Category Archives: LISTENING

Different people talk about education (listening)

Different people talk about EDUCATION. This is a similar task to the one you will come across in the certificate exam. It lasts 7:35 minutes. Don’t you have eight minutes at the end of the day?       KEY: … Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN

What’s the origin of Halloween? The British Council has a great online magazine with listenings and readings. This one is about Halloween. It is short and interesting.  Halloween jokes Listening on Halloween Sleeping beauty or a scary story? Watch ONLY during daytime…

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Global warming: how to save the planet!

Top 50 Things To Save the Planet   Or you might want to try a shorter version: 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth   VIDEOS: Global warming explained by Al Gore (video)  

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ONLY FOR GIRLS: more things we can do for the environment…

Have you ever thought about the amount of waste we are producing with sanitary pads? What’s the ‘mooncup’? What are its advantages for your health, the environment and your pocket? How do you use it?  There are more alternatives. Make a comment!

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NO impact man

For one year, Colin Beaven and his family UNPLUGGED from electricity, produced NO RUBBISH, travelled exclusively ON FOOT OR BY BIKE, and BOUGHT NOTHING but food (all of it locally grown). By the end, they discovered something SURPRISING: Living simply wasn’t just good for the … Continue reading

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Listening and vocabulary: TOURISM & TRAVELLING

An excellent leisure activity is travelling. Here’s a listening on holidays (exam format) Are you sure you know the difference between travel, trip and journey? Some interesting collocations on tourism are always useful to deal with the topic. More vocabulary and expressions in … Continue reading

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Social Networks

NPR news is an interesting source of updated news with texts and audios. Ted talks are inspiring speeches by experts on all sorts of topics you should try (videos with transcripts to help you understand better). How Do Our Social Networks … Continue reading

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Different people talk about education (listening)

Different people talk about EDUCATION. This is a similar task to the one you will come across in the certificate exam. It lasts 7:35 minutes. Don’t you have eight minutes at the end of the day?       KEY: … Continue reading

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At work- listening

Things that have recently happened to people at work (different speakers, multiple matching). You can use the link to youtube or this more mobile-friendly page: http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-5/4/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok4k3dYhChc&list=PLCF1dW6rNPXXvPOmvqhIXUzxvOxm5cxYZ&index=4

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Some songs about consumerism: Are we consuming too much?

http://learnenglisheoi.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/consumerism/ Lilly Allen ‘The Fear’. Test your understanding with lyrics training, too   Jessie J. ‘Price Tag’

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