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FEMALE PILOTS

LOOK UP: /ʃ/ /ʒ/

The sounds /ʃ/ /ʒ/ can create confusion /s/ vs. /z/

Say zero, music and roses. Voiced Consonants. BBC Pronunciation Tips:

Say pleasure, leisure and vision. Voiced Consonants. BBC Pronunciation Tips:
The Sounds of  English (BBC pronunciation tips - videos)
http://www.macmillaneducationapps.com/soundspron/



A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE TO LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER

In case you might need some more practice about relative clauses, here you have some direct links: Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3
PREPOSITION PLACEMENT IN RELATIVE CLAUSES
Loads of quizzes
My aunt, who I live with, used to have a parrot: "The essay" - Mr. Bean

Crime vocabulary exercise 1 Crime vocabulary exercise 2
Law and Order vocabulary exercises
Crime and punishment and related topics with lots of exercises (vocabulary, reading, listening, games, ...).
Listening practice. Click on the following link to do a multiple choice listening exercise about security systems (don't forget to listen to it again while reading the quiz script after checking your answers).

Now, let's finish this post off with this wonderful song, I hope you don't mind:

QUIZ YOUR ENGLISH app

DISCOURSE MARKERS (short essay)

Discourse Markers Introduce the connectors given in their right position.

Click on the image above for more practice.

Fancy reading another short story?

The novel upon which Hitchcock based the film  "Rear Window". The chilling and riveting story of a man immobilised in his apartment, observing the minutiae of life - and death - through his rear window. Most of Hal Jeffries's daily observations run to the mundane, until he plays back certain events in his mind and realises that they point to a murder.
What do you fancy doing? - Read the short story "It had to be murder" by Cornell Woolerich, 1942 (13 pages). - Listen to it on BBC Radio Reading. - WatchRear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
The Must-Read Short Stories Behind 16 Great Movies

POWERFUL ADJECTIVES (connotation, nuances, attitude, etc.)

OTHER WAYS TO SAY ... and what to use instead of "very"

http://anotherwaytosaythat.com/Reword Phrases, Rewrite Sentences, Rephrase Expressions, Paraphrase Statements





When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world's asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a s…