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700 Expressions context examples of cliches, slang, phrasal verbs and proverbs.
(23 web pages of idioms)
Listen, read, and practice (the first 300 idioms) with mp3 audio
100 More Idioms cliches, slang, phrasal verbs and proverbs
Sam the Cat Has Fun
A reader about a boy, a playful kitten and an airplane.
The Princess of Merrylandia A reader about a princess who wanted a different name.
A Happy Family Birthday A reader about a family with too many birthday cakes!
The Bad Hair Day Contest A reader about winning and losing.
The Polkadot Town Festival and Parade Polkadots are everywhere, and so are honey stars, and funny names.
Basic English Sentence Structure
The simple structure of basic English.
Verb Tense - Regular Verb Forms Short story using examples of a regular verb, 'to walk' with a list of tenses and explanation of forms.
The Grammar of Coordinating Structures and Parallel Construction Rules of coordinating word, phrase, and clause structure explained with examples of noun, verb, adjective, adverb, and preposition structures.
How to Boost Your English Skills 15 techniques to better English.
Verb Forms for Regular Verbs and Common Irregular Verbs The verbs to be, to do, to go, to have.
Verb Forms for Irregular Verbs Verb pattern a, a, a - the bare stem, simple past tense, and past participle are the same forms. For example, cost and cut.
Verb Forms for Irregular Verbs Verb pattern a, b, b - the bare stem is a different form from the simple past tense and past participle. For example, buy, bought, bought and say, said, said.
Verb Forms for Irregular Verbs Verbs with the bare stem and/or the simple past tense are different in form from the past participle. For example, become, became, become and sink, sank, sunk.
Spatial Prepositions and Adverbs Explanations of the 40 basic prepositions and adverbs of English, based on a graphic diagram, with synonyms. For example, above, in between, over, underneath.
I Want to Buy A Car - Talking Cars
Vocabulary and expressions for buying a car.
I Am Sorry, I Cannot - Saying 'No' with a Smile Vocabulary and expressions for refusing politely.
A Job Well Done Deserves Some Praise Vocabulary and expressions for saying thank you.
I need to Write an Ad - Advertising Lingo Vocabulary and expressions for the retail and hospitality industry.
I Apologize, Please Forgive Me, I Should Have Known Better Vocabulary and expressions for apologizing.
I Want to Tell a Story Using Past Tense - Tick, Tock, Clock Vocabulary, expressions, and time words for telling a story and talking about the past.
I Am So Sorry for Your Loss, You Have My Deepest Sympathy Vocabulary and expressions for responding to loss and expressing grief. with mp3 audio
Tips for Writing an Obituary Writing the public announcement of a person's death.
A Night Out
phrasal verbs and prepositions with "out".
with mp3 audio
Up to Something phrasal verbs and prepositions with "up". with mp3 audio
It's Sleepytime, Nighty Night, Sis examples of the forms of verbs in past, present, and future, with names and parts used to form the tenses. with mp3 audio
I Want to Pass the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Essay
What to study and how to study to improve your essay writing enough to hopefully! get a five mark on the LPI essay.
Establishing Focus in Sentences and Paragraphs How to write good paragraphs.
Writing Zip, Zip, Paragraph Transitions How to join paragraphs together smoothly.
Help! My Writing Needs Oomph! Using the right kind of word for emphasis.
Grammar Errors Worksheet One Correct these sentences - intermediate to advanced English.
Grammar Errors Worksheet Two Correct these sentences - beginning to intermediate English.
Grammar Errors Worksheet Three Choose the correct sentence in each pair - intermediate to advanced English.
Grammar Errors Worksheet - Coordination and Parallel Structures Printable grammar errors worksheet of word-level, phrase-level, and clause-level coordination and parallel construction. Answer sheet.
Build your vocabulary. Academic English.
Synonyms Two Check if you know which words match. Academic English.
Synonyms Three Can you find the words closest in meaning? Academic English.
Synonyms Four More practice with words with similar meanings. Academic English.
Words which differ in one vowel sound or one consonant sound.
with mp3 audio
Minimal Pairs Two Initial blends in open syllables.
