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Do or make?

In this vocabulary activity you can learn and practise common collocations with do and make

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Quit, quite and quiet?

In this listening and vocabulary activity you will learn about three little words that are often confused – quit, quite and quiet.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Theatre review

A presenter on a radio programme is talking about a new play. Listen to the review and practise listening for gist or the general idea.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Discussing a band

Two radio DJs are talking about a band. Practise your general understanding by listening to them talk and answering some multiple-choice questions.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Being an adult

This reading activity practises understanding implied meaning. Read the article about being an adult and answer the multiple-choice questions.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Syllable stress

In this listening and pronunciation activity, listen to the different words related to health and decide which syllable stress pattern they follow.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Learning about archery

Reporter Carly Pimm is learning about a new sport. Practise scanning a text to find information quickly in this reading activity.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Retail therapy

This reading activity focuses on particular words used to refer back to something in the text. Read the text about retail therapy and match words with the people they refer to.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Discussing new houses in a town

Listen to two people talking about plans to build new homes in their town. Answer the questions to practise listening for gist or the general idea.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Linking words

Practise your writing by choosing the correct linking words to complete the different sentences.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Long and short 'i'

This pronunciation and listening activity practises pronouncing the long and short ‘i’ sound. Listen and decide which ‘i’ sound you hear first.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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An advertisement

Jane is selling her bicycle and has put an advert on a local website. Complete the advert with the correct phrase in this reading and writing activity.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Arranging to meet

Read the conversation between Dave and Jane, who are planning to meet. Answer the True/False questions to practise reading for detail.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Agreeing and disagreeing

Listen to some conversations between two people. Decide if they are agreeing or disagreeing.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Communication and technology

This vocabulary exercise practises phrasal verbs connected with communication and technology. Choose the correct verb for the different phrases.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Studying at college

Listen to a student talk about college and decide which learning methods she finds helpful or unhelpful. This listening activity practises scanning a listening text to find particular information.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Consonant sounds

This pronunciation and listening activity practises the pronunciation of three consonant sounds. Listen to the different words and decide which consonant sound you hear.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Connectors and punctuation

The town council is planning to build a new supermarket. Practise your grammar and vocabulary by choosing the correct connector and punctuation to complete the sentence.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 3

Listen to Episode 3 of Virtually Anywhere – our audio series. Do this activity to practise some of the words you’ve heard in the episode.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Websites for teens

The bank has called Fay and is leaving a message with her secretary. Practise listening for detail and then complete the gap with the word or number you hear.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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A phone message

The town council is planning to build a new supermarket. Practise your grammar and vocabulary by choosing the correct connector and punctuation to complete the sentence.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Past simple and present perfect

Read the text about a holiday in Spain. Choose the correct verb to complete the dialogue and practise the difference between past simple and the present perfect.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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Shopping in a department store

Read the sign and then decide which floor of the department store you need to find things. This reading activity practises scanning a text for information.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Which adverb?

Practise using the correct adverb in different situations with this vocabulary exercise. Complete the sentences by choosing the correct adverb.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Full stops and commas

Read three versions of a text about running and decide which is the best in terms of punctuation. This reading and writing activity will help you practise the correct use of full stops and commas.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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Order of events

Amber has created her own business. Read the story about Amber and then decide the order in which events happened. This activity helps you practise your reading, grammar and the language used for writing a narrative, including the use of the past perfect.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Dependent prepositions

This vocabulary activity practises the use of dependent prepositions. Read the sentences and decide which dependent preposition is needed to complete the sentence.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 5

Paul and Geeta continue their travels around the world. Listen to episode 5 and try the learning activities to practise the words you’ve heard.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Formal and informal verbs

This writing activity practises the difference between formal and informal registers by looking at some common verbs. You need to match the informal verb with the more formal verb.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Organising writing

Read the text about taking a holiday on a cruise ship. Then practise your writing by organising the text into paragraphs by using discourse markers.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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A comic book

This reading and writing activity looks at how linking words are used in a text. Read the article about comic books and choose a word to complete the sentence.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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Cancelling meetings

Practise your listening and vocabulary by listening to two short conversations with a man who has to cancel his plans.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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The truth about ballet

Ballet for Boys has written an article about their dance lessons. Read the article and then answer the multiple-choice comprehension questions.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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How to write a formal letter

Practise how to write a formal letter in this writing and grammar exercise. You need to choose the correct words or phrases to write a formal letter.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 1

Improve your English listening skills with Virtually Anywhere, our audio series. Listen to the first episode with final-year archaeology students Geeta and Paul and then try the learning activities.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Listening for detail

Charlie is a basketball player and Sally is a writer. Listen to four different conversations and choose the correct answer to the questions.

B1-B2 | 5–10 minutes

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Syllable stress

This pronunciation and listening activity practises syllable stress. Listen to the different words and decide which syllable stress pattern they follow.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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Word families: care

Test yourself on how well you know words and phrases related to care in this vocabulary and grammar task.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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During, for and since

During, for and since are often confused. Learn about these three little words in this vocabulary and grammar activity and practise using them.

B1-B2 | 0–5 minutes

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Word families: danger

Test yourself on how well you know words and phrases related to danger in this vocabulary and grammar task.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 7

Discover what happens in the final episode of Virtually Anywhere, and keep improving your listening skills at the same time.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 6

Do this activity to practise some of the useful language used in Virtually Anywhere episode 6 and improve your listening skills.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Who, whose, which and that

Who, whose, which and that are relative pronouns. We use these to give extra information, or to make it clear which person, or thing, we’re talking about. Answer the questions about Yolanda and practise your grammar.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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Word families: break

Test yourself on how well you know words and phrases related to break in this vocabulary and grammar task.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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Relative pronouns

For this grammar activity, read a text about two friends. Choose the correct option to practise relative pronouns.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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There, it and they

Learn and practise the difference between there, it and they in this grammar and listening exercise.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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How to write an informal email

Practise how to write an informal email in this writing and grammar exercise. Choose the correct words or phrases to write an informal email to a friend.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes

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Word families: friend

Test yourself on how well you know words and phrases related to friend in this vocabulary and grammar task.

B1-B2 | 0-5 minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 4

Keep practising your English listening skills and find out what happens in Episode 4 of the Virtually Anywhere audio series.

B1-B2 | 10+ minutes

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Virtually Anywhere Episode 2

Paul and Geeta can’t decide which location to study for their final piece of coursework. Try this activity to practise some of the useful language used in Virtually Anywhere Episode 2.

B1-B2 | 5-10 minutes