Regular listening practice based on interesting facts in easy English. Includes pre-reading vocabulary, reading, audio, gap-fill exercise, comprehension quiz and answers.
“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.
“Netherlands” Means Low-Lying Lands
What were all of those windmills used for?
An Asterisk Is A Little Star
How do you pronounce this symbol? (*)
Honey Does Not Go Bad
How old is the honey, honey?
The Swing At The End Of The World
Where’s the harness?
PPS Stands For Post Postscript
What common error do many letter writers make?
A Traffic Jam That Lasted Ten Days
What would you do if you were stuck in your car for ten days?
Themed Restaurant True To Its Name
Does a triple bypass hamburger sound like a juicy menu item?
Smithsonian Donor Never Visited America
Why would a wealthy European donate his fortune to the United States?
Cows Have Accents
What does a cow say in your language?
Shark Attacks Are Rare
What are your chances of being attacked by a shark?
The Language Of Whistling
Why would a language need special protection from the UN?
“Nail House” Is A Neologism
Why is there an old house in the middle of the new road?
Note that the Rooster is sometimes called the Chicken, and the Goat is sometimes the Sheep.