This reading and writing activity practises understanding text structure through referencing words and various types of linkers and discourse markers.
Read the text about the role of forensic linguistics in solving crimes. Then answer the question to practise the full range of reading skills required for reading discursive texts on academic subjects.
This reading activity practises understanding implied meaning. Read the article about being an adult and answer the multiple-choice questions.
Reporter Carly Pimm is learning about a new sport. Practise scanning a text to find information quickly in this reading activity.
This reading activity focuses on particular words used to refer back to something in the text. Read the text about retail therapy and match words with the people they refer to.
Read the email from Penny about her day in the city. Look out for details in the email and complete the sentences with the correct endings.
Practise your writing by choosing the correct linking words to complete the different sentences.
Jane is selling her bicycle and has put an advert on a local website. Complete the advert with the correct phrase in this reading and writing activity.
Read the conversation between Dave and Jane, who are planning to meet. Answer the True/False questions to practise reading for detail.
Read the text about Ben, who is an English teacher. Answer some multiple-choice questions about the text to practise your reading.
This writing activity practises using linking words. Choose the correct linking word to complete the sentence about what a person did last Saturday.
Practise completing a form with the correct information in this writing and vocabulary activity.
Read the text about websites for teenagers and match the person with the website they would find most useful. This activity practises reading a text for detailed information.
This writing, grammar and vocabulary exercise practises the informal language used in emails. Choose the correct informal way to finish the sentences in the email.
When you meet someone for the first time, you ask questions. Find the correct reply to the question in this reading activity.
Read the sign and then decide which floor of the department store you need to find things. This reading activity practises scanning a text for information.
Read three versions of a text about running and decide which is the best in terms of punctuation. This reading and writing activity will help you practise the correct use of full stops and commas.
Ethical journalism is the idea of reporting things accurately and fairly. This reading activity practises the full range of skills required for reading discursive texts on academic subjects.
Amber has created her own business. Read the story about Amber and then decide the order in which events happened. This activity helps you practise your reading, grammar and the language used for writing a narrative, including the use of the past perfect.
Practise language for making requests and asking for information in this writing and grammar activity. Read an advert about a holiday cottage and complete the sentences.
Read the text about taking a holiday on a cruise ship. Then practise your writing by organising the text into paragraphs by using discourse markers.
This writing activity practises the difference between formal and informal registers by looking at some common verbs. You need to match the informal verb with the more formal verb.
Ballet for Boys has written an article about their dance lessons. Read the article and then answer the multiple-choice comprehension questions.
This reading and writing activity looks at how linking words are used in a text. Read the article about comic books and choose a word to complete the sentence.
Jack has emailed his friend Adam for some advice. Read the email and complete the phrases to practise language you can use when you're giving advice.
This writing activity practises the appropriate register. Choose whether the phrase is used in formal or informal writing.
Practise how to write a formal letter in this writing and grammar exercise. You need to choose the correct words or phrases to write a formal letter.
Read the text about understanding social-cultural references. Then answer the question to practise the full range of skills required for reading discursive texts on academic subjects.
Read an extract from some letters of complaint. Use this writing activity to practise if the language of complaining is polite and appropriate, or not.
Practise how to write an informal email in this writing and grammar exercise. Choose the correct words or phrases to write an informal email to a friend.
This reading activity practises choosing the correct reply to questions about music.