The surprising History of Handwashing (PAU June 2022)

In this radio programme you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them.
Make sure you know what they mean.
go delirious / ward / midwife / puzzling / aisle
Ready?
Now read the questions. Read them carefully before listening to the radio programme.

After the listening exercise you can check your answers by reading the script.

THE SURPRISING HISTORY OF HANDWASHING (June 2022)

Interviewer: We take it for granted now that washing our hands is a tool to fight disease. But somebody had to discover that, and most of the credit goes to a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis. How did he come to realize that handwashing was so important for our health? To answer that, we’ve invited Dr. Diana Tulane, a professor of the history of medicine at Purdue University in Indiana who has studied Ignaz Semmelweis, to our program.

the script.

Does High School Start Too Early? (PAU September 2019)

Presenter: Does high school start too early? Some experts say teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that are designed for adults. I’m Guy Raz, and today I’m talking with Dr. Wendy Troxel, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Troxel’s research focuses on the relationship between sleep and health, as well as the implications for public policy.

In this radio programme you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them.
Make sure you know what they mean.
public policy/ sleep-deprived /deprivation /melatonin

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

Does High School Start Too Early?(September 2019)

GUY RAZ (GR): Welcome to the show, Dr. Troxel. If I were to ask you to give me one idea about something that could have a huge impact on kids in schools, what would it be?

the script

“Moby-Duck”: When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea. (PAU June 2019)

In the following conversation you are going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
to end up / deck / to stack / to maneuver

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes reading  the script

'Moby-Duck': When 28,800 Bath Toys Are Lost At Sea ( PAU June 2019)

This is FRESH AIR, our weekly program devoted to the environment. What happens when 28,000 rubber ducks and other bath toys are accidentally dumped in the ocean? Where do the ocean
currents take them, and what environmental impact do the ducks and other ocean junk have on the seas? That’s what our guest, the journalist Donovan Hahn, investigated in his book “MobyDuck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them”.

 script

Halloween History

Halloween History

Watch the video and Choose the correct answer.

IMPORTANT: I recommend you to read all the questions first and then watch the video and answer the questions. Some of the questions are quite large and it could be difficult trying to answer them if you hadn’t read them before.

This is a quiz about the history of Halloween.

FCE Test 8

First (FCE2) Listening Test 8

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First Certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

FCE Test 7

First (FCE2) Listening Test 7

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First Certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

fCE test 6

First (FCE2) Listening Test 6

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

FCE Test 5

First (FCE2) Listening Test 5

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge First certificate Test FCE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

Advanced 2(CAE) Test 4

Advanced 2(CAE) Listening Test 4

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test CAE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.

 

Advanced 2(CAE) Test 3

Advanced 2(CAE) Listening Test 3

This is a Listening practice test fot the Cambridge Advanced Test CAE.

There are 4 parts and it takes around 40 minutes. read the instructions for each part carefully before you start.