English listening: pollution and the environment

 English listening: pollution and the environment Reading This is a post with contents to help you practise reading, listening and speaking about pollution and the environment in English. The two reading links are fairly simple to understand. The first article is … Read More

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

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 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

Reading/Listening/Music 27/11/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about the cold weather in Ireland and Korean street food. Questions What is your favourite type of street food? What is the coldest temperature you’ve experienced? How … Read More

Reading/Listening 6/11/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about funny news from Ireland and dyslexia. Questions What is an inappropriate thing to say to someone with dyslexia? Did you do anything silly when you were … Read More

READING/LISTENING/MUSIC Halloween 2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about Halloween, Ireland and robots. Questions Have you celebrated Halloween?  What Google apps do you use most frequently?   READING Google is training robots to understand humans … Read More

READING/LISTENING 20/10/2017

English reading and listening links for discussing in online English lessons, featuring articles and videos about travelling in Ireland, the judiciary system in Dubai and the Scottish accent. Questions Do you know any special laws that you need to be aware of … Read More