The Czech Republic-Czechia

FACTS ABOUT THE CZECH REPUBLIC Location: Central Europe Capital City: Prague Population: 10,649,800 (approximately in 2019) Area: 78,866 sq. km The highest point: Sněžka 1 603 m The lowest point: Elbe River 115 m Government: Parliamentary republic Language: …

The Slovak Republic

FACTS ABOUT SLOVAKIA Location: Central Europe Capital City: Bratislava Population: 5,447,502 (approximately in 2019) Area: 49,035 sq. km The highest point: Gerlachovský štít 2655 m The lowest point: Streda nad Bodrogom 94 m Government:..

Countries whose language I learn

English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian and Old Saxon dialects brought to Britain by Germanic settlers from various parts of what is now northwest Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands…

Role Models and Ideals

WHERE ARE ALL THE HEROES? Everyone has had a hero at some point in their life — someone they admire, look up to or want to emulate. Heroes can be ordinary people who, finding themselves in …

Books and Reading 

  If you ask people about their favourite leisure time activity, the answer you’ll get quite often is reading books. People have always liked books. Even before the printing press was invented and most people were…

Fashion

People have different attitudes to fashion. Some do not care what they wear; others, especially women, are very choosy about what to wear and like spending a fortune on clothes. Some people buy…

Towns and places

The places where we live have always been important in people’s lives. Throughout our lives we get to know various places. However, the most important place in our life is our birthplace. The place of birth is the place …

Multicultural society

A multicultural society has a lot in common with migration. For years people have been moving from one part of the world to another to find a better place to live or reach their goals. Due to the migrations of different cultures and …

Hobbies and Leisure Time

HOW IMPORTANT ARE THEY FOR YOU? LET’S HAVE A WORD ABOUT THEM! First things first: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE LEISURE or FREE TIME?
Basically, to most people it is a period of …

Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body and produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth …

Young people and their world

As the most active group of people in society, youngsters can easily get in touch with the modernizing world. They are more sensitive to the tiniest changes in what is around them so they tend to be the first to adapt…

Mass Media

The history of the mass media can be traced back to ancient cultures when dramas were performed as a form of media and broadcast to a wider audience. Nowadays we consider mass media to be diversified media technologies which attract their sympathizers by mass communication…

Communication and its forms

Communication is usually a two-way process defined as an “interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs”. Language can be defined as the development of a basic form of communication between human beings in a society…

Man and Society

In an encyclopaedia society is referred to as a social grouping that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to the same political authority and cultural expectations. Human society is a group of people related to each other through different kinds of relationships….

Science and Technology

The importance of science and technology has grown dramatically over the last century. Technical and scientific advancements have influenced every aspect of human life: communication, transport, business, health care, housework, etc. Vast sums of money are being invested in new …

Man and Nature

Nature has always provided us with everything we need for life. In the past man needed wood to make a fire or build a shelter, and needed to hunt and kill animals to eat. Later he needed more and more…

Human Relations

Human relationships exist everywhere from our everyday lives to our dreams at night. Relationships can work very effortlessly or often become extremely complicated. Relationships are connections between persons…

Jobs and Employment  

A job is a regular activity performed in exchange for payment. A person usually begins a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, or starting a business. The duration of a job may range from an hour to a lifetime…

School and Education

Slovakia and the Czech Republic belongs among countries with a well-developed school educational system. In general, education is under the control of the state, church or private bodies. …

Travel  

St Augustine said: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” What does this mean? Do you agree?
Travel is the movement of people or…

Health Care

Some people believe that if you do not have your health, you have nothing. Health has reached the top position on the human scale of values. We wish it to each other on various occasions…

Shopping and services

Shopping is a favourite activity of many people, especially of many women. But there are also people who are not […]

Housing and Home

Home is the place where we feel safe and relaxed. It is the place we look forward to when coming back from school, work or holidays. It doesn’t matter whether we live in a …

Sport 

Sport (or sports) is all forms of physical activity which aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills. The history of sports dates from ancient times…

Culture and Art

Art can be defined as “the skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others.” Artistic works have existed for almost as long as humankind….

