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NEWS QUIZ – SEPTEMBER 2016
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for September 2016.

US Presidential Debate Breaks TV Record
Listen to news in easy English. ~ US Presidential Debate Breaks TV Record

Hamdog Is World’s First Patented Burger
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Hamdog Becomes World's First Patented Burger

Preposition Rules
These rules will help you understand prepositions and use them correctly.

Tips for Teaching Prepositions
The author of the ebook "English Prepositions List" summarizes some of the key points to understand when teaching prepositions and offers tips to make your teaching more effective

Russian Scientists Surrounded by Polar Bears
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Russian Scientists Surrounded by Polar Bears

Rio Paralympics 2016
Spirit in Motion – Paralympic movement motto The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to September 18. The Summer Paralympics are held every four years, shortly after the Summer Olympics. Over 4,000 athletes from 161 countries are competing in Rio. They’re competing in 528 events in 22 […]

Impeached Brazilian President Leaves Palace
Pre-Listening Vocabulary former: in the past impeachment: the removal of a leader from office (usually due to criminal activity) manipulate: to alter or change something (often dishonestly) appeal: a request to a high court for a decision to be reversed interim: temporary Impeached Brazilian President Leaves Palace Brazil’s former Dilma Rousseff left the presidential palace […]

NEWS QUIZ – AUGUST 2016
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for August 2016.

John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole
Listen to news in easy English. ~ John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

Historic Town Destroyed in Italy Earthquake
Listen and read the news in easy English. ~ Historic Town Destroyed in Italy Earthquake

Amazing Athletes at Rio – Competition Winner!
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016 It’s time to announce the winner of our Amazing Athletes at Rio competition. We had over fifty entries to choose from, and it wasn’t an easy decision, but we’re happy to announce the winner of a free copy of 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context is […]

Amazing Athletes at Rio
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016 We’ve seen many great performances by amazing athletes at the Rio Olympics. We’ve seen Jamaica’s Usain Bolt win the men’s 100 metre sprint for the third time. This makes him the first track and field athlete to compete in the same event at three Olympic […]

French Pole Vaulter Booed By Brazilian Fans
Listen to news in easy English. ~ French Pole Vaulter Booed By Brazilian Fans

First Olympics refugee team – Answers
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016 Answers to the quiz questions in our blog about the First Olympics refugee team: No. This is the first time a team of refugees has competed at the Summer Olympics. None. All the team members live in other countries now. Five. The team has five […]

Pools Turn Green at Rio Olympics
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Pools Turn Green at Rio Olympics

First Olympics refugee team
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016 For the first time ever, a team of refugees is competing at the Olympic Games. All ten athletes in the Refugee Olympic Team have escaped from their country of birth because of war or other dangers. They include athletes originally from the Democratic Republic of […]

Rio Olympics Trivia Quiz 1 – Answers
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016 Here are the answers to our first Rio Olympics Trivia Quiz: Over 4 million tickets have been sold. The cheapest tickets cost around $US13. The most expensive tickets were around $US1,430 for the best seats at the Opening Ceremony. It’s been 112 years since golf […]

Rio Olympics Trivia Quiz 1
Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio de Janeiro, 2016  How much do you really know about the Rio Olympics? Put your answers in the comment box below. If you don’t know the answer, try guessing! 1. How many tickets have been sold? 2. How much is the cheapest ticket? 3. How much is the most expensive […]

9 Tips on Teaching Phrasal Verbs
The author of the ebook "1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context" suggests practical ideas to make teaching phrasal verbs easier and more productive

China Showcases Elevated Bus
Listen to news in easy English. China Showcases Elevated Bus

NEW QUIZ – JULY 2016
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for July 2016.

India Proposes New Child Labour Bill
Listen to news in easy English. ~ India Proposes New Child Labour Bill

10 Tips for Games in the ESL Classroom
From the creator of the world's best-selling ESL board game—ten practical ideas on using games when teaching English

Compound Sentences
We saw in sentence structure that a compound sentence is two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon. So a compound sentence is like two or more simple sentences added together.

On Using Games in the ESL Classroom
Matt Errey looks at competitive versus co-operative games, and healthy versus unhealthy competition

Thousands Arrested after Failed Coup in Turkey
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Thousands Arrested after Failed Coup in Turkey

“Pokémon Go” Takes World by Storm
Listen to news in easy English. ~ "Pokémon Go" Takes World by Storm

Sentence Structure
Now we can look at sentence structure and the four types of sentence.

Canadian Prime Minister Marches In Pride Parade
Pre-Listening Vocabulary prime minister: head of government in countries such as Canada gay pride: a show of support and celebration for the LGBT community take part: to participate LGBT: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered come as no surprise: to not be surprising; to be expected Canadian Prime Minister Marches In Pride Parade On Sunday, July 3, […]