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Listen&Learn: The “Rabbit Island” in Japan
An adorable tourist destination with a surprising history.

8 reasons why your English isn’t improving
Are you fluent in English? What holds you back from improving your English skills? Let’s answer all these questions.

Tips for Integrating ESL Students
Advice for secondary-school teachers in English-speaking countries to help them integrate ESL students into their classes.

Greta Thunberg Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.
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Reading Exercise: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
How did a 15-year-old high school student from Sweden become the world's most famous climate change activist? With vocal and quiz.
Greta Thunberg

Listen&Learn: How 3D Printers Work
Learn how these machines can create 3D objects with instructions from a computer.

Time Zones of the USA
The United States observes 9 time zones as below: 4 time zones in the contiguous USA. 2 time zones beyond the contiguous USA. 3 time zones in US territories
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Listen&Learn: The Russian Revolution
How the effects of World War I caused Russia to become a communist country in 1917.

5 Communication Skills That Every Online English Teacher Must Have
In this article, you will find the top communication skills that you must develop to keep your students engaged and be an effective online English teacher.
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Reading/Video Exercise: Greta Thunberg on Climate Change
Did you know that environmental activist Greta Thunberg features in one of the music videos that British rock band The 1975 made for their 2020 album Notes On A Conditional Form? She speaks about climate change while stock footage and graphics from companies like Shutterstock and Getty Images are shown, implying that in the future images like these could be the only way people can see what our planet looked like before it suffered the effects of global warming.
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Top ESL Resource Sites of 2020
51Talk has gathered excellent ESL resource sites that are helpful for online English teachers.

Listen&Learn: John Lewis
One of the most important leaders of the civil rights movement

How Does Learning a Language Affect the Brain, and How Can Teachers Harness the Benefits?
Learning another language can boost brain plasticity and increase empathy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. How can teachers harness this?

Listen&Learn: Peter Pan
A beloved children's book that may have a secret dark meaning.

History of Dance Music (UPDATED)
This page looks at the vocabulary of Dance Music through its history, people and songs.
Daft Punk

10 Must-Watch YouTube Channels for ESL Learners
Thanks to the internet, specifically some YouTube channels in this article, you can now learn English online with e-learning videos. What're your favs?

Listen&Learn: The Cat Who Helped Write a Scientific Paper
The reason why a physicist decided to name his cat as the co-author of his research paper.

In the Classroom Poster
Specially designed for English learners, these free British and American vocabulary posters are ideal for classroom use or at home in the bedroom.
Classroom Vocab Poster

10 Best Cities for Teaching English in Asia
When deciding to teach English abroad, the cities that you choose make all the difference in terms of experience and quality of life. Here are my ten best cities.

Listen&Learn: The Mystery of Antimatter
One of many questions that scientists still have about the universe - why is there more matter than antimatter?

Word Stress Rules - UPDATED
This page gives you the rules for word stress, with audio. Two simple rules and five more complicated rules for which syllable to stress in English.

Listen&Learn: The Chernobyl Disaster
A tragic event in history that contributed to the controversy surrounding nuclear power.

5 English Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2020
The article is about the amazing benefits of podcasts. It also suggests which podcasts to listen to when learning English.

Why is OET the Best Test for Nurses & Doctors Moving to USA?
OET grades are now recognized in the US for doctors and nurses due to the emergency requirement of professional assistance to address the pandemic.
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Minimal Pair /əʊ/ and /aʊ/ as in KNOW and NOW
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /əʊ/ and the other the vowel sound /aʊ/.
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Listen&Learn: Frida Kahlo
A famous artist from the 20th century, known for her self-portraits.

The Strange Language of Journalists: A Brief Introduction To Journalese
‘BOSSES BLAST CHIEFS’ — or so a typical, tabloid headline might read. It is technically an English sentence. As in, it has a subject, a verb and an object, but the meaning is obscure. That’s because it is a sentence written in journalese: the language of newspapers.
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History of Rock Music - updated
This page looks at the vocabulary of Rock Music through its history, people and songs.
Neil Young

Symbols Picture Quiz
Can you name these symbols?
ESL Picture Quizzes

Minimal Pair /ɒ/ and /ɔ:/ as in COT and CAUGHT
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /ɒ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɔ:/.
minimal pairs

Minimal Pair /æ/ and /ɑ:/ as in HAD and HARD
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the vowel sound /æ/ and the other the vowel sound /ɑ:/.
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Listen&Learn: The Hobbit
One of the most well-known books of the fantasy genre.

