“You snooze, you lose.” – English proverb

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Example sentences from the web:

  • John: Hey! I wanted a glass of milk too!
    Sarah: It’s too late. You snooze, you lose.
  • Isabel: Mark is so selfish, he knew I wanted to go to the show, but yesterday he bought the last ticket for himself.
    Cristina: If it was so important, why didn’t you buy the ticket before? You snooze, you lose.

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Gamer – What does it mean?

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More example sentences from the web:

  • Game conventions are events that bring together several gamers to participate in various types of gaming.

  • My friends and I are serious gamers: we often meet to play Prince of Persia.

  • This is a gamer who is on the verge of something called an epic win.

I am a gamer

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English for Gamers – Episode 0

As I told you previously, the intro is out :-). I hope you will like it:

This is the first video in English on Richard’s channel, that’s why we are speaking both English and Italian, but from tomorrow on, Italian will be banned ;-).

Vegetables – Visual vocabulary 8

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A crossword on this topic (PDF file): worksheet – vegetables – crossword

The crossword’s answers (PDF file): worksheet – vegetables – crossword’s answers

Word Search Activity: Vegetables – Word Search Activity


WEIRD – What does it mean?

Meaning of weird - Free English Materials For You

Example sentences from the web:

  • Her boyfriend’s a bit weird but she’s nice. (meaning 1)

  • We heard some weird sounds outside! We are scared now! (meaning 2)

  • But something weird definitely happened here. (meaning 2)

  • He stayed home on a Friday night?!? That’s weird(meaning 1)

Visual Thesaurus

Visual thesaurus - Weird - synonyms visual thesaurus weird


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Some weird auditions on 

America’s & Britain’s Got Talent 

Weird news on Metro: http://metro.co.uk/news/weird/

Past simple vs past continuous

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Fill in the gaps with the past simple or past continuous form of the verbs in brackets

  1. I ______________ (walk) home when I ______________ (meet) Maria.

  2. John __________________ (wait) for me when I ________________ (arrive).

  3. I haven’t seen Andrew for ages. When I last _________________ (see) him, he ___________________ (try) to find a job in Dublin.

  4. He _________________ (read) the newspaper when the phone _______________ (ring).

  5. I _________________ (make) a sandwich when Mike _______________ (arrive).

  6. We ________________ (not go) out because it ________________ (rain).

  7. When I was young, I _____________ (want) to be a doctor.

  8. He usually wears sandals but when I last ______________ (see) him he _________________ (wear) boots.

  9. My brother ______________ (see) you in the park two days ago. You__________________ (play) football with Stuart.

  10. While I _________________ (work) in the garden, I _________________ (hurt) my back.


Correct answers:

1) was walking; met.
2) was waiting; arrived.
3) saw; was trying.
4) was reading; rang.
5) was making; arrived.
6) didn’t go; was raining.
7) wanted.
8) saw; was wearing.
9) saw; were playing.
10) was working; hurt.

Downloadable PDF – past simple or past continuous – quiz with answers



Visual vocabulary 6


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HOT-AIR BALLOON =>  a lighter-than-air craft in which air heated by a flame is trapped in large fabric bag. Hanging under the balloon, there is a basket (container) in which people can ride.
In this picture, you can notice that there are seven people in the  basket and the flame is visible because they are flying:

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The first hot-air balloon was created in 1783 by two brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier. 

CROWD => a large group of people. This is a crowd:

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LAWN => grass-covered land.
In this picture, the lawn is dry, probably because it didn’t rain for a while (the grass isn’t green).

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STROLLER => a small carriage with four wheels that a baby or small child can ride in while someone pushes it.

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