Error message

The page you requested does not exist. For your convenience, a search was performed using the query user OR privacy OR cookies OR policy.

Search results

  1. Body parts 2

    What's the difference between your thumbs and your toes? Do these exercises to find out and to learn vocabulary for more body parts. Exercise What can you say using these words? Have you ever injured your wrist or one of your toes, for example? Exerc ...

    editor_kirk - 17 Nov 2017 - 09:41 - 11 comments

  2. English is GREAT- Part 1

    The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years. What do you know about the history of your language? Do you think you could read Middle Englis ...

    editor_jeremy - 21 Dec 2015 - 23:30 - 161 comments

  3. Series 04 Episode 12

    Carolina goes to the river and goes on a rowing boat with Jamie. Adam and Jo talk about difficult aspects of English such as homographs and homophones. elementary-podcast-s04-e12.mp3 While you listen Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with diff ...

    editor_kirk - 19 Jul 2017 - 16:59 - 118 comments

  4. History Scene 1- Language Focus

    Rob and Stephen talk about American English and some uses of passive verb forms. Complete the sentences with the correct passive expressions for talking about landmarks. exercise Download Support Pack (600KB) Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the ac ...

    editor_kirk - 13 Jun 2017 - 10:40 - 145 comments

  5. Big Meal Scene 2

    Stephen works hard to make sure everything is perfect for Ashlie's birthday meal. Before you watch Think about the following questions: Do you like surprises? What is the best surprise you have ever had? Have you ever had a bad experience when cookin ...

    Jack Radford - 30 Aug 2017 - 08:52 - 51 comments

  6. Little wooden armies

    Chess is always said to come from somewhere else. Chess has a number of ancestors but its place and date of birth are still a mystery. India, China, Persia, Greece? Nobody knows. Download audio 3.13MB (right click & save) Little wooden armies 1500 yea ...

    admin - 5 May 2017 - 10:40 - 13 comments

  7. 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

  8. Explanations: Listen

    Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_is_an_Explanation.mp3 What is an Explanation? Try this task to understand more about Explanations. 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 t ...

    editor_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:42 - 76 comments

  9. The Fridge

    Lasagna (plural lasagne) is a dish made with alternate layers of pasta, cheese, and often ragu (a meat sauce) or tomato sauce. We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you watch. Then watch the video and do the two tasks to check your unders ...

    admin - 30 Nov 2016 - 09:10 - 54 comments

  10. Change management

    To survive and prosper, businesses need to be able to change and adapt to internal and external environmental pressures, but there are issues around managing the process of change.   Comprehension:  select the most appropriate words for the gaps in the te ...

    admin - 4 Apr 2017 - 07:01 - 39 comments

  11. Shakespeare Scene 2 Language Focus

    Rob guides us through some of the most important English tenses. Download Support Pack (604KB) Exercise Exercise Exercise Grammar: will Verb: Tenses Aspects Moods Grammar: going to Grammar: present perfect simple Grammar: progressive aspect tenses B1 B2 E ...

    editor_adam - 1 Apr 2016 - 08:36 - 29 comments

  12. 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_adam - 8 Feb 2017 - 13:44 - 14 comments

  13. Martial Arts

    Martial arts have never been more popular. From the graceful, dance like moves of t’ai chi and capoeira to the explosive fighting styles of kung fu and karate, there is a martial art to suit every taste. Download audio 2.68MB (right click & save) Mart ...

    admin - 12 Dec 2016 - 07:48 - 12 comments

  14. eBay

    Listen to this business school seminar from the year 2006 where the seminar leader talks about how eBay achieved its success. Download audio 1.9MB (right click & save) Exercise Download Support pack (592KB) Do the Preparation task first. Then listen t ...

    admin - 11 Dec 2017 - 08:32 - 17 comments

  15. Amelia Earhart

    "Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." (Amelia Earhart) Download audio 2.8MB (right click & save) Exercise Amelia Earhart by Linda Baxter Amelia Earhart was born in 1 ...

    admin - 20 Jul 2016 - 08:52 - 26 comments

  16. 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

  17. Tell Me about Christmas- Part 2

    Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you celebrate it? Besides Christmas trees, what other Christmas decorations do you know? Watch this video to know more about the festive decorations and items you can find in the Christmas period. Before you watch We ...

    admin - 24 May 2016 - 12:27 - 53 comments

  18. Frequently asked questions

    Get to know a little about the Big City Small World audio soap by reading the FAQs. What is Big City Small World? Big City Small World is an audio soap opera. Soap opera is a term used to describe a fictional radio or television programme that often follo ...

    admin - 14 Jan 2016 - 09:52 - 422 comments

  19. Series 1 Episode 8- I'll Be Rich In Three Years!

    'I’ll be rich in 3 years!’ Johnny has a vision of where he will be going! Download audio 2.0MB (right click & save) Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first task to check your understanding. ...

    admin - 25 Jun 2016 - 08:54 - 95 comments

  20. Unit 4: Starting and finishing emails

    How should you begin and finish an email message to someone you don't know? Find out here! Starting and finishing emails Here are some important points to consider when starting and finishing an email. Formal or informal? We write a formal email when ...

    editor_kirk - 25 Oct 2017 - 08:39 - 90 comments

  21. IELTS Listening tips

    Do you want a good score in IELTS listening? Watch this video to see how three students scored Band 7. Exercise IELTS B1 April – Singapore – 24 years old – Facade engineer My name is April, I’m 24 years old. I’m from Singapore. I have got a band 7 in the ...

    editor_kirk - 2 Nov 2017 - 10:10 - 58 comments

  22. April Fool's Day

    Download audio 2.31MB (right click & save) April Fools Day by Claire Powell and Dave Collett What is April Fools Day and what are its origins? It is commonly believed that in medieval France, New Year was celebrated on 1 April. Then in 1562, Pope Greg ...

    admin - 20 Apr 2017 - 11:48 - 24 comments

  23. Gun control

    Britain has the most severe gun control laws in the world. But is gun control a good thing or a bad thing? Let's look at some of the common arguments for and against the right to own a gun. Download audio 2.64MB (right click & save) Britain has t ...

    admin - 27 Jun 2017 - 16:42 - 49 comments

  24. The Meaning of 'Tingo'

    The book 'The Meaning of Tingo' is a list of words from languages all over the world which have very specific, not to say very unusual, meanings. Words which cannot be translated. Download audio 2.81MB (right click & save) The Meaning Of Tin ...

    admin - 7 Apr 2017 - 10:13 - 9 comments

  25. 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

Pages