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R.0 - Reading (receptive)

Questions and Answers Practice: Interview Questions

Average: 2.6 (26 votes)

Twiggy is one of the most famous British UK supermodels. Now in her sixties, she has achieved iconic status. Here is an interview with her that appeared in UK newspaper The Guardian earlier this year. All you need to do is match the interviewer's questions with her answers.

Reading Practice: Starbucks

Average: 3.7 (17 votes)

The famous coffee chain, Starbucks, is starting a new scheme that they think will make their cafe a friendlier place to be. Starbucks employees want to know your first name and will call it when your drink is ready. This is already common practise in America, but very unusual in the UK. Personally, I don’t really want to chat when I go to a coffee shop, I usually go to work! I think I must be very British!

Music Video: Jessie J - Big White Room

Average: 2.9 (19 votes)

Jessie J isn't known for her ballads, but this is one of my favourite songs of hers. I think it is about a woman at the end of a relationship, who is trying to find a way to cope. Listen to the song and then complete the gaps with the words listed below. Do you know any other songs by Jessie J? Which is your favourite?

Lesson by Caroline

How to deal with culture shock

Average: 3.8 (20 votes)

It can be difficult to move and live in a new environment, especially when this new environment is a foreign country. In an unfamiliar setting you are likely to feel insecure and disoriented. You have to deal with different values, behaviors, and social customs of a different culture.

Reading: Cooking for Clooney

Average: 3.7 (23 votes)

Reading: Do children see enough culture?

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)

I was not surprised when I read this article published on the BBC, that few children in the UK are being exposed to cultural activity. This seems like such a shame when there are so many great museums, galleries and theatres in this country, many of which you can attend for free! Is this the case in your country, or is culture an important part of children’s education? Let us know your views.

Read through the article and then answer the true or false questions below.

Good luck!

Reading: Clownfish Comprehension - Pre-intermediate

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)

Read the this article on clownfish then answer the multiple-choice questions below.

Pasta and Pizza!

Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

For a long time, Indian food has been the favourite of most British people, but now, Italian food is taking over! Here's some information about the big change. What’s your favourite type of food? I do love Italian food but my absolute favourite has to be Mexican. Having said that, I could easily eat my Mum's roast dinner every day. Let us know!

Lesson by Caroline

Pre-intermediate: Travel Vocabulary

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)

If you want to travel to other countries, there are some important things that you must keep in mind. First, you may not be able to have a lot of things that you are used to having at home. Unfortunately, this may include toilet paper in the public toilets. In some countries, toilet paper is not provided in the toilets, so keep a few packs of tissue in your pocket or purse.

Letter from Caroline - Getting Older

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

Here's a letter from me about the positives and negatives of getting older! Read through it and then complete the gaps with the correct missing word: