Monthly Archives: September 2014

Finished your Masters?

First of all, congratulations! You’ve worked very hard and probably can’t really believe it is all over! Make sure you spend some time celebrating and congratulating yourself on all your hard work. Well done! What next? You might want some … Continue reading

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Food and Films!

What’s your favourite film about food? Is your favourite on this list? Look at the list from Time Magazine, and watch the clips. Have you seen any of those films? If you don’t fancy watching a whole film, why not … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver

Have you heard of Jamie Oliver? He’s a chef from London who’s written lots of recipe books and made a lot of TV series about cooking.  Have a look at Jamie’s website – get recipe ideas, find out about seasonal … Continue reading

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Child Musical Prodigies

As an introduction, read a short list of child prodigies of the past and more recent years. For a real example of a child musical prodigy, have a look at TsungTsung – a 5 year old boy who plays the … Continue reading

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Music and your brain!

When you listen to music, all sorts of things happen in your brain. You’re going to find out how, and I think you’ll be surprised! What surprising things do you think you might learn? To get an overview of what … Continue reading

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Musical instruments

Do you play a musical instrument? Which one? What’s the name in English? Check here in this picture dictionary. Listen to different musical instruments here, and find out more about the history of different instruments. Do you want to buy … Continue reading

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The story of The Jam

Have you heard of The Jam? Find out more about this British group – and improve your reading skills. Read the story of The Jam here, and then tell a friend or study partner about the group. See their discography … Continue reading

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Harrods!

Many tourists visiting London have Harrods on their list of ‘must do’ destinations. See what Trip Advisor has to say about it. Practise your reading skills and improve your vocabulary by finding out more about the famous store. Visit the … Continue reading

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Adverbs of Frequency

How often do you double check your basic English? Occasionally, hardly ever or almost every day? Check out this video and transcript to remind you of the most common adverbs of frequency. Double check here. Practise with a game here. … Continue reading

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A Typical Day

What’s a typical day for you? How many times in your life has your typical day changed? I expect your typical day when you were a child was different in term time and holiday time. Have you visited any other … Continue reading

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