Tag Archives: life in the UK

Have you meditated yet?

Do you know about all the benefits of meditating? Do a little bit of investigation (in English), and you’ll find that if you meditate regularly, you should enjoy better physical and emotional health. Test your stress levels online – if … Continue reading

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Go to York!

Have you been to York? It’s in the north of England, and it’s a great place for a visit. It’s a small city, it’s easy to get around – and it’s easy to get there by train. York is famous … Continue reading

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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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House rules – modal verbs

 First of all, check your grammar – review the use of modal verbs for obligation, and next test yourself here. If you rent a room in your home to a lodger, or you need some writing practice, you might like … Continue reading

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Becoming an Adult

When we talk about becoming an adult, what do we mean? Is it the legal aspects of being an adult, or the emotional and psychological aspects? How do we know when we have crossed into adulthood? Practice your reading skills … Continue reading

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Going camping

Camping is a great cheap holiday – but you do need certain equipment and knowledge! Wherever you are planning to go camping, use your language skills to check you have everything you need. You’ll need stuff! There’s a print out … Continue reading

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Survival English!

For teachers: there is lots of help online for teaching survival English. Somewhere with lots of ready to go activities is Boggles World. For learners: try this Survival English set of activities, next, test yourself here! If you’re coming to London … Continue reading

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Survival skills (and modal verbs)

First, review modal verbs  – today you’ll need them to talk about ability, permission and instructions. The modal verbs are can, could, may, might, shall, should, will and would. We use can to talk about someone’s skill or general abilities: … Continue reading

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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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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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