Vocabulary is difficult to learn when it is very different or very similar to your language. Our teachers can quickly identify your mistakes and show you how to correct them.

Here are the vocabulary lessons we offer. Each one is 30 minutes and includes a written summary of the topic and a quiz so you can test yourself.

If there is a vocabulary topic you want to study that is not on the list, use the form at the bottom of the page to tell us.

Specialised vocabulary lessons

Prepositions of place (BL)
In this lesson, you will learn how to use words like ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘between’, ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’ to describe location.

Prepositions of time (BL)
This lesson shows you how to use ‘in’, ‘at’ and ‘on’ to talk about time.

Numbers (BLI)
In this lesson, you will be able to practise simple numbers, small numbers, large numbers and fractions.

Modifying adverbs (LI)
This lesson focuses on using words like ‘very’, ‘quite’, ‘slightly’ and ‘extremely’ to give more detail.

Make & do (IU)
This lesson looks at common English collocations (word partnerships) that use either ‘make’ or ‘do’.

Common collocations (IU)
In this lesson, you will learn words that often form collocations (word partnerships) with common verbs such as ‘get’, ‘have’ and ‘put’.

False friends (IU)
This lesson examines some common mistakes learners make with English words that sound similar to words in their own language. (The content of this lesson depends on your first language.)

Describing trends (IU)
This lesson will give you a range of verbs and nouns for talking about the trends in business and economics.

Your favourite topic (IUA)
In this lesson, you can spend 30 minutes practising talking in English about your favourite topic. (We will ask you for the topic before the lesson.)

Phrasal verbs (UA)
This lesson looks at a range of common phrasal verbs and how to use them correctly in sentences and questions.

Understanding newspaper headlines (A)
In this lesson, you will look at some of the words that are commonly used in newspaper headlines. (This lesson includes a free download of Barney’s ebook Understanding Headlines – Business News.)


Key to levels:

  • Beginner
  • Lower-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-intermediate
  • Advanced



If there is a vocabulary topic you want to study that is not on the list, use this form to tell us.