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How to order a coffee in the UK

Average: 2.8 (46 votes)

All across the UK people are wondering what type of coffee to order today. Some years ago we had lots of cafes serving a nice cup of tea and pretty lousy coffee. Now the UK is overrun with coffee houses serving a bewildering range of refreshing coffees and pretty awful tea.

Is this love?

Average: 3.4 (17 votes)

Ahhh, love. What a ridiculous, terrible, beautiful word! This song is about the more complicated side of love and is by my current favourite artists, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip. I have removed some of the key vocabulary; all you need to do is listen and put the correct word in each gap. NOTE: You only need to listen to the first half of the song.


Average: 4.1 (37 votes)

This & that

This and that are for singular nouns.
This is used for an object which are near to use
That is used for an an object which is not near to us.
"This is my pen in my hand."
"That is my bag you are carrying."

How to write IELTS Discussion Essays

Average: 1.4 (140 votes)


Average: 3.2 (6 votes)

Danny Danny's been teaching English at EC Malta English school for 10 years.

7 Reading Questions: World Weddings

Average: 3.1 (8 votes)

I think every girl imagines their wedding day. Mine includes a long white dress, a beautiful hall, my friends and family and lots and lots of chocolate donuts...
However, every country has different wedding traditions and young ‘brides to be’ dream about different things.

Past Simple Tense - Find all the mistakes

Average: 3.2 (45 votes)

This story has lots of mistakes. There are 33 verbs in the wrong tense! Can you find them all:

In the news: Chilean Miners

Average: 3 (12 votes)

It was very refreshing to see a story in the news recently that brought us good news. The pictures of the Chilean miners emerging from the cavern deep below the ground to greet their families on the surface were very moving.

Your English Questions of the Month

Average: 3 (5 votes)

Every month we ask our newsletter readers to send their English language questions to EC Brighton's teacher, Tim. Here are the best questions of the month.

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How to play Conkers

Average: 2.4 (9 votes)

What’s this? Is it an alien from a distant planet coming out of its space-suit?

Don’t worry, it’s not here to attack earth. It’s the seed from a tree called the horse chestnut tree coming out of its capsule. The seed is called a conker. In autumn in the UK people use conkers to play a game called..... conkers.