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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Five Short Recording Set 1

The IGCSE ESL listening Exercise 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 30-40 minutes Main Skills Listening Topic Various Topics – Five Short Recording Set 1 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: baking business capture challenge concentrate computer science economics experiment garbage/trash ingredients instructions ocean current option subjects recipe shatter thermometer tripod volunteer 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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Pizza Companies

Pizza Companies

Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about each one of them. Time 20-25 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Media and Entertainment – Pizza Companies (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2024-2026 Click Here Pizza Place Pizza Top Pizza Shop Family Pizza At Pizza Place, Gordon felt that his double cheese pepperoni pizza he ordered was “salty and greasy”. The amount of grease on the box exceeded that of all the other pizzas he tried. Family-oriented marketing clearly works, as the film proved the overall winner with the Street children. They agreed with their parents that the pepperoni pizza they had was “salty and greasy”, but insisted, with typical childish logic, that they liked Pizza Place best “because they give you toothpaste and shower gel and they let you eat as much ice cream as you like” – even though the gifts aren’t available with take-aways. The branch closest to the Streets took 25 minutes to deliver the pizza, but it arrived hot and the Streets found the telephone reception “friendly and helpful”. Maria judged her choice of pizza – with ham and pineapple topping – the best value and flavour of all. It was, she said, “filling and tasty, with just the right proportion of topping to base.”  A “Mega Week” promotion at Pizza Top outlets meant that Gordon was able to buy an enormous extra-large pizza with his own choice of pineapple, tuna and olives topping at a reduced price. He judged it “virtually tasteless; the only distinguishable flavour is that of the strongest ingredient – in this case, pineapple.” The Streets had their cheese, tomato and bacon pizza rushed around in 17 minutes. They found it “slightly tasteless but very fresh”, and though the base was tough, at least it wasn’t greasy. The children thought it was better than most because it had “more topping.” Maria complained that her mixed grill pizza was delivered lukewarm after 40 minutes because they had taken down her address wrongly, and she couldn’t spot any mushrooms. At the Pizza Shop, Gordon thought the coloured peppers on his small, mixed pizza made it look “quite jolly”. The base was fine in texture but he pointed out that the meat had an unappetizing appearance, although it tasted fine. The Streets thought their cheese, tomato and mushroom pizza had a good base, “which was just as well, as there wasn’t much else to it. The topping was tasteless and we had no inclination to finish it.” Maria went back to her pineapple and ham theme by ordering the Tropical, but it didn’t have much flavour. “It wasn’t greasy, but the pineapple tasted odd.” Family Pizza outlets belong to a central ordering service called the Family Pizza Hotline. This seemed like a good idea to Gordon until he discovered he was outside the delivery area. When he picked his tandoori chicken pizza, he was disappointed to find out that the brown crust was a result of using lots of cheap oil in the dough. He was feed up because he felt that is terrible to see a dish taken out of another culture and ruined in this way. The Streets said that the cheese, tomato and bacon pizza had too much and not enough tomatoes plus the base was very greasy. Maria thought her Hawaiian pizza was ‘really disgusting’. It looked like it had been put together without any care and in a hurry. The topping was watery as there was too much pineapple. Questions Crossword Vocabulary Read the text about pizza companies. Choose the statements which are correct about the shops. Here are the some words and phrases covered in this exercise: childish logic distinguishable flavour inclination ingredient pepperoni pizza promotion proportion topping unappetizing Pizza Companies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about each one… Read Full Story… Collectors IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Collectors, you have to read texts about people who collect things and decide if the statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story… Summer Camps IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Summer Camps read texts about four summer camps some teenagers went on and decide which statement is correct about one… Read Full Story… Growing Up IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Growing up you have to read texts about four children and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Different Shops IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story…

