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Writing

Use the following exercise to practise your writing skills.
 

Describing your hobbies and your weekly routine

Think about your hobbies and what you usually do Monday to Sunday. Write them down and use the structures you've learned so far: for example the simple present and the verb "to like". There is no right or wrong answer! You can take a look at and listen to the sample solution if you need to.
My hobbies are horseback riding and playing baseball. I like all sports! On Monday, I usually stay at home and read a book. I like reading! On Tuesday, I sometimes go out to a restaurant and meet some friends. On Wednesday, I play baseball in the evening. On Thursday, I usually stay at home as well. On Friday and Saturday I often go out. I like dancing. On Sunday, I go horseback riding in the afternoon.

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Speaking

Use the following exercise to practise your speaking skills!
 

Asking for an English translation of a word

If you don't know the English translation of a word in your mother tongue, you can use the following phrases to ask for the information:
  • What's the English word for ______?
  • How do you say ______ in English?
  • What's ______ in English?
  • Do you know the English translation for _____?
Imagine you're in an English speaking country with a friend who speaks both English and your native language. You need to ask someone something, but you can't remember the English translation. Practise the following phrases with words from your mother tongue. Speak the sentences out loud.
1. You are at a restaurant and want to order something to eat. You can't remember the English word for it. You ask your friend: "Do you know the English word for ________?"
2. You are at a post office and would like to send your family a letter. You can't remember the English word for what you need to buy. You ask your friend: "What's ________ again in English?"
3. You and your friend got lost and you have to ask someone for the way. Unfortunately you can't remember the English word for the place that you are going to. You ask your friend: "How do you say ________ in English?"
 
 
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