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Listen&Learn: The Story of CAPTCHA Learn how CAPTCHAs do more than catch robots.

For teachers: Homework: Negotiation Vocab haggle, dispute, deadlock, compromise, low-ball...

For teachers: Homework: Marketing Vocab brand, trademark, launch, product, digital marketing...

How to Interrupt Politely How to smoothly and gently get the chance to speak, including the most useful and politest interrupting phrases and tactics.

How to Make English Plurals How to form regular English plural nouns with -s, -es, etc, how to find patterns in irregular plurals like “children” and “lives”, and more difficult kinds such as plurals of Latin words

Listen&Learn: The Solar Corona Learn about the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

Listen&Learn: The Ides of March Learn about the day of Julius Caesar's assassination.

For teachers: Homework: Newspaper Vocab editor, tabloid, journalist, sensationalist, headline...

FAQ: Frequently Asked Direct Object Questions Questions people often ask about Direct Objects, with answers

Listen&Learn: Maya Angelou Learn about the famous poet and activist.

Eugenics Vocabulary This eugenics glossary includes definitions and example sentences for a range of English terms commonly used when talking about eugenics, which includes the scientifically questionable theory of genetic manipulation through controlled breeding

For teachers: Homework: Insurance Vocab premium, policy, claim, goods in transit, liability...

How to Use WILL How to recognise, say, write and use the future verb “will”

Planet Uranus Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Uranus page in our Vocabulary section.

How to Use ACTUALLY The many ways to use the incredibly useful word “actually” in real communication

Listen&Learn: Dune Learn about one of the most influential sci-fi novels

For teachers: Homework: Advertising Vocab billboard, target, ad, promote, commercial...

Listen&Learn: Paris Catacombs Learn about the famous tunnels underneath Paris

Planet Jupiter Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Jupiter page in our Vocabulary section.

Planet Mars Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Mars page in our Vocabulary section.

Planet Earth Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Earth page in our Vocabulary section.

Listen&Learn: El Niño Learn how winds in the Pacific Ocean change weather around the world

Planet Venus Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Venus page in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Property Vocab tenant, rent, estate agent, freehold, landlord...

Planet Mercury Quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the material covered on the Planet Mercury page in our Vocabulary section.

Posters At the Restaurant, At the Party, At the Gym

Listen&Learn: History of Writing Learn how ancient cultures invented written communication

Word in the News: EXTRADITION This week the word EXTRADITION is in all the newspapers as the American government tries to get their hands on the world's greatest journalist Julian Assange

For teachers: Homework: Law Vocab jury, barrister, sentence, sue, attorney...

The 7 Most Popular Search Engines, Their Pros And Cons, And Ownership Influence Let's delve into the seven most popular search engines, examining their pros (advantages) and cons (disadvantages), and how their ownership might affect the results they deliver.

Listen&Learn: Charles Dickens Learn about one of the most popular novelists in history

For teachers: Homework: Money Vocabulary invest, hard currency, transaction, banknote, cashier...

Listen&Learn: I, Robot Learn about Isaac Asimov's classic stories of artificial intelligence

How to Use Whereas, While and Whilst Using where, while and whilst tips, including similarities and differences between them, and contrasts to similar linking words

How to Count English Syllables Ways to count the number of beats in English words

For teachers: Homework: Animal Vocabulary herd, kitten, lioness, calf, peacock...

Listen&Learn: The Golden Records Learn about the records floating through space

For teachers: Homework: Medical Vocabulary pain, swollen, life-threatening, allergic, side-effects...

Top 20 English Words Ending in -LESS From describing personal attributes to societal issues and emotional states, words ending in "-less" play a crucial role in shaping the richness and diversity of the language

Listen&Learn: Neutrinos Learn about the "ghost particles" that come from the Sun

For teachers: Homework: Air Travel Vocabulary baggage claim, board, check in, jet-lag, runway...

For teachers: Homework: Body Vocabulary calf, cheeks, liver, thumb, wrist...

For teachers: Homework: Rooms Vocabulary attic, counter, freezer, hallway, washing machine...

For teachers: Homework: Telephone Vocabulary hang up, pay phone, missed call, smartphone, receiver...

For teachers: Homework: Employment Vocabulary dismiss, interview, perks, recruit, salary, staff...

For teachers: Homework: Criminals Vocabulary arsonist, bigamist, burglar, murderer, thief...

For teachers: Homework: Computer Vocabulary app, email, modem, external drive, ebook...

Present Simple tense The Present Simple tense is the most basic tense in English and uses the base form of the verb (except for the verb be). The only change from the base is the addition of s for third person singular.

Example sentences Nearly 200 easy example sentences split between 26 everyday English topics, showing typical English sentence structure. There are 7 sentences for each topic.

For teachers: Homework: Weather Vocab chilly, flood, hail, drought, temperature...

For teachers: Homework: Music Vocab band, beat, verse, genre, artist...

FAQ: frequently asked learn English questions Can I learn English online for free? How can I speak English? How can I speak English fluently?

