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English is not Phonetic
It is important to understand that English is not a phonetic language. So we often do not say a word the same way it is spelled. Updated with new audio.

Housekeeping Instructions Audio Quiz
In addition to creating checklists and reading written instructions, housekeepers also need to comprehend spoken instructions. Test your ability to understand typical housekeeping instructions by doing the following audio quiz.
EnglishClub Comprehension Quiz

Punctuation Quiz (Intermediate)
Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Punctuation pages. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Punctuation Quiz - intermediate

Punctuation Quiz (Basic)
Tests material covered on EnglishClub's Punctuation pages. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Punctuation Quiz - basic

Written Comprehension Level Test (EC002) PDF
20-question, multiple-choice, paper-based test that evaluates a learner's level in English Written Comprehension (how well they understand English that they read). Free download

Instructions for Housekeepers
The hardest part of your job as a housekeeper may not be the cleaning. If you and your client speak different languages, miscommunication can be a problem. Updated with audio and quiz

21 Dead in Kenya Hotel Attack
Pre-Listening Vocabulary confirm: to state that something is true luxury: expensive armed: having weapons lobby: a room at the entrance of a building civilian: an everyday person who is not in the army or police force cite: to mention something as a way to support a reason or argument 21 Dead in Kenya Hotel Attack […]

Cashier Transactions
How to conduct transactions in English. For ESL learners who work as cashiers. English for Work series.

Female UFC Fighter Beats Up Robber
Pre-Listening Vocabulary beat up: to use physical force to hurt someone mugger: robber; a person who steals or tries to steal money or property from someone claim: to state that something is true hand over: to give someone something choke hold: a grip that prevents a person from getting up or away turn out: to […]

Death Toll Climbs Following Russia Explosion
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Death Toll Climbs Following Russia Explosion

Happy New Year!!
New Year's Day is the first day of the year, 1 January, and is a public holiday in many countries. On New Year's Day many people make resolutions, such as saying that they will stop smoking or lose weight this year.
New Year

NEWS QUIZ – December 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for December 2018.

Helping Tourists - English for Police
Now with updated mobile-friendly quiz

Checking In Passengers
Now with updated mobile-friendly quiz

Visiting Hours - English Vocabulary
Now with updated mobile-friendly quiz

Booking Appointments - Medical English
Now with updated mobile-friendly quiz

Auld Lang Syne
auld-lang-syne
Auld Lang Syne, set to the tune of a traditional folk song, is a Scottish-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. It is traditionally sung in the English-speaking world and other parts to say goodbye to the old year on New Year's Eve (at midnight on 31 December).

Medical Specialists and Referrals Quiz
Tests vocabulary from EnglishClub's Medical Specialists and Referrals page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Japan to Resume Whaling in 2019
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Japan to Resume Whaling in 2019

Resumes and Cover Letters
A resume or CV is a summary of your educational qualifications and work experience. Companies usually want to see your resume when you apply for a job. A cover letter or covering letter is the letter that accompanies your resume when you send it to a company. Both of these documents are vitally important in the job application process.

Time Vocabulary Quiz
Tests vocabulary from EnglishClub's Time Vocabulary section. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Numbers Vocabulary Quiz
Tests vocabulary from EnglishClub's Numbers Vocabulary section. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Elon Musk Reveals Tunnel Prototype
Listen to news in easy English. ~

Jamal Kashoggi Named Person of the Year
Listen to news in easy English ~ Jamal Kashoggi Named Person of the Year

Christmas Vocabulary Quiz
Tests vocabulary from EnglishClub's Christmas Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Documentary Films Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Documentary Films History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Yellow-Vest Protests Continue in France
Listen to news in easy English ~ Yellow Vest Protests Continue in France

Historical Drama Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Historical Drama Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Queen’s English
The Queen’s Speech at The Netherlands State Banquet held on 23 October 2018 at Buckingham Palace, London. A transcript of the speech is shown below. Your Majesty, Prince Charles and I are delighted to welcome you and Queen Máxima to Buckingham Palace this evening. Through this State visit, we celebrate the enduring friendship which has […]

Science Fiction Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Science Fiction Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Drama Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Drama Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

NEWS QUIZ – November 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for November 2018.

