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Improve your understanding of everyday English with our English in Use activities! Whether you're a student of English as a second or foreign language, these activities focus on the practical use of the language, covering grammar, punctuation, and functional language. These interactive activities will help you improve your speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. You will develop your confidence in using different types of text such as fiction, newspapers, and magazines. You will also learn to speak and write about everyday topics such as the weather, travel, and more, and prepare you for real-life situations such as ordering in a restaurant or buying a train ticket. Enhance your English language proficiency with our English in Use activities today!

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34 Tricky FCE Vocab - Challenge

Can you challenge yourself on one of the most important factors that is tested in the FCE - vocabulary? Having a larger vocabulary allows you to understand and use a wider range of words, which will help you to express yourself more clearly and accurately. Additionally, a larger vocabulary will also helps  you to read and understand texts more easily. In this challenge, you will be testing yourself on words that are considered difficult for students at FCE level. By mastering these words, you will be well on your way to acing the FCE and achieving your language goals.

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Categories: Challenges | AI Creations | Vocabulary | Spelling | Exam Practice | English in Use


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Cat and Dog Idioms

In this lesson we are going to look at some idioms and fixed expressions that mention cats and dogs including, a dog's life, dog eat dog, dog-eared, fight like cats and dogs, go to the dogs, have kittens, in the doghouse, let sleeping dogs lie, let the cat out of the bag, make a dog's dinner of something, no room to swing a cat, play cat and mouse, and raining cats and dogs.

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Categories: Idioms | Vocabulary | English in Use


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Health Collocations

Collocations are ground of words which normally go together such as cook a meal. To say make a meal or do a meal sound strange to native English speakers. If you use the correct collocations when speaking or writing in English, you will sound much more natural and much more like a native British English speaker. This lesson looks at some common collocations to do with medicine and health. Makes notes of the new vocabulary in your personal Study Record which you will find on each lesson page in the Britlish Library. This language is very useful for students who plan to take exams. This is one of the five-minute collocations series of lessons and should take you about 5 minutes to complete.

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Categories: Collocations | English in Use | Vocabulary | Confusables


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A Nice Cup of Tea

In 1946, George Orwell wrote an article giving his 11 golden rules for making the perfect cup of tea. This English lesson looks at the following vocabulary from the essay: cauldron, china teapot, silver teapot, enamel teapot, pewter teapot, golden rule, heaped teaspoon, hob, infuse, kettle, misguided, quart, rationing, sickly, sketchy, spout, swill out, teapot, urn, vulgar, and wring out.

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Categories: Vocabulary | Literature | English in Use | Listenings


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Decline of the English Murder

This lesson uses Orwell's Decline of the English Murder essay to introduce you to the following vocabulary items: Acquit, Armchair, Blissful, Cause célèbre, Cherish, Cleft chin, Culprit, Cunning, Forfeit, Fretful, Hypocrisy, Legacy, Pipe, Re-hash, Scandal, Sofa, Sordid, Spectacles, V1 and V2, and Wanton.

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