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February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We explore some of the reasons why there are fewer girls and women interested in working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and what's happening to encourage equality in these fields.

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Learn how to write about and compare two pie charts.

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It's amazing what you can build out of Lego. But … an arm?! This video shows us that anything is possible …

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This video honours the great women of science who have changed the world forever! How many of these famous female scientists do you know about?

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Listen to the lecturer giving some facts and figures to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to the lecture about a science experiment to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to the podcast about doing a digital detox to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Read an article about life on Mars to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Listen to a lecture about the helix shape to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to the radio programme about tech addiction to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Read a civil engineering article about why bridges fall to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Read a text about a fungus threatening bananas to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Read a scientific article about asteroids to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Learn how to write an essay that suggests reasons for and solutions to a problem.

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Learn how to write an opinion essay.

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One of the world's most important inventions was 'born' in March 1989 and celebrated its 30th birthday in 2019. Read the article to find out what it is.

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Rob and Stephen look at some words used to describe people’s character and nouns that have become verbs. How on earth did that happen?

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Stephen helps Ashlie with some ideas for her blog so that it gets more ‘views’. What does he advise?

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Rob and Stephen discuss some common words used to talk about social media and different continuous forms.

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Ashlie and Stephen’s video is a hit!

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Richard visits one of the world's largest science museums and the Wellcome Medical Museum, and finds out how British scientists, engineers and doctors have shaped our understanding of the world.

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Homes don't always seem hi-tech, but Amandeep finds that some of the latest innovations in house design and furniture are space-age!

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Richard goes behind the scenes at Dyson, home of the space-age vacuum cleaner and much more!

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British innovation is not just in the home. Join Richard as he talks about robots, space exploration – and very fast cars.

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Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap!

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Johnny, Olivia and Fadi all offer jobs to Harry. What should he do?