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  1. Episode 06

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

    admin - 19 Jun 2017 - 09:13 - 82 comments

  2. 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_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 16 comments

  3. 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_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 26 comments

  4. 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 ...

    admin - 19 Jul 2017 - 15:04 - 5 comments

  5. Series 3 Episode 11- Time Is Money

    Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it? Written by Chris Rose. Download audio 2.6 MB (right click & save) Before you listen We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. ...

    admin - 25 Jun 2016 - 09:13 - 118 comments

  6. How to ask someone to repeat something

    Try out the various ways of asking people to repeat what they said. Exercise Print and do activities on paper (83KB) Do the  Preparation  task first. Then watch the video. Next go to  Task  and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcrip ...

    editor_adam - 7 Feb 2018 - 12:02 - 277 comments

  7. 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_jeremy - 4 Feb 2016 - 09:44 - 39 comments

  8. Future continuous & Future perfect

    The future continuous (will be + ‘ing’ form) and the future perfect (will have + past participle) tenses are used to talk about events in the future. Future continuous Don’t ring at 8 o’clock. I’ll be watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire. This time tomo ...

    admin - 19 Nov 2015 - 09:11 - 179 comments

  9. 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 ...

    admin - 15 May 2017 - 10:28 - 468 comments

  10. 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 ...

    admin - 25 Oct 2017 - 08:37 - 10 comments

  11. 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_adam - 11 Jul 2017 - 13:54 - 21 comments

  12. Transport and Travel Scene 1- Language Focus

    Rob the teacher talks about using the present perfect to describe events and experiences. Language Task 3 Choose the correct words to complete the sentences. Exercise Download Support Pack (592KB)  Watch the video and then do the tasks. Language Task Rear ...

    Jack Radford - 6 Jul 2017 - 11:57 - 101 comments

  13. Hallowe'en Scene 1

    It's party time for Ashlie and Stephen- but which costumes to choose? Before you watch Think about the following questions: What do you know about British Hallowe'en traditions? Can you do any magic tricks? Now watch Stephen and Ashlie preparing ...

    editor_jeremy - 31 Mar 2016 - 14:04 - 73 comments

  14. Meet Olivia

    Meet Olivia Barbieri- her surname is Italian but she was born in London. Download audio 1.18MB (right click & save) Exercise Watch the animation Print and do activities on paper (183 KB) Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go ...

    admin - 3 Jun 2016 - 13:59 - 185 comments

  15. Exercises

    The purpose of an Exercise is to provide practice in key skills (e.g. the ability to interrogate a database, perform complex calculations or explain technical terms or procedures), and to consolidate knowledge of key concepts. ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 19 comments

  16. Products and brands

    Listen to a radio interview in which the future of the Martha Stewart brand is discussed. Download audio 1.5MB (right click & save) Exercise Exercise Download Support pack (582KB) Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to eac ...

    admin - 21 Apr 2017 - 14:11 - 29 comments

  17. Case Studies: Listen

    Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_is_a_Case_Study.mp3 What is a Case Study? Try this task to find out more about Case Studies. 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 the ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 14 comments

  18. The Einstein and the Eddington

    This nonsense poem was written by Dr. W. H. Williams for a faculty club dinner on the eve of the physicist Eddington's departure from Berkeley in 1924. Download audio 1.9MB (right click & save) We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below befo ...

    admin - 19 Jul 2017 - 18:38 - 5 comments

  19. Countryside is GREAT- Part 2

    Richard continues his exploration of Britain's great countryside. He sees the lakes and mountains of Scotland and two of the world's natural wonders: the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and the magnificent Durdle Door in Dorset. Which of the si ...

    editor_jeremy - 17 Aug 2016 - 21:11 - 73 comments

  20. Bestival Scene 2 Language Focus

    Rob talks about the different ways we use the verb need. Download Support Pack (577KB) Watch the video and then complete the  Tasks. Exercise Grammar: need need B1 B2 Exercise ...

    Jack Radford - 31 Mar 2016 - 13:53 - 64 comments

  21. Series 3 Episode 10- Family Matters

    Harry wants to meet Bindyu's parents but she fears that her family won't like him. Why? Written by Chris Rose. Download audio 3.8 MB (right click & save) Before you listen We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Th ...

    admin - 25 Jun 2016 - 09:13 - 126 comments

  22. Food

    Do you live to eat or eat to live? Do you have a complicated relationship with food? Read this article to find out more about food. Download audio 2.07MB (right click & save) Exercise Food Do we live to eat or eat to live? That is the question. I reme ...

    admin - 3 Apr 2017 - 14:10 - 68 comments

  23. Archaeology

    Most historians use paper evidence, such as letters, documents and photographs, but archaeologists learn from the objects left behind by the humans of long ago, like bones and ceramics. Download audio 3.2MB (right click & save) Exercise Archaeology by ...

    admin - 22 Nov 2016 - 16:19 - 32 comments

  24. Case Studies: Structure- Interview with Lecturer

    The purpose of a Case Study is to develop and demonstrate an understanding of a real-life case, and make a decision about it. Watch the video and try the tasks to understand more about Case Studies. Which of the following does the lecturer say you should ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 23 comments

  25. Creative Industries

    The creatives and the technicians in this country are fantastic. My one tip would be: make sure that you’ve got ...

    admin - 28 Apr 2017 - 10:15 - 20 comments

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