Weekly English Practice

From Bonfires to Brewer’s Yeast: Britishness Quiz Answers!

23/06/22 / Keyword: Bonfire Did you have a go at answering the questions from the WEP on 19th May? Well, here are the answers! Click here to download the quiz. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to withdraw: to remove (oneself) from a particular situationapprenticeship: a period of time working as an apprentice (trainee)bonfire: a large fire made outdoorsplot: a…

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Spain’s Plans To Ban Smoking On Bar Terraces

Spain’s Plans To Ban Smoking On Bar Terraces 16/06/22 / Keyword: Smoking After World No-Tobacco Day last month, discussions about banning smoking on bar and restaurant terraces in Spain are heating up, with legislation set to be approved. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to puff: to inhale and then exhale some type of smoke (preferably marijuana or tobacco) heart’s…

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Where Are You On Your English Learning Journey?

Where Are You On Your English Learning Journey? 09/06/22 / Keyword: Journey As we are nearing the end of the 2021-22 English season, ECP coach John invites our learners (and coaches) to reflect on where we are on our learning journey. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary season: a period of the year in which certain conditions, activities, etc., take…

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Going Doolally For Donkey’s Years

Going Doolally For Donkey’s Years 02/06/22 / Keyword: Sayings Swiss linguistics experts have identified some strange English sayings after spending months looking for the most bizarre phrases based on frequency of use. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary baffling: impossible to understand; perplexing to come about: to happen or come into existence slang: very informal languagebrass: a yellow metallic compound…

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Five Habits To Live Better And Fight Alzheimer’s

Five Habits To Live Better And Fight Alzheimer’s 26/05/22 / Keyword: Alzheimer’s In his last WEP for ECP, coach Rob talks about following the advice of experts and his father-in-law to improve his quality of life as he gets older. What tips did they give him? Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to live on borrowed time: to continue to…

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Test Your Knowledge of British Culture!

Test Your Knowledge of British Culture! 19/05/22 Keyword: British Learning about British culture and customs will help you to have successful interactions when visiting the UK. Try answering these quiz questions to see how much you know! Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to make up: to constitute, to form title: a word used before a person’s name to indicate…

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Musicians Who Despise Their Own Hit Songs

Musicians Who Despise Their Own Hit Songs 12/05/22 / Keyword: Song While every musician must be pleased with the royalties they receive from having a hit song, sometimes they aren’t that happy with the song itself.  Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary busker: a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary…

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John’s Guide To Vienna

“Oh, Vienna! It Means Something To Me!” 05/05/22 Keyword: Vienna Coach John recently visited the capital city of Austria and was very impressed. Here he gives a whistle-stop tourist guide of this beautiful and historic city. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary whistle-stop: short visits to a number of different places in a short space of time nicknamed: informally named,…

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Free Curry Leaves Japan Defence Force Members In A Pickle

Free Curry Leaves Japan Defence Force Members In A Pickle 27/04/22 / Keyword: Curry ECP coaches love ‘curry’. Kez tells us how six members of the Japanese SDF (see text) received brief suspensions after years of eating ‘free navy curry’ they weren’t entitled to. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to leave someone in a pickle: to put someone in a difficult situation…

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