Category Archives: News

Who lives the longest?

Have a look at these amazing but depressing maps – see what people in different countries are most likely to die of! There are lots of other interesting facts about life expectancy here. Where should you move to to have … 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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World Cup English!

Start off with the basics – football vocabulary at the excellent British Council Premier Skills. Make sure you explore the whole site here – lots of fantastic learning resources.       To get the World Cup news every day, … Continue reading

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IATEFL, UK

Are you an English teacher? The IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) conference is happening now – this year in Harrogate. If you aren’t there in person, you can still participate and enjoy the conference … Continue reading

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April Fools’ Day!

Were you fooled today? First of all, find out about the history of April Fools’ Day. The Guardian newspaper collected April Fools, and scroll down to read about even more! Also see the BBC collection from today. Look out for … Continue reading

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Do you love Garth Brooks?

If you love country music, you have probably heard of Garth Brooks… “Garth Brooks is the most commercially successful artist in country music history and a man who changed the Nashville sound as much as any who came before or … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

First of all, practise your English here, on the topic of International Women’s Day: listening comprehension reading comprehension Next, improve your reading with some authentic texts: – Find out more about International Women’s Day here. – Why do we need … Continue reading

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TOEFL and TOEIC exam news

You may have seen the recent news about TOEFL and TOEIC exams organised by ETS, and you might be worried about what this means for you. A BBC TV programme sent undercover journalists into ETS to take exams – and … Continue reading

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