Weekly English Practice

Misheard lyrics and mondegreens

24/11/22 “She’s got a chicken to ride,” “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” and “the ants are blowing in the wind” are all examples of mondegreens. That is not what the original artist is singing, although we may think it is. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary botch: to carry out a task badly or carelessly mishap: an unlucky event or…

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I JUST WANNA WALK HOME

17/11/22 November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary worldwide: extending or spread throughout the world; everywhere in the world. sexual harassment: persistent unwelcome directing of sexual remarks and looks, and unnecessary physical contact at a person, usually a woman, especially in the workplace blunt instrument: heavy object without…

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World’s dirtiest man, 94, dies months after first wash

10/11/22 ‘Amou Haji’, who did not bathe for half a century, reportedly ate roadkill and smoked a pipe filled with animal excrement Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary roadkill: animals killed on the road by vehicles hermit: a reclusive person living in solitude soot: a black, powdery substance consisting mainly of carbon, produced by incomplete burning of organic matter cinder:…

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Five animals that are smarter than some of us

03/11/22 We humans tend to think that we’re the most intelligent animals on Earth, just because we rule the food chain. However, these five animals are definitely smarter than some of us. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary rodent: a small mammal with large, sharp front teeth, such as a mouse or rat dam: a barrier constructed to contain water…

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Why do people hurt each other?

27/10/2022 A research project at the Virginia Commonwealth University studies the biological, neurological and psychological mechanisms behind aggression. Its goal is to be able to control and reduce violence. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary issue: an important topic or problem for debate or discussion hurt: cause pain or injury forefront: the leading or most important position or place straightforward:…

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God save the King?

20/10/22 According to the BBC and UK media, the British monarchy is immensely popular, but how true is that? Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary establishment: people and institutions that control power in society ruling class: the societal class that is economically and politically in power half-mast: when a flag is halfway down the pole oath: a solemn promise to…

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Qatar’s World Cup: Gestures are not enough

13/10/2022 World football’s governing body should heed calls to compensate abused migrant workers. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to heed s.t.: to pay attention to / take notice of s.t. hype: intensive publicity or promotion unprecedented: never done or known before kit: the clothes used for an activity such as a sport to unveil s.t.: to announce s.t. publicly…

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What motivates us to learn languages?

06/10/2022 Keyword: motivation Motivation is one of the most important factors in learning any language. Learners with a good attitude towards English are more likely to work hard and keep going when learning becomes challenging. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary to stem from sth: to originate from sth reward: a positive compensation or prize to quote sb: to write words that another…

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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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