Pancake Day


It ´s Pancake Day! It’s a day where people make lots of pancakes with all sorts of toppings and play all sorts of pancake-related games. Why do we have a day where everyone eats the same thing…

Travels with Friendship

ACROSS THE EQUATOR Although Australia is the smallest continent in the world (however, not far behind Europe, which is the second smallest), …

Edgar Alan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) No American writer has been as mysterious and strange as Edgar Allan Poe. And no other English-speaking writer has produced writings as mysterious, scary, disgusting, horrifying, and yet beautiful as him…

Aussie Slang

Australia, the Land Down Under, is a country like no other in the world. And with the inimitable landscape comes a unique way of speaking English….

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s been 53 years since the tragic loss of one of the most remarkable1 figures in American history. You might have heard …

British Measurements

British Measurements

Britain has always had a strange relationship with Europe, part of it but not fully part of it, clinging passionately …

How to Avoid Cyberbullying

How to Avoid Cyberbullying

Social media has become a part of teens’ lives. Yes, there are certainly a lot of advantages. However, sharing your life online might be risky. There are individuals …

Let's Be Thankful

Let’s Be Thankful

Before continuing with this article, let’s do some brainstorming. Take a piece of paper and …

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

The Tower of London, one of the most famous historic castles in Britain, is situated on the …


Close your eyes for a few seconds and picture all your belongings. Can you see them? …


Presidential Turkey

Ever since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a turkey each year to the President of the United ….

The Changing Faces of English

The Changing Faces of English

All living languages change over time. It’s a fact of life. But some things change faster than others, and some ….

Time Square

Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and the busiest square in New York….

Celebrities as Role Models

Celebrities as Role Models

Role models are people who motivate us to improve our qualities in both our private lives and work. It would be silly to think we can’t be better at who we are…

Big Ben

Big Ben

The Elizabeth Tower is the name of a famous tower of the British Parliament – more …

English is Easy

English is Easy!

But why does learning it take for ever? You are reading this because you are learning a foreign language. In your case that foreign language is English…

Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night

Four hundred and ten years have passed since the events of November 5, 1605, which became known in history as Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night…



This topic is about how friends change your behavior, how much influence your friends …

Language Learning

Language Learning

Verbal communication is based on language usage. Even though we are also able to communicate without words, language makes us special ….

Books and Reading

Yo, it’s me again! Long time no see! Missed me, huh? This month we’re gonna talk about books and reading. Do you like reading …

Kick The Habit!

What do you like doing? is perhaps one of the most frequent questions asked in elementary English classes (partly as an example of a grammatical phenomenon called “Verb Patterns”, …

Money is not funny

Money is not funny

It is said that money is the root of all evil. People want it even if they don’t actually need it, they oft en do crazy things to get it, and they fi ght for it and ….

The Admiring and the Admired

The Admiring and the Admired

The Admiring and the Admired It is said that we all need something to believe in. There are a lot of different ideas and creeds….

What is Friendship

What is Friendship?

Aristotle wrote, “The desire for friendship comes quickly. Friendship does not.” The truth is that time is not the only factor that aff ects ….

The History of London

The History of London

London, the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a city of over seven million inhabitants. It covers an area of 1,606 square kilometres…..

Colorful Idioms

Colorful Idioms

Pre-reading activity: Translate the following idioms into your language: – in black and white…

Animal Idioms

Animal Idioms …

There are definitely many animal idioms used in all languages. You may have come across many of them….

Today You’re Irish_3

St. Patrick´s Day

That day is St. Patrick’s Day. Your colour is green. Your culture is Irish. Your celebration is St. Paddy …

More False Friends

More False Friends

Today I want to return to a topic I have already written about in this column: false friends, i.e., expressions …



Telling the time is easy. Isn’t it? It’s something seven- and eight-year-old kids have ….



There are numerous occasions on which people wish each other well. The tradition of sending cards and wishes has never disappeared ….

Animals Idioms

Animal Idioms

Idioms are rather like salt in cookery: not needed all the time, not enough and it’s boring, …

Best Wihes

Best Wishes

There are numerous occasions on which people wish each other well. The tradition of sending cards and ….

False Friends

False Friends

My first contact with a Slavonic language was just before I came to what was then Czechoslovakia. I was offered a job in …

Dubbing and Language

Dubbing and Language Learning

My smart TV has hundreds of channels. Although digital TV has been with us for some years now, almost everything is still either already in the local language or dubbed….

Top Park


Top 3 City Parks of the World
It’s autumn and it’s a great time to go for a walk. Let’s visit three famous city parks.

Learn foreign language


I Can’t Learn Foreign Languages
Hi! My name is Kate. I have been studying English at school for a few years now, but I still feel I’m just a beginner.



September means that autumn is coming. Is it your favourite season or not? We asked five kids and teens what they like doing in autumn.

Food Day


16 October is World Food Day so let’s talk about food and food waste. What is it? It’s food we throw away. Did you know that people throw away one third of all food?

Scary place


Autumn can be pretty spooky with its rain and short, dark days. Let’s visit some places which will give us a good scare.



Halloween is becoming popular in our country, too. How much do you know about this holiday?


When Is The Right Time To Leave Home?

Hey guys, it’s me again! In this article, I’m going to talk about leaving home, that is moving out, etc. When would you like to leave your home?

Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day

Could you get through a day without spending a cent? What do you think? Is the following article related to a) shopaholism; b) environment; or c) a healthy lifestyle?

