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.
Certain words in English are so alike that they confuse even native English speakers. Words like their and there for instance are often confused. The Activities here look in detail at some of the most common confusable words and give you plenty of explanation into how to use them correctly as well as plenty of exercises to help you avoid making mistakes in the future.
There is a group of words in English which I will call the *thing words. These words are anything, something, everything, and nothing. If I’ve learned anything about them, I’ve learned that they cause confusion for students, so I thought I ought to make a lesson to tell you everything about them. Everything you want to know about the *thing words is here in this lesson, so if you do nothing else today at least do something about learning these words with this lesson.
Any object can be referred to as a thing.
The *thing words in English are anything, something, everything, and nothing.
Everything in this picture is a thing.
Nothing literally means no thing .
Nothing in this picture looks like an elephant.
You should try to learn something about English every day. You can't learn everything in one go, but even 30 minutes is better than nothing .
Students tell me that everything in the Britlish Library is better than anything that they have tried before and that there is always something new to do.
Many students say that there is nothing better than the Britlish Library for improving their English skills.
This might be a short lesson but it is better than nothing and looks at everything a student needs to know about something that confuses many students. I don't know if anything else needs to be said about it.
Is there anything 1 in the bowl?
No, there is nothing 2 in the bowl.
Is there anything 1 in the bottles?
Well, there is something 2 in one of the bottles but nothing 3 in the other two.
I'm afraid there's only one of Mary's cakes left and there isn't anything 1 else to eat.
Oh, well. I guess it's better than nothing 2 especially as her cakes are like nothing 3 else.
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