Family and Society

Pre-reading questions: 1) What is the best environment to raise a family in (e.g. apartment, village, etc)? 2) Why do marriage and family matter?..

Keeping Exotic Pets

Well, hello there! How is everybody doing? I hope school is treating you well! Keep working hard!
This month’s topic is about keeping pets,…

Dress Up!

Fashion does not seem to be a widely popular topic, especially among boys. Somehow we find it natural for ladies to love discussing the matter of clothes and …

Family and Society

Pre-reading questions: 1) What is the best environment to raise a family in (e.g. apartment, village, etc)? 2) Why do marriage and family matter?..

Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn

OK, who’s the author and who’s the character here? It takes less than a second to answer that, doesn’t it? Well, although you may not be a keen reader, the name of the writer (Mark Twain) and…

COP26

What on earth is COP26? (COP stands for The Conference of the Parties) At the beginning of November, delegates from 197 countries will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss the climate …

Are You a James Bond film fan?

Are You a James Bond film fan? In total Ian Fleming wrote twelve novels and two short story collections. Such was the success of the books that after Fleming’s death in 1964 other authors were invited to write Bond novels…

Vydavateľstvo FLP podporí vzdelávací projekt pre školy!

Vydavateľstvo FLP podporí vzdelávací projekt pre školy! V druhej polovici októbra odštartuje na slovenských a českých školách tretí ročník medzinárodnej online jazykovej súťaže s názvom Jazykový WocaBee šampionát…..

TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD …..AND BEYOND

Everybody likes travelling. It is very interesting to see new places, new people, eat new food and see different countries. Somebody likes travelling to cold countries,…

Canada

Canada. Have you been there? I am American, and I live near Seattle, Washington. It is only three hours south of the Canadian border, and Vancouver is not far from there. I live on the west coast, only an hour from the Pacific Ocean….

Canada Day

From the History Canada Day is the national day of Canada; it celebrates July 1, when the union of three British colonies into one single country called Canada took place…..

JULY FOURTH

America’s most important holiday is on July Fourth – it’s Independence Day! The 4th of July is America’s birthday and the day Americans celebrate their independence from Great Britain. This is the …

SUMMER IS HERE!

Summer is a very popular season. It starts around 21 June and ends around 23 September. The days are long and the nights short. There are three summer months – June, July, and August in our countries..

EMOJI YOUR ENGLISH!

Do you know which is the fastest growing language of all time? Think about it for a while. English or Chinese? No, it’s the emoji language…

Do You Speak Emoji?

Pre-reading: Do you use emojis in your communication with friends? How many emojis are you familiar with? Sketch some of them, pass it to your neighbour and he will describe…

SPECIAL DAYS IN JUNE

Get ready for the International Children’s Day 1 June Are you ready to celebrate your holiday? What do you usually do and eat? …

PROM: AN AMERICAN TRADITION

The school prom is a big event in the American school year. It´s a big party for graduating high school students….

ON THE ROAD

Summer is here and you’re probably planning your summer holiday although this year we might not travel much. …

LET’S TALK ABOUT EXTREME SELFIES

Ferdinand Puentes was flying in a small plane when it crashed close to the Hawaiian Islands in 2013. He was lucky enough to be saved by his life vest. What did he do? He took a selfie….

TOY VOYAGING

Some time ago there was a story that went viral on the Internet. A little boy lost his favourite plus elephant. His parents were …

FLAG DAY

14 June Flag Day is celebrated in the USA. It honours the U.S. flag. The flag is called the ‚Stars and Stripes‘ and it’s clear why….

MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT

24 June All across Europe, people used to celebrate the middle of summer. It was (and still is) celebrated on …

Drink Your Tea like a Brit!

