WEP Flash Fiction Competition

26/03/20 ECP’s Flash Fiction Competition

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ECP has decided to launch a ‘flash fiction’ competition for its learners. What’s the theme? Confinement during this current crisis. What’s the maximum length? 1,000 words. To give you an idea, the story below is 592 words. Let’s start writing! The rules are here. Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check […]

WEP Latin music

19/03/20 Latin Music Is Taking Over America

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In the second of two articles about musical tastes, ECP coach Darren investigates the growth of Latin music in the USA. Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: mainstream: the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are shared by most […]

WEP Musical tastes

12/03/20 What Are Your Musical Tastes?

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In the first of two WEP articles about musical tastes, ECP coach John chats with his colleague Ali about his tastes.  Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: back in the day: In the past beloved: Something you really […]

WEP Amsterdam

05/03/20 What’s going on in Amsterdam?

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Amsterdam is considering moving part of its red-light district indoors. ECP coach Kez gives more details. Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: rowdy: noisy and disorderly to vow: to solemnly promise to do something throngs (of): large, densely […]

WEP Breaking Bad Habits

27/02/20 How to Break Bad Habits

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Do you want to break bad habits? It can be really hard, so ECP coach Ali has some tips for you. Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: speeding: driving faster than the speed limit trigger sth: to cause something […]

ECP FRED Talks

20/02/20 Food for Thought at ECP’s FRED Talks

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Here is a summary of our fantastic FRED Talks event held in the Molineux Lounge at the ECP Hub recently. Click on the image to download the pdf Before you read the article, find this vocabulary in the text: takeaway: a key point or fact to remember wasteful: extravagant or careless expenditure be aware: to have […]

WEP Newcastle

13/02/20 Karla’s Guide to Newcastle

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In this article, written by guest ECP coach 12-year-old Karla Haizea Hird, we’ll find out about the city of Newcastle.   Click on the image to download the pdf Before you read the article, find this vocabulary in the text: shortbread: rich, crumbly biscuit made from butter, flour & sugar black pudding: traditional blood sausage scrumptious: […]

WEP Romantic stories

06/02/20 Romantic Stories For Valentine’s Day

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Here are some romantic stories for Valentine’s Day that you won’t believe are true! Click on the image to download the pdf Before you read the article, find this vocabulary in the text: quirky: the definition of quirky is a strange or unique action or personality. pants: trousers to pant: to breathe in short, quick breaths, […]

WEP Gender-neutral language

30/01/20 Gender-Neutral Language

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The new Spanish government plans to introduce gender-neutral language to the constitution Click on the image to download the pdf Before you read the article, find this vocabulary in the text: to erase: to delete or remove to sit on: to suppress or to hide information wording: the words used to describe s.t. cabinet: the committee who […]

WEP Flat Wine Bottle

23/01/20 A Wine Bottle That’s as Flat as a Book

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A wine company launches a flat wine bottle that fits through the letterbox Click on the image to download the pdf Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: to come up with sth: think of sth, devise sth, invent sth, to have a creative idea letterbox: the […]