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Elementary Podcasts

Asking for a favour, David Attenborough, numbers quiz, Christmas in Prague, best and worst things on TV, Carolina in the pub, time prepositions, British measurements.

Vocabulary games – Homes

Do these exercises and learn words to talk about your home.

You're hired

Before accepting the job offer Sarah meets Marcia to try to negotiate on a few areas of her contract.

IELTS Reading tips

Anna from Sweden, Joan from Hong Kong and Rosselle from the Philippines share their secrets on how to succeed in the IELTS reading paper.


Your Comments

21 March, 2018 - 12:03
Hello Nils, I know this story was written sometime before 2010, but I'm not sure exactly what year. The writer is British and I'm fairly sure he was born sometimes in the 1970s. I hope this helps...
21 March, 2018 - 11:03
Hi Sad, It's possible but it's not the form typically used. This holiday is usually referred to as Mother's Day.  Best wishes, Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
21 March, 2018 - 11:03
Hi Marua, For most cases, the past simple form is the best one to use here. The continuous one could be possible in some specific situation, e.g. as the answer to a question regarding why he was...