Revision April – June 2014

Revision Time

It’s exam time soon. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise some of the grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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New April to June Glogsters

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Revision January – March 2014

Revision Time

It’s exam time again. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise some of the grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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Song and Lyrics – Happiness by Pharrell Williams

Here’s something to make your weekend better. Listen to the song, read the lyrics, fill in the gaps then click check (at the bottom of the page) to see if you answered correctly. If you can’t get a word, click in that box then click hint to get the letters.

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Song and Lyrics – Counting Stars by One Republic

Listen to the song, read the lyrics, fill in the gaps then click check (at the bottom of the page) to see if you answered correctly. If you can’t get a word, click in that box then click hint to get the letters.

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New January to March Glogsters 2014

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Song – Underneath The Tree by Kelly Clarkson

Here’s a song to put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Revision October to December 2013

Revision Time

It’s exam time again. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise the major grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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Song and Lyrics – Let her go by Passenger

Listen to the song, read the lyrics, fill in the gaps then click check (at the bottom of the page) to see if you answered correctly. If you can’t get a word, click in that box then click hint to get the letters.

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Indian man falls asleep on train, gets lost for 26 years, finds his way home

Watch the video and then try and answer the multiple choice questions that follow it.

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New October to December Glogsters

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Four-Year-Old Lives Out His Bucket List

bucket list = list of things people want to do in their life.

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Nkaitole was recently able to experience every single thing he has ever wished for (so far), at the tender age of four.  Continue reading

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Song and Lyrics – The Mother We Share by The Churches

Listen to the song, read the lyrics, fill in the gaps then click check (at the bottom of the page) to see if you answered correctly. If you can’t get a word, click in that box then click hint to get the letters.

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Holiday Friends

How to survive the summer holidays: making (and ditching) friends

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If you’re the sort of person who goes on holiday to meet people, it might be time to take a good hard look at yourself. At some point during your nascent relationship, your new holiday friends will ask themselves a serious set of questions. Questions that might include: “How did these people figure out my name?”, “Do I really have to eat with them again?” and “Oh God, what if they want romance?” Continue reading

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What’s a meme?

meme (/ˈmm/meem)[1] is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Continue reading

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The Pain Continues

th_hibs_logoAnother year, another cup final defeat! There was green and white on the cup, but it was the green and white of Celtic, not Hibs. Continue reading

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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) Practice Tests

You’ll see from the menu above that we’ve added two new areas to the blog, Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) practice tests. If you’re an advanced level student, try some of the tests: Continue reading

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Cabs Cup Chance – again!

th_hibs_logoHello friends. Here I am back again to bring you up-to-date with the fortunes of Hibs since the start of 2013. Continue reading

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Today School Blog is 2 years old!

Map of countries visiting Today School Blog

Thanks everybody for your support.

We have had 100,000+ visits in total and 76,000 were made in the last year.

Where do all those visitors come from? Here’s a map to show the top visiting countries to our site during the last year (click on the map for a clearer view): Continue reading

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New Grammar and Vocabulary Games

The teachers at Today School have been really busy creating grammar and vocabulary games so that you can have some fun while you’re studying.

Try some of these games:

Passive Drag or Shoot Game

Reported Speech Tetris

Quantifiers ( much, many, few…) Drag or Shoot Game

Places Matching Game

Comparative and Superlative Drag or Shoot Game

Be + Going to – Drag or Shoot Game

Prepositions Memory Game

Present Perfect Drag or Shoot Game

Just / Yet / Already Drag or Shoot Game

…..and remember you can find all our games here.

Have Fun!!

