Reading/Listening February 12th: Derry

There two videos in this blog post in which you can hear the Scottish and northwest of Ireland accents. In the Irish video (hitching a lift to Derry), the girl won’t give the man a lift to Derry because he calls the … Read More

tips for flying in english

Reading/Listening 16th January 2018

Intermediate English reading and listening, featuring articles and videos about hangovers, tech skills, buying a used car and tips for long distance flights. Questions Do you prefer to buy used or new cars? What do you look for when buying a new … Read More

Reading/listening 5th January 2018

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about positive events in 2017, drunken mistakes, the Winter Olympics and vlogging. Reading Man shares positive news stories from 2017 Drunk man took a taxi through 3 … Read More

Reading/Listening 2nd January 2018

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about the American dream, substandard living conditions, living in Ireland and Santa Claus.   Questions   What do you think about the American dream? Is hypothermia an … Read More

Christmas/New Year Reading/Listening

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about the Soviet Union, K-Pop and a Chinese-American adoptee.   Questions What do you know about the Soviet Union? Why do people give up their children for … Read More

Reading/listening 17/12/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about Catholicism, wedding traditions, making hot whiskey and the evolution of the English language over the last 1,000 years. Questions Are there many Catholics in your country?  … Read More

Reading/Listening/Music 13/12/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about Gaelic (Irish) sports, gestures and the preservation of old buildings. Questions  What gestures are considered rude in your country? Do you think it’s important to preserve … Read More

Reading/Listening/Music 10/12/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about tea and a man who cemented a microwave on his head as a joke.   Questions  Do you enjoy pranks? Do you prefer tea or coffee? … Read More

Reading/Listening 6/12/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about the cost of cigarettes, the effect of marriage on your life expectancy, office comedy and the musician Noel Gallagher analysing things. There is a song by … Read More

Reading/listening/music 3/12/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about the naming customs, the Northern Lights and email hacking. There is a song by Liam Gallagher called ‘Chinatown’, the video is filmed in London.   Questions … Read More