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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.
esl-quiz-vocabulary

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

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

Female Tennis Player Gets Controversial Code Violation
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Female Tennis Player Gets Controversial Code Violation

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

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

Online Advertising Terms
This page lists words and expressions used to talk about online advertising, that is Internet advertising on websites.
Cartoon: online advertising

95-Year-Old Former Nazi Camp Guard Deported from US
Listen to news in easy English. ~ 95-Year-Old Nazi Labour Camp Guard Deported from NYC

5 Common Subject-Verb Agreement Mistakes of ESL Students
It's not always easy to get the verb and the subject to agree in terms of number. Even native speakers sometimes get that wrong.

Present Perfect Continuous
The Present Perfect Continuous uses two auxiliary verbs together with a main verb. In this lesson we look at the structure and use of the Present Perfect Continuous tense, as well as the use of for and since, followed by a quiz to check your understanding.
structure: present perfect continuous tense

Seattle Airport Worker Steals and Crashes Plane
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Seattle Airport Worker Steals and Crashes Plane

Food and Health Vocabulary
Find out how food affects health and learn English vocabulary related to nutrition and malnutrition, healthy and unhealthy diets, obesity, etc. Includes illustrations and a vocabulary list with example sentences.
healthy

5 Ideas for Teaching English One-on-One
Individualized instruction provides a unique opportunity to truly engage a student in a lesson. Here are a few ideas to help you teach one-on-one!

Enforcing English in Elementary EFL Games
A game-design method for keeping elementary students on task during game play

Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Canada Sparked by Tweet
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Canada Sparked by Tweet

Mosquito Experiment Halts Dengue Fever
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Mosquito Experiment Halts Dengue Fever

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

Should Facebook control what art you see?
Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a European artist who lived from 1577 to 1640. He is world-famous for his paintings, many of which include nude and semi-naked people and cherubs. Rubens’ works of nudity are displayed in museums and art galleries all over the world, but one place where you cannot see them is on […]

Wildfires Tear Through Greece
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Wildfires Tear Through Greece

Present Perfect Tense
In this lesson we look at the structure and use of the Present Perfect tense, as well as the use of for and since, followed by a quiz to check your understanding.
Structure - present perfect tense

What do you think when you look at this map?
World Map

Sonnet On Seeing a Piece of our Heavy Artillery Brought into Action
This sonnet (a poem of 14 lines) is by Wilfred Owen—perhaps the most famous of the First World War English poets. It concerns "a piece of our heavy artillery"—in other words a large gun or cannon.
big-gun-vii-4

Obama Kicks Off 100th Birthday Celebration for Nelson Mandela
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Obama Kicks Off 100th Birthday Celebration for Nelson Mandela

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.