What’s the time? 

A lesson on telling the time.

Click here for the video lesson


A Narrated Book: ‘Pedro Pear’

Listening to a narrated book is a good way to improve understanding and pronunciation.

Books written for children are a good way to start.

This book is one of five I wrote during a series of workshops on story writing for children.


The UK government likes giving us advice on nutrition. Advice which they usually change every few years! One piece of advice was to eat FIVE pieces of fruit or vegetables A DAY. The characters in this book are fruit and vegetable people. This is why I named their hill, FIVE A DAY HILL. Now I think the Government advice is to eat TEN portions of fruit or veg. a day! So if I rewrote this book I would have to call (name) the hill, TEN A DAY HILL! But it doesn’t sound as nice!

I hope you enjoy the story. There are many more plus art, science and cookery programmes on my English Learning Channel : JumbleFun Channel

A walk in the Country 

A narrated video with transcript. 

For understanding. For pronunciation 

         Click here for link to A WALK IN THE COUNTRY

Here is the transcript from the video: 

Yesterday I went for a walk in th country.

It was a lovely Autumn day.

The sky was blue and the sun glinted through the trees.

I walked down a road lined with autumnal trees their leaves turning from green to gold.

I passed a woodcutter’s yard with logs of wood piled high.

Then I turned into a lane

I saw two cows walking across a field.  One was white and the other brown.

The floor beneath the giant fir trees was littered with fir cones. 

The lane led me into an oak wood..

The floor was littered with acorns which crunched beneath my feet.

I picked some acorns up and put them into my bag. 

Further along the lane I saw a farmhouse and round the corner were two dogs.

The dogs were barking.

Nestled in the hills was a farm. 

It was a beautiful clear day and I could see for miles and miles.

For a while I sat and enjoyed the view .

On the way back I saw lots of toadstools and a  butterfly.

As I rounded the corner the village of Castel Rigone and it’s beautiful church came into view.

In the distance I could see  Lake Trasimeno. 

Then I found myself on the main road again. 

I walked past  a round church with a beautiful bell tower. 

Past the car park and the football ground. 

Past the church and the supermarket.

Then I was back home.