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Royal Wedding Described as “Diverse” and “Inclusive”
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Royal Wedding Described as "Diverse" and "Inclusive"

The Vocabulary of Indian Food
Learn English vocabulary about Indian food and eating out in Indian restaurants. With pictures of Indian dishes and a vocabulary list with example sentences. For ESL learners.
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10 Body Language Tips for Presentations
Look on body language as a positive, powerful tool to help you in any presentation. 10 simple tips for presentation success.
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Internet Divided Over “Yanny” and “Laurel”
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Internet Divided Over "Yanny" and "Laurel"

Speaking Skills Guide
Advice and tips to improve your English speaking skills. Formal vs informal. 10 Speaking tips. Succeed at English speaking tests.
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Reading Skills Guide
Advice and tips to improve your English reading skills. Formal vs informal reading. What to read. Succeed at English reading tests.
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Listening Skills Guide
Would you like to improve your English listening skills? Good listening doesn’t just come naturally (unless you were born listening to English). We need to make a special effort to work on our listening skills.
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Where would you go?
Let’s suppose you can take a one-month trip anywhere in the world. Money is not a consideration. Where would you go? And what would you do? (Please leave your ideas in the Comments box below ↓) suppose (verb): think or assume that something is true; imagine a trip (noun): a journey; a holiday a consideration (noun): […]

California Mandates Solar Power on New Homes
Listen to news in easy English. ~ California Mandates Solar Power on New Homes

Do you believe in ghosts? Would you sleep in a haunted house?
Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be prepared to spend a night alone in a remote, allegedly haunted house? (Please leave your ideas in the Comments box below ↓) ghost (noun): the spirit of a dead person, which appears to living people evil spirit (noun): a bad ghost; a ghost with […]

French President Has Language Slip-Up in Australia
Listen to news in easy English. ~ French President Has Language Slip-Up in Australia

Italian Food
Italian food has become one of the most world's most popular national cuisines. Italian restaurants can now be found in nearly all of the world's big cities, and famous Italian dishes like spaghetti and macaroni are cooked in home kitchens throughout the world.
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Can you give me some money to buy a train ticket—please?
You are approached in the street by a well-dressed man who says that he has lost his wallet. He asks politely and apologetically if you could give him $12.85 to buy a train ticket. What do you do? (Please leave your ideas in the Comments box below ↓) approach (verb): come near; walk up to wallet […]

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

Police Officer Applauded for Not Shooting Toronto Attacker
Listen to news in easy English ~ Police Officer Applauded for Not Shooting Toronto Attacker

2018 FIFA World Cup Quiz
Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia
Learn vocabulary for talking about the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, including its background, venues, teams and matches. For ESL learners and teachers.
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Castro Era Comes to a Close
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Castro Era Comes to a Close

Dutch Villagers Force Closure of ‘Singing Road’
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Dutch Villagers Force Closure of 'Singing Road'

Female Shooter Attacks YouTube Headquarters
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Female Shooter Attacks YouTube Headquarters

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

Words starting with MONO- and POLY-
Combining forms are word elements that combine with other word elements to create a word. In this case, the two combining forms mono- and poly- at the start of a word have almost opposite meanings.
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Ski Resorts Blanketed with Orange Snow
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Ski Resorts Blanketed with Orange Snow

Pronunciation FAQ
Basic questions and answers about pronunciation for English learners

Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

French Food Vocabulary
Learn English vocabulary about French food and eating out in French restaurants. With illustrations of French dishes and a vocabulary list with example sentences.
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Stephen Hawking Dies at 76
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

Coca-Cola To Launch Alcoholic Drink in Japan
Listen to news in easy English ~ Coca-Cola To Launch Alcoholic Drink in Japan

Chinese Food Vocabulary
Learn English vocabulary about Chinese food and eating out in Chinese restaurants. With illustrations of Chinese dishes and a vocabulary list with example sentences.
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Teach English with Listen to News
EnglishClub's weekly Listen to News has been designed both for use in the classroom and for use by individual learners. It's posted every Wednesday and features a short news story in easy English from the week before.
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NEWS QUIZ – February 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for February 2018.

