Podcast robots – BBC 6 Minute English

Podcast Robots The Rise of Machines Download MP3 recording here Download PDF Script here Practice new words with your Skypeclass English Teacher Are robots and artificial intelligence taking over from humans? Dan and Neil discuss the rise of the machines An American company has said its ambition is to achieve an AI that can beat humans at any intellectual task. … Read more…

Imperatives grammar

Indirect Questions

Indirect questions There are two main ways of asking questions – directly and indirectly. Both have the same meaning but we use indirect questions when we want to be more polite, more formal or less confrontational. We can ask a direct question – Where is Brighton Pier? Or to be more formal or polite, we can ask an indirect question – I wonder if you could tell me where Brighton Pier is? … Read more…

Imperatives grammar

English Tenses

English Tenses English Tenses -The tense of a verb tells you when a person did something or when something existed or happened. In English, there are three main tenses: the present, the past, and the future. You can practice the following tenses with your skypeclass Teacher. The present The present tense (e.g. I am, she works, we swim, they believe) is also called the present simple or simple present. It’s … Read more…

6 Minute English BBC Podcast -Bitcoin: digital crypto-currency

Bitcoin: digital crypto-currency Podcast Download Here  It’s something that makes the world go round, but it doesn’t really exist. In fact, if we all stopped believing in it, it would have no use at all! It is, of course, money. But not just any money, in this 6 minute English, we’ll be talking about the infamous Bitcoin. A digital crypto-currency. … Read more…