Tea drinking is a cultural phenomenon in Britain. No other European nation consumes as much tea as the British. Although it seems the popularity of tea has almost been replaced by espresso nowadays, it…

Independence Day

What is Independence Day? Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption and publication of the Declaration of
Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776…

Don’t Let Coke Choke Our Oceans

Recently Coca Cola Company has been challenged with a strong public criticism by Greenpeace. There is a campaign with the main slogan: “Don‘t let Coke choke our oceans!” The pollution of our oceans is enormous. …

Father’s Day

Biologically, everybody has two parents. However (and sadly enough), there are millions of families in which one of the two is not around for various reasons. …

OCEANS

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEM? Oceans cover about 70% of the Earth. In the oceans there’s about 97% of all water. Life began in the ocean…

Hi there!

This article is about something that seems to be a big issue amongst young people these days – smoking. Do you belong among the people who wrinkle their noses when there is a smoker near them? Or are you a smoker everyone looks down on?…

E-CIGARETTES

Before you begin reading, answer the following questions: • What do you know about e-cigarettes?…

World No Tobacco Day

BEFORE READING:: What do you imagine from when you hear “World No Tobacco Day”? How do you feel about smoking (or using tobacco products)? What do you think is the reason people smoke?…

Why Did God Create Mothers

School children were asked to answer the following questions. You have a possibility to give your own answer to each of the questions below:..

JFK

We all make history just by the mere fact that we exist. However, there are people who seem to have an incredibly huge influence on the course of history and on the lives of millions of people….

Fun with New Words

FUN WITH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Let’s make it clear at the beginning. You can’t have FUN with Shakespeare. At least not the sort of fun you probably expect. Shakespeare is simply not funny according to today’s standards. ..

Tribute to Motherhood

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Mothers are a unique species. Combine love, tenderness, courage, self-sacrifice, stamina and creativity and you get a creature you are ashamed of being hugged by in front of your friends…

Mother’s Day

Let us help you with it. We have several awesome Mother’s Day quotes that will inspire you to tell your mom the words she deserves….

TREE RECORDS

In the USA we can see many natural wonders. But did you know that this country is the home to tree record breakers? I am speaking about three different trees…

TRADITIONS IN MAY

Traditions in May WELL DRESSING May is the time of well dressing in some parts of England. Wells in towns and gardens are decorated…

PUT ON YOUR RACING SHOES

When the Greeks beat the Persians near the town of Marathon in 490 B.C., a Greek soldier called Pheidippides ran all the way…

MAY

May is the fifth month. It’s named after Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility. May brings a lot of flowers.

MAY IS FAMILY TIME

Mother’s Day second Sunday in June Today is the day we celebrate our mothers and what they do for us. …

THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE

When you look at the map of the USA you see that this country stretches from the Atlantic in the east to the Pacific in the west….

I’M THE YOUNGER KID

‘Hello! I’m Lucas and I’m 12 years old. I have a brother, Tobias. He is three years older than me. My problem is my parents. They think I’m a baby! My brother has much more freedom1 than..

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States. He was the author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary…

THE TITANIC

The Titanic was a famous ship that sank on its first voyage on April 15, 1912. Much has been written and many films have been made about this great tragedy….

Titanic II

Everybody is aware of the tragedy that happened on April 15, 1912. Titanic hit an iceberg and more than 1500 people died. Since then, Titanic has been a symbol of hubris, an excess of pride….

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Everybody knows the name of William Shakespere… Shackspere… or was it Shaxper? Well, forget it. There are 27 different spellings of his name. (Willm Shakp is top.) If you can’t remember any of them,..

The Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, suggested that the profi ts from the 1851 Great Exhibition (read more on pages 8-9) should pay for new museums, libraries, schools and exhibition rooms….

EASTER IN ENGLAND

After a few months of winter, we all joyfully welcome spring. Easter, the most important event for all Christians, comes with the beginning of spring. Easter is primarily a Christian festival, marking the death of Jesus Christ, and many people go to church….

