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Business English: Looking for a job

Average: 3.8 (26 votes)

Megan has been looking for a new job. She is trying to pursue a different career in the financial industry and has been to several interviews with some of the biggest financial firms in Cape Town. However, she is still having a difficult time landing her dream job. Remember if you are really interested in this subject, we have very good Business English courses available at our English schools.

Restaurants: Learn 8 New Words

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)

Last week I visited a restaurant with three friends. I asked two of them to write down their opinions on it. Read through the interviews and see if you can answer the true or false questions below. Have you been to any interesting restaurants lately?

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Marine's Interview

1. What restaurant did you go to? 
I had dinner at Meatliquor.

In the news - Student Visas

Average: 3.9 (22 votes)

Read the article below and try to complete the gaps with the missing words. I'd love to hear your opinion on this issue. Have you been affected by recent visa changes in the UK? Let us know.

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Danny's Reading: Not About Gozo

Average: 4.4 (15 votes)

Gozo, Malta's smaller sister island, is a great place for those moments in life when you just need to get away from it all for a couple of days. Twenty minutes away by ferry, Gozo is quiet and tranquil - except for certain times of the year when absolutely everybody simultaneously feels the need to get away from it all, and end up finding the 'it' that they need to get away from waiting for them in the holiday apartment next door to theirs.

In The News: Wayne Rooney

Average: 3.6 (27 votes)

Business English: What does Strike Mean?

Average: 3.3 (16 votes)

Have you ever been about to go on holiday and ended up stuck at the airport because your airline has gone on strike? Strikes can be incredibly frustrating for the general public and can make big news. Here’s a short article about strikes. Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing vocabulary listed below. Have you ever gone on strike with your company, or have you recently been affected by one? Let us know.

The Scorpion and the Frog

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

Aesop was a Greek story-teller who lived around 600 BC. His stories or fables (simple stories used to teach us moral lessons) are still enjoyed today by people all over the world.

Perhaps you have heard this story in your own language?

Read the fable and then answer the comprehension questions that follow. Click 'Show Answers' at the bottom to see the answers.

The Spirit of Sportsmanship

Average: 2.9 (15 votes)

Winning is important in sports, especially in the Olympics, but sometimes, good sportsmanship is more important. In the 1964 Winter Olympics, sportsmanship won the headlines in the two-man bobsled competition. The British team was in second place when members discovered their sled had a broken bolt. It was impossible for them to continue.

Should young children learn two languages?

Average: 3.3 (20 votes)

You are probably on this page because you want to learn English. How old were you when you first started to learn? Do you think the younger you are when you start to learn a language, the easier it is?

Read this article about a new father whose baby girl will grow up speaking two languages.

Are bilingual speakers more intelligent?

My wife and I recently celebrated the birth of our first baby. Baby Lucy has two loving parents and will grow up in a in a house where two languages are spoken.

Danny's Reading: Music

Average: 3.6 (20 votes)

I was walking to work this morning when it suddenly occurred to me, somewhere between mourning the passing of yet another weekend and wondering vaguely why the guy walking slightly ahead of me was wearing a blue and green checked shirt with orange and black stripy shorts, that I have never, in the four or five years that I've been writing these articles, written one about music. This realisation came as a bit of a surprise.