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collectors

Collectors

Collectors, you have to read texts about people who collect things and decide if the statements are correct about them. Time 20-25 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Media and Entertainment – Collectors (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2024-2026 Click Here John Hill Will Smith Kate Williams Jane Bruce John Hill shares his home with about 200 sewing machines. His passion began when he was searching for bits of second-hand furniture and kept seeing ‘beautiful old sewing machines that were next to nothing to buy’. He couldn’t resist them. Then a friend had a machine that wouldn’t work, so she asked John to look at it for her. At that stage he was not an authority on the subject, but he worked on it for three days and eventually got it going. Later he opened up a small stand in a London market. ‘Most people seemed uninterested. Then a dealer came and bought everything I’d taken along. I thought, “Great! This is my future life.” But after that I never sold another one there and ended up with a stall in another market which was only moderately successful.’ Nowadays, he concentrates on domestic machines in their original box containers with their handbooks. He is often asked if he does any sewing with them. The answer is that, apart from making sure that they work, he rarely touches them. As a boy, Will Smith collected hundreds of vintage cameras, mostly from jumble sales and dustbins. Later, when the time came to buy his first house, he had to sell his valuable collection in order to put down a deposit. A few years after, he took up the interest again and now has over a thousand cameras, the earliest dating from 1860. Now Will ‘just cannot stop collecting’ and hopes to open his own photographic museum where members of the public will be able to touch and fiddle around with the cameras. Whilst acknowledging that the Royal Camera Collection in Bath is probably more extensive than his own, he points out that ‘so few of the items are on show there at the same time that I think my own personal collection will easily rival it.’ Kate Williams is one of the foremost authorities on plastics in Britain. She has, in every corner of her house, a striking collection of plastic objects of every kind, dating from the middle of the last century and illustrating the complex uses of plastic over the years.  Kate’s interest started when she was commissioned to write her first book. In order to do this, she had to start from scratch; so she attended a course on work machinery, maintaining that if she didn’t understand plastics manufacture then nobody else would. As she gathered information for her book, she also began to collect pieces of plastic from every imaginable source: junk shops, arcades, and the cupboards of friends. She also collects ‘because it is vital to keep examples. We live in an age of throw-away items: phones, computers, hair dryers – they are all replaced so quickly.’ Kate’s second book, Classic Plastics: from Bakelite to High Tech, is the first published guide to plastics collecting. It describes collections that can be visited and gives simple and safe home tests for identification. She admits that ‘plastic is a mysterious substance and many people are frightened of it. Even so, the band of collectors is constantly expanding.’ Jane Bruce already had twenty years of collecting one thing or another behind her when she started collecting ‘art deco’ fans in the 1990s. It happened when she went to an auction sale and saw a shoe-box filled with them. Someone else got them by offering a higher price and she was very cross. Later, to her astonishment, he went round to her flat and presented them to her. ‘That was how it all started.’ There were about five fans in the shoe-box and since then they’ve been exhibited in the first really big exhibition of ‘art deco’ in America. The fans are not normally on show, however, but are kept behind glass. They are extremely fragile and people are tempted to handle them. The idea is to have, one day, a black-lacquered room where they can be more easily seen.  Jane doesn’t restrict herself to fans of a particular period, but she will only buy a fan if it is in excellent condition. The same rule applies to everything in her house. Questions Crossword Vocabulary Read the text about collectors. Choose the statements which are correct about the people. Check your understanding of the words and phrases before you complete this exercise. acknowledge astonishment big exhibition black-lacquered room commission domestic fragile machinery mysterious substance passion personal collection sewing machines valuable collection vintage Walking to the North Pole IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Walking to the North Pole is an article about an extreme journey which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Keeping Bees in the City IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Keeping Bees in the City is an article about bee-keeping which you read and then answer questions to check your… Read Full Story… Living for 200 years IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living for 200 years is an article about extending our life span, which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Living Stone Plants IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living Stone Plants is an article about an unusual type of plant. Read it, and then answer questions to check… 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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summer camps

