How to Write a Review

This guide is aimed at writing a Review for the Cambridge First Certificate (B2) and Advanced (C1) exams. The advice might not be appropriate for other exams. In the exam you’ll usually be asked to write a review for a magazine- this means that the style should be...

Quick Question Conversations

These work wonders as a quick warmer activity. Each topic has six questions. Put students in pairs and give them three questions each, or if there’s an odd number of students (why is there always an odd number?!) – give them two questions each. The aim of...

Emotion Idioms

Here are some of the most common English idioms about feelings and emotions: 1) ANGER  To fly off the handle / To hit the roof When you discover something and it makes you instantly angry, it usually involves lots of screaming. When my mum found out I got a tattoo she...
Prince William tells FIFA to “Put the Sport First”

Prince William tells FIFA to “Put the Sport First”

Prince William has told FIFA that it needs to show football fans that it can put the sport first. The future king of England gave this speech at Wembley Football Stadium on Saturday. This comes after 7 members of FIFA were arrested for fraud and accepting bribes....

Ducks Get their Own Traffic Lane in London

“Duck Lanes” have been installed in London, Manchester and Birmingham, England.  The lanes are along canal areas where ducks usually live. The idea is to help people be more aware of the space, and to share the road with the ducks. The “Duck...