elephant artists

Elephant Artists

Elephant Artists: Explore the fascinating debate over elephants as artists in Thailand. Discover the cultural significance and controversies surrounding their artistic abilities. Learn about the ethical considerations and the impact of these practices on elephant welfare. Time 30 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Elephant Artists: Travel and Adventure Download PDF Video Instructions Reading Crossword Vocabulary Read this article about elephant artist, and then answer the questions. Check your understanding of the following words and phrases: artistic audience elephant sanctuaries forming a relationship horizontal independently investigation mammals miraculous performance survival vertical line vital Elephant Artists IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Elephant Artists: Explore the fascinating debate over elephants as artists in Thailand. Discover the cultural significance and controversies surrounding their… Read Full Story… Reducing Noise Pollution IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Read this article about reducing the noise, and then answer the questions. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Reducing… Read Full Story… Cooking IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Read this blog post about cooking, and then answer the questions. Time 20 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Cooking –… Read Full Story… Getting Allergies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Read this article about getting allergies, and then answer the questions. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Getting Allergies… Read Full Story…

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands: watch a video and read an article about what people are doing to preserve these islands and how tourism is negatively affecting the Galapagos Islands. Time 20-25 minutes Main Skills Reading: Making Brief Notes Topic Galapagos Islands: Environmental Issues Question Sheet Video Instructions Reading Crossword Vocabulary Check your understanding of the following words and phrases: ecosystems environment inhabited islands natural beauty prominent food source raising awareness theory of evolution unique environment visitors volunteers Galapagos Islands IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Galapagos Islands: watch a video and read an article about what people are doing to preserve these islands and how… Read Full Story… Finding time to do things IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Finding time to do things, read this article about managing your time and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story… Being Bilingual IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Being bilingual, read this article about the advantages of speaking another language and make notes under the three headings after… Read Full Story…

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IGCSE ESL Listening Ex 1 Set 2

Eight Short Recordings Set 2

The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 1 Set 2 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with four options. To excel in this test, you must listen attentively, understand the context, and choose the correct answer from the given options. Time 20-25 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Various Topics – Eight Short Recordings Set 2 Question Sheet Answers, Script + Audio Introduction Q1-Q4 Q5-Q8 Vocabulary You will hear four short recordings. For each question, choose the correct answer: A, B, C, or D. You will hear each recording twice. You will hear four short recordings. For each question, choose the correct answer: A, B, C, or D. Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 1: advertised carnival cheap flights comfortable seats freezer football training frozen food massive discount packet of biscuits sunshine thunderstorms Eight Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 1 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with four options.… Read Full Story… Five Short Recording Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 2 Set 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions… Read Full Story… TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story…

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Five short recordings set 2

Five Short Recordings Set 2

The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 2 Set 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions with three options. To excel in this test, you must listen attentively, understand the context, and choose the correct answer from the given options. Time 10-20 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Various Topics – Five Short Recording Set 2 Question Sheet Answers, full script + Audio Video Q9-Q12 Q13-Q16 Q17-Q18 Vocabulary You will hear two short recordings. For each question, choose the correct answer: A, B, or C. You will hear each recording twice. You will hear two short recordings. For each question, choose the correct answer: A, B, or C. You will hear a short recording. For each question, choose the correct answer: A, B, or C. Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 2: accommodation animation best option convenient guarantee guesthouse receipt registrations volunteering weather forecast Eight Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 1 Set 2 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with… Read Full Story… Five Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 2 Set 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions… Read Full Story… TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story…

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teencode

TeenCode

TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer. Each question has three written options: words, phrases, or short sentences. To excel in this part of the test, you must understand the details, opinions, ideas, and implied information expressed by the main speaker. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Science and Technology: TeenCode Question Sheet Answers, Full Script + Audio Video Qs 33-40 Vocabulary You will hear an interview with a teacher called Jane Clark about an organisation called TeenCode. For each question, choose the correct answer, A, B or C. You will hear the interview twice. Now look at questions 33–40. Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 5: annual awards app bit of chaos creative solutions impressive packaged food problem-solving regular events research online scientific teaching profession Eight Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 1 Set 2 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with… Read Full Story… Five Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 2 Set 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions… Read Full Story… TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story…

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book reviewer

Book Reviewer

The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three options. Each option is a word or short phrase. To excel in this test, you must understand the information and main ideas expressed by the speaker. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Family and Lifestyles – Book Reviewer question Sheet Answers, Full Script Audio Questions 19-26 Vocabulary You will hear a part of a podcast in which a reviewer talks about a newly published book about a woman called Natalie Hardcastle. Choose the correct answer, A, B, or C. Now look at questions 19-26 Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 3: Australian outback business venture disastrous life disaster strikes feels depressed financial disaster misfortune penniless ranch stranded wealthy businessman TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story… Plastic Waste IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Plastic Waste: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to… Read Full Story… City or Countryside IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from… Read Full Story…

