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Open cloze: ‘How did you meet your best friend?

After having bent my mum’s ear for about an hour moaning because I had fallen out with a close friend , she turned around and wisely said, ‘People enter your life, for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime.’ Which quite is true, isn’t it?

But even if we do quarrel with a mate or simply lose contact, we also manage to keep some of our friendships alive; despite the different paths life leads us through in an ever-changing world. Sometimes we even manage to organise a get-together, and make up for the lost time remembering the past and talking about future plans and dreams.

If you happen to be one of those lucky people, surely you’ll feel identified with the activity that I have prepared for the purpose of practising the past simple and the past continuous.

These are real-life accounts from buzzfeed.com where I have removed the names and made some adaptations for the purpose of the level.  Maybe, you’d like to enter the aforementioned website, and tell your own story. I’m sure it’ll be a great one. 🙂

Open cloze nº1

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Open cloze nº 3

A1 · Grammar · Grammar activity

Present simple ‘be’ in negative sentences

This one (and many to come) is for my very, very special bunch of students from 2 which I already miss very much because I’m stuck in the house with my leg up in bandage.

First click on the presentation and after on the activity.

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Art or reality?

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British contemporary artist Anish Kapoor stands next his artwork “Descent into limbo” during the opening of his exhibition entitled “Works, thoughts, experiments” at the Serralves Foundation in Porto, on July 6, 2018.  Photo by Miguel Riopa Getty Images.

Can you imagine visiting an art gallery or a museum, seeing something very interesting and then, surprise! What you took for one thing was something quiet unexpected.

Let’s say for example that you visit the Natural History Museum in London. You’re in the creepy-crawly section taking selfies of yourself in front of what you believe is a huge, gigantic, enormous fibreglass model of a scorpion and suddenly it starts to move its pincers and tail. Eeeeks! It’s alive!!!! What a fright that would be wouldn’t it?

Anyway, don’t fret because this post isn’t about gigantic creatures coming to life, but another bit of news  about a man who fell into a hole at a Portuguese museum because he ‘d walked over it thinking it was a dot.
The news is from Huffpost and you will have to fill in the gaps with one of the words on the left-hand side of the activity. I made the activity with a free online application from the website ‘clickschool ‘ just to see how it goes and try out some new learning tools.

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A2 Comparative structures ‘adjective + er/more + than’

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Here’s a grammar bite on comparative structures using ‘adjective+ er/more/less + than’  that we can use when we want to say that two items are different in a quality.

Remember that the general rule for one-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives,  (small, clever, happy, etc.) is the affix -er, while other adjectives  (honest, beautiful, interesting, etc.) have the word ‘more’ in front of them.

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Confusing words ‘another/other’

Hello, here we have another two confusing words for you to have a look at. You can check a few grammar rules and do the activity with a simple click on the buttons below. Hope it helps!