FAQ: frequently asked months of the year questions What are the 12 months in the year?
Is 4 weeks a month?
What is 3 months called?

FAQ: frequently asked prepositions questions What is a preposition and examples?
What do prepositions do?
What are the top 10 prepositions?

FAQ: frequently asked compound sentence questions What are 5 examples of compound sentences?
What are 10 compound sentences?
What makes a compound sentence?

FAQ: frequently asked parts of speech questions What are the 8 parts of speech?
What are the 9 parts of speech?
Why are parts of speech important?

FAQ: frequently asked subordinating conjunction questions What are the 12 subordinating conjunctions?
What are 50 subordinating conjunctions?
What is a subordinating conjunction example?

FAQ: frequently asked coordinating conjunction questions What are the 7 coordinating conjunctions?
What are the 10 coordinating conjunctions?
Why do we use coordinating conjunctions?

FAQ: frequently asked writing questions What is the definition of writing?
What is the significance of writing?
Is it writing or writting?

FAQ: frequently asked listening questions What is a good definition of listening?
What are listening skills?
What are the 4 main types of listening?

FAQ: frequently asked preposition list questions What are the 150 English prepositions?
What are the 10 most common English prepositions?
How many English prepositions are there?

For teachers: Homework: Movies Vocab sci-fi, director, cast, genre, comedy...

For teachers: Homework: Sports Vocab score, compete, cheer on, beat, train...

For teachers: Homework: Cooking Verbs boil, grate, whisk, fry, stir...

FAQ: frequently asked vocabulary questions Vocabulary questions that people often ask with answers and examples. For ESL learners and teachers.

FAQ: frequently asked pronunciation questions Pronunciation questions that people often ask with answers and examples. For ESL learners and teachers.

What are the 12 rules of English grammar? While there's no universally accepted list of exactly 12 rules, here is a generalized list of 12 important basic grammar rules

For teachers: Homework: Grading Adverbs slightly, rather, very, extremely...

Woke terminology quiz 1. Describing someone as woke means you think they know a lot about _______ a) the internet b) doing business c) social injustice

For teachers: Homework: Non-Gradable Adjectives This useful Worksheet helps students practise Non-Gradable Adjectives in three different ways.

University terms quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered in the glossary of University Terms in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Reported Speech Tom said that he was bored, I asked him where he lived...

For teachers: Homework: Prefixes Was the steak OVERcooked or UNDERcooked? Did you PREview the film, or did you REview it? It’s quite amazing how so few letters can have such a drastic effect on the meaning of a word!

Insurance terminology quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered in the glossary of Insurance terminology in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Adjective Suffixes -ing, -ous, -able, -ive, -ful...

Coordinating conjunctions A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in importance and structure

Subordinating conjunctions A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate (dependent) clause to a main (independent) clause

Maths terms quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered in the glossary of Maths terms in our Vocabulary section.

Loan terminology quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered in the glossary of Loan Terminology in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Noun Suffixes -al, -er, -ess, -ment, -ness, -sion, -tion, -y...

Internet terms quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terminology covered in the glossary of Internet Terms in our Vocabulary section.

5th-generation warfare terminology This glossary includes a range of English terms and vocabulary commonly used when talking about 5th-Generation Warfare also known as 5GW, Hybrid Warfare and Unconventional Warfare.

Globalization vocabulary quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered on the page about Globalization in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Possessive Pronouns mine, yours, his...

Nuremberg Code terminology quiz You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered on the page about the Nuremberg Code in our vocabulary section.

Nuremberg Code terminology Here's a glossary based on the Nuremberg Code and informed consent

Mortgage terminology This glossary includes a range of English terms and vocabulary commonly used when talking about mortgages.

Insurance terminology This glossary includes a range of English terms and vocabulary commonly used when talking about insurance

Less common numerical expressions quiz 🤔 You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered on the page about Less common numerical expressions in our Vocabulary section.

For teachers: Homework: Countable vs Uncountable Nouns job/work, suitcase/luggage...

For teachers: Homework: Tag Questions You don't like garlic, do you?...

For teachers: Homework: Phrasal Verbs put up, turn off, break down...

For teachers: Homework: CAN, COULD, BE ABLE TO I can run, I could run, I will be able to run...

For teachers: Homework: Present Continuous I am doing, I am not doing, I'm playing, I'm not playing...

Loan terminology adjustable rate, annuity, bridge loan, current liability, due diligence, equity

For teachers: Homework: Present Simple I am, I am not, I have, I don't have...

Woke vocabulary allyship, colorism, critical race theory, cultural activism, cultural appropriation…

For teachers: Homework: Future Perfect I will have done, I won't have done...

ch pronounced k by level Although CH is normally pronounced like the ch- in “chance” and -tch in “batch”, it sometimes has different pronunciations, including the ch- in “chaos” being the same k sound as the c- in “care” and the -ck in “black”.

ch pronounced sh by level Although CH is normally pronounced like the ch- in “cheese” and -tch in “patch”, it fairly often has other pronunciations, including the ch- in chalet being the same sound as the sh- in sheep.