Feb
17
Archivada en (listenings, pre-intermediate) por admin el 17-02-2010

retirement

Retirement-cake

Life expectancy is greater than ever. This causes a lot of questions these days. What is the ideal age for retirement?. Can we collect pensions in the future?. Listen to this podcast of BBC Learning English. 6 minutes English and maybe you find answers to these questions.

Click here to read the transcription.


Sep
02
Archivada en (listenings, pre-intermediate) por admin el 02-09-2009
The Mice in Council

The Mice in Council

Once upon a time all the Mice met together in Council, and discussed the best means of securing themselves against the attacks of the cat. After several suggestions had been debated, a Mouse of some standing and experience got up and said, “I think I have hit upon a plan which will ensure our safety in the future, provided you approve and carry it out. It is that we should fasten a bell round the neck of our enemy the cat, which will by its tinkling warn us of her approach.” This proposal was warmly applauded, and it had been already decided to adopt it, when an old Mouse got upon his feet and said, “I agree with you all that the plan before us is an admirable one: but may I ask who is going to bell the cat?”

Exercise: Fill the gaps

Sep
02
Archivada en (listenings, pre-intermediate) por admin el 02-09-2009
The fox and the grapes

The fox and the grapes

A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air. But it was all in vain, for they were just out of reach: so he gave up trying, and walked away with an air of dignity and unconcern, remarking, “I thought those Grapes were ripe, but I see now they are quite sour.”

Exercise: Choose the correct answer

Abr
23
Archivada en (listenings, pre-intermediate) por admin el 23-04-2009

olive_oilClick below to listen to an article about the benefits of Mediterranean diet and olive oil for health.

Listen to the script twice or three times without reading the transcription.

Then, you can read the transcription and listen to the script at the same time.

Transcription

To know more about this topic topic, go to Mediterraneatdiet.gr

Abr
23
Archivada en (listenings, pre-intermediate) por admin el 23-04-2009

avocadoListen to this article taken from TOPICS Online Magazine.

Then, try to fill the gaps in the exercise below.

Exercise: Fill the gaps