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Elgin Marbles: True or False Exercise

Average: 3.5 (20 votes)

Today's article is based on a topical issue in the news.

Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, has made a plea for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their national campaign.

The Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens.

Choose the missing words

Average: 4.2 (35 votes)

Read through this short text and guess what the missing words are:

Tim and Sara were brother and sister. They lived with their parents on a farm deep in the countryside.

As children they were never bored because there was always something to _1_ on the farm. Every day they would _2_ up early and help their parents feed the cows _3_ school.

In the news: Nobel Prize

Average: 3.8 (20 votes)

Three physicists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for changing the way the world is lit _1_.

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura were _2_ by the committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to share the $1.1 million prize.

Culture Lesson Oxford

Average: 3.6 (13 votes)

People come to oxford to learn. You can learn English in Oxford as many EC students do, or at its prestigious university.

When you hear the word Oxford and you will probably think of _1_ renowned university. The university grew rapidly from 1167 when King Henry II prohibited English students from attending the University of Paris, resulting in many settling _2_ the University of Oxford.

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i have a question i am confused regarding the pronounciation of the words "HISTORICAL and HOTEL" ...i wanna ask that either the alphabet "H" is accented in theses words or not....nd the other question is that, do we treat these two words like vowels ??? i mean do we use them like an historical event and an Hotel ??? plzzz guide me regarding the pronounciation of all words which start with "H"

Watch Less TV

Average: 3.7 (18 votes)

Read through this article and choose the correct missing words:

UK doctors are to start _1_ overweight patients have TV-free days or get strict and cut their viewing time to two hours _2_ day. TV free days would cut obesity and _3_ healthier lifestyle, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

In the news: Scotland

Average: 4 (16 votes)

The future of Scotland is being decided today as a referendum on whether it should be an independent country takes place. Scotland is a country located in the north of Great Britain and is part of the United Kingdom. Scotland has been completely merged with England to form the UK since 1707.

When to use capital letters

Average: 3.9 (30 votes)

I'll ask my dad to take us to the station. Would you mind taking us to the station, Dad?

Why is dad not capitalised in the first sentence but is in the second?

In the first sentence we use the personal pronoun my before dad. This shows we are talking about dads in a general way, and so we don't need to capitalise. In the second sentence Dad is the person's title. It's his name for now.

In the news: UK music award

Average: 4.5 (12 votes)

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols - the UK has produced some very influential musicians over the years. Even today British artists like One Direction, Coldplay and Adele sell millions of albums worldwide.

Reading and Vocab: Dinosaur

Average: 4.2 (14 votes)

An enormous species of dinosaur, which weighed more 130,000 pounds, has been _1_ by scientists in Argentina. It is among the largest land animals that ever lived. Over 45% of the _2_, which dates back 77 million years, was found in the Patagonia region of the country.