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  1. Business and ethics

    Listen to an extract from a lecture on business and ethics. Download audio 1MB (right click & save) Exercise Download Support pack (582KB) Exercise Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If y ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:37 - 17 comments

  2. Heritage is GREAT- Part 2

    Richard goes even further back in time – 4,500 years back! With the help of Susan Greaney, he investigates one of Britain's greatest and most mysterious sites – Stonehenge. What is the oldest monument in your culture? Have you ever been there? Is it ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:53 - 35 comments

  3. Big Meal Scene 1

    Stephen and Ashlie visit Chinatown to look for some cooking tips. Before you watch Think about ... some Chinese food. Stephen: And hopefully today, I’ll be picking up some great cooking tips and some ... the chef? Stephen: I wanted to ask the chef a few questions. You know- get a few tips on how to cook Chinese ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:31 - 202 comments

  4. Essays: Structure- Interview with Lecturer

    Watch the video and do the tasks to learn more about writing Essays. Watch the interview with the business lecturer above. Decide if the statements below are true or false or not stated according to the lecturer. Exercise SG So what are essays like in Int ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:39 - 54 comments

  5. Linguistics Vocabulary

    This page looks at words which are often used when writing about Linguistics, as shown by research using a  corpus  of academic assignments. Choose the word which best fits all three sentences. Exercise ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:39 - 3 comments

  6. Writing for Oneself and Others

    Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_does_Writing_for_Oneself_and_Others_mean.mp3 Event Recounts  and Public Engagement are types of writing that help you to think about your own or other people's wants and needs, and to explain things you are studying in a wa ...

    editor_english - 9 Apr 2018 - 16:42 - 14 comments

  7. Oxford University

    home in London.   Nick: And what tips would you give to any students thinking of coming to study ... in the UK?  Michael: I think my number one tip is – get a nice jacket because it can get pretty cold ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:24 - 108 comments

  8. April Fool's Day

    Is there a special day for jokes and tricks in your country? Do you like playing tricks on people? If you’re ever in the UK on 1 April, you’d better watch out! Origins What is April Fool's Day and what are its origins? It is commonly believed that in ...

    editor_english - 9 May 2018 - 09:50 - 24 comments

  9. Complaining

    Learn about different ways of complaining plus useful tips on how to complain effectively! ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:38 - 194 comments

  10. Episode 02

    After firing the sales director, Phillip and Marcia discuss some job applications and the interview format. We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you watch. Then watch the video and do the first task to check your understanding. You can r ...

    editor_english - 4 May 2018 - 17:00 - 165 comments

  11. Unit 2: Sending and receiving emails

    Learn how to talk about the different parts of an email in English. Sending and receiving emails Read the email below and then do the tasks. Task 3 asks you questions about the email below. Task 3: Starting an email Reply | Reply to all |  Forward | Delet ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:54 - 133 comments

  12. Losing weight

    Do you want to slim down? Get some tips from Annie as she has tried various ways of losing weight. ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:49 - 182 comments

  13. Episode 06

    to make presentations? Do you have any tips for people who have to make presentations? Log in and send us ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:37 - 82 comments

  14. Starting a Business

    young pioneers gave their advice too. Entrepreneur 1: My top tips for young entrepreneurs all over ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:28 - 21 comments

  15. History Scene 1

    eyes. Trafalgar Square. Did you know the column is 51.5 metres tall from the ground to the tip ...

    editor_english - 12 Apr 2018 - 06:57 - 323 comments

  16. Series 1 Episode 9- Aaagghhh...My Injured Leg!

    tips. It’ll help take my mind off this injury...So, interviews, well, first thing – make sure you dress ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:36 - 67 comments

  17. Beating stress

    action and applies (apply) these tips to your life (our lives), so everyone can beat stress. ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:48 - 144 comments

  18. Essays: Listen

    Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_is_an_Essay.mp3 What is an Essay? Try the following task to learn more about what an Essay is. Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to th ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:39 - 16 comments

  19. Uncle Tom's Cabin

    This anti-slavery novel, published in 1852, had a profound effect on worldwide attitudes toward African-Americans and slavery. It may have intensified the conflict that led to civil war. Download audio 3.4MB (right click & save) We suggest you do the ...

    editor_english - 4 May 2018 - 16:10 - 5 comments

  20. Explanations: Structure 1

    Explanations are usually quite short assignments. They are common in the earlier stages of a course of study, where their function is to check students' knowledge. They usually contain information that is available in textbooks and/or from lectures. ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:39 - 27 comments

  21. Episode 01

    Philip, CEO of IT company WebWare, can't believe what sales director Brian is telling him! We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you watch. Then watch the video and do the first task to check your understanding. You can read the tran ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:37 - 352 comments

  22. Learning languages

    Simon talks about how he managed to learn five to six different languages in a fun and easy way. Download audio 2.9MB (right click & save) We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the audio file and do the task ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:49 - 470 comments

  23. Green is GREAT- Part 2

    Richard is blown away by the cutting edge of green technology, and sees how London's Olympic Stadium wins gold in the green Games. Does your country use much renewable energy? How can you make your own home greener? What do people think of the import ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:53 - 39 comments

  24. Trend analysis

    Listen to an interview with a social affairs commentator on changes in patterns of working. professionals-podcasts-trend-analysis.mp3 Exercise Download Support pack (584KB) Exercise   Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to eac ...

    editor_english - 7 Mar 2018 - 14:38 - 10 comments

  25. Essays: Vocabulary

    Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Essays, with examples from different disciplines. Try the tasks to practise working with some of them. Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Essays, with examples from different disciplin ...

    editor_english - 9 Apr 2018 - 14:39 - 21 comments

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