Welcome to Richmond Online Resources. Navigate through the resources by selecting the level below, the year and finally the category of interest.
Write five questions on an elephant’s typical day. Exchange your questions with another pair.
- E-PALS & E-CARDS
Read some of the messages. If you have an email address, add your profile to the Keypals page and reply to any emails you receive.
- DATES & FESTIVALS
Who do you share your birthday with?
- FAMOUS PEOPLE
How much do you know about famous people? Find out with this quiz!
Find your favourite hairstyle! Go to the Interactive Hair Style Selector.
Student A reads the joke, ‘How do you get breakfast in bed?’ and practises telling it. Student B reads the joke ‘What two things can you not have for lunch?” and practises telling it.
Read more about Pokemon.
Facts on the famous Lara Croft and all her adventures.
A site from which you can access some of the web’s best games such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Trivial Pursuit and EverQuest.
We all love laughter. Do you know any of the BBC’s current comedy programmes? Some great games are to be found in the ‘Fun ‘n’ Games” section.
The online version of the famous Guinness Book of Records! Try the quiz – it’s great fun!
How much do you know about food and exercise? Try this quiz!
You are making a poster about cigarette butt litter. Which picture would you choose for your poster?
Write 5 sentences about England 150 years ago. Use these verbs: write; rule; die; send; have.
Guess the jobs - what else do these people do? What do they wear? Compare your answers with a partner.
- MUSIC, BOOKS & FILMS
Listen to the audio clips in 'New Releases' (click on the sound icon). Which songs do you like? Which songs don't you like? Compare with a partner.
Information about all kinds of music. You can also find out the latest news.
Who wrote Captain Courageous?
Write your own adventure story!
Look at the films in 'Now Playing'. Click on one film, then watch the trailer.
Test your knowledge of musical instruments here.
Watch some of the latest pop videos. Which ones do you like? Which ones don’t you like? Why or why not?
Find the names of the programme types on the BBC.
When was the first Tarzan film released? Who played Tarzan?
A museum dedicated to the history of rock 'n' roll with information and images of all your favourite stars. Send a postcard or find out which stars share your birthday.
- PLACES & TRAVEL
Do you know the capitals of different countries? Try this quiz!
Choose one of the famous explorers (or a continent). Click on the name to find out more information about this person. Tell your partner.
How many flags feature the colour red? Can you describe any European flags? Search for your favourite flag.
Look at the information and photos about Sydney, Australia. Write about what there is in Sydney, and use the photos to make a poster. You can put your poster on the classroom wall.
Take a tour of the Australian Outback! You can choose your destination at this site.
Which rooms and areas in the White House may be toured?
Are you going on holiday this summer? Find out the distance between your home town and London.
Read about other people's holidays.
Do you know where Nauru is? Or what the capital city is? It belongs to the British Commonwealth. Find out more and send a card.
The school year is beginning! Find a friend to study with.
Use this site to find out about studying in different countries. There are courses for all ages in this useful guide.
Facts about this ancient school including news, a virtual tour and information on the different sports played at the school
What subjects do students study at this school?
DJ Spot invites you to find out more about what you eat. There are games and lots of fun activities. You can also see how they eat in schools across America.
You have US$200 to spend on a new outfit for a party at fashion retailer Gap. What do you want to buy? Compare with a partner.
How many players are there on an American football team? Find out at this site.
The latest news from the world of basketball presented in an exciting format.
This is a site for sports fans! Here you’ll find information about different type of sports as well as tips, games and screensavers.
A site filled with exciting sports. Click on "send a postcard" and choose your favourite. What's the sport? Send the card (in English) to a friend.
The official site of the world's best basketball league. Find your favourite NBA player and check out the facts.
What is a bit?
All the information you need about the Sony robot dog, AIBO.
Chat to Alice. Click in the box next to "You say" and introduce yourself - say "My name's XXXXX and I come from XXXXX".
When did researchers first think of the Internet? Check out the interactive Internet timeline
This site is dedicated to mobile phones in the United Kingdom. You can find out everything you need to know about brands and prices, and find answers to any questions you might have.
- THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
What does it mean if you dream about a guitar? Find out in the Dream Dictionary!
Horoscopes, tarot, numerology, superstitions, healthy eating and lunar phases... a wealth of new-age material may be found on this site.
An online magazine for science fiction fans. Articles about new and classic films, books, interviews and more.
At first glance, the site doesn’t appear to be anything special, but it has some amazing pictures of UFOs. Do you think they really exist?
Play the time game - match the times with words.
See some incredible photos of our solar system.
Which is the hottest European city today? Which is the coldest? Compare your answers with a partner.
- FAMOUS PEOPLE
What is the goal of the Britney Spears Foundation? Find out at her official website.
Who was Hatshepsut? Find out the answer and much more on women in history
Women in history
Find out about women in history.
Find out how chocolate is made. Explain it to your partner.
Read the rules for teenagers for online safety. Put them in order from the most important to the least important. Compare with another student.
How do you say "hello" in Chinese or Arabic? How many languages are there in the world?
Do you know what "lunch" and "candy" mean? Are you sure they only have one meaning?
How do you say "metro" in British English and American English?
Look at the list of possible jobs for teenagers. Which would you like (and not like) to do? Why?
- MUSIC, BOOKS, FILMS & TV
Enrol at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
Go behind the scenes of Lord of the Rings
Read up on cool film trivia!
Look at the list of books read by teenage girls and by teenage boys. Find out more about one of the books by clicking on the title. Tell your partner. Whose book sounds more interesting?
Do you like Stephen King? Check out what's coming up.
Look at the page of keypals, and choose someone to write to in another country. Send them an email with information about yourself.
Read your horoscope for this week. What does it say will happen? Tell your partner.
In pairs. Choose and send a Valentine e-card to your partner. Whose card is the funniest / tackiest / most romantic / silliest?
Find out how to stop biting your nails.
Find helpful tips on how to deal with emotions, friends, family, and much more.
- PLACES & TRAVEL
Groups of 3. Student A click on Mali, then on 'Daily Life' (on the left). Student B click on Algeria, then on 'Daily life'. Student C click on France, then on 'Daily life'. Take notes, then compare what you have learnt about daily life in these countries.
Do you know the countries of Europe? Try this quiz!
Discover one of England's most famous places. Read about its history and read stories related to the Tower.
Find out what a gap year is. Where would you go if you took a gap year? Why?
In pairs. Click on Venus' bio and Serena's bio and read about these start tennis players. Write 5 questions about them. Ask another pair.
What are the most unusual Paralympics sports? You can find out here.
Look at the list of extreme sports and photos. Which sport would you most like to do? Which would you least like to do? Why?
Check out the official website of the Olympic Games!
- TECHNOLOGY & SPACE
Find out what about happens behind the scenes for a space flight.