Monthly Archive: 2017. június

Selected proverbs

  Selected proverbs A proverb is a short, traditional saying in general use. It usually expresses some obvious truth or familiar experience. Here are some proverbs that are well known in English, though some of them come from other languages. You can also see the meanings of these proverbs.   “The best things in life …

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Homophones

Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Common homophones list The following list of 50 homophone pairs contains only the most common homophones, using relatively well-known words. air heir eye I bare bear be bee brake break buy by cell sell cent scent cereal serial …

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Minimal pairs lists

Minimal pairs lists A minimal pair is a pair of words which differ only in one sound. They are a great way to help students become more aware of their difficulties with pronunciation. For example, students often struggle with the pairs “sheet” and “seat”, or “cat” and “cut”. They can really improve their pronunciation by …

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How to pronounce –ed?

    How to pronounce –ed? The past simple tense and past participle of all regular verbs end in -ed. For example: work, worked, worked Many adjectives are made from the past participle and so end in -ed. For example: I like painted furniture. The question is, how do we pronounce the -ed? The answer …

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How to pronounce the?

  How to pronounce the? Normally, we pronounce the with a short sound [ðə] But when the comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as [ði]. vowel sound write say a the apple [ði] apple e the egg [ði] egg i the ice-cream [ði] ice-cream o the orange [ði] orange u the ugly fruit …

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When to say a or an?

  When to say a or an? The indefinite article is a or an. But how do we know when to say a and when to say an? The rule is really very simple. It depends on the sound at the start of the following word. It does not depend on the way we write …

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Tongue twisters

Tongue twisters   A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer! A proper copper coffee pot. Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran. Long legged ladies last longer. Mixed biscuits, mixed biscuits. Pink lorry, yellow lorry. Red leather, yellow leather, red leather, yellow leather. She sells sea-shells on the …

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Picture description phrases

picture description

PICTURE DESCRIPTION In this picture, I can see a … This is a photo of … There is a young woman in the foreground. I can see two people talking in the background. On the left, … On the left-hand side, … On the right, … On the right-hand side, … At the top, … …

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High frequency questions in a language exam

 ABOUT YOU What is your name? Where do you live? Do you like to live there? Why? Where do you come from? What do you do? Tell me about your work or studies. What do you like studying? What is your favourite way to relax? What are your plans for the immediate future? What would …

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