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  1. What's a University Education Worth?

    Every year, it costs British students more and more to attend university. Students are graduating with larger and larger debts. So is a university degree really worth it? Download audio 2.0MB (right click & save) We suggest you do the vocabulary activ ...

    editor_adam - 9 May 2017 - 12:35 - 68 comments

  2. How to start a cooperative and change the world

    The idea of the cooperative is one of the greatest British inventions. It all began with a small shop in Toad Lane, Rochdale in Lancashire. The “Rochdale pioneers” wanted to change the world. Download audio 2.54MB (right click & save) The pioneers of ...

    admin - 28 Mar 2017 - 13:27 - 7 comments

  3. Bestival Scene 1 Language Focus

    Rob talks about verb patterns and explains how some verbs are used together. Exercise Download Support Pack (590KB) Watch the video and then complete the Task s. Exercise Exercise Grammar: word order in sentences Grammar: verb patterns verbs B1 B2 ...

    Jack Radford - 31 Mar 2016 - 13:52 - 64 comments

  4. Loch Ness Scene 1- Language Focus

    Rob talks about using past and present verb forms with 'if', in what we call 'conditional sentences'. Exercise Download Support Pack (585KB)  Watch the video and then do the tasks. Exercise   Exercise     B1 ...

    editor_adam - 31 Mar 2016 - 13:43 - 44 comments

  5. Notting Hill Scene 1

    Ashlie is preparing her costume for the Notting Hill Carnival and Stephen learns some new dance moves. Before you watch Think about the following questions: Are there any carnivals in your country? When do you have to prepare special clothes and learn a n ...

    editor_adam - 6 Jul 2017 - 10:51 - 133 comments

  6. Series 03 Episode 08

    Jamie has a surprise for Carolina, who is already quite excited about her new job. Meanwhile, Rob and Adam have been waiting patiently since the last episode to talk about queuing. Download audio 5MB (right click & save) While you listen Elementary Po ...

    editor_adam - 19 Jul 2017 - 16:57 - 208 comments

  7. Oxford Scene 1- Language Focus

    Rob the teacher talks about using imperatives to give directions and ways of recording new vocabulary to help you remember it. Study Skills Read the statements about recording vocabulary and decide if they are true or false. Exercise Download Support Pack ...

    editor_adam - 6 Jul 2017 - 11:33 - 77 comments

  8. Explanations: Vocabulary

    Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Explanations, with examples from different disciplines. Click on Instructions for more information about the format. The tasks that follow will help you work with some of these word groups. Describing l ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:43 - 11 comments

  9. Problem Questions: Listen

    Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_is_a_Problem_Question.mp3 What is a Problem Question? Try the following task to learn more about Problem Questions. Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:43 - 6 comments

  10. Writing for English

    If you are studying English at university and need to write assignments, essays, etc., then these pages can help! The discipline of English is the academic study of the English language and literature produced in it. This often involves analysis of differ ...

    editor_adam - 28 Nov 2016 - 10:28 - 7 comments

  11. Series 1 Episode 1- Meeting Friends

    In this first episode our friends meet up in a café. Download audio 1.6MB (right click & save) Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first two tasks to check your understanding. Finally, practise som ...

    admin - 25 Jun 2016 - 08:51 - 1375 comments

  12. Apple turnover

    How do you make an apple turnover? ...

    admin - 6 May 2016 - 13:23 - 376 comments

  13. Series 02 Episode 05

    the truth?' In other words, is honesty always the best policy? Tess: Good question. Is it better to tell ... policies. Tess: The voice of experience? Ravi: Well yes, you know I do a lot of shopping. And let me tell ...

    editor_adam - 19 Jul 2017 - 16:57 - 149 comments

  14. Big Meal Scene 1 Language Focus

    Rob talks about being polite in English and how to use the common word stuff. Download Support Pack (569KB) Watch the video and then do the tasks. Exercise   Exercise   politeness B1 B2 ...

    Jack Radford - 31 Mar 2016 - 13:47 - 54 comments

  15. The Eden Project

    The Eden Project is in a clay pit in Cornwall, and consists of two enormous domes and an outdoor area. Visitors can learn to live in harmony with their environment. Download audio 2.74MB (right click & save) Exercise The Eden Project by Mike Rayner We ...

    admin - 6 Apr 2017 - 13:34 - 18 comments

  16. My two cats

    Do you know that cats' characters can change? Find out more from Dave about his two cuddly cats whose personalities vary with the countries they live in. Download audio 2.7MB (right click & save) Before you listen We suggest you do the preparatio ...

    admin - 15 May 2017 - 10:36 - 127 comments

  17. Business and ethics

    The primary goal of a company may be to make money but some companies nowadays also recognise that they have a responsibility towards the society in which they operate. Case study – James Carston, Fine Shirtmakers Set up in the 1920s by James Carston, a M ...

    admin - 3 Apr 2017 - 13:36 - 27 comments

  18. Business Vocabulary: People in Business

    This page looks at adjectives which are often used when writing about business, as shown by research using a  corpus  of academic assignments. Match each word with its correct meaning. Exercise ...

    editor_adam - 19 Nov 2015 - 10:40 - 12 comments

  19. Beginner's Luck

    When James Milner lands a job in his uncle's bank he rides his luck for a while and even earns himself a huge bottle of vintage champagne for one transaction. But how long can his luck last? Download audio (6.2MB) We suggest you do the vocabulary act ...

    admin - 13 Nov 2017 - 12:26 - 48 comments

  20. The Kernewek success story

    Cornish is a language that is listed as 'extinct' in the UNESCO Red Book on Endangered Languages but which has experienced a remarkable revival in recent years. Download audio 2.6MB (right click & save) The Kernewek success story by Linda Ba ...

    admin - 4 Apr 2017 - 08:42 - 13 comments

  21. Series 1 Episode 2- Job offer

    Johnny, Olivia and Fadi all offer jobs to Harry. What should he do? Written by Chris Rose. Download audio 2.1MB (right click & save) Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first two tasks to check you ...

    admin - 25 Jun 2016 - 08:51 - 436 comments

  22. Hospital Scene 1

    Stephen tries out his skateboard at a skate park. What could possibly go wrong? Think about the following questions: Have you ever hurt yourself cycling or skateboarding? How do you know when you need to get medical attention? Watch Stephen get back on hi ...

    editor_kirk - 5 Apr 2016 - 07:06 - 84 comments

  23. Market research techniques

    Do you know the techniques you can use for doing market research? What differences are involved in doing qualitative research as opposed to collecting quantitative data? 1 Companies carry out Market Research to gather and analyse data to understand and ex ...

    admin - 27 Sep 2017 - 07:36 - 25 comments

  24. Art Scene 1 Language Focus

    Rob and Ashlie talk about the little words which cause so much trouble: articles! Match the questions with the answers using I guess. Exercise Download Support Pack (593KB) Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities. Use a, an, or 0 (no articl ...

    editor_jeremy - 6 Jul 2017 - 14:05 - 61 comments

  25. Sherlock Holmes

    Who is the most famous fictional detective to have roamed the streets of London? Join Wendy as she learns about Sherlock Holmes. Think about the following questions: Why do you think so many people enjoy mystery novels and films? Who is your favourite det ...

    editor_kirk - 5 Apr 2016 - 07:58 - 29 comments

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