Friday, September 28, 2012

The Divided Brain

Left Brain? Right Brain? Are you creative?  Or are you analytical, good at maths?
Humm, it seems scientists no longer consider this truly correct.; hence, they no longer talk much about!  Well this famous psychiatrist and author is going to try to make you understand.

Watch this video.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

PET Writing Part 1

Transform a sentence so that it has the same meaning.
Look at these examples:

The film was shorter than I expected.

The film was not_______________I expected.

as long as

She asked if I wanted to go to the theatre with her.

She said '______________to go to the theatre with me?'

Would you like

Now you can practice this key skill for the Cambridge B1 PET.


Friday, September 21, 2012

World of Computers

Suppose you are applying to work for a computer software company. What qualifications and skills would be needed in different positions within a company? What kinds of questions do you think you would be asked in a job interview for such positions?
Lets practice your listening skills and see if we can find the answers to those questions


Monday, September 17, 2012

Today's News

Would you like to read the world's latest news in English and be sure you understand?
Than this is the place for you!

The New York Times Newspaper has the most awesome blog especially for English learners.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Basic Word Skills

Take the test.
Get your feedback and score results.
Print the results as a record.

Click to begin:   BASIC

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Intermediate Word Skills Self Help

I really enjoy coming back to this word skills site. 
The test is new each time.

It helps me to see where my strengths and weaknesses are.

Click on the pencil icon to begin.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Reading Comprehension

Do you like to read?  Do you like to answer questions about a story you read?

Here is the place to go:

Saturday, September 8, 2012


This is a photo of a mountain landscape in Patagonia.  As you can see, the vegetation is sparse.This is due to alot of factors.  Would you like to help in the biggest reforestation project in the history of Patagonia?

Read how.

Friday, September 7, 2012

PET Sample Papers

The Cambridge Preliminary English Test is at level B-1 of the Common European Framework.

Try these sample papers.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


To thrive means to grow strong and healthy. (verb)
An example of to thrive is the growth of a successful vegetable garden.
"What a great season!  My tomato plants are thriving!"

To thrive means to be successful in managing business or money. (verb)
"Apple Corporation is doing very very well.  The company continues to thrive."
An example of to thrive is investing in a stock that makes lots of money.
Another example of to thrive is when a movement such as 'The Arab Spring' continues to get bigger. 
"The Arab Spring movement continues to spread across the Middle East. Experts expect this movement to thrive."

For German translation click here

Solar Record

The time is ripe for citizens of planet Earth to seriously rethink our energy needs. 
Our German neighbours are putting their money where their mouth is.

Check out this article: