Here are some examples of compound adjectives:
An eighty-page document
A well-prepared lesson
A brown-eyed dog
Can you combine a word from Group 1 with a word from Group 2 from the list to describe the nouns below? There is sometimes more than one possible answer.
DOOR / COURSE/ ROOM/ MAN/
OMELETTE/ CAT/JOB /CHILD
Check your answers below.
Recently one of our teachers, Sue, was invited to teach a small group of teenagers in St Petersburg, Russia, on a trip organised by Perspective Language School. Here is Sue’s account of her trip, with some great photos.
Hi everyone, my name’s Sue and I am one of the teachers at Hilderstone College. I have been working here for nearly five years and I love it!
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to go to St Petersburg in Russia for the college to teach English to a group of teenage students from the Orenburg area in the South of Russia. It was a special project arranged by their school for them to combine learning English with a winter holiday including the period from New Year to the Russian Orthodox religious celebration of Christmas Day on the 7 January. Due to that I had a second Christmas with the students and we enjoyed all the lit up Christmas trees and beautiful sparkling lights in the city and after lessons on Christmas Day, exchanged Christmas presents, played games and compared Christmas traditions in our different countries.
A part of my role as Head of Marketing is to attend workshops and exhibitions designed to meet new educational tour operators. These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet new partners from around the world – all in one room!
I pre-make appointments and at the event, each educational tour operator comes to my table for a 20 – 30 minute meeting. In that time, I need to make Hilderstone stand out as being a language school they would like to send students to. Of course, there is a lot of follow-up afterwards and getting to know each other on a professional basis.
Our partner educational tour operators are paramount to our student recruitment activity and have a very important role in helping students to enrol in the best possible school to meet their personal needs and goals.
We are pleased to announce that the FREE ARRIVAL TRANSFER offer will be extended for courses starting before 31 January 2019.
This may be by shuttle bus or by taxi, depending on flight time and which London airport.
The promotion will be available for all new individual enrolments on courses starting before 31 January 2019.
Bookings must be of a minimum of 2 weeks on the following courses:
• Bookings shorter than 2 weeks
• Bookings received before 1 November 2018
• Bookings from UK-based sponsors
• Closed groups
Conditions apply. Please see our website: http://www.hilderstone.ac.uk/
‘as much use as a chocolate teapot’
Can you put the correct verbs in the gaps in these sentences?
1) Can you buy some more kitchen paper? I’ve ______ it all up.
2) This question is just too difficult – I ______ up!
3) Please can you ______ up your room? It’s a mess!
4) Sam was very late arriving at the party. He didn’t ______ up until 11 pm!
5) That restaurant is doing very good business. In fact, they’ve just ________ up a second restaurant in Canterbury.
6) Don’t leave your clothes on the floor! ______ them up in the wardrobe!
7) If you want to go on the school trip, please _____ up on the list on the noticeboard.
8) If you _____ up all your vegetables, you can have a pudding!
Check your answers below.
Can you choose the correct response in each case, from a – h?
1) Don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret!
2) How do you know about his new job?
3) What’s her brother’s name?
4) Did you catch the train?
5) I’ve got some juicy gossip for you!
6) Do you fancy a coffee? My treat.
7) Do you think our team will win the league this year?
8) It’s freezing outside, but I’ve got to do some gardening.
a) Now you’re talking!
b) I’m all ears!
c) A little bird told me.
d) Pigs might fly!
e) My lips are sealed.
f) Rather you than me.
g) Oh…it’s on the tip of my tongue!
h) Yes, but by the skin of my teeth.
Check your answers below.
Put a/an/the/- into each gap.
1) Excuse me! Is there _____ supermarket near here?
2) I’m going to _____ supermarket. Do you want anything?
3) I go to _____ church every Sunday.
4) There’s a concert at _____ church tomorrow evening.
5) I work as _____ teacher.
6) _____ teacher told us to be quiet.
7) _____ Italian food is my favourite.
8) _____ food at that restuarant is terrible!
9) If you’re lonely, why don’t you get ____ dog?
10) _____ dog that bit me was a Rottweiler.
Some grammar for you this week!
Can you add the MISSING word in each sentence?
1) When I walking down the street, I saw my sister.
2) I lived here since I was 10 years old.
3) We were chatting to Peter, and he told he was a
4) If he doesn’t arrive soon, we go without him.
5) I have a friend lives in Rome.
Now can you remove the EXTRA word in numbers 6 – 10?
6) My brother he is a taxi driver.
7) Can you to help me?
8) I don’t know who does lives there.
9) I don’t like the spiders!
10) Do you have a time for a drink?
Summer is officially over – but the good news is that there are lots of sales in the shops!
You can buy almost anything in a supermarket these days, but do you know the name of the specialist shops for these items or services?
Example: fish and seafood – A FISHMONGER’S
1) fruit and vegetables
4) bread and cakes
5) aspirin, cough medicine, soap
6) a diamond ring or a necklace
7) a new pair of glasses or an eye test
8) a new hairstyle or hair cut
9) a massage or spray tan
10) envelopes, paper and pens
Check the answers below.