Asking indirect questions

I don't suppose you would need more info about indirect questions, would you?
I haven't a CLUE!

Yes? OK, just click here and try an exercise here

Here you have some expressions you can use. Click on the image to enlarge it.


Good news, bad news

Practise the language you can use to react to news with the BBC. Click here

News, news, news...

Need to catch up with the latest news? Why not do so in English?

Listen to the BBC here.

Listen to NPR here.

And the CNN here




Some of us were wondering yesterday about the latest Internet craze, "Planking". Click here to listen to an explanation about what planking is.

Watch this video to find out who started "planking"

Or click here to see a Facebook page where people photograph themselves "planking"

Have fun!


Newspaper headlines

Here's an exercise about newspaper sections
and here's one about the language of newspaper headlines.

2011 - Year in Review

What were the most important news items last year? Watch the video and remember.

What / who do the following sentences refer to?

  1. The year of protests was ignited there.
  2. People power swept him out of office.
  3. People power helped bring an end to his rule.
  4. Lost his life in a US Special Forces attack on a compound where he was living with his family.
  5. His death left his country in a state of uncertainty and high alert.
  6. It killed thousands and sparked a nuclear crisis.
  7. He’s said to have done more than anyone to shake the modern world.
  8. It generated a wave of protests against corporate greed that spread around the globe.
  9. People power took an ugly turn here. It showed the worst of human behaviour put on display.
  10. The phone hacking scandal put an end to it.
  11. It was a challenging year for him. He had to fight British courts while his site floundered.
  12. Her death prompted grieving.
  13. It was a cause of much public celebration.
  14. There was horror and tragedy when this right-wing extremist launched twin attacks on his own country.
Watch again and check.