Tag Archives: listening

Improve your listening

If you’ve been learning English for some time, you have probably worked hard on your language listening skills – and you probably still struggle to understand everything you listen to! Something to remember is that sometimes it’s difficult to listen … Continue reading

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The highest of the high!

First, get your grammar right: revise the basics of comparatives and superlatives  and then check your irregular comparatives and superlatives here. Check the Guinness Book of Records for the highest mountains. Next, delve a little deeper with geologists – is … 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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Learning English videos

Learning English is hard work – but watching a video is often relaxing! When you’ve finished a load of grammar exercises, read the newspaper in English and written your English essay, you probably want to take it easy. Here are … Continue reading

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Present perfect listening practice

Present perfect – every learner’s favourite verb tense – plus listening practice – what could be better? Listen to Fatima take the present perfect challenge with BBC World Service. For follow-up work, there are plenty of links to more exercises … Continue reading

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Listen to local radio

An easy way to improve your English is to listen to the radio. Intensive listening: to news items or interviews you can rewind and replay until you have understood the whole item. Immersive listening: have the radio on in the … 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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