App of the month (for your mobile phone)

Here is another great APP for your mobile phone, to practice your listening and speaking in English! Level: beginner & ...
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Mobile App for October (intermediate and advanced)

Here is another fantastic APP for your mobile phone. Level: medium •  Category: reading; listening; vocabulary; pronunciation  • • • ...
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Games to learn English

You can't learn English without having fun! In this online site you'll play lots of activities to learn vocabulary. See ...
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BC

Basic Grammar from British Council

The British Council website is a great place to do a little extra practice and it also gives you feedback ...
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Listening: Coffee cups. Plastic, reusable, recyclable?

BBC 6-minute English investigates coffee cups. They are often made of plastic so can't be recycled. Level: medium •  Category: ...
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Pronunciation Workshop

How we really say “Pleased to meet you”

Is Contraction really important? Does it really matter if you contract or not? Level: MEDIUM•  Category: pronunciation, speaking  • • ...
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the beatles for learning english

A Song by The Beatles

The Beatles were possibly the best pop group ever! Their songs are famous all over the world. They can also ...
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cashflow explained

Business: Cashflow explained

 Would you like to learn about finance and practise your English at the same time? Look now further. We'll ...
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greta

Greta, a climate hero

 Greta Thunberg is a 16 year-old climate activist from Sweden. She is a young woman on a mission, and ...
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BBC ONLINE LESSON: QUESTIONS

You can't speak English without asking questions! In this online lesson you'll see the BBC presenters asking each other questions ...
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games for English

Advanced phrasal verb quizzes and more…

It's time to brush up on your phrasal verbs! Play Quizlet and learn new while having fun. Take these quizzes ...
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Speak English with Vanessa

Business: Phone conversations

 Vanessa explains how to ask to speak to someone on the phone. She shows the difference between formal and ...
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Eleven words

Eleven words you’re getting wrong

How do you say the word "mayor"? That's a difficult one. Find out how to say this and ten other ...
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Two-screen laptop

2-screen laptop!

 Are you kidding me? A laptop with two screens? So does that mean I can watch the football at ...
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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

This film is so hotly anticipated that 44 million people have watched the trailer! There's a new star in "Forky" ...
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Jonas Brothers

Happiness begins with…

The Jonas Brothers are back with their first new album in nearly ten years, out this week! Why not take ...
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World Cup 2019

Women’s World Cup

Are you missing the football? Don't worry, the Women's World Cup is here! It kicked off on the 7th June ...
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Spying smart speakers

Is your speaker spying on you?

BBC 6-minute English investigates smart speakers. They listen and respond to our every command but do they know too much ...
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Everyday conversations

Choose the right reply!

Choose how to respond in 30 realistic conversations from ordering a pizza to talking about the news. Level: basic •  ...
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The Rorscach Test

Inkblots on the mind

Do the Rorschach inkblots reveal anything about our minds or is it just a load of mumbo jumbo? Level: higher ...
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Check your spelling

Spell-check it!

Do you want to write more professionally? Are you making the kind of mistakes that you could easily correct yourself? ...
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Jimi Hendrix

Hey Joe!

Who's the greatest guitarist of all time? It's Jimi Hendrix, isn't it? Listen to his music, follow the lyrics and ...
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Past routines

Real English – Grammar in real life

Real people talking about the things they "used to do" when they were younger. Listen to a video with and ...
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"for" or "since"?

“for” or “since”?

Do you know when to use "for" and when to use "since"? Test yourself here! Level: basic •  Category: grammar; ...
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Daily rituals

Daily Rituals – How Artists Work

Real-life 5-part conversation about the book "Daily Rituals" by Mason Currey complete with transcript and language highlights. Level: higher •  ...
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Speak English with Vanessa

Uh uh uh (What does she mean?)

The way that you say something can have a big influence on how we understand it. Yes, we're talking about ...
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Game of Thrones

The Real History of GoT

Everyone's talking about Game of Thrones again! But where did they get the ideas for this world of bloodthirsty, warmongering, ...
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What’s it worth?

I bought a poster for $10 but the original painting is worth $25 million! We use the word "worth" to ...
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Seeing double!

Does English really have two ways of saying everything? In short, yes. But don't blame us, blame the French! Level: ...
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The Art of Spelling

The sound of English words does not correspond directly with how we write them but you can learn to see ...
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Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Before Harry Potter and the big-screen adaptations of Lord of The Rings, there was another fantasy world, a world in ...
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Real business emails

Real Business Emails

Emailing in a second language can be demanding: how you approach your contacts can have a huge effect on how ...
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Quiz tree

Spanish-English Quizzes

De vez en cuando, it's nice to know how to say common phrases in English. So take these quizzes until ...
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The Nutcracker

A night at the ballet

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker has become part of US tradition and is the introduction to the world of ballet for many ...
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Myths debunked

Myths debunked!

