Weekly English Practice

WEP 260418 – The Origins of May Day

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Click on the image to download the pdf The bloody history of International Workers’ Day Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: martyrdom: to suffer persecution and death for beliefs rallies: mass meetings, usually political diet of lead: an expression that means ‘to fill people with […]

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WEP 280618 – Summer has arrived!!

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Click on the image to download the pdf My summer has begun with a relaxing day with the family down in La Rioja says ECP coach Darren Lynch Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: unwind: relax immediate family: mother, father, sister, brother extended family: uncle, […]

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WEP 190418 – Spanish makes me blush

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Click on the image to download the pdf It’s possible to make a fool of yourself in your mother tongue but its doubly easy when speaking a foreign language Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: *blush: go red in the face from embarrassment utterly: completely, […]

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WEP 120418 – Three pleasant surprises for a Spaniard living in Britain

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Click on the image to download the pdf Ex-ECP student Nacho Goicoechea describes 3 things he misses after returning from 7 months living in Brighton Before you read the article, check you understand this vocabulary: to miss (something): to feel the absence of something (and feel sad or nostalgic) workaholic: a person who is addicted […]

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WEP 050418 – Spain demand rematch in Rugby World Cup controversy

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Click on the image to download the pdf The Spanish Rugby team have been left incensed by 19 “wrong” decisions made by the Romanian referee in a crucial World Cup qualifying match Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: rematch: a second match played between sports teams […]

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WEP 220318 – Nigel the gannet: Life and death of a lonely bird  

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Click on the image to download the pdf If there is such a thing as a tragic life for a bird, then the life of Nigel “no mates” probably fits the description. He lived and died alone, surrounded by concrete birds. Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in […]

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WEP 150318 – Badminton: The racket sport that is seriously fast and furious

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Click on the image to download the pdf ECP coach Rob Hextall explains why he can’t resist playing the world’s fastest racket sport (despite the aches and pains) Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: aches and pains (to ache): minor pains and discomforts, typically in […]

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WEP 080318 – I don’t know if Elon Musk makes me laugh or cry

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Click on the image to download the pdf I don’t know if the world makes me laugh or cry. Here’s why, says ECP coach Darren Lynch  Before you read the complete article, look  at this vocabulary and find it in the text: humankind: all people, considered as a group HIV: human immunodeficiency virus, VIH in […]

WEP 010318 – International Women’s Day March 8th

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Click on the image to download the pdf ECP coach John interviews Laura from ‘Libres y Combativas’ about how young women all over the world are getting organised and fighting back against sexism and inequality This is the transcript of John’s interview with Laura at the ECP Hub. Listen to the audio to hear Laura’s […]

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WEP 220218 – Norway Olympics team orders 15,000 eggs by mistake

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Click on the image to download the pdf Scrambled* in translation? Chefs for Norwegian athletes confronted with ‘half a truckload*’ of eggs after an order at South Korean games went wrong Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: *to scramble: in this context – to make something […]