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 240 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

Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumn - crossword

Autumnal equinox? Must be time for the Autumn crossword!
(Apologies to those in the southern hemisphere!).

Thursday, 8 September 2011

European Day of Languages

Monday September 26th is the tenth anniversary of European Day of Languages.
Did you know that there are over 200 European languages?!

See the webpages for more information.

Try their language quiz - not easy!!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ten minute reading: wolves in France

Level: Advanced / C1

Here is a BBC article about the growing wolf population in France.
Read the article and answer the following questions:
1) How many wolf packs are there?
2) Where did the wolves come from?
3) How many sheep have been killed this year?
4) Who is allowed to shoot wolves?
5) How much compensation do farmers get for each sheep killed?

Answers below!


1) About 20
2) Italy
3) 17
4) Government marksmen or by shepherds trained and licensed to defend their flocks
5) 130 Euros