Student blog

  • 3 movies to watch when studying English!

    What’s a good way to improve your English? Watch English movies of course! BUT… What movies should you watch? Well we would like to recommend some films that we enjoy here at Antelope Collision. These movies are also easier to understand

    You can sometimes find these movies on Youtube, Netflix or in a dvd shop.

    Duel- A businessman is travelling on a long and isolated road when he meets a crazy truck driver trying to kill him! There isn’t too much talking and it’s an absolute classic! It was directed by Stephen Speilberg and released in 1971.
    Vocabulary you need - Radiator hose

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    Watership down- Do you like rabbits? Well, this animation has plenty of rabbits but it’s a very sad and sometimes violent movie. The good rabbits called Hazel, Bigwig and Fiver have to find a new home but the British countryside is a very dangerous place for a rabbit!
    Vocabulary you need - doe- a female rabbit

    Bend it like Beckham – Jess is a girl who loves football but her strict family just want her to find a husband! There’s lots of football vocabulary in this romantic comedy and you’ll definitely enjoy it if you’re a soccer fan. The very famous (and beautiful!) actress Keira Knightly also stars in it

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  • Fun vocabulary test to test your knowledge


    How big is your vocabulary?

     


    These test questions start off easy then get harder... and harder... and harder! There are 2 types of question. The first type is where you choose the correct synonym (similar word) For example: If the word is 'small' you would choose little. The second type of question is where you select the antonym (opposite word) An example of this is 'happy' and 'sad'

     

    The best way is to guess as many words as you can. You may learn some new vocabulary along the way!

     

    Here’s the link

     

    For the record I got 29100 points but I think anything over 8,000 is a great score.

     

    Let us know in the comments your score. Do you have any tips for increasing your vocabulary?