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England Loses to Croatia in World Cup Semi-Final
Listen to news in easy English. ~ England Loses to Croatia in World Cup Semi-Final

Vocabulary of Thai Food
Many food experts say Thailand has one of the world's great cuisines, so if you love food you should definitely try it. Whether you do this by visiting Thailand or by going to Thai restaurants in your home country, you're sure to find dishes you like. And you might even discover some of the most delicious food you've ever eaten!
Thai Food Vocab

More than 100 Politicians Killed Ahead of Mexico Elections
Listen to news in easy English. ~ More than 100 Politicians Killed Ahead of Mexico Elections

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

Thai Teens Trapped in Flooded Caves
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Thai Teens Trapped in Flooded Caves

Writing Skills Guide
Advice and tips to improve your English writing skills. Tips and strategies for better English writing. Succeed at English writing tests.
writing-skills-guide

Conditional Sentences
IF IT RAINS, I WILL STAY HOME. That's a conditional! Learn 1st, 2nd, 3rd and zero conditionals in English, with example sentences + quizzes.
conditional-sentences

English Phonetic Spelling Alphabet
Now with audio: When speaking on the telephone or in noisy environments, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using the English Phonetic Spelling Alphabet. To spell "CLUB", for example, you would say: "C for Charlie, L for Lima, U for Uniform, B for Bravo."
english-phonetic-spelling-alphabet

Japan Fans Tidy Up After World Cup Match
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Japan Fans Tidy Up After World Cup Match

Worksheet Maker
Make your own printable PDF worksheets with the EnglishClub Worksheet Maker. You can print out your worksheets FREE on A4/US paper sizes and photocopy for the class—including automatic answersheets.
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Trump and Kim Meet Face-to-Face in Singapore
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Trump and Kim Meet Face-to-Face in Singapore

comprise OR be comprised of?
COMPRISE and BE COMPRISED OF both mean consist of or be made up of. Examples: This book comprises 20 pages. The house is comprised of five rooms. The expression COMPRISE OF is incorrect in standard English.
comprise-comprised-of

bought OR brought?
The words bought and brought have very different meanings, but they are often confused—even by native English speakers.
bought-brought

Whale Dies After Eating More Than 80 Plastic Bags
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Whale Dies After Eating More Than 80 Plastic Bags

I am not a number
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. For official purposes everyone has a number. Yours is number six. I am not a number. I am a person. Six of one, half-a-dozen of another. Is this, is this what they did to you? Is this how […]

The Vocabulary of Mexican Food
Learn English vocabulary about Mexican food and eating out in Mexican restaurants. With pictures of Mexican dishes and a vocabulary list with example sentences. For ESL learners.
Mexican food

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

Human “Spiderman” Earns French Citizenship
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Human "Spiderman" Earns French Citizenship

Discuss: How would you give away $1,000,000?
Imagine this: somebody gives you $1 million on condition that you donate it anonymously to a stranger or to a good cause of your choice. What would you do? How would you dispose of it? (Please leave your ideas in the Comments box below ↓) on condition that (phrase): with the stipulation that donate (verb): […]

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.
body-language-presentations

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.
speaking-skills-guide

Reading Skills Guide
Advice and tips to improve your English reading skills. Formal vs informal reading. What to read. Succeed at English reading tests.
reading-skills-guide

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.
listening-skills-guide

Discuss: 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

Discuss: 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.
italian-food

Discuss: 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.
FIFA Russia 2018 logo

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.
combining-forms

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.
french-food

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.
chinese-food

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.
british-food

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.
restaurant

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.

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

German Nurse Charged with 97 More Murders
Listen to news in easy English. ~ German Nurse Charged with 97 More Murderers

Hawaii Panics During False Missile Alert
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Hawaii Panics During False Ballistic Missile Alert

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