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demonstration in a town

A Demonstration in a Town

The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice of eight statements. To excel in this exercise, you must understand the details, opinions, ideas, and implied information expressed by the speakers. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Environmental Issues: A Demonstration in the Town Question Sheet Answer, Full Script + Audio Video Qs 27-32 Vocabulary You will hear six people talking about a demonstration in a town. For questions 27–32, choose from the list (A–H) which idea each speaker expresses. Write the correct letter (A–H). Use each letter only once. There are two extra letters, which you do not need to use. You will hear the recordings twice.  Now read statements A–H.A I think the event went smoothly without any issues.B I was embarrassed to say how I got my injury.C I was prevented from doing my shopping.D I was curious to see how the situation would unfold.E I was frustrated over the lack of help from the policeman.F I was surprised by the peaceful behaviour of the crowd.G I did not inform anyone about the event beforehand.H I am pleased by the trouble caused by the demonstration. Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 4: arrests casualty chanting slogans curious demonstrators embarrassed fanatics frustrated holding signs injury issues motorists peaceful protest waving banners Eight Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 1 Set 2 consists of short conversations or monologues followed by ten multiple-choice questions with… Read Full Story… Five Short Recordings Set 2 IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 2 Set 2 consists of five short conversations or monologues followed by 10 multiple-choice questions… Read Full Story… TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story…

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How to Write a Report for IGCSE ESL

Have you ever been asked to write a report? We have some activities so that you can write a review about an after-school activity programme. Then you can have a go at writing a report about the sports programme your school offers. Time 50-60 minutes Main Skill Writing Topic Health, Fitness and Sport: After-School Activity Programme Download Q&A Warm up Video Reading Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exam Practice Vocabulary Watch the video to learn how to write a successful review. Read this report and answer the questions that follow. Report on After-School Activities Introduction The after-school activities at our school have undergone recent changes, prompting the headmaster to seek student feedback. This report aims to highlight the positive aspects of the current activities and offer suggestions for improvement in the next term. Current Situation The after-school activities currently offer various options, catering to different interests and skill levels. The activities include sports, arts and crafts, academic clubs, and community service projects. This variety ensures students can explore their passions and develop new skills outside regular school hours. Strengths of the After-School Activities Diversity of Options: The range of activities ensures something for everyone, promoting inclusivity and participation among students. Skill Development: Students can develop skills not covered in regular classes, such as teamwork, leadership, and creative thinking. Enrichment: The activities allow students to delve deeper into subjects they are passionate about, enhancing their overall learning experience. Areas for Improvement While the current after-school activities are commendable, some areas could be improved upon in the next term: Communication: Improved communication about the activities, including schedules, sign-up procedures, and changes, would help increase participation and engagement. Facilities and Resources: Some activities could benefit from better facilities and resources to enhance the overall experience for students. Feedback Mechanism: Implementing a feedback mechanism where students can provide suggestions and comments on the activities would help better tailor the offerings to suit their interests and needs. Conclusion Overall, our school’s after-school activities provide valuable opportunities for students to learn, grow, and engage with their peers. By building on the strengths of the current activities and addressing areas for improvement, we can ensure that they continue to enrich students’ lives in the next term and beyond.   Listen to the audio and answer the questions that follow. Your school recently changed the way the after-school activities have been running. The headmaster wants students’ opinions about the changes, and you have been asked to write a report. In your report, say what is good about the after-school activities, and suggest how it could be improved next term. Here are some comments from students at your school: There are more choices available. There should be more creative activities. I like that they are optional. It is good they start earlier. Now write a report for the headmaster about the after-school activities The comments above may give you some ideas, and you should also use some ideas of your own. Write about 120 and 160 words. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: benefit creative thinking develop new skills diverse range explore their passions inclusivity leadership offer suggestions learning experience participation provide an opportunity positive aspects teamwork valuable opportunities How to Write a Report for IGCSE ESL IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a report? We have some activities so that you can write a review… Read Full Story… How to Write a Review IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that… Read Full Story… Fast Food for Teens IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever wondered whether fast food is good for you? We have some activities so that you can write… Read Full Story… Cinema World IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that… Read Full Story… Art Exhibition Trip IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a report about a trip by your teacher? We have some activities, so… Read Full Story… Sports Lessons IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever wondered if sports lessons are a waste of time? We have some activities, so you can decide… Read Full Story…