1 APRIL – TIME FOR FUN

It’s the first of April, a day of fun and pranks. It’s April Fool’s Day. Some people love it and some hate it. How about you?…

EARTH DAY

Earth Day, April 22, is an annual event to celebrate our planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. Earth Day is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities, and service projects…

English Language Day

UNESCO chose April 23 – the day of Shakespeare’s birth and death – as the date for English Language Day. …

Branches and Bunnies: An American Easter

Palm branches, ashes, the Easter Bunny, Easter bonnets, painted eggs, baby chickens and church services at sunrise are symbols and images of US Easter celebrations. These traditions, which vary greatly according to religion and geographical location in the States, are quite different from those in your country…

Easter

Each holiday celebrated worldwide has its specific features1 that vary from region to region. However, none of those events is as controversial as Easter. …

Easter

The way some holiday customs and traditions translate across different cultures varies from place to place. …

FAMOUS FICTIONAL TEACHERS

FAMOUS FICTIONAL TEACHERS

Teacher’s Day is coming. Let’s read about six book and film teachers all kids and teens know. 3 FICTIONAL TEACHERS WE ALL LOVE A perfect teacher is what all students dream about. Read about three teachers we love in the films…

MARCH IN HISTORY

ASPIRIN DISCOVERED What do you do when you have a headache? Most people take an aspirin. It’s a famous pain killer. In the past, people used willow bark. Later they learned how to use the chemical in it, and that’s how aspirin was born. It also helps with heart attacks. But that is not all…..

MARCH 13 UNCLE SAM

UNCLE SAM’S BIRTHDAY On March 13, 1852, Uncle Sam first appeared in the press. He became so popular that he became the personification of the American nation….

EARTH HOUR

Last Saturday of March Turn off your lights between 8.30-9.30 p.m., it’s Earth Hour. Join millions of people all over the world and show that you care. People turn off the lights in their homes but also famous buildings and landmarks stay dark, such…

TEACHERS’ DAY

March 28th Different nations celebrate their teachers on different days of the year. In our countries, we honour our teachers’ work on the day when John Amos Comenius was born. What do you do on this day? Do you bring flowers or sweets to your teachers?…

MARCH IS READING MONTH

March is Reading Month It’s March, the Reading Month. Honestly, do you read books? Do you think your parent’s generation reads more than you?
Lots of experts are worried about people not reading enough today, …

SAINT PATRICK – PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND

Saint Patrick’s Day, a national holiday in Ireland, is commemorated on 17th March, the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death.
Saint Patrick was born to Scottish parents in Wales….

ANIMAL RECORDS

Animal Records THE FASTEST ANIMAL The cheetah lives in Africa and some parts of Iran. This cat is smaller than other big cats but it is the fastest. The cheetah can run at over 100 kilometres per hour (kph) but not very long. …

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

One of the most beautiful places to visit in the U.S.A. is Yellowstone National Park. Located mainly in Wyoming, it was the first national park in the world. The park extends over into Montana and Idaho too. The wildlife there is famous, along with Old Faithful, a geyser…

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

3 March the day to go wild for wildlife Our planet is home to millions of animals and plants. So far about 1.7 million have been discovered and named, but we don’t know about millions more! The planet is a real treasure that should be protected….

Barbie’s Birthday

The dolls landed on toy store shelves in 1959 and became an image of the ideal role model for all young girls. She was thin, had a perfect boyfriend, family, house, and luscious locks – who wouldn’t want to be like her?
The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler, a co-founder of Mattel,…

Charity and Kindness

Charity and Kindness “Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty1 by simply having fun and making people laugh. …

SAINT DAVID’S DAY

Visit Wales  Wales lies in the west of the UK and is also called Cymru. Cardiff is the capital city. Wales has a lot of mountains, too. The official animal is a red dragon. Catherine Zeta Jones is Welsh, and so was Roald Dahl. Wales has more castles per mile than any other country…