High School Students Spark Gun-Control Movement
Listen to news in easy English. ~ High School Students Spark Gun Control Movement

20 Grammar Rules
Here are 20 simple rules and tips to help you avoid mistakes in English grammar. For more comprehensive rules please look under the appropriate topic (part of speech etc) on our grammar page.
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British Food Vocabulary
Learn English vocabulary about British food and eating out at British pubs and restaurants. With illustrations of British food and a vocabulary list with example sentences.
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Syrian Civilians Trapped in Eastern Ghouta
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Syrian Civilians Trapped in Eastern Ghouta

Restaurant Vocabulary
Most people eat out quite often, even if they like cooking and eating at home. They might eat breakfast or lunch in a cafeteria or canteen where they work or study, or go to a café or restaurant nearby.
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Immigration Debate Heats Up with Chloe Kim’s Olympic Gold
Listen to news in easy English ~ Immigration Debate Heats Up with Chloe Kim's Olympic Gold

Non-Smoking Flight

SpaceX CEO Sends Personal Car Into Orbit
Listen to news in easy English. ~ SpaceX CEO Sends Personal Car Into Orbit

Poster: Numbers 1 to 100
High-quality A3-size vocabulary poster that you can print out and display on the wall - ideal for classroom use or at home in your bedroom. Copyright-free.
Numbers 1-100 poster

British vs American Vocabulary - sortable
Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and American English. This page is intended as a guide only. Bear in mind that there can be differences in the choice of specific terms depending on dialect and region within both the USA and the UK.

Dining Vocabulary
Learn English vocabulary about dining at home and eating out. With illustrations and a vocabulary list with example sentences. For ESL learners.
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NEWS QUIZ – January 2018
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for January 2018.

More Victims Accuse USA Gymnastics Doctor of Abuse
Listen to news in easy English. ~ 265 Victims Accuse USA Gymnastics Doctor of Abuse

Basic Maths Symbols
This page lists the most basic maths symbols with their names and examples in English.
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German Nurse Charged with 97 More Murders
Listen to news in easy English. ~ German Nurse Charged with 97 More Murderers

Kitchens and Kitchenware
Learn English vocabulary for kitchens and many kinds of kitchenware. With illustrations and a vocabulary list with example sentences.
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Prepositions of Movement
Prepositions of movement show movement from one place to another place. These prepositions always describe movement and we usually use them with verbs of motion.
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ESL Lesson Plan Calendar
Plan your lessons around the year with the help of EnglishClub's handy lesson plan calendar. Find upcoming festivals and events with free resources to keep your lessons topical and your students interested!
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Hawaii Panics During False Missile Alert
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Hawaii Panics During False Ballistic Missile Alert

4 Sentence Types Quiz
You can do this grammar quiz online or print it on paper. It tests the declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamative sentence types covered on the 4 English Sentence Types page.
ESL Grammar Quiz

North and South Korea Meet in DMZ
Listen to news in easy English. ~ North and South Korea Meet in DMZ

China Bans Import of Plastic Waste
Listen to news in easy English. ~ China Bans Import of Plastic Waste

NEWS QUIZ – December 2017
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for December 2017.

Western Wall May Get “Trump” Train Station
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Western Wall May Get "Trump" Train Station

Superlistening – The BUWOG Affair
Here’s a superstory about supercorruption in superclean Europe. Supersound makes for superlistening practice. Great English-language voiceover. I recommend this video for general listening practice. The English is clear, well pronounced and reasonably slow. The video is a graphic novel that explains “the BUWOG Affair”—one of the biggest cases of corruption in Europe. Teachers may like […]

“Snowbaby” Born after 24 Years
Listen to news in easy English. ~ "Snowbaby" Born after 24 Years

Taking In
A reflection on mutual understanding between teacher and student

Dictionary Chooses “Feminism” as 2017 Word of the Year
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Dictionary Chooses "Feminism" as 2017 Word of the Year

IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympic Games
Listen to news in easy English. ~ IOC Bans Russia from 2018 Olympic Games

NEWS QUIZ – November 2017
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for November 2017.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Engagement
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Prince Harry Announces Engagement

Zimbabwe President Resigns After 37 Years
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Zimbabwe President Resigns After 37 Years

15,000 Scientists Issue ‘Warning to Humanity’
Listen to news in easy English. ~ 15,000 Scientists Write ''Warning to Humanity'

Pope Criticizes Mobile Phone Use
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Pope Criticizes Mobile Phone Use During Mass

Nothing New in Fake News
fake news (noun): false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting Thus does dictionary publisher Collins define the term fake news, which they have named as Word of the Year for 2017. Popularized more by President Donald Trump of the USA than by anyone else, fake news has been used 365% more in […]

Millions Close to Starvation in Congo
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Millions Close to Starvation in Congo.

NEWS QUIZ – October 2017
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for October 2017.

Emancipated Marionette
Picture by my talented Viennese cousin Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Heilig, who writes: Marionette (from the French meaning little Mary): We all function sometimes like marionettes—under the control of a marionettist. Depicted: emancipated marionette—free from control, free from bondage, free from any influence—just free—on its own… marionette (noun): puppet controlled by strings function (verb): work, operate […]

Chinese University Uses Facial Recognition for Attendance
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Chinese University Uses Facial Recognition for Attendance