Weekly listening practice based on fun and interesting facts in easy English. Try the gap-fill exercises and comprehension quizzes.
A Road Built From Unsold Books
Is it worth the money to take the toll road?
Humans Share 99% Of The Same DNA
What do humans, chimpanzees, and bananas have in common?
Olympic Gold Medals Are Made Of Silver
Why does a gold medalist win a silver medal?
Valentine Comes From The Word Valour
What does the word “valour” have to do with love?
A Caruncle Helps You See
No, a caruncle is not a relative with wheels!
Figure Skaters Do Get Dizzy
Why didn’t she fall down after 30 rotations?
The Army That Saved The Olympics
What did Winter Olympic host nations do before snow machines?
Red is The First Colour A Baby Sees
Why does Tiger Woods always wear red?
Martha Was The Last Passenger Pigeon
How could such a massive species go extinct?
Engaging The 5 Senses With Wine
You can see, smell, taste, and touch your wine. Can you also hear it?
Tiny Tim Was Originally Little Fred
Would it still be A Christmas Carol without Tiny Tim?
The Grammar Of Sign Language
Does sign language have verb tenses?
“Serendipity” Is Difficult To Translate
Have you experienced a happy accident lately?
The Verb “Run” Has The Most Definitions
Has your memory run out of space for English definitions?
“Selfie” Is The Word Of The Year
Why do I have a double chin in this picture?
Charlie Chaplin’s Moustache Was Fake
What was Charlie Chaplin’s signature moustache called?
Race Car Is A Palindrome
What do the names Hannah, Otto, and Bob have in common?
Bats Aren’t Blind
Why are there so many myths about bats?
The Halloween Capital Of The World
What’s so scary about Anoka, Minnesota?
Applesauce Is A Substitute For Oil
Help! I ran out of vegetable oil.