Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vocabulary task


frolicking
huddle
pelt
rim
peg
treacherous
studious
ubiquitous



  1.  The raindrops had turned into little round chunks of ice, just like white pebbles, and they were ______ down; and had torn the rabbit's umbrella all to pieces.
  2. Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; but Darcy was still inflexibly _____.
  3. As two thirds of the products consumed in Russia are imported, prices are _____ to western levels and can only get higher.
  4. The icy glaze that encrusted the metal rungs was ______.
  5. He looked like a _____ polar bear in his frost-whitened suit.
  6. For almost 500 years, the Mercator projection has been the worm for maps of the world, ______ in atlases and on school walls.
  7. He glanced down at the ______ on the ground that was Jim.
  8. Toby stared out of the window of his room on the ______ of the space station, wondering what he should do.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Vocabulary Practice


billow
pelt
influx
obsolete
pinwheel
solicitude
swap meet
tailspin


1.     Especially during the last century the Nenets homeland has received an _____ of Russian settlers, who soon outnumbered the Nenets in their own province.
2.     Janice and Hilda should sell their crafts at the _____.
3.     So the starfish began to roll over and over on the sand like a ______, a hoop, or a wheel that no rim, and only spokes to it.
4.     When breakfast was over they were joined by the sisters; and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and _____ they showed for Jane.
5.     The waves of the ocean grew into the big _____, and they dashed up on the beach with a booming, thundering sound.
6.     How the drops did come _____ down harder and harder, but Uncle Wiggily didn’t get wet because of his toadstool umbrella.
7.     Russia was seeking a $10 billion loan to avert the collapse of the ruble and the banking system, so much of the advice below could become _____.
8.     If the ruble goes into a _____, it’ll make sense to revert to the old habit of exchanging hard currency on a daily basis, but don’t expect a devalued ruble to boost your spending power.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

IELTS Spelling Task

Good evening, my dear English learners!
I have an interesting spelling task for you today.))) It is often used in IELTS test.
Record yourself first and then listen and write.
Asbestos
Blechhammer
Clitheroe
Dildo
Eek
Fingringhoe
Gogogogo
Heckmondwike
Innaloo
Kanakanak
Lukla












Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spelling Task For IELTS

Try to practice these difficult spellings:
10. Aquebogue, New York
Misspelled by 56 percent of people
9. Winnemucca, Nevada
Misspelled by 60 percent of people
8. Ketchikan, Alaska
Misspelled by 61 percent of people
7. Worcester, Massachusetts
Misspelled by 62 percent of people
6. Pflugerville, Texas
Misspelled by 63 percent of people
5. Champaign, Illinois
Misspelled by 63 percent of people
4. Skaneateles, New York
Misspelled by 67 percent of people
3. Saguache, Colorado
Misspelled by 68 percent of people
2. Kaumalapau, Hawaii
Misspelled by 69 percent of people
1. Meeteetse, Wyoming
Misspelled by 70 percent of people
(Inspired by this link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/most-difficult-cities-to-spell_n_7654308.html  and my student Julia from Russia)))))

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Vocabulary Task


allure
billow
indispensable
influx
frolicking

benediction
rim
huddle
ubiquitous
obsolete
pelt
pertain
pinwheel
solicitude
tailspin
peg
treacherous


1.     Therefore, anyone handling geographical names needs to have some basic linguistic knowledge, both in general terms and specifically _____ to the language situation of the area to the language situation of the area of survey.
2.     People from different professional backgrounds may be ______ to some kind of study of geographical names.
3.     Even if exhaustive linguistic knowledge is not required to be able to pracise this specific kind of applied toponyms, a basic understanding of the linguistic and historic context of the geographical names within the area of study is certain ______.
4.     Especially during the last century, the Nenets homeland has received an _____ of Russian settlers, who soon outnumbered the Nenets in their own provinces.
5.     So the starfish began to roll over and over on the sand like a ______, a hoop, or a wheel that has no rim, and only spokes to it.
6.     When breakfast was over they were joined by the sisters; and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and _____ they showed for Jane.
7.     The waves of the ocean grew into the big _____, and they dashed up on the beach with a booming, thundering sound.
8.     How the drops did come _____ down, harder and harder, but Uncle Wiggily didn’t get wet because of his toadstool umbrella.
9.     The sun rose upon a tranquil world, and beamed down upon the peaceful village like a _____.
10.Russia was seeking a $ 10 billion loan to avert the collapse of the ruble and the banking system so much of the advice below could become _____.
11.If the ruble goes into a _____, it’ll make sense to revert to the old habit of exchanging hard currency on a daily basis, but don’t expect a devalued ruble to boost your spending power.
12.As two thirds of the products consumed in Russia are imported, prices are _____ to western levels and can only get higher.
13.The icy glaze that encrusted the metal rungs was _____.
14.He looked like a _____ polar bear in his frost-whitened suit.
15.For almost 500 years, the Mercator projection has been the norm for maps of the world, _____ in atlases and on school walls.
16.He glanced down at the _____ on the ground that was Jim.
17.To by stared out of the window of his room on the _____ of the space station, wondering what he should do.