Friday, 30 October 2009

A Sense of Humour

Can you reconstruct the text for 'A Sense of Humour'? Decide how many words you want taking out. But don't forget to read it beforehand! Click here for PART 1.

Now you've done the first part of the text, perhaps you'd like to try the second. Click on how many words you want taking out before you try to reconstruct the text. Click here to have a go.

Adverb Wordsearch

Can you beat the clock in this wordsearch which helps you to remember all those confusing adverbs? Click here to play.

Adverb Practice

If you still don't know where to put adverbs in a sentence, then click here for extra interactive practice.
Can you beat the clock in this wordsearch which helps you to remember all those confusing adverbs? Click here to play.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Media Vocabulary

Click here for a crossword to practise the words you have learn about the media.


Here's the link to the website about places to visit in Britain: Click here to see the page about Cambridge and click on the video to watch it. There is a slightly larger version of the video at the bottom of the page. Don't forget to do the exercise on your photocopy. Why not go to the homepage of the website and find out more about different parts of Britain? It's not a bad place to visit really!

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Well, if you want fame, you'll have to practise... so here's the song!

Friday, 16 October 2009

ABBA text builder

Can you remember the text about Abba? Do this exercise by taking away 25%, 50% or 100% of the words. Type in words that you think go in the text and see if you can complete it. This is good practice for structures and vocabulary. Click here to do the exercise (unit 1B). After you have done part A, see if you can do part B.

The Winner Takes It All

If you are too shy to sing along in class, or just want to sing the song again, here is 'The Winner Takes It All' with photos of Abba.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Question Formation

Here's an exercise to practise question formation (unit 1B). Click here.

British Newspapers

Click here for a link to all the day's front pages of British newspapers. If you want to be redirected to the website for that paper, click on the front page. Can you see the differences between the tabloid and serious press? The front pages look different, don't they? Why not read an article and compare the styles? Which do you find easiest to understand?

Sunday, 11 October 2009

There's a Girl in every Port

Do you recognise this place? This is a song from the film 'Wonderful Life' (1964) with the British singer Cliff Richard (he who sang 'Congratulations' in Eurovision). It was filmed in Las Palmas in Santa Catalina and Ciudad Alta in 1963. Enjoy it!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Mark's E-mail Mistake

This is a series from the BBC website for learning English. Click here to listen to phrasal verbs in the context of a mini-series. You can listen to one a day, or one a week and quickly learn how to use more phrasal verbs in conversations. In English we use a lot of phrasal verbs when we talk to one another so here you can see how people do it. Click on 'Audio' and you can listen to the series. Why not download it and listen to it on your MP3 player wherever you are or make up a CD and play it in the car? Copy the rhythm and pronunciation of the speakers.

Phrasal Verbs - Separable or Inseparable?

So you think you know all the phrasal verbs from Unit 1, do you? Well, do you know if they are separable or inseparable? Click here to test your instinct for what is write or wrong in English. Remember - if it is separable and you use an object pronoun (me, you, him, her, it, we, they), you HAVE TO separate it.

To practise the phrasal verbs from Unit 1, why not try looking for them in this wordsearch? Click here to play, but watch the time!!! Can you do the 3rd level?

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Phrasal verbs 'Up, Up, Up'

This is an interesting podcast about phrasal verbs using the particle 'up'. Click here to read the text and listen to it at the same time by pressing the speaker symbol at the bottom of the page. Enjoy it and you'll soon see your level goes UP UP UP!!!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Name Game

Can you remember the texts you have read in Unit 1? Click here to see how much you can remember (unit 1A). Read the text, 'The Name Game Winners' again then choose to see it with 25%, 50% or all of the words missing. Write the words in the space under the text and press 'enter'. The words magically appear in the gaps if you write them correctly. This is excellent practice for your writing skills as you have to structure sentences. You also revise vocabulary and practise for exam gap-filling exercises. Good luck!

If you liked doing that, why not do part 2 of the same text?

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Pronunciation BBC

If you want a bit of help with your pronunciation, why not follow the advice on the BBC website for learning English
Click here to watch the introductory video to the section on pronunciation. Do you know all the phonetic symbols? Do you practise individual sounds? Try practising the BBC lesson on the sounds you find hardest to pronounce.