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New April to June Glogsters

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Revision January – March 2014

Revision Time

It’s exam time again. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise some of the grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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Sophie’s Adventures: Mexico to Brazil

Sophie’s Adventures: Mexico to Brazil

PART 1 NORTH AMERICA AND CENTRAL AMERICA

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In November 2009 I left my job and my home in London to go on an adventure: Mexico to Brazil. I travelled by bus from Mexico to Panama. Even though travelling by bus for many hours was very uncomfortable it was worth it because I was able to see how the landscape changed from place to place. Continue reading

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New Songs for 2013

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Everybody enjoys listening to music so why not try using music to help you learn English? Songs are a great way to learn new vocabulary, structures and expressions. Song lyrics will stick in your mind along with the rhythms and melodies. Continue reading

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Being a Daddy – Part 2

Lucy’s First Christmas Continue reading

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Hibs end of year up-date

The fortunes of Hibs since I last wrote back in November have been up and down, as usual. Continue reading

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Revision October – November

Revision Time

It’s exam time again. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise the major grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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Top for a week – at least!

Last weekend, both Hibs and Celtic played on Sunday, though Hibs played first. Continue reading

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New season, new spirit

Welcome back to the obsessive world of Hibernian FC. Continue reading

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Cambridge Levels Game – Academy Island

Practise your English on Academy Island!

An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get by in a range of social situations. Players of Academy Island have to progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an art gallery and library. Continue reading

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How to be a good student!

Here are some ideas to help you to be a great student!!!

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Desert Island

We asked our teachers:

If you were stranded on a desert island, which three items couldn’t you live without? Continue reading

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Past Times

We asked our teachers:

If not now, when would you like to have lived and why? Continue reading

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Inspirational people

Who have been the most inspirational people of the 20th Century?

We asked our teachers:

If you could meet anybody (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Continue reading

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Holidays

What would your dream future holiday be and why?

We all dream of going somewhere exotic for our holidays; perhaps lying by the beach or immersing ourselves in a different culture. Here’s what the Today School teachers would like to do: Continue reading

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Summer Blog Crossword – Word Building

You must be bored with the beach by now. If you are, here’s a crossword with the root word at the end of the clue to help you. Continue reading

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Today School Teachers’ Favourite Smells

We asked our teachers:

What is your favourite smell? Continue reading

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Smelly Week

What’s that smell? – The smelliest sneakers in the world

On Tuesday March 23rd, 2011, nine-year old Sterling Brinkerhoff and his beaten up, stinky pair of sneakers, beat nine formidable competitors ranging from 7-13 years old, to win the Smelliest Sneaker in America, award. Continue reading

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Summer Films

This Summer’s Top Ten Films

Summer is finally here, and some big movie titles are missing. A-list brands like Harry Potter, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean are done — at least for now — and Twilight‘s next chapter won’t come out until Halloween. With such big shoes to fill, which movies will be the blockbusters this summer? As usual, a couple of reboots and sequels will be entertaining you, but there’s also a few new titles that could be massive hits. We’ve rounded up some of the most promising movies of the summertime. Continue reading

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English Teachers’ Favourite Films

We asked our teachers:

What is your favourite film? Continue reading

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Film Week

The Future According To Film

You’ve watched lots of science fiction films about the future but do you know when they happen? Here’s an infographic timeline that tells you when the future happens according to film. Continue reading

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Summer Blog Crossword – Anagrams

You must be bored with the beach by now. If you are, here’s a crossword with the clues followed by anagrams of the answers. Continue reading

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English teachers’ Barcelona

 We asked our teachers…

Where is your favourite place in Barcelona? Continue reading

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Barcelona versus Madrid

This week on the summer blog we’re looking at Barcelona. So lets start with the most important question; which city is better Barcelona or Madrid? Here’s an infographic that makes it all clear. Continue reading

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Food – The five second rule…

You can almost taste that last chocolate, you’re just about to eat it when it falls on the floor. What do you do? Do you a) apply the five second rule, pick it up, dust it off and eat it OR b) throw it in the trash and head to the store for another bar of chocolate?

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Teachers Favourite Food

We asked our teachers…

What is your favourite food here in Spain? Continue reading

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Top Ten British Meals

What are the top ten dishes the British eat?