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Review

How to Write a Review

Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that you can write a review about a shopping centre. Then you can have a go at writing a review for a new place in your town or city. Time 50-60 minutes Main Skill Writing Topic Media and Entertainment: Shopping Centre Download Q&A Warm up Video Reading Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exam Practice Vocabulary Watch the video to learn how to write a successful review. Read this review and answer the questions that follow. A Shopper’s Paradise: A Review of the Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre stands out as a beacon of modernity and convenience in the heart of our bustling town. Boasting an impressive array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, it has become a destination for locals and tourists alike. Magnolia Plaza promises a delightful shopping experience with its sleek architecture and inviting ambience. Let’s delve deeper into what makes this shopping centre a must-visit.   The sheer variety of shops at Magnolia Plaza is a significant draw. From high-end fashion boutiques to quirky speciality stores, there’s something to cater to every taste and preference. Fashion enthusiasts will be delighted by the latest trends, while tech-savvy shoppers can explore the latest gadgets and electronics. Additionally, the centre features diverse dining options, from gourmet restaurants to casual cafes, ensuring that visitors can refuel and refresh during their shopping spree.   Moreover, Magnolia Plaza’s commitment to quality is evident in the products on offer. While prices may be on the higher side, the superior quality of goods justifies the cost. Whether you’re searching for a statement piece for your wardrobe or a unique gift for a loved one, you will find something that catches your eye. However, the centre could benefit from adding a dedicated sports shop to cater to the sporty community in the area.   In conclusion, Magnolia Plaza Shopping Centre offers a premium shopping experience that is hard to match. With its wide selection of shops, excellent dining options, and commitment to quality, it has firmly established itself as a shopping destination of choice. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor passing through, a trip to Magnolia Plaza is highly recommended, as it will be a rewarding experience. Listen to the audio and answer the questions that follow. You recently visited a new shopping centre in your town. You have decided to write a review of the centre for your school magazine. Here are some comments about the new shopping centre from other young people: It’s easy to get to.  Everything seems quite expensive.  It’s a good place to meet friends.   We couldn’t find a good sports shop.  Now write a review of the new shopping centre for your school magazine,  giving your views.  The comments above may give you some ideas, and you should also use some ideas of your own.   Write about 120 and 160 words. Here are the keywords and phrases to learn: a beacon of modernity catches your eye convenience culinary journey delightful shopping experience diverse dining options high-end fashion boutiques impressive memorable experience rewarding experience sheer variety shopping paradise spacious sprawling vibrant food court How to Write a Review IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that… Read Full Story… Fast Food for Teens IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever wondered whether fast food is good for you? We have some activities so that you can write… Read Full Story… Cinema World IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a review about a place you’ve visited? We have some activities so that… Read Full Story… Art Exhibition Trip IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever been asked to write a report about a trip by your teacher? We have some activities, so… Read Full Story… Sports Lessons IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever wondered if sports lessons are a waste of time? We have some activities, so you can decide… Read Full Story… Going Vegetarian IGCSE ESL, Writing Skills Have you ever wondered about going vegetarian? We have some activities, so you can decide if you would like to… Read Full Story…

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blog post,writing blogs

Writing Blogs

Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice of eight statements. To excel in this exercise, you must understand the details, opinions, ideas, and implied information expressed by the speakers. Time 10-15 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Media and Entertainment: Writing Blogs Question Sheet Questions 33-40 Vocabulary You will hear six people talking about how writing a blog can be beneficial. For questions 27–32, choose from the list (A–H) which idea each speaker expresses. Write the correct letter (A–H). Use each letter only once. There are two extra letters, which you do not need to use.   You will hear the recordings twice.    Now read statements A–H. A Other people will change your attitudes towards things.B It will help you remember things you’ve done.C You will make healthier life choices.D You can inspire other people to share their ideas.E You will become more confident. F Your writing style will improve.G You get positive feedback from people reading your posts.H You will become more empathic.  Here are the keywords and phrases covered in Listening Exercise 4: blogging commitment communication discipline fascinating experience followers persevered writers TeenCode IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills TeenCode: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to answer.… Read Full Story… Book Reviewer IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 3 is a monologue, e.g., talk or presentation, followed by eight multiple-choice questions with three… Read Full Story… A Demonstration in a Town IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 A Demonstration in a Town is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and… Read Full Story… Writing Blogs IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Writing Blogs: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 4 is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from a choice… Read Full Story… Plastic Waste IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills Plastic Waste: The IGCSE ESL listening exercise 5 is an interview between two speakers. You have eight multiple-choice questions to… Read Full Story… City or Countryside IGCSE ESL, Listening Skills The IGCSE ESL Listening Exercise 4 City or Countryside is a multiple-matching task. Listen to six speakers and select from… Read Full Story…

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