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15/03/18 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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08/03/18 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 […]

01/03/18 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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22/02/18 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 […]

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15/02/18 Why Humour Is The Hardest Thing To Translate

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Click on the image to download the pdf What is it that makes us laugh and why? Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: whether: if (or if not) chances are: it is likely/probable that… punchline: the final sentence of a joke or funny story encompass: […]

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08/02/18 Crane Spirit: A Connection Between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Uganda

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Click on the image to download the pdf   ECP coach Rob Hextall chats to Asier Mansilla about how this NGO is trying to make a difference in East Africa Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: to strain your eyes: to make a big effort […]

01/02/18 Punctuality is the thief of time

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Click on the image to download the pdf More than being a virtue, it’s an unnecessary obsession says ECP coach Darren Lynch Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: tongue in cheek: speaking or writing in an ironic or insincere way frowned upon: look disapprovingly upon, […]

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25/01/18 Homophobia: What it is and how to fight it

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Click on the image to download the pdf Challenging negative views of LGBT people Vocabulary. Read and check you understand this before you read and listen to the article: to fit: to be suitable for something to manifest: to be clear or obvious to the eye or mind targeted: to focus on someone or something […]

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15/01/18 French baguettes should be Unesco-listed treasures

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Click on the image to download the pdf   Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text: baguette: a long, narrow French loaf of bread to safeguard: to protect something from harm or damage baker: a person who makes and sells bread & cakes to enshrine: to […]

19/12/17 Do you know who ‘Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is?

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Click on the image to download the pdf Before you read the complete article, look at this vocabulary and find it in the text reindeer: a deer from subarctic regions (plural: reindeer – no ’s’) department store: a big shop with lots of departments (e.g. El Corte Inglés) behest: a person’s command or request to […]