Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
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Phrasal verbs are a crucial aspect of the English language and are essential for achieving fluency. These Britlish Library Activities are designed to make learning, remembering, and using phrasal verbs as effortless and enjoyable as possible. Native English speakers frequently use phrasal verbs in their speech, so it's important for students to understand their meaning and use them in their own speech to sound more natural and like a native speaker. By working through these activities, you will strengthen your grasp of phrasal verbs and improve your overall English language skills.
Prepositions are difficult for students of English and when they are used with two very similar expressions they can be especially difficult. This lesson will show you how we use the two expressions attracted to and attracted by and will give you practice using both. I have selected real examples of the expressions from the British National Corpus, and have included several activators to help you with the use of the two expressions and the pronunciation of sentences which use them.
Attracted to or Attracted by Prepositions How to use this lesson Don’t forget to check the menu on the top left of these pages. There you will find the content, notes, and markers. The content will let you navigate quickly. The notes give you a lot more information each page. The markers let you add your own annotations to each slide. Click the gold key on any page to see the key. Subjective and Objective Active and Passive Adjectival or Verbal I am attracted to strong, intelligent women. I was attracted by my wife’s strength and intelligence. Speech Features I am attracted to strong, intelligent women. Speech Features I was attracted by my wife’s strength and intelligence. Comets Comets are attracted by the Sun’s gravity. Comets are attracted to the Sun’s gravity. Speech Features Comets are attracted by the Sun’s gravity. Moths Moths are attracted to light. Moths are attracted by light. Speech Features Moths are attracted to light. Speech Features Magnets North poles of magnets are attracted by south poles of magnets and vice versa. North poles are attracted to south poles of magnets. Speech Features North poles of magnets are attracted by south poles of magnets and vice versa. Key to Symbols and Colours Used Speech segments are marked by || and the sounds between the || marks should be continuous without breaks. This way your speech will sound more natural and the speech features will happen naturally, too. Syllables marked in orange are the prominent, stressed syllables in the sentences. Remember that English is a stress-timed language so these syllables will be the same distance apart, regardless of how many syllables are between them. I have marked interesting speech features in green to draw your attention to them. These include linking R, linking W, linking Y, and linking consonant sounds. See the notes on the top menu for more details where available.
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