Summer Camps

Summer Camps read texts about four summer camps some teenagers went on and decide which statement is correct about one of the teenagers. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Travel and Adventure- Summer Camps (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2024-2026 Click Here Pedro Maria Harry Isabella We helped on a nature reserve for a week. We did different things every day, but I did get a bit fed up because we had cheese sandwiches every lunchtime. I kept quiet about it though because I didn’t want to seem awkward. I was starving by twelve every day anyway, and it really was good fun, although we worked incredibly hard. One day, the schedule was changed at the last minute, and instead of our planned activity, we all helped the staff finish cutting the reeds by the lake. That was the toughest day – and also the best. They actually needed our help, we weren’t just being kept occupied. Every day, we took it in turns to cook, in teams of five. When it was our team’s turn, we made a simple dinner of pasta and salad for everyone. Judging by the fact that there was none left, we didn’t do too badly. Every morning we had the same breakfast, and then cleaned up the camp. Nobody could opt out and it was only when it was all completely tidy that we could head off for the day. The first time we went into the city, we were split into teams and given lists of things to spot, like statues, squares and other landmarks. With some help from the local residents, it wasn’t too demanding – my team found almost all of the items on our list and came second. We also got to know our way around, so I thought it was a clever idea. I’d been worried I might miss my parents, but there was something going on nearly every minute and I hardly got time to think about them. We went to different museums and galleries in and around the city every day, and in the evenings we cooked or went out for pizzas. It was a great chance to learn about another country and its history. We stayed with families who had kids our own age, and because they were on a mid-term break they came with us on all the trips. So apart from when we were actually in a language class, we were spending time with our new friends. It was a great way to practise the language we had been working on in the classroom. We also had to do a quiz on the last day – we were put into teams and given clues to help us find places around the town. Our team finished early, so we waited for everyone else in a café in the main square. While we were there, a film crew arrived and started filming! I can’t wait to see it when it comes out – we were sitting. outside, so we might even be in it! We stayed in a youth centre in the suburbs, and went into the centre of town by bus every day. It was a good way to see a bit of the city, and it didn’t take long to get to the theatre where we had our classes. I loved the atmosphere in the old building, and we could wander around during our breaks and watch rehearsals. The actors we saw were brilliant, and it was inspiring to watch them before we went back into our own classes. The emphasis was definitely on having fun, but we still learned a great deal and I’m looking forward to putting it all into practice at my school drama club next term! The food at the centre could have been better, but I don’t think anyone minded much. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about summer camps. Choose the statements which are correct about the teenagers. Check your understanding of the words and phrases before you complete this exercise. anyone minded atmosphere emphasis film crew landmarks local residents main square nature reserve split into teams starving suburbs youth centre Pizza Companies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about each one… Read Full Story… Collectors IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Collectors, you have to read texts about people who collect things and decide if the statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story… Summer Camps IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Summer Camps read texts about four summer camps some teenagers went on and decide which statement is correct about one… Read Full Story… Growing Up IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Growing up you have to read texts about four children and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Different Shops IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story…

