Mary Celeste (B2)

In 1871 a deserted ship is found drifting in the sea. The captain and the crew have disappeared ...

American Politics (C1)

Before listening

1. Do you know the names of the two main political parties in the USA? 

2. From which party does the current president come?

Now listen

Listening Comprehension True or false

1. In the United States there are only two political parties.

2. All Republicans oppose gun control.

3. Republicans generally support military spending.

4. Republicans generally support free trade between countries.

5. Democrats generally believe in more market regulation.

6. Democrats agree with Republicans on taxation.

7. Many Republicans criticise the UN.

8. Only the rich vote for the Republican Party.

9. Only the poor vote for the Democrat Party.

10. The Democrats have a lot of support in the big cities.

For more on the two major parties go here

Classic Halloween Ghost Story

A young couple move to the country. Every night they visit a beautiful local church. Inside there are two marble statues. Why do these statues frighten local people? And what is the secret of the broken marble finger? 'The Marble Finger' is based on a classic horror story, Man Made in Marble (1893)…