05702715 Stephen Fry calls God an ‘evil, monstrous maniac’

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Click on the image to download the pdf Vocabulary. Read and check you understand this before you read and listen to the article: maniac: a person with wild,violent behaviour voice-overs: narration utterly: completely, absolutely deity: a god or goddess How dare you!: a phrase used to express indignation the pearly gates: the entrance to heaven […]

19/02/15 What Is the Origin of the Hipster Subculture?

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Click on the image to download the pdf Vocabulary. Read and check you understand this before you read and listen to the article: to latch onto (v): attach oneself to something, join in with to embrace (v): to adopt or support willingly or eagerly to bond (v): to join (two or more individuals) in a […]

29/01/15 Tanna: The Island Where Prince Philip and a Dead American Soldier Are Gods

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Click on the image to download the pdf Tanna: The Island Where Prince Philip and a Dead American Soldier Are Gods Vocabulary. Read and check you understand this before you read and listen to the article: currently: at the moment, now cargo: goods (bienes) carried on a boat or aeroplane currently: at the moment, now […]

22/01/15 Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

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Click on the image to download the pdf Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes Vocabulary. Read and check you understand this before you read and listen to the article: dates back to: started in background: class, ethnicity, education, etc gift: present expectant: pregnant, expecting a baby bodysuit: an item of clothing which covers the […]

15/01/15 Do You Believe in Fairies?

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. A highway in Ireland was rerouted around a fairy location Look at this vocabulary before you read and listen to the article: Seanachaí (n): Irish word for storyteller.  fairy (n): an imaginary creature in the form of a very small (often […]

18/12/14 Your Personal 2014 Review List

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. 5 Lists to Make Before the End of This Year Look at this vocabulary and check that you understand it before you listen to and read the article: mixed bag: something composed of diverse elements, characteristics, people, etc roller coaster: a […]

11/12/14 Korean nuts and Spanish portraits

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. Look at the vocabulary below and check you understand it. Then listen to and read the two news stories. to remove: to take away from somewhere, to dismiss a worker from their job to fail: to not do something correctly –bound: […]

05/12/14 James Blunt Finds His Own Song Annoying

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. The successful singer finally decided to admit the truth about ‘You’re Beautiful’ Look at the following vocabulary before you read and listen to the story: topped charts:  was at the top of lists leading: causing over-emotional: too emotional appeal: be attractive […]

27/11/14 How Christmas Adverts Play With Our Emotions

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. Rather than relying on TV to get their message across, the ads are also shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media. Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: mistletoe (n): a […]

20/11/14 Living in a multilingual family

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Click on the image to download this week’s Weekly English Practice from English Coaching Projects. Coach John’s kids speak four languages. How did that happen? Read and check you understand this vocabulary before you read and listen to the text: to attend: to be present at nevertheless: in spite of that, however, yet to argue: to […]