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R.0 - Reading (receptive)

Reading and vocabulary practice of the day!

Average: 3 (6 votes)

Mr. Thomas retires.

Read the following following paragraph about the speech that was made by her boss Mr. Thomas:

So what are you doing this weekend?

Average: 3.6 (25 votes)

'Sunny Malta!'

Hey Guys,

Another Friday and the end of another working week; I hope you had a good one and you're looking forward to the weekend. I was just wondering what your plans are? I'd love to hear how you'll be spending the weekend in your part of the world.

Cultural Lesson: Easter

Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

To Christians, Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days of being dead. Like Christmas.  Easter is celebrated by non-Christians; clearly, for many, the religious significance has been lost. Instead of being a religious celebration, these days, it's all about eating chocolate and having a good time.

In the news: World's Cheapest Car

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

 

Indian car maker Tata has just launched the world's cheapest car: the new 'Tata Nano' will cost an estimated $2000 and is being aimed at the Indian market where it's hoped that the cheap price will tempt motorcyclists to trade up to cars.

What does 'Jump the Shark' mean?

Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

I was reading something online the other day when I came across this interesting expression: 'jump the shark'.

In the news: Germans prefer internet to love!

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

In the news: 13-year-old father

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

In the news: Australian Bushfires

Average: 3.6 (9 votes)

Read the following article on the recent bushfires in Australia and then mtach the key-words to their meanings:

Cultural Lesson: Brighton Music Scene

Average: 3.4 (8 votes)

Culture Lesson: Chinese New Year!

Average: 3.5 (8 votes)

'Nian'

Read the following information on the Chinese New Year and then match the key words to their meanings below: