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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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The Deepest of the Deep!

Here is more practice of your comparatives and superlatives! What animals live in the deepest oceans? Some of them are pretty strange! Play this game to find out more about the sea creatures – use your language skills to follow … 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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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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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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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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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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