Scrabble for Advanced

How many words will you learn from this impressive Scrabble setup? Don’t forget to read in both horizontal and vertical directions.image

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Very useful list of adjectives

Have you noticed how often you use the word very in your speech? It’s easy, right? Very good, very old, very risky, very rude…

But if you want to expand your vocabulary, you should consider replacing these “very adjective” with some advanced words. Some are perhaps too advanced, but definitely read through the table to see what you can use. If nothing else, you’ll now know that feeble means very weak and jubilant means very happy. And that is very valuable, er, I mean, precious.

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Lego!

“Lego” can be used in a daily speech instead of “let go”. As you probably understand from this picture.

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The importance of commas

 

Comma

See what difference does one comma make?

  • Rachel finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.
  • Rachel finds inspiration in cooking, her family and her dog.

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Languages around Europe

This interesting tool will show you what the same word looks like around Europe.

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To Do list

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To Do list (also spelled to-do list) is a basic productivity tool to help people keep track of what they need to do in order to be finished with their work.

As you proceed through your to-do list, you check off the things you have done. That is why it is sometimes called a “checklist”. While to-do list is usually very specific (you created it based on what you need to do), checklist can be quite general (as in: checklist of moving into a new house), designed to help you realize what you need to do in a certain situation.

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Could you repeat that, please?

imageSometimes, native speakers are hard to understand. They might speak too quickly, or use too difficult or colloquial expression. BritishCouncil.org has a great video presenting different ways of letting them know you did not understand, without being rude or appear ignorant.

  • I’m sorry, I didn’t quite catch that.
  • Could you say that again?
  • One more time?
  • I can’t hear a word you’re saying.

They also have some interactive tasks under the video so go ahead and check it out yourselves.

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