New websites added

I've added a couple of websites!

a guide to english grammar and formal english vs informal english exercises. Check them out!

Posting comments

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It would be nice if you posted comments stating your opinions and doubts so that I know which posts are really useful for you! If you don't have a google account you can still post as anonymous. It's quick and easy!

I'll make sure I keep the blog posts updated and feel free to visit it even after you've sat the FCE exam!

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British Life

Take the time to visit this interesting website about British Life. Don't forget to check out the glossary of British words, slang, and Cockney English! You can't miss it!

See you next class!


A glossary

A glossary might be an interesting way of organizing vocabulary into topics. The very process of creating a glossary helps us sort out words, practice spelling, and put words in context. However, a glossary will only help us if we actually use them on an everyday basis. Revisiting a glossary is the best way to keep updated with English vocabulary.

When creating a glossary keep in mind the layout and you might consider listing words in alphabetical order so that it's easier to find words. Don't forget to write an example in order to make it more palpable to readers (yourself included as you might forget the meaning of the words in your own glossary!---DOon'r rely on your memory!). Furthermore, besides context the examples show how words collocate (that is, combine with other words).

Don't miss the opportunity to recycle and learn new vocabulary!

Word Formation: Adjective suffixes -ible and -able

In most cases prefixes are devices used to change the meaning of words while suffixes are placed at the end of a word to change its role in the sentence (adjective, noun, adverb).

It's hard to deal with unpredictable events (un- means not predictable)
(-able transforms the verb predict into the adjective (un)predictable.

The suffixes -ible and -able are used to form a number of adjectives as in the example below:

The artists gave an incredible performance.

-able can be transformed into -ably to form an adverb while -ible may be changed into -ibly for the same reason. Look at the following examples:

The artists were incredibly talented. (remember that an adverb also modifies an adjective!)

The baby was comfortably seated.

Add an appropriate prefix and a suffix (-able or -ible / -ably or -ibly) to the part of the word in the sentences below. The completed word may be singular or plural. There is an example!

1) The weather here is so ___predict__: you should always take an umbrella with you, just in case.
2) We know it will be a difficult exam, but we are reason___ confident of success.
3) No one can touch their right elbow with their right hand. IT's a physical ___poss___.
4) You shouldn't leave valu___ in your room if you're staying at a hotel.
5) Last summer was __bear___ hot. Lots of people went to the hospital.
6) Your English has improved consider___. Congratulations!
7) The cottage was a little __comfort___ but we managed to stay there for 2 whole weeks.
8) The old man was incred___ rich; he didn't know what to do with all that money.
9) The park will not accept respons___ for property theft or damage.