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.
No matter how good your English grammar and vocabulary may be, if your pronunciation is so bad that nobody can understand a word you say, then your English won't be much good as a means of communication. You might be good at grammar, have a broad vocabulary, and be able to explain all the aspects and tenses of English, but it's not much good if you can't be understood when you speak. I have designed these Activities to help you to improve your pronunciation, as well as other areas of your English.
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation that was devised in the 19th century as a standardised way of representing the sounds of speech in written form. The British English IPA chart consists of 44 symbols representing the pure vowels (monophthongs), the gliding vowels (diphthongs), and the consonant sounds of spoken British English. The Britlish Library contains a wealth of Activities to help you to learn, remember, and use the British English IPA symbols efficiently whether you are a student or a teacher.
There is a set of words in English which end in the letters age and which cause pronunciation problems for students. Students see the letter combination age and try to pronounced the ends of these words as the word age. Few of these words do end with age and most end in / ɪdʒ /. This lesson will help you to make sure you always pronounce the words correctly.
All the English words I know ending in age are: acoustic storage | acreage | adage | adhesive bandage | advantage | Afrasian language | Afroasiatic language | afterimage | age | agiotage | air passage | alcoholic beverage | algebraic language | Algonquian language | algorithmic language | alienage | all the rage | Altaic language | ambage | American language | American sign language | American-Indian language | Amerindian language | amperage | anal stage | Anatolian language | anchorage | Anchorage | anecdotage | anlage | apanage | appanage | appendage | application-oriented language | Arabic language | arbitrage | Armenian language | arrearage | artificial language | arytenoid cartilage | assemblage | assembly language | assuage | Athapaskan language | auditory image | auricular appendage | Austro-Asiatic language | Austronesian language | authoring language | auxiliary storage | average | baby carriage [N. Amer] | back passage [Brit] | backstage | bacteriophage | bad language | badinage | bag and baggage | baggage | Baltic language | Balto-Slavic language | bandage | Bantoid language | barbette carriage | baronage | baronetage | barrage | batting average | batting cage | battle damage | bavardage | beguinage | Berlage | beverage | bird of passage | birdcage | birds of passage | black lovage | black sage | blockage | blood sausage [N. Amer] | blue sage | body language | Bologna sausage | bon voyage | bondage | bone age | borage | boscage | boskage | Brage | brain damage | breakage | brewage | bricolage | brigandage | British Sign Language | brokerage | Bronze Age | bronze age | buffer storage | buoyage | Burbage | burgage [Brit] | cabbage | cabotage | Caddoan language | cage | Cage | California sage | came of age | camouflage | Canaanitic language | capeline bandage | cardiac massage | Caribbean language | carnage | carriage | cartage | Carthage | cartilage | Caucasian language | caudal appendage | cecal appendage | celery cabbage | cellarage | Celtic language | center stage [US] | centre stage [Brit, Cdn] | cerclage | cerebral hemorrhage | Chadic language | chaparral sage | chaperonage | chattel mortgage [US] | Chinese cabbage | Chinese white cabbage | chronological age | Chukchi language | civil marriage | clary sage | cleavage | clientage | coinage | cold storage | coliphage | collage | collateral damage | colportage | come of age | comes of age | coming of age | command language | commercial message | commodity brokerage | common sage | commonage | common-law marriage | compression bandage | computer language | computer storage | computer-oriented language | concubinage | contour language | cooperage | cordage | corkage | corsage | costal cartilage | cottage | counterespionage | counter-sabotage | country borage | courage | coverage | cowage | cozenage | cranage | creepage | cribbage | cross-linkage | cultivated cabbage | curettage | curtilage | damage | Dardic language | dead language | décolletage | découpage | dégagé | deleverage | demurrage | depth gage [US] | developmental age | dilatation and curettage | dilation and curettage | disadvantage | discourage | disengage | disparage | dissolution of marriage | dissolutions of marriage | dockage | dosage | dotage | Dow Jones average | Dow Jones Industrial Average | Dow-Jones Industrial Average | downstage | drainage | Dravidian language | drayage | dressage | driftage | drinking age | drippage | dunnage | Dutch courage | earned run average | East Germanic language | eatage | ecovillage | eco-village | effleurage | elastic bandage | electronic image | Elizabethan age | embassage | empennage | enallage | encage | encourage | enfleurage | engage | English language | enrage | ensilage | entourage | envisage | Eolithic Age | equipage | error message | Eskimo-Aleut language | espionage | Ethiopian language | expressage [US] | external storage | factorage | fare-stage [Brit] | ferriage | fertilisation age [Brit] | fertilization age | fetal age | fibrocartilage | fielding average | final stage | first language | first mortgage | fixed storage | floatage | flotage | flowage | foetal age [Brit, Cdn] | foliage | footage | forage | forestage | fosterage | foul language | four-tailed bandage | freightage | frontage | frottage | fruitage | full page | full-page | fuselage | gage | gallonage | garage | garbage | gas gage [N. Amer] | gas mileage [N. Amer] | gasoline gage [N. Amer] | gasoline mileage [N. Amer] | gastric lavage | gastrogavage | gauze bandage | gavage | gene linkage | genital stage | German language | Germanic language | gestational age | Glucophage | golden age | Golden Age | golden saxifrage | grade point average | grammage | graven image | gray sage [US] | greengage | Greenwich Village | grey sage [Brit, Cdn] | grillage | gun carriage | hackney carriage | haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn] | half page | Hamitic language | hand luggage | hangarage | harborage [N. Amer] | harbourage [Brit, Cdn] | haulage | head cabbage | heart massage | hectarage | Hellenic language | hemorrhage [N. Amer] | Hendrik Petrus Berlage | herbage | heritage | hermitage | high-level language | high-voltage | hitting average | Hmong language | homage | home page | homecourt advantage | homepage | horseless carriage | hostage | hyaline cartilage | hypallage | hypertext markup language | hypertext mark-up language | ice age | ill-usage | image | imagination image | immovable bandage | indigenous language | Indo-European language | Indo-Iranian language | industrial espionage | information age | Inland Passage | inmarriage | Inside Passage | insurance coverage | interlanguage | intermarriage | Iranian language | Iron Age | iron age | iron cage | Iroquoian language | Italic language | Jazz Age | Jerusalem sage | job-control language | John Cage | John's cabbage | Kadai language | keelage | Khoisan language | landing stage | language | latency stage | Latinian language | lavage | leafage | leakage | leatherleaf saxifrage | left stage | legal age | leverage | libertinage | lighterage | linage | line of scrimmage | lineage | lines of scrimmage | linkage | list-processing language | liver sausage | living wage | lockage | lovage | low-voltage | luggage | machine language | machine-oriented language | macrophage | mage | magnetic storage | maiden voyage | Maltese language | manage | maquillage | Maracan language | markup language | marriage | marriage brokerage | massage | maternal language | matrilineage | Mayan language | meadow saxifrage | mealy sage | mechanical advantage | memory image | ménage | mental age | mental image | Mesolithic Age | mess of pottage | message | messuage | metalanguage | meterage | metrage | micromanage | microphage | microscope stage | middle age | milage | mileage | minimal brain damage | minimum wage | mintage | mirage | mirror image | miscarriage | mismanage | misusage | mixed marriage | Mongolic language | montage | moorage | mortgage | mossy saxifrage | mucilage | multidimensional language | multistage | musical passage | Muskhogean language | Muskogean language | mycophage | napa cabbage | native language | natural language | Neolithic Age | new age | New Age | New Stone Age | new-age | Niger-Kordofanian language | Nilo-Saharan language | Nilotic language | nonage | nonvolatile storage | non-volatile storage | North Germanic language | Northwest Passage | object language | object-oriented programing language | object-oriented programming language | oblique bandage | of age | off-message | offstage | ohmage | old age | on average | on message | on the average | one-dimensional language | on-message | onstage | open marriage | operational damage | oral stage | orphanage | Osage | ossifrage | outage | outdoor stage | outrage | outside marriage | overage | overdosage | overencourage | overmortgage | package | page | Page | Palaeolithic Age [Brit, Cdn] | Paleolithic Age | Papuan language | paralanguage | parentage | parsonage | passage | pasturage | patrilineage | patronage | pavage | peerage | pelage | peonage | peptide linkage | percentage | persiflage | personage | petrissage | phage | phallic stage | phone message | photomontage | pilferage | pilgrimage | pillage | pilotage | pipage | pitcher sage | plage | plaster bandage | plumage | plunderage | pork sausage | portage | porterage | postage | potage | Potemkin village | pottage | poundage | power outage | prairie sage | prepackage | presage | pressure gage [US] | primage | problem-oriented language | programing language [US] | programming language | proposal of marriage | protolanguage | pudendal cleavage | pupilage | pupillage | purple passage | purple sage | purple saxifrage | push-down storage | quarterage | quayage | Quechuan language | query language | rage | railway carriage [Brit, Cdn] | rain gage [US] | rampage | ravage | read-only storage | real storage | red cabbage | reengage | re-engage | register language | reimage | remarriage | remortgage | repackage | repêchage | reportage | restage | retainage [N. Amer] | rib cage | Richard Burbage | right stage | risk arbitrage | rite of passage | rites of passage | road rage | roller bandage | Romance language | rootage | roughage | rummage | 's Gravenhage | sabotage | sage | salvage | same-sex marriage | sand sage | Sanskritic language | saprophage | sausage | savage | savoy cabbage | saxifrage | scalage | Scandinavian language | scarf bandage | scrappage | scrimmage | scrummage | scutage | search language | second mortgage | secondary storage | seepage | seigniorage | seignorage | self-image | selvage | semilunar cartilage | send a message | sending a message | sends a message | sent a message | serfage | sewage | sewerage | sex linkage | shortage | Shoshonean language | Shoshonian language | shotgun marriage | shrinkage | sign language | signage | sign-language | silage | silver age | silver sage | Sinitic language | sinkage | Sino-Tibetan language | Siouan language | siphonage | Sir Frederick Handley Page | skunk cabbage | slanguage | Slavic language | Slavonic language | slip carriage [Brit] | slippage | smallage | smoking carriage | soakage | socage | software package | sound stage | soundstage | source language | space age | spillage | spiral bandage | spitting image | spoilage | spoken language | sports page | squirrel cage | stage | stage-manage | standard generalised markup language [Brit] | standard generalized markup language | star saxifrage | starry saxifrage | steerage | steering linkage | stillage | stockbrokerage | Stone Age | stoppage | storage | stowage | strain gage [US] | stratified language | strawberry saxifrage | strong language | stuffed cabbage | stumpage | suction curettage | suffrage | sullage | surface gage [US] | surplusage | suspensory bandage | swage | Swedish massage | syntax language | take advantage | take stage | take the stage | taken advantage | taken stage | taken the stage | takeover arbitrage | takes advantage | takes stage | takes the stage | taking advantage | taking stage | taking the stage | tallage | tamponage | tankage | Tanoan language | target language | tax advantage | teenage | telephone message | telferage | telpherage | tentage | text message | theater stage [US] | theatre stage | Thomas Nelson Page | thought-image | thrust stage | thyroid cartilage | Tibeto-Burman language | tillage | title page | to advantage | tonal language | tone language | tonnage | took advantage | took stage | took the stage | towage | trackage | trade stoppage | treillage | triage | triangular bandage | truckage | tunage | Tungusic language | tunnage | Tupi-Guarani language | Turkic language | turnip cabbage | tutelage | tutorage | typewriter carriage | typhoid bacteriophage | ullage | umbrage | umpirage | uncage | underage | undercarriage | undermanage | universal suffrage | unstratified language | upstage | Uralic language | usage | Uto-Aztecan language | vacuum gage [US] | vagabondage | vantage | vassalage | ventage | verbiage | vernissage | vervain sage | vicarage | vicinage [N. Amer] | Victorian age | Vienna sausage | Village | village | villainage | villeinage | vintage | virtual image | virtual storage | visage | visual image | vitrage | volatile storage | voltage | voting age | voyage | wage | Wakashan language | warpage | wastage | water cabbage | water gage [US] | wattage | web page | webpage | weightage | West Germanic language | western saxifrage | wharfage | white sage | wild cabbage | wild sage | wind gage [US] | windage | Windward Passage | wire gage [US] | wood sage | wordage | work stoppage | workpackage | wormwood sage | wreckage | written language | yagé | yardage | yellow mountain saxifrage | youth-on-age
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