John Millen

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5-minute listening: Victor Lustig, the con man who ‘sold’ the Eiffel Tower

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

17 Jan 2022 - 7:00AM
5-minute listening: Itchy feet? Study explores diversity of fungi behind athlete’s foot and other infections

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

10 Jan 2022 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening: What environmentally-harmful items would you banish to ‘Room Below Zero’?

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

13 Dec 2021 - 7:30AM
5-minute listening: Fruit juice con – how drink labels can be misleading

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

6 Dec 2021 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening: Deadly food to die for

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

29 Nov 2021 - 10:28AM
5-minute listening: The decluttering expert

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

22 Nov 2021 - 10:14AM
5-minute listening: The “celebrity” agency

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Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

15 Nov 2021 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening: Doodle your inner artist

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

9 Nov 2021 - 6:26PM
5-minute listening: It’s just not fair

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

1 Nov 2021 - 11:32AM
5-minute listening: An exclusive interview

Practise your English with our short listening exercises. In this week’s podcast, the lead singer of a rising band sits down for her first-ever solo interview.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises. In this week’s podcast, the lead singer of a rising band sits down for her first-ever solo interview.

29 Oct 2021 - 1:01PM
5-minute listening: Cats for adoption

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers and the script at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers and the script at the bottom of the page.

18 Oct 2021 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening exercise: Money Pot

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

11 Oct 2021 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening exercise: The perfect patient

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

4 Oct 2021 - 6:30AM
5-minute listening exercise: Miss Fix-it

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises: play the audio; answer the questions; and check the answers at the bottom of the page.

20 Sep 2021 - 11:04AM
5-minute listening exercise: A good rant

Practise your English with our short listening exercises. In this week’s podcast, three upset individuals have a rant on the air.

Practise your English with our short listening exercises. In this week’s podcast, three upset individuals have a rant on the air.

13 Sep 2021 - 6:30AM
‘Infinity Son’ review: An exciting fantasy novel in a magical NYC

Brotherhood, love and loyalty are put to the test when the wrong brother suddenly develops extraordinary powers.

Brotherhood, love and loyalty are put to the test when the wrong brother suddenly develops extraordinary powers.

4 Jul 2021 - 9:00AM
‘D: A Tale of Two Worlds’ review: A stunning fantasy novel inspired by ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The new release from award-winning author Michael Faber has a simple, but engaging plot that you’re sure to appreciate

The new release from award-winning author Michael Faber has a simple, but engaging plot that you’re sure to appreciate

27 Jun 2021 - 9:00AM
‘City of Rust’ review: A dystopian steampunk novel with a touch of ‘The Hunger Games’

In this sci-fi story, Earth is about to be hit with a ‘junk bomb’ of rubbish it sent into space, and it’s up to one teenager to save the day.

In this sci-fi story, Earth is about to be hit with a ‘junk bomb’ of rubbish it sent into space, and it’s up to one teenager to save the day.

13 Jun 2021 - 12:00PM
5 Minute Listening: Interview with a paramedic
  • Sam Wong is a paramedic. This is the only job he has ever done and he loves it.
  • Listen to the interview and then answer the questions.

 

  • Sam Wong is a paramedic. This is the only job he has ever done and he loves it.
  • Listen to the interview and then answer the questions.

 

9 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
5 Minute Listening: Best Thesps

Amisha is interested in joining Best Thesps, an amateur theatre company. Ho-ling, the secretary of Best Thesps, tells her about the group.

Amisha is interested in joining Best Thesps, an amateur theatre company. Ho-ling, the secretary of Best Thesps, tells her about the group.

2 Jun 2021 - 7:00AM
‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ book review: 42nd anniversary edition a timely reminder of Douglas Adams’ brilliance

Happy Towel Day! Celebrate with a new version of the famous comedy sci-fi story, with illustrations by Chris Riddell

Happy Towel Day! Celebrate with a new version of the famous comedy sci-fi story, with illustrations by Chris Riddell

24 May 2021 - 10:59AM
‘Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery’ review: David Baldacci proves his YA credentials

The famed author of crime and thriller novels takes on the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games in this series

The famed author of crime and thriller novels takes on the likes of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games in this series

23 May 2021 - 12:00PM
‘The Shadow Arts’ book review: A walk on the dark side, with adventure ramped up to the max

The sequel to ‘Monstrous Devices’ is everything you’d want, and a whole lot more.

The sequel to ‘Monstrous Devices’ is everything you’d want, and a whole lot more.

16 May 2021 - 12:00PM
12 May 2021 - 11:05AM
‘Spin the Dawn’ review: Pairing Chinese fairy tales with the story of Mulan

Elizabeth Lim’s novel is well-rooted in tradition, fantasy and magic.

Elizabeth Lim’s novel is well-rooted in tradition, fantasy and magic.

9 May 2021 - 12:00PM
5 Minute Listening: Meet your school’s new exchange students

Listen to the audio and check your answers here.

Listen to the audio and check your answers here.

5 May 2021 - 7:00AM
‘The Detectives’s Guide to Ocean Travel’ book review: It’s plain sailing for this Agatha Christie-inspired whodunnit

Meet Pepper Stark, a teen detective in the making.

Meet Pepper Stark, a teen detective in the making.

2 Jul 2021 - 4:43PM
‘The Firekeeper’s Daughter’ review: A crime thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat

A mixed-race teen struggles with her identity, witnesses a shocking murder and goes undercover to fight a dangerous drug in her community.

A mixed-race teen struggles with her identity, witnesses a shocking murder and goes undercover to fight a dangerous drug in her community.

24 Apr 2021 - 9:00AM
20 Apr 2021 - 7:10PM
‘Concrete Rose’ book review: ‘The Hate U Give’ prequel is a powerful look at young, male Black life in America

Angie Thomas’ third release is as gripping and educational as her debut.

Angie Thomas’ third release is as gripping and educational as her debut.

18 Apr 2021 - 12:00PM