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Summary: To Kill a Mockingbird
A fictional story that covered real issues: especially racism in America.

The Haunted Vending Machine in Seattle, Washington
All about the vending machine that might have been owned by ghosts.

Causes and Effects of Climate Change
LISTEN & LEARN in easy English: The causes and effects of climate change – and what you can do to help prevent it.
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Origin of the New Year’s Celebration
How the world started welcoming the New Year in over 4,000 years ago

6 Essentials Every English Learner Should Have
In this post, we’ll take a look at six essentials every English learner needs to have an effective, fun and enriching learning process.

Resolve to Improve Your English Communication Skills in 2020
Make it your 2020 New Year's resolution to improve your English communication skills. It can broaden your cultural view and broaden your horizons.

Farewell to Holland
2020 should lay to rest the qualms of many English-speaking people over the exact name of that European country between Belgium and the North Sea—the one that’s famous for being low and flat (below sea-level in places) and for growing tulips. Is it Holland? Or Netherlands (or maybe “the Netherlands”)? We know they speak Dutch, […]

New Year's Day
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.
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NEWS QUIZ – December 2019
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for December 2019.

Other Contractions Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on the Vocabulary page about Other Contractions.
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WH Question Words Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on the WH Question Words page in our Vocabulary section.
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Audio added: Minimal Pairs initial /v/ and /w/
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the sound /v/ and the other having the sound /w/ in its place. You can use this list to practise the sounds, or as a list of words to be careful in pronouncing.
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Massachusetts Police Catch Dog Stealing from Toy Drive
Listen to news in easy English ~ Massachusetts Police Catch Dog Stealing from Toy Drive

Negative Contractions Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on the Negative Contractions page in our Vocabulary section.
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Negative Contractions
Note that with the verb be, two negative forms are possible, for example:
we are not → we aren't and we're not
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Santa Comes a Cropper
Santa (proper noun): short for Santa Claus; another term for Father Christmas to come a cropper: (informal British idiom) fall heavily; suffer a disaster

3 Main Differences between British and American English
Andrijana Ikonić looks at the principle differences between the American and British varieties of English, with some useful examples.

Learning English? ‘Snow’ Problem. Chillax and Use Your Common Senses!
Learning English well is similar to experiencing a blizzard. For best results just ‘chillax’ and use your common senses–it makes sense!
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Positive Contractions Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests what you learned on the Positive Contractions page in our Vocabulary section.
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Animal Vocabulary Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests the vocabulary page on terms for animals in our Vocabulary section.
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Animal Terms (short list) Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary in our short list of Animal Terms in our vocabulary section.
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World’s Oldest Living Couple Celebrates Their 80th Anniversary
Listen to news in easy English ~ World's Oldest Living Couple Celebrates Their 80th Anniversary

Countries and Nationality Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary on the page about Countries and Nationality in our Vocabulary section.
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Criminals Vocabulary Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary on the page about Criminals in our Vocabulary section.
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Time Magazine Names Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Person of the Year
Listen to news in easy English ~ Time Magazine Names Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Person of the Year

Computer Vocabulary Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the Computer Vocabulary listed in our Vocabulary section.
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TV Series Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests vocabulary on the TV Series page in our Vocabulary section.
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Punctuation Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about punctuation, with definitions and example sentences.

7 Best TV Shows to Learn English
Watching TV can be a fun, easy and effective way to learn English!

Grandmother Shares Fourth Thanksgiving with Man She Accidentally Texted
Listen to news in easy English ~ Grandmother Shares Fourth Thanksgiving with Man She Accidentally Texted

NEWS QUIZ – November 2019
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for November 2019.

Numbers Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about numbers, with definitions and example sentences.

Artist Makes Sculpture Out of Keys From Destroyed Homes
Pre-Listening Vocabulary devastated: ruined or destroyed art therapist: someone who helps people use art to improve their mental health community: a group of people who live in the same area or have common interests phoenix: a bird from ancient myths that dies and is reborn from ashes recognition: gratitude, appreciation award: to give something as […]

Filler Phrases that Give You Time
The fact of the matter is that sometimes you need time to think.

Correspondence Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about correspondence, with definitions and example sentences.

Creating a Lesson Plan That Gets You to Your Destination Every Time
Learn the five basic components of an effective language lesson.