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growing up

Growing Up

Growing up you have to read texts about four children and decide if statements are correct about each one of them. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Family and Lifestyle – Growing up (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2024-2026 Click Here Lucy John Darren Linda Lucy is ten and feels nobody takes her seriously. Whether she wants to do something, or doesn’t want to do something, she is told that she is just a kid. Her sister, who is twelve, is allowed to do many more things, because she is considered to be older, and therefore more grown up. This is particularly so when it comes to boys, who see her as much younger than she really is, and don’t take her as seriously as they do her sister. Luckily she has a friend called Michael, who is not a boyfriend, but they spend a lot of time together. She has asked her parents for a dog, but has been told that she is not ready to look after a pet, and feels this is so unfair. John is twelve and his main problem is that he doesn’t have as much control over his body as he would like, because of puberty, which can be frightening. He complains of getting pimples, and his voice is changing, which makes him feel very self-conscious. This age brings more responsibilities than before, and he spends more time away from his family than he would like. This means he has to look after himself, which is not easy, although his friends seem to know what they’re doing, and this makes him feel very lonely and left out. Darren is thirteen, and the amount of schoolwork he has stresses him out. There is always homework, and tests, and this frightens him because he realises that what he does at this age can seriously affect the rest of his life. When he doesn’t know what to do, there is very little help available, and girls make him feel embarrassed and self-conscious. What is even worse is that everybody talks about going out with them all the time, and sometimes he feels he is the only one who doesn’t know what to do when he’s around girls. Linda is fourteen and spends a lot of time with girls her own age. She has to make an effort to fit in, even though she doesn’t really agree with many things they say and do. Otherwise, they make her feel out of place. Her biggest problem is boys, because all her friends have boyfriends, and she doesn’t, because many of the boys she knows are so stupid. She would love to be able to talk about these things with somebody, but the only people she knows are her age and they won’t admit that they have the same problems. She has problems with bullies, and most of the time has too much school work to do. Then, when she feels unhappy and frustrated, she has arguments with her brothers and sisters, and sometimes this leads to her getting in trouble with her parents. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about growing up. Choose the statements which are correct about the people. Please check your understanding of the words and phrases before you complete this exercise. control over your body feel embarrassed get in trouble get pimples frustrated problems with bullies responsibilities self-conscious seriously stress More reading tasks available now! Growing Up IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about them each… Read Full Story… Living Stone Plants IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living Stone Plants is an article about an unusual type of plant. Read it, and then answer questions to check… Read Full Story… Pizza Companies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about them each… Read Full Story… Different Shops IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about them each one… Read Full Story… Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story… Different Seaside Towns IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story…

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Review

Different Shops

Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about each one of them. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Media and Entertainment – Different Shops (Exercise 2) Exam Session 2022-2023 Click Here Fancy Flowers Kind Hearts Coe's Sport The Key Booth You will find us on the second floor, where we have flower arrangements to suit everybody at all prices. Established in 2002, Fancy Flowers has branches all over the country. This means that when we say your flowers will be there the next day, they will. Whether it is birthdays, weddings, or even the sad times like funerals, Fancy Flowers is there to make it easy. We also make paying easy, too, and we accept all major credit cards at the shop or you can pay online at www.fancyflowers.com Books, clothes and toys. Raising money for the homeless, Kind Hearts shop, between Masha’s and the Earth Shop hopes you will find time to visit. As well as our ranges of second-hand goods, we have new, quality products made by homeless people themselves. We also need your donations, so think about us before you throw it away. Donate to Kind Hearts and put your second-hand goods back into circulation. Come on down to Coe’s and discover the new you! We have got all the best trainers, sportswear and equipment at unbeatable prices. Best of all, you get Carl Coe’s personal guarantee that either you are completely satisfied or you get your money back, no questions asked! Whether you are a professional or just beginning, we have got something for everyone. Our staff are players and athletes themselves, so you know you will be getting the advice that is right for you. At Coe’s we are not just selling sports equipment. We are giving you a whole new, healthier lifestyle. Don’t wait until you get locked out before calling us. Get your keys copied now. We will do any current key type, and even throw in a key ring free! And it’s not just keys! We sell a full range of locks, key rings, chains and penknives. And if you do leave it until it’s too late, our call-out service means you can be back inside your house or car before you know it. Leave your keys with us and pick them up an hour later. You can be sure they’re safe and, with our hi-tech cutting equipment, you can be sure they’re accurate. Please note that it is not possible to copy electronic security keys. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about different shops. Choose the statements which are correct about the shops. Here are the some words and phrases covered in this exercise: accurate branches call-out service circulation credit cards donations electronic security keys flower arrangements homeless people personal guarantee quality products  second-hand goods unbeatable prices More reading tasks available now! Growing Up IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Growing up you have to read texts about four children and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Living Stone Plants IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living Stone Plants is an article about an unusual type of plant. Read it, and then answer questions to check… Read Full Story… Pizza Companies IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Pizza Companies, you have to read texts about four pizza companies and decide if statements are correct about each one… Read Full Story… Different Shops IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Shops, you have to read texts about four shops and decide if statements are correct about each one of… Read Full Story… Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story… Different Seaside Towns IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story…

