Natural world & environment · Science, techonology & space

Listening Advanced C1: Do We Really Need the Moon?

Image Jason Blackeye There has been a lot of talk about the moon lately because fifty years ago man set foot on it.  There also seems to be a lot of debate related to whether this actually happened or if it was merely propaganda due to the Space Race. Aware as I am that this… Continue reading Listening Advanced C1: Do We Really Need the Moon?

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Open cloze Intermediate B1: Art or Reality?

British contemporary artist Anish Kapoor stands next his artwork "Descent into limbo" during the opening of his exhibition entitled "Works, thoughts, experiments" at the Serralves Foundation in Porto, on July 6, 2018.  Photo by Miguel Riopa Getty Images. Can you imagine visiting an art gallery or a museum, seeing something very interesting and then, surprise!… Continue reading Open cloze Intermediate B1: Art or Reality?

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Listening Pre-intermediate A2: Mog’s Christmas Calamity

It's Christmas time and many of the UK's chain stores create the most incredible advertisements on pets, children and families. The advertisment that we have here is about a cat called Mog. Mog is the main character in a series of children's books written by Judith Kerr and that somehow always manages to get into… Continue reading Listening Pre-intermediate A2: Mog’s Christmas Calamity

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Present perfect: Have you ever…?

This application from Wheel decide is great fun for practising 'Have you ever' structures. All you have to do is click on the wheel and answer the question that come up. Some of them are quite tongue-in-cheek, but telling fibs is also a way to spice up an English class. <a href="http://<iframe src="https://wheeldecide.com/e.php?c1=won+a+prize&c2=booked+a+very+exotic+destination&c3=met+a+famous+person&c4=lost+your+luggage&c5=lost+your+mobile+phone&c6=made+a+horrible+mistake&c7=forgotten+to+pay+at+a+bar+or+a+restaurant&c8=lost+something+very+valuable&c9=missed+a+flight&c10=visited+the+same+country+more+than+once&c11=been+in+a+disaster+place&c12=seen+a+ghost&c13=eaten+something+very+exotic&c14=missed+a+train&c15=written+a+book&c16=planted+a+tree&c17=rescued+an+animal&c18=helped+a+stranger&c19=found+a+lot+of+money&c20=done+extreme+sport&c21=had+a+crush+on+a+famous+person&c22=lost+your+flight+ticket&c23=bought+something+you+have+never+used&c24=spent+all+you+money+on+something+you+didn%27t+need&c25=experienced+a+natural+disaster&c26=volunteered+&c27=donated+to+charity&t=Have+you+ever&time=5" width="500" height="500"… Continue reading Present perfect: Have you ever…?

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Listening Advanced C1: Can You Eat Just One?

Have you ever felt that you couldn't control a a strong drive to eat something? Are you one of those people that have to fight against themselves in order to avoid buying certain products on display at the supermarket? Do you often find yourself visiting your refrigerator, at late hours (while everybody is fast asleep),… Continue reading Listening Advanced C1: Can You Eat Just One?