Did Paul McCartney die in 1966? Was Walt Disney cryogenically frozen? Should you think twice before performing Macbeth? Level: higher ...
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The structure of an essay

Structuring an essay

Writing a good essay or report is not difficult if you structure it properly. But it's surprising how many people ...
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RhinoSpike

Hear your own words!

Get help with your pronunciation from native speakers! And help them with theirs. Level:  basic • Category: pronunciation; writing; listening ...
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IELTS preparation course

IELTS course with free crocodiles

What's the difference between the pronouns, "which", "that" and "who", and what do they have to do with crocodiles? Level: ...
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Dreams

The World of Dreams

What do you dream about when you dream? And what could it possibly mean? Level: basic •  Category: reading; vocabulary ...
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The $100,000 dog

The $100,000 dog!

If you're a dog lover, you're in for a treat. Here are two doggy videos that will surprise you. Level: ...
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Pronunciation Workshop

How we really say “have”

Contraction is a key part of speaking English with natural pronunciation. But does it matter if you contract? Level: higher ...
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An interesting word

Interesting!

One thing that I hear Spanish speakers say a lot is "it's curious". But English speakers are far more likely ...
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Forming questions

Question words

What? Where? Why? How? When? Do you remember how to form questions? Level: basic •  Category: grammar  • • • ...
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Jean Michel Basquiat

Before Banksy there was…

Dive into the world of Jean-Michel Basquiat through this TED Ed introduction to his life and art. Level: higher •  ...
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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is a legend. Her voice and attitude have won her fans all over the world. She can also ...
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Academic Writing

70 sentences for Academic Writing

Academic writing relies on a lot of set phrases but if you use the same ones again and again, your ...
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The Business of English

Wrapping It Up!

When I see my students' presentations, it's often the end that lets them down. Make yourself look professional by knowing ...
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ATMs in the UK

I need some cash!

If you go to the UK, you may need some money. Here's how to deal with cash machines. Level:  basic ...
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Would I Lie To You?

Would I Lie To You?

Can you tell when someone's lying? That's the idea of this comedy TV show. Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: ...
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British Accents

14 accents in 90 seconds!

There are lots accents in the British Isles. So what's the difference between them? Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: ...
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BBC Lingohack

BBC Lingohack

Keep up with the news and develop your vocabulary with BBC Lingohack! Level: basic • medium •  Category: listening; vocabulary  • ...
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Let Them Talk

Great tips with plenty of laughs!

This series of English videos will make you laugh while you pick up some really useful, natural phrases and learn ...
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Where are the Neanderthals?

Where are the Neanderthals?

Neanderthals had bigger brains than us! So what happened? Level: higher •  Category: listening, reading, writing, discussion  • • • ...
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Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

Read, listen and watch as the world is taken over by man-eating plants in John Wyndham’s science fiction classic, The ...
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Phrasal verb tips

A Phrasal Verb A Day – Teacher Luke

Not many people think that phrasal verbs are fun. But I do and so does Teacher Luke! Level: basic • medium ...
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Friends TV Show

English with F·R·I·E·N·D·S and more!

Improve your English with FRIENDS, one of the most popular TV comedies of all time! Level: basic • medium • higher •  ...
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Animated video

TED Ed – Can Animals Be Deceptive?

Fireflies, geckos, snakes... animals are liars! Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: listening, reading, writing, discussion  • • • • • ...
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Test English

Colourful Grammar from Test English

Test English is a great place to do a little extra practice and it also gives you feedback on your ...
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Write better emails

Write Better Emails

You don't have to be a genius to write good emails in English. But you do have to get organised! ...
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Shopping in Camden

How to go shopping in London

The British council has a really good series of videos called "Word on the Street". They take you to different ...
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ESL Lounge

Extra Practice at ESL Lounge

At ESL Lounge, you can find simple practice exercises for grammar, reading, listening and exams at a range of different ...
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Radio UK

Radio, someone still loves you!

Have you ever thought of listening to the radio in English? Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: listening  • • ...
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Voice of America

VOA Learning English

Up-to-date news videos, real-life informal expressions and lower-level video lessons. Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: listening; reading; vocabulary; grammar ...
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Grammar Girl

Grammar Girl – Quick and Dirty Tips

Grammar girl answers difficult questions of style, grammar and spelling. Level: higher •  Category: grammar; reading; listening  • • • ...
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Write & Improve

Write & Improve

How do you practise writing without having a teacher to correct what you've written? Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: ...
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Pronunciation tips

10 pronunciation errors by Spanish speakers

Are the vowel sounds in "good" and "food" the same? What about the last sound in "bat" and "bad"? Pronunciation ...
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Language Exchange

Conversation Exchange

Practise your speaking either in person or on Skype by doing a language exchange. Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: ...
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TED Ed - New Words

Where new English words come from – TED Ed Lesson

Where do new words come from? Does someone just sit there inventing them? Level: higher •  Category: listening, reading, writing, ...
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YouGlish

How do you say “comfortable”? Ask YouGlish!

Youglish is a fantastic resource for checking and practising your pronunciation. Level: basic • medium • higher •  Category: pronunciation; vocabulary; listening ...
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