Category Archive: News & Fun

Jul 05

10 Words in 10 Minutes – Ricki and the Flash Movie Trailer

 Meryl Streep is amazing as always in her new role! In Ricki and the Flash she portrays a rocker who abandoned her kids to make a career in music. Check out the trailer, tune your ears to English and learn some really great expressions along the way! In this listening activity you’ll hear real-life, fast-paced, …

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Mar 09

7 sentences successful people never say – Success Quiz with collocations

 Success is not something that can be accomplished overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, time and sheer dedication. Steve Siebold, author of “How Rich People Think,” interviewed more than a thousand millionaires over three decades to learn what led them to their success and wealth. Read the article here and find out what …

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Jan 20

Who said it? Star Wars & EU Political Discourse Quiz

 Politicians seem to talk alike on the big screen and in real life. Here are some key expressions that you may often hear in political discourse in the news.   committee a ​group of ​people ​chosen to ​represent a ​larger ​organization Examples: the school development committee, Committee of the Regions council  a ​group of ​people …

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Jan 19

Your body language shapes who you are – The JOB HUNT Series

 Your body language shapes who you are, says Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard University. Body language affects how people see us, but maybe more importantly, it also affects how we feel about ourselves. On occasions of social evaluation, such as meeting new classmates, asking someone out on a date, or doing a job …

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Jan 18

It’s Ski Time! – The Best Budget Ski Resorts

  Taking a skiing or snowboarding holiday needn’t cost the earth – pick your destination wisely and you can have a low cost skiing holiday without breaking your budget or the bank. Here’s the Ultimate Ski‘s pick by Rebecca Miles of the ten best budget ski resorts for a cheap week  (with self-catering apartments or …

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Jan 05

News&BusinessEnglish – Apple: What to expect in 2016?

 Yahoo Finance presents a number of new Apple products and upgrades to arrive in the stores in 2016. Apart from what you can expect from the newest iPhones, iPads and other upgrades, the text also provides you with plenty of formal and inormal Business English expressions. So, before you start reading, let’s go through some …

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Jan 01

News&English – 10 Films to Watch in 2016

 Nicholas Barber picks the most exciting films coming up in the new year, including releases from the Coen brothers, Spielberg and Oliver Stone. See the complete BBC article here. Below, we selected four with some tricky expressions explained in red!   A Bigger Splash A Bowie-ish rock goddess (Tilda Swinton) and her devoted boyfriend (Matthias …

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Dec 23

Follow the Headlines DaybyDay – with Christmas Photos and Songs

 On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.  —David Ogilvy Indeed, headlines are arguably more important than the article itself… They need to be tricky, unique, creative, super-clickable, irresistible and even sexy:)  …

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Dec 23

18 Last-Minute Gifts That Will Help You Save Christmas

 So you waited until the absolute last minute to do your shopping and now you’re here, reading this, wasting precious moments that should be filled with anxious, click-happy buying. Fear not: There are a variety of quick-shipping products and digital items that, despite your oversight, will be very appreciated by their recipients. Before you go …

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Dec 17

The 13 Most Bizarre Christmas Traditions from around the World

 From eating deep fried caterpillars on Christmas day to decorating your tree with artificial spiders – which one would you prefer? Every country has its own traditions that might make the rest of the world do a double take. The EveningStandard collected 13 of the weirdest Christmas traditions from around the world.   Take this quiz to GUESS …

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