Strange Envelopes of Money Found in Northern England
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Strange Envelopes of Money Found in Northern England

Publishing Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about publishing, with definitions and example sentences.

3 Things you can do right now to get yourself out of that ‘teaching rut’
The article gives practical and immediately applicable advice about how to re-inspire yourself as a teacher and escape that rut.

Property Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about property/real estate, with definitions and example sentences.

Cambridge Dictionary Announces “Upcycling” as Word of the Year
Listen to news in easy English ~ Cambridge Dictionary Announces "Upcycling" as Word of the Year

Newspapers Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about newspapers, with definitions and example sentences.

Resume/CV Vocabulary
Essential Business English vocabulary about resumes and CVs, with definitions and example sentences.

Pilot Accidentally Triggers Hijacking Alarm
Listen to news in easy English ~ Pilot Accidentally Triggers Hijacking Alarm

NEWS QUIZ – October 2019
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for October 2019.

School in India Uses Cardboard Boxes to Prevent Cheating
Listen to news in easy English ~ School Uses Cardboard Boxes to Prevent Cheating

8 Tips to Write Better Essays in English
When you’re learning English as a second language, writing is one of the most common challenges new learners face. However, it’s only with practice that you can get over your apprehensions and improve your command over the language. So, follow these eight tips and you’re sure to get better at writing essays in English.

Innovative Company Tackles Food Waste
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Innovative Company Tackles Food Waste

Dutch Scientists Developing Artificial Womb
Listen to news in easy English ~ Dutch Scientists Developing Artificial Womb

English to remain official EU language
EU diplomats have decided to keep English as an official and working EU language. So even if the home of English goes, the language of English will stay

Peach Emoji Has New Meaning
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Peach Emoji Has New Meaning

New poster: FRUITS vocabulary
Vocabulary poster Fruits. Available for FREE download.
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[VIDEO] How (not) to say OUGH
Lucy's Cuban American husband has enOUGH of OUGH when she tries to help him with his English pronunciation. From the classic 50s American sitcom I Love Lucy

8 Tips to improve your English learning skills
With the availability of a number of techniques and methods, you can improve your English learning skills without making grammatical mistakes.

Bulgaria’s Population is Shrinking
Listen to news in easy English ~ Bulgaria's Population is Shrinking

NEWS QUIZ – September 2019
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for September 2019.

What does Fluency Actually Mean?
Do you understand what it really means to speak a language fluently? The majority of students don't which holds back their language learning progress.

Massive Starfish Airport Opens in Beijing
Listen to news in easy English ~ Massive Starfish Airport Opens in Beijing

Banned Books in 2019
From North Korea’s ban on the "Qur’an" to United Arab Emirates’ censorship of George Orwell’s classic "Animal Farm" to Iran’s ban on Paula Coelho’s "The Alchemist", books are still being restricted around the world.

Dutch Museum Bans Reference to “Golden Age”
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Dutch Museum Bans Reference to "Golden Age"

How to Learn English through Multiplayer Videogames
Multiplayer games are the best to enhance your English speaking and listening skills. And what can be more soothing than boosting English skills while playing your favorite mission game?

Canadian Teen Beats Tennis Legend to Win US Open
Listen to news in easy English ~ Canadian Teen Beats Tennis Legend to Win US Open

Learn English from Call of Duty – an innovative platform for easy learning
Language has helped human beings in communicating with each other since ancient times. When it comes to effective communication, language always takes

Vienna is World’s Most Liveable City
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Vienna is World's Most Liveable City

Can Lucid dreaming help someone learn English?
There has been a spike of interest in the media lately around lucid dreaming and the different benefits it can bring. This article looks at what some of the latest research has revealed and how these findings could be put to use in order to help someone learn a second language.

NEWS QUIZ – August 2019
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for August 2019.

Nepal to Ban Single-Use Plastics Around Everest
Listen to news in easy English ~ Nepal to Ban Single-Use Plastics Around Everest

Trump Cancels Denmark Trip Because Greenland Is Not for Sale
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Trump Cancels Denmark Trip Because Greenland Is Not for Sale

Salmon Cannon Attracts Global Attention
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Salmon Cannon Attracts Global Attention

MP with Baby Forced to Leave Parliament in Kenya
Listen to news in easy English. ~ MP with Baby Forced to Leave Parliament in Kenya


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