A version of hangman featuring words from the Academic Word List (AWL), and a built-in homework activity for anyone who needs the practice.
Remember to read the instructions carefully before you begin! ×
- Click or tap letters to reconstruct words taken from the academic word list.
- Click or tap 'Next word' to get another word.
- For each word you begin with 9 lives.
- After you have guessed 5 words correctly, you will be invited to write a text using those words.
- Alternatively you can reload the page and play again!
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These days more women are entering technical professions but they are still far outnumbered by men. Computing scientist Talia Gershon believes this is partly due to unconscious biases. Watch the video and then reconstruct what Talia says. Continue reading
Do you always act sensibly and rationally? Psychologists have analysed the choices we make on a daily basis and the findings might surprise you. To find out more, try this IELTS reading heading matching activity.
We like to think that we know about the benefits that future cities will bring us, but do we really?
Before you look at the text, discuss the following questions with a friend:
- What are the current advantages to living in a city, and how is this likely to change in the future?
- Are cities good for business, and how is this likely to change in the future?
In the previous post we completed the summary of a text about how we come to understand concrete and abstract concepts. In this post we do some Yes, No, Not Given practice as the writer goes on to describe three theories relating to this kind of mental processing. Continue reading
We all know about carnivores and herbivores. Now there are ‘Locavores’ – people who choose to eat locally produced food. Match the headings to the paragraphs!
Try this IELTS Reading practice activity and you might just learn something new about Orangutans!
How much do you know about the typewriter? And how good are you at answering True / False / No Information questions? Try this activity and find out!
These seem to be popular, so I’ve combined three posts into one and made it all a little more user-friendly. Good luck!
Recently in class Chomsky’s name came up in discussion as the most widely cited author, but not many students knew his name or why he is so well-known.
The following video outlines Chomsky’s ground-breaking theory of language.
Before you watch the video, discuss with a friend the following questions.
- What makes human language different from animal language?
- Is language learned, or are we born with it?
- How is it possible that small children learn languages so quickly?
Watch the video and then attempt the text reconstruction activity at the bottom of the page.