You will hear a researcher talking about the importance of ‘creative thinking’, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Continue reading
You will hear a researcher talking about how studying the beds made by chimpanzees can help us to understand how modern humans evolved. Continue reading
You will hear a university professor talking about Artificial Intelligence and making predictions about how AI might make us smarter in the future. Continue reading
The statistics show that until the early of 2018, Indonesian debt to GDP was below 30%.
It’s good to use early (and it’s opposite – late) to describe an approximate time of year or month. However, there is some grammar to think about. Continue reading
With a friend – picture in your mind a banana, and then picture ‘freedom’. Compare your mental pictures with your partner’s. Then complete this summary!
Economy, economic, economics
Study the following rules relating to the various forms of the word ‘economy’.
There was confusion in class recently about the meaning of ‘sustainability’, so let’s take a few minutes out to get our heads around this extremely important social issue. Below is the opening of the Wikipedia entry on sustainability. Find out what sustainablity actually is and at the same time practice using articles!
As usual, if you think an article isn’t needed, just leave the drop-down menu blank! Continue reading
Just as plastic causes problems for our planet, articles cause all kinds of problems for students of English, especially when their first language doesn’t really have them (Indonesian!).
In a more recent practice activity the focus is on sustainable development and how that relates to the envirnoment. Meanwhile if you’re not sure about how to use articles in English (a, an, the), read this first, and then try the activity below!
In addition to the instruction given, if no article is suitable then don’t make a selection. Good luck! Continue reading
I already know the theory – give me the gapfill!
In IELTS speaking part 2 you are required to speak for between 1 and 2 minutes about a topic given by the examiner. Although it is difficult to predict the topic, the generic features of your spoken text are likely to follow one of two types. Here I demonstrate one of these types – recount.
First I’ll talk you through the predictable features of recount and then we’ll look at an example. Continue reading