Pronunciation Exercise - Tongue Twisters Fun, but difficult to pronounce fast.
Fun With Fiddle Faddle and Other Pronunciation Pairs Sets of two or three words which go together, and are fun to pronounce.
Story Opening One - a girl finds a surprise in the woods
Read the story opening and the questions, then finish writing the story.
Story Opening Two - a girl babysitting her brother Read the story opening and the questions, then finish writing the story.
It's Sale Time Vocabulary for Shopping. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Worksheet - Mandy and Twinkle Toes Printable short story about a girl and her cat. Fill in the blanks with prepositions and articles from a list. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Worksheet - Max the Dog Printable short story in simple sentences about a boy and his dog. Choose prepositions and phrasal verbs provided to fill in the blanks. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Worksheet - The Carrot Seeds Printable short story about planting a garden. Practice for conversational English, verbs, prepositions, the possessive. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Noun Worksheet One Printable worksheet of simple sentences for practice using nouns. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Verb Worksheet One Printable worksheet of simple sentences for practice using verbs. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Preposition Worksheet One Printable worksheet of simple sentences for practice using prepositions. Answer sheet.
Fill in the Blank Adjective Worksheet One Printable worksheet of simple sentences for practice using adjectives. Answer sheet.
Truly Canadian Made
The Visual Art, Artists, and Artisans of Canada
Answer the questions about cooking vocabulary.
Matching 20 Phrasal Verbs Informal vocabulary and the standard English synonym.
Matching Food Pairs Burger and fries, macaroni and what? Match up the words from two lists.
Advanced Vocabulary One Words at the same level as a college entrance exam.
Advanced Vocabulary Two Words at the same level as a college entrance exam.
"Help! I'm Out of Words!" Quickie Vocabulary Word List
Adjectives (the words "weak," "strong," and others).
Tsunami Vocabulary News article vocabulary about a tsunami.
Earthquake Vocabulary News article vocabulary about an earthquake.
For expecting parents, and for adults or older children who immigrate to an English-speaking country and want a name people there can pronounce and spell.
Baby Names for Boys A-I
Baby Names for Boys J-R
Baby Names for Boys S-Z
Baby Names for Girls A-D
Baby Names for Girls E-J
Baby Names for Girls K-Z
Payday by payday, it all adds up to Payday.
The Free Kokanee Is this the fish that got away?
A Nose for A Good Story Make do with what you have, one storyteller's motivation.
Heart's Song A touch of prophecy.
Looks Doggone Good, It Does How little things cause major change.
Three Foolish Monks The dangers of ego, isolation, and independence.
And Your People Shall Be My People A wedding on the growing edge.
Madam Adam's Sphere of Influence A little shove into the future.
Greeting Card Home Page
greeting card poems, verses, and sayings for cards, notes, emails, scrapbooks, and speeches, or to tweet or chat.
Adoption (of Baby or Child)
More Welcome Baby
Bon Voyage on Your Trip
Christmas, Happy Holidays
Employee Appreciation and Recognition
Job Loss, Unemployment, Layoff
Off to Summer Camp
Thank You Senior Caregiver
Physics, Science and Math Words
Computer Tech Words
Computer Programming Tech Words
Cell Phone, Mobile Phone Tech Words
Latin- and Greek-based Intermediate Vocabulary One
Latin- and Greek-based Intermediate Vocabulary Two
Latin- and Greek-based Advanced Vocabulary One
Latin- and Greek-based Advanced Vocabulary Two
Latin- and Greek-based Advanced Vocabulary Three
Autumn Harvest Holiday Dinner
Cooking and Kitchen Vocabulary
Cook Italian Recipe Ingredients - Food and Cooking
Dessert Pies - Food and Cooking
Set the Table, Dining Tableware, Cutlery, Utensils, Place Setting
Visit the Fairy Tale Princesses
Wild Animals of the World
These are all new. We're adding more almost every day.
Nouns, Verbs, and Canadian Geography
Foods and Cooking
Taking A Trip
It's Christmas Time
How Big? How Heavy?
Shades of Color
Moods, Feelings, Looks
To Keep It Secret
A Famous Canadian
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