Comedy Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Comedy Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Chinese Scientist Faces Backlash Over Gene-Editing
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Chinese Scientist Faces Backlash Over Gene-Editing

Horror Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Horror Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

Action Movies Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Action Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
Vocab Quiz

US Doctors Slam Gun Lobby with #ThisIsOurLane
Listen to news in easy English. ~ US Doctors Slam Gun Lobby With #ThisIsOurLane

Comic Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Comic Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95

Mexico City Offers Resting Point for Caravan
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Mexico City Offers Resting Point for Migrant Caravan

NEWS QUIZ – October 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for October 2018.

India Unveils World’s Largest Statue
Listen to news in easy English. ~ India Unveils World's Largest Statue

Explosive Devices Mailed to Obama, Clinton, and Others
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Suspicious Packages Mailed to Obama, Clinton, and Others

Download Bathroom Vocabulary full-size poster
Bathroom Vocabulary poster
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History of Soul Music
UPDATED. This page looks at the vocabulary of Soul Music through its history, people and songs. For other genres see Popular Music Genres.
Al Green

Citation Styles
This article explains the three most common citation styles used in research papers with an example for each.

China Plans Launch of Artificial Moon
Listen to news in easy English. ~ China Plans Launch of Artificial Moon

Comparative Adverbs
If we want to compare one verb action with another, we can use a comparative adverb, for example: Joe ran fast, but Mary came first because she ran faster.
comparative adverbs

Plural-Only Nouns
There is a small group of nouns that exist only in the plural form, for example: clothes, pants, scissors, shorts, thanks, trousers
plural-only nouns

History of Hip Hop Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's History of Hip Hop Music page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
esl quiz vocabulary

Collective Nouns
A collective noun is a noun that represents a collection of individuals, usually people, such as team, family or crew.
EnglishClub Guide to Collective Nouns

Banksy Art Self Destructs After Purchase
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Banksy Art Self Destructs After Purchase

Common Nouns
There are MILLIONS of websites, and the word "website" is a common noun. This page is about common nouns, which are all the "normal", general nouns.

History of Country Music Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary on EnglishClub's History of Country Music page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
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History of Dance Music Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's History of Dance Music page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
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France’s Famous Fugitive Captured Again
Listen to news in easy English. ~ France's Most Wanted Man Captured

Brexit Vocab
The term Brexit entered the English language in the year 2012 as a blend of British (or Britain) and exit. It quickly became useful shorthand for “the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union”, and has since spawned many variants and alternative terms, most of them humorous, some of them explored here.
br-exit

History of Rock Music Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's History of Rock Music page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
ESL Vocabulary Quiz

NEWS QUIZ – September 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for September 2018.

Bill Cosby Sentenced to Prison
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Bill Cosby Sentenced to Prison

Canadians May Be Denied US Entry for Legal Pot Use
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Canadians Could Be Denied US Entry for Legal Pot Use

Popular Music Genres Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary on EnglishClub's page about Popular Music Genres. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
ESL Vocabulary Quiz

Google Fights ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Extension
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Google Fights 'Right To Be Forgotten' Extension

Move Forward. Ditch the Negativity
This is an article that I wrote about my teaching experience. It's about moving forward and ditching the negativity.

Proper Adjectives
a Trumpian tweet, a Shakespearian play, the Thai baht, French cars. Each of the four preceding examples contains an adjective (Trumpian, Shakespearian, Thai, French) and you will immediately note that each adjective is capitalized—it starts with a capital letter.
adjectives-proper

One Million Evacuated In Japan Due To Typhoon
Listen to news in easy English ~ One Million Evacuated In Japan Due To Typhoon

Food and Health Vocabulary Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Food and Health Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
ESL Vocabulary Quiz

Restaurant Vocabulary Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Restaurant Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
ESL Vocabulary Quiz

Dining Vocabulary Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Dining Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
esl-quiz-vocabulary

NEWS QUIZ – August 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for August 2018.

Months of the Year
The table below shows the months of the year used in English-speaking countries and many other parts of the world. The list shows the order of the months, starting from January (month 1).
months