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Upper Intermediate reading exercise 'The Happy Prince'

Average: 4 (29 votes)

Read the start of 'The Happy Prince' by Oscar Wilde and answer the comprehension questions:

High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.

Visit Malta: reading and vocab practice

Average: 3.2 (19 votes)


SMS English

Average: 3.5 (36 votes)

Culture Lesson: Guy Fawkes Night

Average: 3.2 (11 votes)

November 5th is a famous day in British history. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on this day. Do you know who he was or why this day is celebrated? Let's find out about some British culture.

State of siege

Mahmoud Darwish is the most famous resistance Palestinian poets, one of the most beautiful poems was state of siege.

Here on the slopes of hills, facing the dusk and the cannon of time
Close to the gardens of broken shadows,
We do what prisoners do,
And what the jobless do:
We cultivate hope.

A country preparing for dawn. We grow less intelligent
For we closely watch the hour of victory:
No night in our night lit up by the shelling
Our enemies are watchful and light the light for us
In the darkness of cellars.

Here there is no "I".

Credit-Crisis: How to talk about the economy

Average: 3 (14 votes)

Jason's story - part 4

Average: 4 (9 votes)

Jason's story part 4

Please read part 4 of our story and choose the correct missing words. Some words are linked to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

How to write a business letter

Average: 1.9 (255 votes)

Here are a few of things you should remember when you are writing a business letter:

First things first

  1. At the very top of the page, usually in the centre or to the right, write your business address.

  2. Below your address, leave a couple of blank lines and then add the date.

  3. Then leave a couple more blank lines and write the address of the company you are writing to on the right-hand side.

Can you read this?

Average: 3.7 (428 votes)

Take a look at this paragraph. Can you read what it says? All the letters have been jumbled (mixed). Only the first and last letter of ecah word is in the right place:

Reading an email and questions

Average: 3.5 (24 votes)

Read this email from Samantha about her first day in work and answer the questions:

Hey Jo,