Showing posts with label vocabulary and communication skills. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vocabulary and communication skills. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Learning English - Words in the News - Football ticket tension in Naples

Learning English - Words in the News - Football Ticket Tension in Naples 

from  the BBC


16 October 2012
Hardcore football fans in Naples, known as ultras, have sent a warning to the owners of the club against selling tickets online. Many of these ultras are involved in crime syndicates which sell tickets at inflated prices, which could be threatened if tickets can be sold online.
Reporter:
Publish PostMark Duff

  • Click on the title link.
  • Learn and listen to the new vocabulary: cauldron, spiritual home, unfurled, diehard, ultras, make a killing, eager, face value, thugs, empty handed. Links to online dictionaries are below.
  • Listen to and read the newspaper report. 


Monday, 8 October 2012

This Week In History

This Week In History



Christopher Columbus led the First Europeans to sail across the Atlantic.  On 12th October, 1492; he reached the New World or the current day Bahamas.






Click on the title link above and:-

  • listen to and read a short transcript about Christopher Columbus
  • test out and learn new vocabulary 
  • take a quick quiz