10 June 2017
These videos might help you with your oral exam. Check them out!
Parental Relationships (B1)
Animals and pets (B1)
Mad about shopping (B2)
Science and technology (B2)
Breaking the law (B2)
The world of work (B2)
Environment and climate change (B2)
6 June 2017
As part of the BBC World Service, BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.
Perhaps the best thing about BBC Learning English is that many of the materials are delivered as full length courses, a service which would you usually have to pay for. However, each component of the course is standalone and can be studied on its own. This means the learner can choose the best way to study for them; by following a full course or by following the individual materials most appropriate to them. A new feature is site maps, which allow you to find a particular grammar point or language area to work on. You can see the site map for the Lower-Intermediate Course here, and find out more about the current and future courses here.
Here are direct links to the courses. The courses consist of 30 units (click on OPEN UNIT SELECTOR to access each unit):
As well as courses, they also have a range of long-running features such as 6 Minute English, Words in the News, and The English We Speak, some of which are available as podcasts.
4 June 2017
Presented by comedian Jay Foreman, this short film follows the progress of an election campaing right up to the polling day and the formation of the coalition government. Jay Foreman visits a constituency in the middle of an election campaign and finds out from the candidates and local young people why it's important to vote and make your voice heard.
28 May 2017
- In what ways was this attack an international issue?
- Why were computers in Russia especially vulnerable?
- Why were the reporters discussing the age of the person who created the kill switch?
- What was learned from this cyberattack?