Weekly English Practice

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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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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