this person cooks your food (not a cooker!)
  3. Dish – food that is cooked / prepared in a special way
  4. Bill – the piece of paper with all the food and drink you ordered (you pay this after)
  5. Order – ask for food and drink (you tell this to the waiter / waitress)
  6. Tip – extra money for the service
  7. Waiter / waitress – he/she brings you the food and drink

Now try the quiz. Fill in the blanks with restaurant vocabulary.

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If you want to learn some shopping vocabulary try this lesson.

What was you score? Leave a comment to let us know. And if you have any questions about restaurant vocabulary you can ask them in the comments too!

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