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Sports at School

Sports at School

Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are correct about them. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Health, Fitness and Sport – Sports at School (Exercise 2) Click Here A Sarah Jones B Matt Brown C Ross Wright D Kate Robinson Looking back , I did enjoy sports lessons at school, even though I think most schools in those days assumed sports were basically for boys, and girls weren’t encouraged to do well at sports. That attitude really annoys me, because the whole point of sports at school is to help kids develop the right attitudes, and it doesn’t matter really how good you are. If you can’t run as fast as an Olympic athlete, that doesn’t matter -what matters is that you run as fast as you can. Schools are highly competitive environments and sports can teach children the importance of teamwork. To do well in almost everything else at school, like maths or history, you are rewarded for individual effort, but sports are about working together towards a common goal. Sports at school give children who are not high achievers a chance to excel at something. My own memories of sports lessons at school aren’t particularly good, but that’s mainly because of the type of school I went to. It was very unusual by British standards, with old-fashioned ways of teaching, and the headteacher didn’t really think sports mattered at all. The school rarely organised sports events and never invested in sports equipment. There was very little emphasis on the importance of eating sensibly and the benefits of keeping fit and exercising properly. I believe that issues like obesity, anorexia, nutritional value of food, etc. should be included in sports lessons at school. Children should be encouraged to take part in competitive sports. Being competitive is part of human nature, and doing sports can provide an excellent outlet for this aggressiveness. Winning at sports can build up your self-esteem and confidence. On the other hand, since you can’t expect to win every time, sports can also teach you how to be humble and realistic. There are obvious benefits in having good sports classes at school. Children stay fit and learn the importance of fair play. Schools can introduce children to sports they would never otherwise have the opportunity of doing. For instance, I grew up in a big city, and we hardly ever travelled to the countryside as a family. At school, we had a climbing wall in the gym, and we learnt rock climbing in the sports class. When I moved to Europe, I took up rock climbing and was surprised by how good I was at it. Schools should offer a wide range of sports from the most popular ones, like football and basketball, to the less popular ones, like table tennis and climbing. Unfortunately, sports are often regarded as a sort of optional extra by certain schools and this is also reflected in the children’s attitude to them. The main point about sports is that they encourage peaceful competition. I think that’s the basis of the Olympic spirit of Classical Greece, which nowadays is more important than ever before. Sports can teach you how to discipline yourself, how to remain focused on what you’re doing and how to apply yourself to achieving a goal. I don’t think sports are really about the sort of aggression and rage that you see sometimes in football matches, for instance. I certainly think teachers should discourage any form of aggression during sports classes. On top of that, we need to be more sensitive towards the feelings of children who are not fit or good at sports. Taking part in a sports lesson can be a major source of embarrassment and a traumatic experience for less athletic children. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about sports at school.  Choose the statements which are correct about the people. Here are the some words and phrases covered in this exercise: aggression attitude competitive sports discipline importance of teamwork high achievers old-fashioned ways optional extra sports equipment traumatic experience More reading tasks available now! Sports at School IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Sports at School Extended Paper, you have to read texts about sports at school and decide if the statements are… Read Full Story… Different Seaside Towns IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story… Different Writers IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Writers – you read about four writers who talk about how they started to write and their experiences becoming… Read Full Story… Cheating in Exams IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Cheating in Exams, you have to read texts about students views about cheating in exams and decide if the statements… Read Full Story… Walking to the North Pole IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Walking to the North Pole is an article about an extreme journey which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Living for 200 years IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living for 200 years is an article about extending our life span, which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story…

