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Do you know what the word ‘fracking’ means? It doesn’t come up very often in daily conversation. But it is an important word, and people who know what it means have strong views either for or against.
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The world of sport is filled with awards handed out for the best player in this or the leading team of that. But one of the most prestigious awards in football - one every professional player of the game dreams of winning - is ‘Le Ballon D’Or’.
If you want to hang a picture on the wall, you need to hammer in a nail to make sure it goes in straight, you must hit it on the flat end, known as the “head”. And there we have the origins of the expression ‘to hit the nail on the head’. If you tell someone they have hit the nail on the head, you...
If you want to hang a picture on the wall, you need to hammer in a nail to make sure it goes in straight, you must hit it on the flat end, known as the “head”. And there we have the origins of the expression ‘to hit the nail on the head’. If you tell someone they have hit the nail on the head, you...
Ruth and Jake are talking on the phone. Listen to their conversation then answer the questions.
Ruth and Jake are talking on the phone.
If you could travel in a time machine, what year would you visit?
If you could travel in a time machine, what year would you visit?
Simon’s boss suggested that he attend a first aid course, as it might come in useful at work. The boss thought it was important that someone in the company know what to do if anyone became ill or had an accident at work.