Sunday, 20 November 2011


Many people find it difficult to curb their spending and buy more than they need and can afford on a regular basis. In today's programme, Kate and Rebecca try to understand why we spend money, our emotional response to it and the first step in how to control it.

This week's question: According to some sources, what percentage of the population are shopaholics? Is it:
a) 1%
b) 10%
c) 50%

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

Present perfect/past simple

Present perfect and past simple

There are many situations in English when we mix the verb forms which we use. In this programme look they at breaking news with the present perfect and describing the details with the past simple.

Click here you will listen to the programme
Now practise using the present perfect and past simple by doing the quiz
Another quiz

Did you receive allowance when you were a child?

Did you receive allowance from your parents when you were child? How about now? Did you have to do household chores to earn the money? How did you spend it?
Listen to the conversation and answer the questions.

Present perfect with for, since, already and yet

click here to do some exercises with for and since

Click here to do some exercises with already and yet

Revision speaking unit 1

Monologues Unit 1

A student credit card

Click here to listen to the story and do the exercises

Monday, 14 November 2011

Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness

Read the following article about money and happines and note down those ideas you agree with.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Can birth order determine your personality and career?

Read the article and note down how your position in the family can affect your personality.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

London 2012

Kevin talks about all the preparation needed to get London ready for the Olympics. This video is from, the efl/esl site for learners and teachers of English.