Would you like to try making any of them?  Look at the top ten and click on the title to see the recipes from our favourite British TV chef… Continue reading

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The Funny Side of the Olympics

The Olympic games happen once every four years and 2012 is an Olympic year with the games in London. Have a look at some of the fun things we’ve found. Then test your Olympic vocabulary in our matching and memory games. Continue reading

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Olympic Values

As it’s Olympics week we thought we’d have a look at ‘Olympian values’. Read these inspirational stories about people who have overcome the odds to achieve their goals. Continue reading

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The Olympic Test

Test Your Olympic Knowledge

The Olympics are finally here so we’re having Olympic week on the summer blog. Take our Olympic quiz and then learn all about the Olympic torch and its route around Britain. Continue reading

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Mr Happy Man

 The Happiest Man on the Planet

Johnny will be there at 3:45 a.m. everyday without fail, with his backpack and radio, wearing a straw hat. As day light breaks and commuters on two and four wheelers start approaching Hamilton, Bermuda for their days work, Johnny swings into action.   Continue reading

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Happiness

Smile

As we continue our search for happiness we bring you the happiness decision tree, 10 things you didn’t know about smiling and what makes Today School teachers smile. Read on and get happy. Continue reading

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Jokes

Do you get it?

This week we’re looking at happiness. We’ve searched the internet for the best jokes in the world and we’ve asked our teachers to tell us their favourite jokes. Have a look at the jokes then have a go at our joke matching game.
There’s a glossary at the bottom of the page to help you with the vocabulary. Continue reading

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Real-life Superheroes

Real-life Superheroes: 3 People with Incredible Abilities

This week we’re looking at superheroes. We’ve chosen three fantastic stories for you – real people with real superpowers. These guys have three very different abilities but each case is as incredible as the other. Make sure you watch the videos to appreciate how amazing they really are! Continue reading

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Superhero

Which Superhero Are You?

This week we’re looking at superheroes. First, try the superhero matching game. Then have ago at the superhero maths test or read about real life Batmen and Spidermen. Finally there’s a comic for the child in you.

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Superpowers

What Superpowers do the Today School Teachers want?

Imagine Ed as Superman?  Marianne as Catwoman?

We have been asking our teachers which superpower they would most like to have and why?

Which do you think they chose?

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Funny, Crazy, Entertaining Science

Science doesn’t have to be boring. Look at what science brings to our lives, robots, crazy inventions, the big bang theory and a car powered by coke and mentos. Then try our science memory game. Continue reading

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The Big Science Crossword

We know a lot of you are big science fans so we’ve written a science crossword for you to do while you’re on the beach! Continue reading

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Alien Invasion

This week it’s science week on the blog. We’ve got Today School’s top tips for meeting aliens – you can guarantee they’ll come and ruin your holiday, there’s a sci-fi film matching game, an alien communication device and it wouldn’t be the summer without a Will Smith video. Continue reading

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Blog de verano para los peques —– Summer blog for the kids

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10 things to do this summer!

The schools have closed for summer. Are you bored yet? Below are some suggestions from our doggy friends about what to do this summer, there’s also the new summer song from Simple Plan (with lyrics) and finally a summer vocabulary matching quiz. Continue reading

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Songs of the Summer

What will the song of the summer be?

Our resident music expert Mark Brown gives his predictions for the best songs of the summer. Roll over the words in blue to get a definition of their meaning.

Every summer the same thing happens without fail: one song comes from nowhere and is transformed into an all-conquering monster that takes over the radio and sticks in your brain, refusing to budge until Autumn comes. Continue reading

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The Summer Blog Starts Here!

The summer blog starts here. If you’re bored already, you can use our summer decision maker to decide what to do. Then we’ll reveal the top-secret holiday activities of a few of our English teachers. Continue reading

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New York’s ‘Flying People’ Become Instant Sensations

New York's 'Flying People' Become Instant SensationsIs it a bird, is it a plane, is it Superman?

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The fastest building in the world….

Video Of The Week - A 30-Story Hotel In 360 HoursIs this the fastest construction project in the world?

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Revision January – March 2014

Revision Time

It’s exam time again. Find your level below (look for your book) then click on the links to revise some of the grammar points you’ve done this term. Continue reading

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