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Upper Intermediate Reading Comprehension

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)

Lots of EC students are learning English to improve their prospects at work. This article looks at how you can climb up the employment ladder and increase your opportunities. Read through the article then answer the true or false questions below.

I have also given you some key vocabulary to help your understanding.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Bristol English Language School

Average: 3.4 (11 votes)

Last week EC opened a new English language centre: EC Bristol English school.

To celebrate he's a lesson on the English city of Bristol.

Take a look at these ten sentences related to the school and city.

Choose the correct missing word in each case.

Word of the day: horn

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

rub it in

This month's joke is based on two meanings of the word, horn.

horn - A hard, pointed, often curved part that grows from the top of the head of some animals like cows, goats and rhinos. In the cartoon, the cow has two horns on its head.

Penelope Cruz - Listening

Average: 4.2 (14 votes)

Requested by Yura.

Do you remember the lesson English accents? The lesson aimed to give you an awareness of the many different accents that you may hear people speaking in.

You should expose yourself to as many different accents as possible as it is very unlikely you will only hear ‘standard English’ when outside the classroom.

Penelope Cruz is an actress from Spain.

Listen very carefully to the interview and then see if you can answer the true or false questions below.

Top 5 English Courses

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)

We get a lot of emails from English learners asking us which English course they should take. Here are some suggestions.

Our top five most highly recommended courses

1 - General English →
Available in all schools for students of all levels. A good choice for students who want to focus on speaking.

Which word is missing? Ten quick questions

Average: 3.4 (26 votes)

Today's task is in two parts. First of all choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Part 2, give your opinion to the questions. Let us know what you think by writing your view in the comments section below.

Chris McCarthy

Why Learn English in Brighton?

Average: 3.6 (9 votes)

Every month EC Brighton English School teacher, Tim Cooke writes about his experiences as a professional English teacher.

This month he tells us why Brighton is a great place to study English.

...if you're fond of sand dunes and salty air...

Danny's Reading - It's March

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)

And so it's March.

Here’s a cheerful fact about the month of March, just for you...

As months go, it’s a bit rubbish.

Collective Nouns for Animals

Average: 3.6 (11 votes)

If there was a collective noun for a group of students what would it be?

Collective nouns are used to describe groups. E.g. we don't say a 'group of lions' we say 'a pride of lions'.

Can you guess which collective noun we use for which animal? Do you know any other collective nouns?
Lesson by Caroline Devane

True or False Reading - World's youngest yoga teacher

Average: 4.1 (13 votes)

This little girl is another example of a child prodigy, someone who is extremely talented at a very young age. Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on physical and mental health.

It is extremely challenging, as you can see from the photo!

Read this article and see if you can answer the true or false questions.