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Expand Your Vocabulary
The article is about fun, yet effective ways to improve English vocabulary.

Listen&Learn: The Library of Discarded Books
A library in Turkey that rescues books that have been thrown away.

Listen&Learn: Science of Colour
Learn how our eyes detect colours, and why some light is invisible to humans.

History of Country Music updated
This page looks at the vocabulary of Country Music through its history, people and songs. For other genres see Popular Music Genres.
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Listen&Learn: The Cold War
The dangerous rivalry between two powerful countries that lasted over 40 years.

5 Ways to Use Translation to Boost Your English Learning
Tomedes translation company details five ways to use translation to boost your English learning, from music and film to cooking.

Prepositions of Movement Picture Quiz
Choose the phrase that best describes the direction of movement in each picture.
ESL Picture Quizzes

Prepositions of Place Picture Quiz
Can you find the correct preposition of place?
ESL Picture Quizzes

Listen&Learn: Marie Curie
Learn about one of history's most well-known female scientists.

Tableware Picture Quiz
Can you name these items of tableware?
ESL Picture Quizzes

Green Vegetables Picture Quiz
Can you name these green vegetables in English?
ESL Picture Quizzes

5 Things to Keep in Mind While Preparing for TOEFL
There are several important things you need to know to prepare for TOEFL properly and get the desired result.

Fruits Picture Quiz
Can you name these fruits in English?
ESL Picture Quizzes

Listen&Learn: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
An iconic fantasy children's story about a girl trying to find her way home.

12am & 12pm – What’s the difference?!
Learn about the difference between am & pm as well as other key words for telling the time.

Listen&Learn: Rubber Ducks Lost in the Ocean
How a failed shipment of rubber ducks helped scientists understand ocean currents.

Presidents of the United States of America
Reverse-chronological list of US presidents from George Washington to Donald Trump. Chronological and reverse-chronological order.

The Big Bang Theory
The theory of how the universe came into existence.

Sports Equipment Picture Quiz
Can you name the sports equipment in English?
ESL Picture Quizzes

PANdemics and Other PANs
The coronavirus disease outbreak of late-2019 was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Since then, few English speakers or learners are unaware of the word pandemic, a clue to whose meaning is in that innocent little pan- at the beginning. Here we explore a few other words that share the same pan-.
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The French Revolution
A violent revolution that would change France's government forever.

William Shakespeare
The famous writer from 16th-century England, whose plays have inspired countless adaptations.

Anne of Green Gables
The story of a young orphan named Anne Shirley.

How to Structure Your IELTS Essay
I often discover that students don’t know where to start structuring their essays for their IELTS exam. This post shows you how to structure your essay.

How to Develop as a Teacher
How you can improve and develop as a teacher, whatever stage of your career you’re at

The Monkey’s Disgrace
Human evolution from a monkey perspective

Listen&Learn: The Voynich Manuscript
A mysterious book written in an unknown language.

5 Steps to English Fluency
Speaking English fluently is a goal for many English learners. Learn the steps to English fluency with these proven tips.

Get it?
get [something] (verb): receive, contract (a disease); understand – and many more meanings

How Vaccines Work
Learn how vaccines help the body fight off disease.

Body language across cultures – a short etiquette guide for TEFL teachers
A look at what you, as a TEFL teacher, might need to consider before communicating in some of the most popular destinations around the world.

The Titanic
The tragedy of the most famous sunken ship.

Amelia Earhart
One of the most widely-known female pilots - and the mystery of her death.

7 Ways to Boost your English Skills during Quarantine
This article will give practical tips on how to boost your English while you're self-isolating and saving the world.

Win Prizes with 2-minute Home Video Challenge!
Stuck at home? Do you have a phone or videocam with you?

How to Improve Your Spoken English Naturally
To improve your English naturally, efforts in the right direction have to be made. Here's how...

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A children's book about a magical world that became one of the most famous classic novels of all time.

The Queen’s Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’
In a rare speech, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers a special message to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic; and echoes the words of Vera Lynn's wartime song, 'We will meet again.'