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Intermediate: B1


Read a dialogue where three people negotiate who does what to achieve a task.


Listen to Ella talking about some of the most memorable moments from a study trip to the UK.


What are flexible working arrangements and why are some people against them? Can companies benefit from offering flexible working arrangements to their employees?


Many people feel uncomfortable with conflict but it can help us to develop. Here are eight tips for managing conflict more effectively.


For some, negotiating is about winning. For others, it's about compromise. But if we think about it as a collaboration, often both sides can get what they want.


Meetings are essential for team working and getting things done. But done badly, they can feel like a waste of time and energy. Read on for six tips for successful meetings.


Every year in November, people look for bargains on Black Friday. But did you know that the same day is also Buy Nothing Day?


World Kindness Day is celebrated on 13 November. How can we become happier by doing kind things for others? And how can we help the world by doing kind things for ourselves?


If you’re ever in the UK on the evening of 5 November, you might wonder why you can hear fireworks. Bonfire Night is celebrated all over the country, but what is it about? Find out about the history of this well-loved event in this article.


Achievement is an important competency given that the more you can achieve, the better your prospects will be when it comes to looking for a new job.


Diwali is a festival of light which originated in South Asia and is celebrated over five days. The dates change every year, but it is always celebrated in October or November and is now celebrated around the world.


World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is a day to raise awareness of the effects mental illness has on millions of people’s lives across the world, and to help educate and inform us all.


October 5 is World Teachers' Day. Find out which famous people want to say thank you to their school teachers for their success.


Listen to Jannie talking about an unusual visit from a wild animal.

Talk about: My son

Listen to Ron talking about how he spends his time with his young son.


What's the strangest animal in the ocean? In this video, scientists exploring the deep ocean make a weird (yet wonderful) discovery.


What risks do people face when they are in countries at war? And why are humanitarian workers a target for attacks? The UN's World Humanitarian Day puts the focus on these important questions.


Do you know how to use capital letters and apostrophes correctly?


Do you know how to use as and like correctly?


Do you know how to use adjectives in phrases like a bit cold, really cold and absolutely freezing?


Do you know any differences between British and American English?


Read some tips for spotting fake news to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read a review of the book 'The Martian' to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read a text about the legend of fairies to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read a blogpost about the impact of social media influencers in the business world to practise and improve your reading skills. 


Read an article about robot teachers to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read a blogpost about being innovative in business to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read an encyclopedia entry on the Taj Mahal to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read an article about how people at different ages use computers and smartphones to practise and improve your reading skills.


Read an email asking for help from another department to practise and improve your reading skills.