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WELCOME BACK!

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How much English did you practise during your holidays? Are you ready to begin the new course?

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The grammar quiz

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Do you think you know more about English grammar than a primary school child?

Try this grammar test to find out!

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BBC Radio 4 - Today, 10/05/2013, Wearable technology: the 'tweet dress'

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 10/05/2013, Wearable technology: the 'tweet dress' | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

Do you use Twitter?
Would you wear an electronic dress that showed tweets?

LISTEN (ADVANCED/C1+) to the story of the "Tweet dress"

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BUSINESS ENGLISH: Not your usual office space - ft business - companies - FT.com

BUSINESS ENGLISH: Not your usual office space - ft business - companies - FT.com | English24 Resources | Scoop.it


Can you imagine working in an office on a boat or in an old TV studio?

LISTEN (INTERMEDIATE/B1+) to these people describe the advantages of working in unusual offices:
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Van Gogh Museum

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If you can't travel to Amsterdam to see the Van Gogh Museum, you can still visit on the internet.

Study paintings in more detail and walk through the galleries with Google Art Project.

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BUSINESS ENGLISH: JOB INTERVIEWS AT BUSINESSENGLISHPOD.COM

BUSINESS ENGLISH: JOB INTERVIEWS AT BUSINESSENGLISHPOD.COM | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

An interesting website with four LISTENINGS about job interviews in English: Experience/ Attitude/ Research/ Difficult questions.

You can also download the tapescript and READ at the same time.

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Top ten 'English' words invented by the Spanish

Top ten 'English' words invented by the Spanish | English24 Resources | Scoop.it
How Spanish people are reinventing Shakespeares tongue
English24's insight:

VOCABULARY: ENGLISH WORDS USED IN SPANISH

You may not believe this but "footing" is not a sport that we do in England or America. This is a word that has entered the Spanish language but in fact we use the word "jogging" in English!

Here are some other strange uses of English words in Spanish language:

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BRITISH CULTURE: SHAKESPEARE

April 23rd is Williams Shakespeare's birthday. During his life he wrote 37 plays and more than 150 poems and sonnets. He is considered among Britain's greatest writers.

What was his life like? Discover more in this funny video

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Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC

Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

WATCH this video (INTERMEDIATE/B1+) about a young man from a tribe in the Amazon rainforest who moved to New York to learn English.

What differences did he encounter? What has been difficult for him?

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NEW WEEK, NEW MOTIVATION!

NEW WEEK, NEW MOTIVATION! | English24 Resources | Scoop.it
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To find out more about RED NOSE DAY and the charities it supports, have a look at the official website

To find out more about RED NOSE DAY and the charities it supports, have a look at the official website | English24 Resources | Scoop.it
Red Nose Day is coming on Friday 15th March 2013. Save the date and get your ideas and tools to help plan your fundraising early.
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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: THE POPE

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: THE POPE | English24 Resources | Scoop.it



Yesterday afternoon white smoke emerged from the chimney in the Sistine Chapel indicating a new Pope had been elected by the cardinals in the conclave.

Pope Francis is from Argentina and is a Jesuit, but did you know that he is a fan of tango and studied chemistry?

READ this article to find out more interesting facts about the new Pope

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NEW COURSE, NEW MOTIVATION!

Are you thinking of starting English classes this September?

Even though he is a native speaker, Joey from the American series Friends has a good reason for going to English class!

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THE GRAMMAR BIT: THIRD CONDITIONAL AND DAVID BECKHAM

THE GRAMMAR BIT: THIRD CONDITIONAL AND DAVID BECKHAM | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

The third conditional describes unreal events in the past which cannot be changed.

IF + PAST PERFECT / WOULD HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE

EXAMPLE: If David Beckham hadn't been a football player, he would have been less famous.

Practise the third conditional with this story about David Beckham and his retirement from football.

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The people who hate other people's bad grammar

The people who hate other people's bad grammar | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

How important is grammar?

Do you think English grammar is difficult?
Do you get angry when people make grammar mistakes?

In the UK, primary school children will have to take a new grammar test. READ more in this article:

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VOCABULARY: THE COST OF LIVING

VOCABULARY: THE COST OF LIVING | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

Where do you prefer to buy your food for the week: in the supermarket, at a market or in small local shops? Why?

How much money do you spend per week on your GROCERY [noun. items of food bought in a grocer's store] shopping? Do you think food shopping is expensive in your country?

How do you think your SHOPPING BASKET [noun. container used to carry products while you are shopping] compares to people from other countries?

Look at the pictures to compare what families from different countries buy and spend on food. Which family is the most similar to yours?

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BUSINESS ENGLISH: OFFICES

BUSINESS ENGLISH: OFFICES | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

How would you describe the office where you work? Is it similar to the picture below?
Do you like your office? Is there anything you would like to change?

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: VINCENT VAN GOGH

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: VINCENT VAN GOGH | English24 Resources | Scoop.it



After seven months of renovation, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which houses the biggest collection of works by the artist, reopened its doors on Wednesday 1st May.

The opening exhibition, called "Van Gogh at Work", shows how he developed his style over a ten year period.

WATCH this news report to find out more:

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BUSINESS ENGLISH: JOB INTERVIEWS

BUSINESS ENGLISH: JOB INTERVIEWS | English24 Resources | Scoop.it

Have you ever had a job interview in English?
Share your experiences with English24!

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BRITISH CULTURE: SHAKESPEARE'S INSULTS

Why were Shakespeare's plays so popular? Part of the reason is the insults that his characters used!

Learn more in this interesting video with explanations about some of Shakespeare's best lines.

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Learning English - 6 Minute English - St George's Day

BRITISH CULTURE: April 23rd is Saint George's Day. St. George is the patron saint of England and although it isn't a national holiday, many people celebrate it. Find out more with BBC Six minute English

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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: SOLAR POWER

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK: SOLAR POWER | English24 Resources | Scoop.it



The world's largest solar power plant has just opened in the Middle East with help from a Spanish company.

WATCH this video (INTERMEDIATE/ B1+) to find out how the plant works

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The History of Saint Patrick - a Short Story

17th MARCH IS SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick is the Patron saint of Ireland. His feast day has been celebrated since the seventeenth century to commemorate the arrival of christianity in Ireland. The day is celebrated around the world with parades and festivals and people usually wear something green.

LISTEN to find out more about the history of Saint Patrick in this VIDEO (you can read the text below the video too)

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BRITISH CULTURE: RED NOSE DAY

BRITISH CULTURE: RED NOSE DAY | English24 Resources | Scoop.it
Friday 15th March 2013 is Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom, a charity event which is celebrating its 25th year this year. For 24 hours famous celebrities and ordinary people do funny things to raise money for different charities around the world. Children can wear costumes and red noses to school and there are lots of different activities organised. This year the British band One Direction have recorded a special song for Red Nose Day.
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TODAY IN HISTORY: HALLEY'S COMET

TODAY IN HISTORY: HALLEY'S COMET | English24 Resources | Scoop.it


On March 13th 1758, Halley's comet passed by the sun at its nearest point just as the British astronomer Edmund Halley had predicted in 1682.

WATCH this video to find out more about the history of Halley's comet

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