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Different Seaside Towns

Different Seaside Towns

Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Travel and Adventure – Different Seaside Towns (Exercise 2) Click Here Brighton Bournemouth Torquay Hastings Brighton lies on the slope of a hill, in the middle of a broad and shallow bay with a pebble beach and some sand at low tide. Its chief attractions are its clear and bracing air, the fine expanse of sea, bordered by white chalk-cliffs, and the crowds of visitors, because it is a very popular place. There are a large number of old and interesting buildings in the town, in particular the Royal Pavilion, built in an Oriental style by the famous architect, John Nash, for the Prince Regent. In the summer, there is horse racing at the town race course, immortalized in Graham Greene’s novel, Brighton Rock, and Brighton is well-known for its numerous public houses. Finally, there is an interesting aquarium near the Palace Pier. On the landward side of the town, the South Downs provide many interesting walks and viewpoints. Bournemouth stands on two small hills in the sheltered valley of the Bourne river, the banks of which are laid out as public gardens. It is well-known as a healthy, attractive and modern resort, surrounded by gardens and pine forests, which are popular all year round. There are excellent and extensive sandy beaches for bathing, and a long line of picturesque cliffs, along with other very interesting things to see, such as the town art gallery and museum, and the East Cliff rock garden which attracts many geologists because it contains a large collection of British geological specimens.The town has literary connections, with Thomas Hardy and R. L. Stevenson, and Mary, the second wife of the poet, Shelley, is buried in St Peter’s churchyard. Finally, walkers and ramblers can enjoy pleasant walks along the coast in both directions. Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, about 29 km south of the county town of Exeter and 45 km east-north-east of Plymouth, on the north of Tor Bay. The place dates back to pre-historic times, and there are numerous archaeological remains. It is a well-known resort and spa, with excellent bathing on a sand and pebble beach, and because of its reputation for having a mild climate, it is a popular place for people with delicate chests and pulmonary problems. There is sub-tropical vegetation, palm-trees and the like, growing in the public gardens, and visitors can enjoy picturesque cliff walks, but the town is best seen from a boat in the bay. In fact, Torquay is an important yachting station and an annual regatta is held there in August or September. Hastings is famous for the Battle of Hastings, 1066, in which the Normans defeated the Saxons and took over the country. One of the most interesting historical monuments in Britain, Battle Abbey, is near Hastings, and it was founded by William the Conqueror, after his victory over the English, led by Harold. The Abbey stands on the exact spot where the English king fell, and there are many old buildings, including the remains of a Norman castle, which is open to the public. The sea front, which is about three miles long with a fine esplanade, is striking. The beach is pebble with sand at low tide, and the town is active only in summer. Along the sea-front there are row upon row of cheap bed and breakfast hotels, and finally there are cliffs to the east, which provide walks to the well-known beauty spots of Fairlight and Ecclesbourne Glens. Questions Vocabulary Read the text about different seaside towns.  Choose the statements which are correct about the towns. Here are the some words and phrases covered in this exercise: archaeological beauty spots fine esplanade historical monuments numerous public houses pebble beach picturesque cliffs pre-historic times public gardens ramblers  reputation sub-tropical vegetation viewpoints More reading tasks available now! Different Seaside Towns IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Seaside Towns, you have to read texts about places in England and choose which statements are correct about them.… Read Full Story… Different Writers IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Writers – you read about four writers who talk about how they started to write and their experiences becoming… Read Full Story… Cheating in Exams IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Cheating in Exams, you have to read texts about students views about cheating in exams and decide if the statements… Read Full Story… Walking to the North Pole IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Walking to the North Pole is an article about an extreme journey which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Living for 200 years IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living for 200 years is an article about extending our life span, which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Keeping Bees in the City IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Keeping Bees in the City is an article about bee-keeping which you read and then answer questions to check your… Read Full Story…

