Listening: interview with two gardening experts

Here’s the audio and the questions:

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The same exercise on Youtube:

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Fabricating Consumers


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Love & Valentine’s Day

Watch History of Saint Valentine’s Day



Here’s another video to learn how to be romantic and creative on Saint Valentine’s Day! And another video with vocab:

How many ways do you know to say ‘I love you’? More than a hundred?

If you want to send an original present try Jib Jab.

Reunited after 65 years, and more remarkable love letters



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If you protest with a pie you might end up in prison… Read this text with gaps. Is the punishment too harsh?

Spanish environmental activists could face lengthy jail terms for pie protest


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Living in a village (listening)

What is it like to be living in a village? What are the pros and cons?

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You will hear five short extracts in which different people are talking about living in a village. Each extract has two questions. For questions 25-34, choose the correct answer A, B or C.
You will hear the recording twice.  

Speaker 1

25 What does the first speaker like about living in a village?
A the friendly people
B the outdoor activities

C the peaceful atmosphere


26 She would prefer a bus service which

A the villagers would be able to organise themselves.

B would provide daily access to the town.

C would be used for short trips within the village.


Speaker 2

27. The second speaker thinks small local businesses are declining because

A rural crafts are no longer in demand.

B local property is getting too expensive.

C the local work force is not skilled enough.


  1. What does he think the villagers should do to bring more work to the area?

A use their own savings to set up new businesses

B wait for the state to create jobs for the unemployed

C look for public money to supplement investment


Speaker 3

  1. What does the third speaker think about shopping by computer?

A It might prove a useful development.

B It might be hard to adapt to it.

C It might make an amusing change.


  1. She feels the government should

A lower petrol prices for rural areas.

B expand the existing public transport service.

C develop new transport systems.


Speaker 4

  1. What does the fourth speaker think about working at home?

A It’s an opportunity to make new contacts.

B It saves him the daily journey.

C It provides him with useful leisure time.


  1. Who does he think should construct the village sports facility?

A the local council

B the villagers themselves

C a group of local teenagers


Speaker 5

  1. What does the fifth speaker regret?

A moving to the countryside

B losing a source of income

C not supporting the local amenities


  1. What aspect of village life would she like to be involved in?

A improving public transport

B supplying necessities

C helping with education




25-C 26-A 27-B 28-C 29-B 30-A 31-B 32-B 33-C 34-B

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The American Wall

Is the border wall necessary? Or is it a psychological trait already existing in some minds?

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What are the key British traits? And the most famous British icons?

A telling and amusing article, and it’s also short!!

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