2 months ago
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Listening practise. Go to the link and do the matching exercise.
As you listen, notice synonyms of the following words or phrases (they appear in the same order as in the text)

1) Reflecting on
2) ... See more

2 months ago
AE Houseman Poems from A Shropshire Lad

Poem for the week

Two Poems by AE Housman

Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what ... See more

AE Houseman's poems are interesting for students of literature but they have also had a cultural impact apparent in current debates about Brexit.

2 months ago
Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: A Novel Audiobook | Mathias Malzieu

Develop your listening skills by working with short exercises that require you identify information, like this extract from the novel ‘The Cuckoo Clock Heart’ - ... See more

Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: A Novel Audiobook | Mathias Malzieu Check out more of our Playlist Video amazing ! Jack e a mecanica do coração trailer: htt...

2 months ago
Helen Blackwood

Poem for the Week

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Helen Blackwood, Baroness Dufferrin (1807-1867)
To My Dear Son, on his 21st Birthday, with a Silver Lamp,
on which was ... See more

To My Dear Son, on his 21st Birthday, with a Silver Lamp, on which was Engraved "Fiat Lux" (1847)

2 months ago
Audio Book Sample

Develop your listening skills by working with short exercises that require you identify information, like this one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDUKoeHpD-c

Questions
1. What is the longest ... See more

"Alone Together: Sailing Solo to Hawaii and Beyond" by Christian Williams. East Wind Press, 2016. Read by the author. Audio book available on Amazon.com, Aud...

3 months ago

‘Hangry’ (adjective) is a portmanteau word formed by combining ‘hungry’ and ‘angry’ and describes the state of being annoyed or irritable due to hunger. It first appeared in the early ... See more

3 months ago

22 verb+adverb collocations 1. They accepted out terms unconditionally in the end.
2. They were sleeping so soundly they didn’t hear the storm.
3. He lost his bearings ... See more

3 months ago

FLIP-FLOP (verb/intransitive/noun.) In the last US election campaign Hilary Clinton ‘…welcomed what she called a “flip-flop” by Sanders, after he said on Saturday that he supported ... See more

4 months ago

THE UNCANNY VALLEY. Someone recently commented that the word ‘uncanny’ came up a lot in a TV gothic/crime series in which Mary Shelley and her novel 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,' was ... See more

4 months ago

Upper Street Book Club - summer reading...see you in September

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