Category Archives: READING

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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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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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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Phrasal Verbs for Reading

Phrasal Verbs for Reading Sometimes we read to find out information and at other times, we read simply for pleasure. We may read the whole of a text or only parts of it. To describe the different ways in which … Continue reading

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What would you have done?

Do you remember the listening pointing out the differences between Americans and the British? The American guy was complaining that British people tend to play down their achievements. This story is a perfect example. Imagine you have been married for … Continue reading

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What would happen if you didn’t SLEEP?

TED-ED and TED-TALKS are an endless source of inspiration for discussion and certainly food for thought! In this lesson they pose the question of the consequence of sleeplessness.  You might even like to have a look at related topics. Have people … Continue reading

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Book review and the 10 best books of 2016

In this document you can find a brief outline of the main points you should be dealing with book_review_template_c1 This is a good example: http://www.npr.org/2013/11/09/239172093/amy-tans-latest-mothers-daughters-and-the-oldest-profession Many more with ideas on what to read: http://www.nytimes.com/section/books/review  The 10 Best Books of 2016

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