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Advanced English

Exercises for Advanced English speakers

 


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MARTIN EAYRS
Manchester, UK


English is generally considered an easy language to learn up to intermediate level and very hard at the upper end. Teachers of and translators into English around the world often have what amounts to a love affair with the language, and are conscious of lingering doubts and lacunae and concerned to do something about them. They may have neither the time for nor interest in any formal study programme, but would be interested in something they can dip into, use as a reference or follow in a vaguely systematically fashion.

These pages have that intention. My aim is simply to provide practice in advanced language use - formal and informal – and to present this in the form of user-friendly games, puzzles and exercises. I have concentrated on areas that I know continue to be problematic for the advanced (C1/C2+) learner These include register, collocations, idiomatic English (including phrasal verbs), word building and various other aspects of vocabulary and lexis. And yes, I accept requests.

I have provided the texts below as simple PDF files that can be read on screen or downloaded. Anyone is free to use these alone or with others, and I waive all copyright on these. Enjoy.

Phrasal Verbs
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

Collocations
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

Vocabulary
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

Wordbuilding
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

Idiomatic expressions
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

Miscellaneous
Set 1 (questions/answers)
Set 2 (questions/answers)

provided

 

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