Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a spin-off of two TV shows iCarly and Victorious, which Dan Schneider also created. It stars Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett from iCarly, and Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine from Victorious. Watch the video above and fill in the blanks - Cat: Hey we should go buy more cool 1___. - Sam: Uh-uh I can't afford to buy new stuff. - Cat: Well I pa
The annual Brain Clash, a decathlon of brainteasers, trivia contests, and puzzles, is tomorrow. Amir must pick one of three individuals, each with different skills and ages, to join his team as a smart and capable player. So, who ought Amir to pick for the competition? The concept of "smart" is deconstructed by Shannon Odell, who also looks at how our brain growth affects our skills over the course of our lives. Here are some True, False questions to test your listening and memory: 1.
What Is Black Friday? The day after the American Thanksgiving holiday is referred to as "Black Friday," and for many workers, that day has historically been a holiday as well. The holiday shopping season officially starts on this day, which is customarily filled with exciting sales and deep discounts. Black Friday sales are frequently regarded as a barometer for the nation's overall economic health and a way for economists to assess the confidence of the typical American when it comes to d
Teaching is one of the noble professions because they have taught thousands of generations of students valuable knowledge and memorable lessons. Each lecture is filled with enthusiasm, the efforts of the teachers who work hard every night with every page of the book. They have devoted their time and energy just to expect their students to study well and become successful people. Today, on Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, we celebrate the critical role of teachers in transforming learners’ potenti
Consider the classic white t-shirt. Annually, we sell and buy 2 billion t-shirts globally, making it one of the most common garments in the world. But how and where is the average t-shirt made, and what’s its environmental impact? After watching the video, you can take a multiple choice question below to test your listening and memory skills. 1. Where in the world is cotton commonly grown? A. India B. China C. America D. A and b only E. All of the above 2. To pro
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name. This is the scene where Harry is taken to King's Cross Station to board the train to Hogwarts. On the train, Harry meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Watch the video above and fill in the blanks. Ron: Excuse me? Do you mind? Everywhere else is full. Harry: Not at all. Ron: I'm Ron, by the wa
Cyclone, typhoon, hurricane. All of these names are used around the world to describe the most powerful storm known to man. Hurricanes are unpredictable but scientists have a through understanding of how hurricanes form and sustain their power. In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane season peaks during the late summer months when tropical waters are the warmest. Hurricanes form from a cluster of 1___ that suck up the warm, moist air and move it high into Earth's atmosphere. The warm air is then conver
Emma Watson, British actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, co-hosts a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. The HeForShe campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality which calls upon men and boys to help end the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. This is an excerpt from the video above, fill in the blanks and your answer below the passage. Today, we are launching a campaign called HeForShe. I am 1.___ out to you because we need your help.
This is a video by Nas Daily, about the extraordinary process by which people in the UAE have created water from many sophisticated and advanced methods. Through the video we can better understand the importance of water and that saving water is the responsibility of the whole community. After watching the video, you can take the mini quiz below to test your listening and memory skills. 1. Sea water is not safe to drink because it contains a lot of microorganisms that are harmful to the
Human beings are everywhere. With settlements on every continent, we can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans and tundras. Our impact is so profound, most scientists believe humanity has left a permanent mark on Earth’s geological record. So what would happen if suddenly, every human on Earth disappeared? Dan Kwartler investigates. Here are some questions related to the video: 1. How long would the underground rail systems flood when the drainage bumps a
Thomas Suarez's interest in technology and programming led him to learn Python, Java, and C “just to get the basics down.” He built an app and then coaxed his parents into paying the $99 fee to get his app, Earth Fortune, in the app store. Thomas also started an app club at school to help other kids build and share their creations, and is now starting his own company, CarrotCorp.
Watch the brand-new trailer for "Loki" from Marvel Studios. Try to listen to what Loki and Mobius have talked about and fill in the blank. - LOKI: I know what this place is. The timekeepers have built quite the (1)____ and I see the (2)____ are playing their parts to perfection. - MOBIUS: Big (3)____ guy. I love it! Makes you sound super smart. - LOKI: I am smart. - MOBIUS: I know! - LOKI: Okay. - MOBIUS: Okay. - Another big guy with glasses: Plea
Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the globe you find humans in today, you’re likely to find another species as well: dogs. So how did one of our oldest rivals, the wolf, evolve into man’s best friend? "Given enough time, even our most dangerous rivals can become our fiercest friends." Now test your knowledge after watching this video by answering these que
Do you really need to speak English fast? When native English speakers speak fast, the boundaries between words disappear and this gives the impression of talking fast. In reality, they are not talking faster than normal —it’s just that the sounds in their pronunciation flow together in the most smooth and efficient way. In this video, there are a few things that all English learners should know about English pronunciation in order to understand native speakers.
Have you ever noticed that it’s much easier to remember the lyrics of a song than lessons at school? The melody, the rhythm, the tune, etc., all of them just naturally absorb into your head. And as you remember the lyrics, you will remember the English phrases, grammar, vocabulary. When you learn a new language, there are lots of unusual sounds your mouth isn’t used to making. Singing helps our mouths to form the right shapes and make these sounds loudly and clearly. Singing also helps us le
On the night of 31 December and the morning of 1 January, people in many countries all over the world will celebrate the beginning of a new year. How will they celebrate and how did this tradition begin? LINK: Reading Sheets
Progressive Skills in English is a new course that prepares students for entry into English-medium study. Progressive Skills in English teaches necessary skills as part of a systematic programme of language development. The course builds the skill
The gap between harmless social-media following and criminal behaviour isn’t as large as we like to believe: Facebook, Twitter and others must act on misuse and abuse.
These are some of the useful expressions for small talk!