Welcome! This site is for students to practice their English and keep up to date with environmental issues.

You can find a mixture of reading, crosswords, videos and short English lessons: these will normally be vocabulary, but I may also treat you to some grammar!

There are now over 260 lessons on this blog. Look through the Blog archive, Post labels and Popular Posts to find what you want.

If you want to print a lesson, click on the lesson title and then look for the Print Friendly icon.

''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

''... to find the word, or words, by which [an] idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed''
P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Polar bears - listening lesson 1

Level: Upper intermediate / B2

It is difficult to find time to do some listening, but it is an important skill.

The BBC Learning English site has a lot of listening material. They are good because they are short and easy to use. You can listen on-line or download the listening and print the text.
Have a look at this recent one:
Scientists track polar bear’s nine-day swim


  1. I really appreciate the opportunity to play back the pronunciation of some words

  2. Yes Pavla, this is one of the great things about this site.