Monthly Archives: April 2018

Travelling: benefits and some advice (listening)

Seven underrated benefits of travelling  you should know “To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles” – Tim Cahill Do you agree with these quotes? LISTENING: Five … Continue reading

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Earth Day

April 22nd: Earth Day This year the focus is on the reduction of our consumption of plastic to prevent the pollution it brings about. Sir David Attenborough’s haunting message on plastic pollution in the oceans in this video. Never before have … Continue reading


Listening: three extracts

Multiple choice: discussing a film, part of an interview with an architect and part of another interview with an ecologist  

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Extra listening: interview with an artist

Multiple choice: interview with an artist (Sophie Axel) in just 10 minutes.

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I wish / If only

I wish and if only There are three distinct types of I wish / if only sentences:­ 1 Regrets with the PAST PERFECT (the third conditional) I wish I hadn’t got so angry. 2 Wanting change for the present or future with the PAST SIMPLE I wish I had enough money to go to Mozambique this 3 Complaints with WOULD +INFINITIVE I wish you wouldn’t arrive so late … Continue reading

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Best TV Shows now

This is very personal –there’s no accounting for taste– but this looks pretty interesting and it is worth giving it a go:

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Why is Friday the 13th considered bad luck?

Friday the 13th: Why is Friday the 13th considered bad luck?   Why we knock on wood and the truth about other common superstitions

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