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Multicultural Britain

Notting Hill Carnival grew out of Caribbean traditions. Today, it is an event where all cultures come together. As Nick’s been finding out, the UK truly is multicultural.

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Task 1

Vocabulary Task

Match the words in the box with the descriptions underneath.

Exercise

Task 2

Vocabulary Task

Read the questions and select the correct answers.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello. Could you please help me with the following question:
- The printer has been broken for a week so she couldn't have printed out the report. That means.....
a- we draw the conclusion that she did not do it
b- perhaps she had the possibility but she didn't do
c- we know it was impossible for her to do it.
d- she didn't think about printing the report.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

I think both (a) and (c) are accurate here. Couldn't have in the original sentence tells us that it was not possible for her to print the report, so (c) is clearly true. Once we know that, (a) becomes also true as it is the only logical conclusion.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you please explain the difference between the following two sentences?
- Tomorrow, you can eat free.
- Tomorrow you can eat freely.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

Meaning is highly context-dependent, but in general the first one means you can eat without paying for the food and the second one means you can eat whatever you want (for example, if you're following a diet that restricts what you can eat most of the time, but not tomorrow).

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you please help me? Which one is correct or both are? Why?

- Bring me something to drink (other - rather) than coffee, please?

Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

Both are grammatically possible, but something other than is a frequent collocation and this is the best (most natural-sounding) option for this context.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Is the following sentence has the correct preposition?
- Pancakes are always made of flour, egg and milk.
Thank you.

Hello Team. First, I have been looking through different dictionaries. However, I'm confused about how to differentiate between "atmosphere of" and "climate of". for example:
- (An atmosphere - A climate) of optimism dominated the conference.
Is there a way to use them correctly or just collocations?
Thank you.

Sorry, I have forgotten to add " a flood of".
Thank you.

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