Weekly English Practice

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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Are You A Boomer, A Gen Xer, A Millennial Or A Zoomer?

Are You A Boomer, A Gen Xer, A Millennial Or A Zoomer? 14/04/22 / Keyword: Cohort At ECP, we have a baby boomer, three Gen Xers and a millennial, three different generational cohorts. ECP coach Rob tries to clarify what all these monikers mean. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary cohort: a group of people with a shared characteristic moniker: a name for something behaviour: the…

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What Harm Can One Drink Do?

What Harm Can One Drink Do? 07/04/22 / Keyword: harm Alcohol is portrayed as necessary for a vibrant social life, but this has diverted attention from the harms of even moderate alcohol use. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary widely: commonly, extensively, in many places disease: an illness or disorder briefing: a meeting or press conference widespread: found over a large area or among…

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In Defence Of Being Beautiful

In Defence Of Being Beautiful 31/03/22 / Keyword: Beautiful Do good-looking people really have easier lives than everyone else? Maybe being beautiful isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. ECP coach Darren investigates. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary not all it is cracked up to be: used to say that something is not as good as people say it is wherein: in…

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Friday I’m In Love – My Lockdown Song

Friday I’m In Love – My Lockdown Song 24/03/22 / Keyword: Friday Coach John shares one of his favourite lockdown songs (literally!) and tells the story of the Cure’s biggest hit. Find out what Robert Smith thinks about his song. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary naïve: showing a lack of experience, wisdom or judgement to hone: to refine or perfect (something)…

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‘Blatant Misogyny’ In Indian English Exam

‘Blatant Misogyny’ In Indian English Exam 17/03/22 / Keyword: Exam Nationwide exam for teenagers included passage indicating female independence was undermining discipline in the home. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful vocabulary blatant: very obvious outcry: a strong expression of public disapproval or anger to undermine: to reduce the effectiveness, power or ability of something pedestal: used in reference to when someone is uncritically admired…

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