Category Archives: READING

Raising A Kid (listening and reading)

This month, NPR’s Science Desk is kicking off a new series that asks a question on the mind of every parent: Is there a way to make raising kids easier? Our reporters dive into the latest research and explore some … Continue reading

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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: http://engexam.info/ielts-cae-practice-tests/cae-listening-practice-test-10/4/ Five … Continue reading

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Global warming

Top 50 Things To Do To Stop Global Warming VIDEOS: Global warming explained by Al Gore (video). You can also watch a BBC video about global warming. Thanks to Marie Laure for the link!! An interesting listening on global warming. In ESL-bits. net you’ll … Continue reading

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Austerity?

In the certificate exam you may encounter burning issues which are in the spotlight. Being well-informed about current affairs is of paramount importance. In this article you’ll find some thought-provoking ideas on an overwhelmingly present mainstream thought.  The video is also … Continue reading

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Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet

Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet Do you really think it is that bad?

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Blue Monday?

Have you heard the expression Blue Monday? Do you know the origin? Have you been through something similar these days? You can read more in this interesting article from The Sunday Times https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2549098/blue-monday-2018-most-depressing-day-year-2018/ There’s even a formula to explain it:

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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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