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Test of Written Comprehension

This test evaluates your level in English Written Comprehension (how well you understand English that you read). You have 15 minutes to do this test. You must stop after 15 minutes and press the “YOUR SCORE IS” button. There are 20 questions.

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Homework***14

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This homework exercise is meant for those students  [class 2F] who are willing to learn more than the regular classroom lessons. Feel free to join and fill in the exercises.  Send your answers using the comment box and don’t forget to sign it with your name.
Every comment is welcome:)

 The task is open from 9 pm to 10 pm today
Good luck!

Similes

A simile is a type of idiom and likens/compares one thing to another thing.
Similes often contain the structures as … as or like.

Here’s a list of common similes:

as strong as an ox (about a person with great strength)
as light as a feather (when something weighs very little)
as busy as a bee (when somebody works a lot)
as quiet as a mouse (someone who is shy and untalkative)
as quick as a flash (when something moves fast; someone does something quickly)
as dry as a bone (when something is very or totally dry)
as cool as a cucumber (when somebody is relaxed, cool)

as white as a sheet (when somene’s face is white due to fear)
as red as a beetroot (someone’s face when embarrassed)
as brown as a berry (when someone has a deep suntan)
as black as night

as sick as a dog (sick in the sense of vomiting)
as sick as a parrot (sick in the sense of extremely disappointed)

as deaf as a post (to describe someone who hears badly)
as blind as a bat (to describe someone who sees badly)
as thin as a rake (to describe someone who is very slim/underweight)
as mad as a hatter (to describe someone who is eccentric)
as drunk as a lord (when someone has drunk too much)

to eat like a horse (to describe someone who always has a big appetite)
to drink like a fish (to describe someone who always drinks a lot of alcohol)
to have a memory like a sieve (about a forgetful person – sieves have holes in them)
to sleep like a log (to sleep very deeply and for a long time)
to have eyes like a hawk (describing someone who sees every small detail)
to work like a dream (when something works perfectly, e.g. a plan, a machine)

Exercises:  http://speakspeak.com

Say it in other words…

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Homework***13

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 The task is open from 9 pm to 10 pm

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This extra exercise is meant for those students  who are willing to learn more than the regular classroom lesson. Feel free to join and fill in the exercises.  Send your answers using the comment box and don’t forget to sign it with your name.
Every comment is welcome:)

Good luck!

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British vs. American English (vocabulary)

British people and American people can always understand each other – but there are a few notable differences between British English and American English in grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.

  • British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.
  • American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States.

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Now try to do the test on differences concerning these BrE and AmE sentences:

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This video is brought to you by Chris from England about differences between British English and American English.

Next you will find, a list of some more vocabulary differences between British and American English:

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Last but not least, here is a nice ‘translator’ between BrE and AmE:
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Homework***12

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 [OPEN]   [OPEN KEY]

This homework exercise is meant for those students  who are willing to learn more than the regular classroom lesson. Feel free to join and fill in the exercises.  Send your answers using the comment box and don’t forget to sign it with your name.
Every comment is welcome:)

 The task is open from 9 pm to 10 pm today
Good luck!

and the winners are:
(in the order of replies sent in)

Malgorzata 1f  18/24
Kamila 1f  15/24

Joanna 1f  15/24
Radosław 1a  11/24
Mateusz 1f  17/24
Klaudia 1f  17/24
Tomasz 1f  20/24
well done, congratulations :)

Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same when you pronounce them, but have different meanings and different spellings:

right/write
sight/cite/site
bear/bare
base/bass
bay/bey
be/bee
beach/beech
beat /beet
pair/pear
boy/buoy
days/daze
beau/bow
billed/build

to, too, two
ate, eight
bite, byte, bight
carrot, caret
facts, fax
heal, heel

right, rite, write, wright
throne, thrown
peal, peel
raise, raze
through, threw
caught, court
pane, pain
teem, team

be-bee
bare-bear
where-wear
there-their
bay-bey
rite-right
hare-hair
throne-thrown
raise-raze
flour-flower
pair-pear
ate-eight
size-sighs

wait-weight
for-four
roam-Rome
wood-would
rite-right
site-sight
feat-feet
weight-wait
beet-beat
there-their-they’re

British and American English

How to understand the differences between British and American English 

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