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Different Writers

Different Writers – you read about four writers who talk about how they started to write and their experiences becoming writers. Time 10 minutes Main Skills Reading Topic Media and Entertainment – Different Writers (Exercise 2) Click Here Sally May Justin Becker Robert Martin Tim Winter I started keeping a diary when I was eight years old, and have done it more or less continuously for almost ten years now. The first few entries were all about my first ever trip abroad – I went to New York with my family and remember that there was so much to take in, so many new experiences while we were there. I decided to write it all down each evening so that I wouldn’t forget any of it – and I’m really glad I did! These days I try to spend around half an hour on my diary each evening, writing about the day, but also looking back over what I’ve written previously. Sometimes that can be quite amusing. But after I caught my brother trying to read my diary a few years ago, I wrote all sorts of horrible things about him. I can’t quite believe I did that! After that, I kept my diary in a safe place for a while, though I don’t bother now as I’m sure my brother wouldn’t be interested in reading it any more. I’ve always got a diary with me – a notebook and pen in my bag, or sometimes just my phone. It means that when there’s something I want to note down, I don’t have to worry about remembering it until later. That suits me much better than having a fixed time for diary writing each day – though I know some people say that’s the best way to keep it up. I’ve always loved reading other people’s diaries – famous actors or politicians, even. And there are two or three blogs that I look at quite regularly, though I’ve never been tempted to write one myself. I think that as soon as you know you’ve got an audience, it’s very hard to avoid adding extra details, or changing bits here and there to make something sound more interesting or more shocking. It’s funny because I’m quite happy to read all about someone else’s private life, but if it was the other way round, I’d be really embarrassed about it. I’ve just started writing a diary again after a gap of a couple of years – I stopped when my schoolwork was taking up more and more of my time, and only recently realised I missed it. I think that putting everything down on paper gives you a chance to reflect on what’s been going on, and to make sense of how you’re feeling. If I look back at a page I can tell instantly how I was feeling that day – from the size and shape of my writing, or from how neat and tidy it looks. And sometimes I’m quite surprised by the detail of things I’ve written – who I met, who I talked to, what I ate even. Sometimes I write it all down, with clear headings, points one below the other. This helps me to remember all of the details – it’s great for keeping a record of events for the future, even if none of it is all that remarkable. I’ve always loved writing, and would love to write a novel in the future – I have all sorts of stories in my head. Some of them are based on real-life events, and when I describe them in my diary, I often add a note about an idea I’ve got, or a possible character. Then I’ve got a list on another piece of paper where I record these, so I don’t forget them. I always write by hand – I think using a computer makes the process seem so much more business-like, and less personal. But I do try to keep my diary writing to a maximum of an hour a day – one of my teachers told me that if you’re not careful, you start living for your diary, rather than the other way round. There’s some truth in that – my diary is one of my most precious possessions, and so it’s always in a safe place in my bedroom. It’s not that I’m all that bothered about someone else reading it, but I’d be lost without it! Questions Vocabulary Read the text about different writers.  Choose the statements which are correct about the students. Here are the some words and phrases covered in this exercise: audience blogs character diary heading keep a record new experiences looking back precious possessions suits me reflect on More reading tasks available now! Different Writers IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Different Writers – you read about four writers who talk about how they started to write and their experiences becoming… Read Full Story… Cheating in Exams IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Cheating in Exams, you have to read texts about students views about cheating in exams and decide if the statements… Read Full Story… Walking to the North Pole IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Walking to the North Pole is an article about an extreme journey which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Living for 200 years IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Living for 200 years is an article about extending our life span, which you read and then answer questions to… Read Full Story… Keeping Bees in the City IGCSE ESL, Reading Skills Keeping Bees in the City is an article about bee-keeping which you read and then answer questions to check your… Read Full Story… Educating Early IB English B, Listening Skills, Reading Skills Educating Early provides you with the opportunity to consider the value of educating early and if schools are preparing students… Read Full Story…

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