Two school debates

Two School Debates

Debate 1: To Pay Kids who Earn Good Grades?
Students at several middle schools in Washington, D.C., have an unusual incentive1 to get good grades.

World Food Day

World Food Day

World Food Day is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness1, understanding and information. It is a year around action to alleviate2 hunger.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Mark Twain lovers are celebrating 2020 as the 110th anniversary of this beloved author’s death, the 185th anniversary of his birth, and the 135th anniversary of his famous …

Slang and Teenagers

Slang and Teenagers

Are you one of the teenagers who use the word “matika” more frequently than matematika? Do you think the expression “Mám v paži!” is cool?

Are you happy

Are You Happy?

We all want to be as happy as possible and everyone wants an extra reason to smile. But, let’s …

Compulsory Education

Although the idea of educating children goes back to ancient times, it took many centuries before it was legalized.

Central Park aerial

Central Park

On July 21, 1853, the New York State Legislature decided to dedicate more than 750 acres (over 3km2) of land in the centre of Manhattan to create ….

Gender Sterotypes

Gender Sterotypes

Some time ago I came across a campaign focusing on helping girls increase their self-confidence. A number of boys and girls of various ages …

A Great Month of Books

A Great Month of Books

When people discuss spare time activities1 or hobbies, reading is always named along with doing sports, listening to music …

Reflecting on Friendship

Having good friends is an important part of our lives, but at times making friends and keeping them isn’t easy. Of course, one of the basic things …

correct language

Politically Correct Language

A student of mine once wrote: “In the USA they have political correctness; here, we prefer to have good manners.” I have nothing against good …



A friend of mine used to teach physics at secondary school. Once, as she was watching her students take a test, she noticed …

Digital detox

Do You Need a Digital Detox?

Can you live without your mobile, or do you need a digital detox?
Teenagers spend more than 11 hours a day in front of screens.

Bullies, Targets and Others

Bullies, Targets and Others

Bullying is like a dangerous disease. If you don’t pay attention to the first signals, it spreads quickly and can do huge damage.



Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, …

Work Out and Be Happy

Work Out and Be Happy

Many people forget or ignore both the short – and long-term benefits of exercise and avoid it due to a comfortable lifestyle. Two primary chemicals involved in making exercise feel …

Hurra! Nahrávky 2019-2020

HURRA! číslo 9-10 TEXT Nummer 15 Als Au-pair in Deutschland Seite 6.mp3 TEXT Nummer 16 Wie du mir, so ich […]


Hello! Activities 2019-2020

číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Activities (PDF, 1067kB) číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Amusement parks (PDF, 325kB) číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Season summer postcard (PDF, […]

Hello! Testy




Most of you will know Roald Dahl’s books. Roald Dahl is one of the most popular writers in the world. …

Britain´s Secret Beauties


Of course, not many places can be really secret now, when we have GPS and Google maps. Still, there are places which are less famous (and crowded) than, …

Hello! Nahrávky 2019-2020

HELLO! číslo 9-10 David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (.mp3) Inspiring People (.mp3) Ireland New Olympics Trends (.mp3) Science and Technology […]

Hello! Activities 2019-2020

číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Activities (PDF, 1067kB) číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Amusement parks (PDF, 325kB) číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Season summer postcard (PDF, […]

Friendship Testy


Maturita Exam Paper

Maturitné zadanie KCP Level B2 (PDF,64kB) Maturita Exam Paper 03 Level B2 (PDF,1MB) Maturita Exam Paper 19 Level B2 (PDF,346kB) […]


Milí kolegovia a študenti. V tejto časti budeme uverejňovať materiály, ktoré pomôžu Vám aj Vašim študentom pri príprave na maturitnú […]

Brožúra – Maturita Exam Papers

Chceš si uľahčiť prípravu na internú časť maturitnej skúšky z angličtiny? Daj šancu našej publikácii Maturita Exam Papers, ktorá ti […]


Friendship číslo 1-2 2019/2020

Milí čitatelia! Začína sa nový školský rok. Každého z vás určite čaká veľa práce. Dobrou správou je, že aj tento […]

Friendship Activities 2019/2020

číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Friendship May,June Self Assessment.pdf (PDF, 75kB) číslo 9-10 2019/2020 Friendship CHARLES DICKENS LESSON_page 6.doc (DOC, 1.44MB) číslo […]



Halloween is the second most popular holiday in North America after Christmas. Falling on October 31, it’s a day on which children and even adults …

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages

The International Day of Languages is something I did not know much about, since most people in the US do not know what this is, …



Gratitude is one of the most powerful happiness producers. Sometimes, it’s easy to feel consumed by hatred, anger and despair …

World Teachers’ Day 2020

World Teachers’ Day

Before reading
Do the preparation task first. Then read the article and do the exercises. Preparation task …



11 September
On 11 September each year, you can see the national flags at the White house and on all U.S. government buildings flown at half-mast in memory of those who died in the September 2001 ….

Idioms of change

Idioms of change

You’re undoubtedly well aware of how much people’s lives have changed due to the Corona virus crisis in 2020. I also had to make some tough choices as the situation became worse. …

COVID 19 – Vocabulary

In the last couple of months, coronavirus has fundamentally changed our lives. It has had an impact on school attendance, work, pastime activity, all aspects of our lives. We still come across a number of jokes and cartoons presented on various social media.