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Welcome to the Richmond Online Resources. You can navigate through the resources by choosing the required level below, then selecting the cycle and finally the category of interest.

Upper-secondary
ADVERTISING

What's New?

http://www.adcritic.com/

What’s new and cool in the world of advertising?

DATES & FESTIVALS

Hanukkah

http://www.hanukkah-traditions.com/

What is the name of a traditional game children play during Hanukkah?

ENTERTAINMENT

Music Quiz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/quiz/

A different quiz is published every week on the website for the UK’s most popular music programme.

Try the video or text quizzes.

What's on Tonight?

http://www.whatsoninlondon.co.uk/%20

Plan a night out in London - find somewhere to eat and some entertainment. Try to convince your partners that your plan is the best.

Womad Festival

http://www.womad.org/

Where are this year's Womad festivals taking place?

FASHION

Clothes

http://iteslj.org/v/ei/clothes2.html

Test your clothes vocabulary here

HEALTH

Teenage Problems

http://www.teenadviceonline.org/archive/6.html

Look at this typical teenage problem and the advice given. Do you agree - what advice would you give? What other problems do teenagers have - make a list in small groups.

Stress Test

http://www.epsy.org.ee/test_uk.html

Do you feel stressed? Try an online stress test!

Eating Disorders

http://www.bodycage.com/warning.html

What are some of the warning signs of an eating disorder?

ISSUES

NAACP

http://www.naacp.org/

What does "NAACP" stand for?

Environmental Problems

http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/nature_gallery/worldheritagesites.html

Read about the different environmental problems affecting the world today. Put them in order of importance, then compare your list with someone else in the class - try to agree on a final order.

Four Goals

http://www.feminist.com/

This website’s motto states four goals for women. What are they?

LANGUAGES

World Languages Quiz

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz50bds.htm

Try this quiz to see how much you know about languages spoken around the world

British and American English

http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blbritam.htm

Brush up your knowledge of the differences here.

Telephone Numbers

http://www.phonetic.com/

What does your phone number "spell"?

PEOPLE

Biographies

http://www.biography.com/search/

Read the biography of a person you admire. Can you find at least one interesting fact about them?

Inventors

http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html

Find an inventor you are interested in and make some notes about his/her life and work, then make a poster presentation to show to the rest of the class.

People's Characters

http://www.emotioneric.com/

Look at the photos of Eric portraying different emotions. Can you think of an emotion he hasn't done yet? Click on ‘Request’ to ask Eric to perform it.

PLACES & TRAVEL

English Knowledge

http://quiz.hotplugins.com/cgi-bin/showquiz.cgi?qzid=1272

What do you know about English / England?

SPORT

Adventure Sport

http://www.theworldoutdoors.com/documents/multisport.html

Browse this page with a partner and choose a sporting holiday.

WEIRD WORLD

Silly Accidents

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/

Browse through some of the winners of this award for silly accidents. Make some notes on your favourite two - then tell the rest of the class about them.

Virtual Reality Home

http://www.cybertown.com/

Create your own private virtual reality home with personal chat, an inbox, message board and free email address. Invite your friends over to hang out, chat and party – all in full 3D!

Survival

http://quiz.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/tests/survival.htm%20

Have you got the know-how to survive a tornado, a flood or a plane crash? Find out here...

ENTERTAINMENT

The Simpsons

http://www.thesimpsons.com/

What is Marge Simpson's maiden name?

World Music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/onyourstreet/thestreet/index.shtml

Visit this street and find out about the music and musicians these five families listen to. Read and listen.

Origin of Band Names

Do you know the stories behind the names of the world’s most famous bands such as the Beatles, U2 and Nirvana? Take a note of some of the explanations.

 

HEALTH

Are you Assertive?

http://www.testcafe.com/sert/?affil

Test yourself on assertiveness and think of what behaviour you would like to change.

Nutrition and Health

http://www.mypyramid.gov/

Find out about nutrition and healthy living by clicking on the links: "inside the pyramid" and "tips and resources". Think of your family and the way you eat and make a list of suggestions for a better diet.

Body Language

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/fun/personal/confidence/body/index.shtml%20

Try this quiz on body language.

ISSUES

Families

http://www.familydiv.org/

What kinds of families are represented by this organisation?

Environmental Issues

http://edugreen.teri.res.in/explore/quiz/quiz.htm

How much do you know about the environment? Try the random quiz on environmental issues.

Tsunami

http://www.ew.govt.nz/enviroinfo/hazards/quiz/quiz2.htm

Try the quiz.

JOBS

Career Choice

Select three careers that interest you and read about them. Take notes on the qualifications you need and any other information of interest.

Possible Alternatives

http://www.thesite.org/travelandfreetime/travel/gapyears/whattypeofgapyear

If you decided to take a year out, how would you spend it?

Job Applications

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/11_16/gogetit/getthatjob/cv1.shtml

Use this site to prepare your CV. Use the "next" link to move through the pages.

LANGUAGES

Linking Words

Try these three quizzes on compound sentences.

Quantifying Nouns

http://a4esl.org/q/h/9801/cr-noncountfood.html

Try this quiz on countable/non-countable quantifying nouns.

If

http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/kipling_ind.html

Find the poem If and read it.

PEOPLE

Marilyn

http://www.marilynmonroe.com/

How many films did Monroe make in 1950?

Bill Gates

http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/

Which university did Gates leave to start up Microsoft?

Roald Dahl

http://www.roalddahlfans.com/

Where was Dahl born?

PLACES & TRAVEL

New York

http://www.iloveny.com/

Together with a partner, plan a week's trip to New York. Make a plan for each day of the week: decide where you are going to stay, which monuments and places you are going to visit and the the activities you are going to do each day.

Beat the Clock!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/youmeus/quiznet/newquiz56.shtml

Try this quiz on travelling. See how long you take to get the answers right.

Houses in England

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/houses.htm

Read this article about houses in England. Compare the information with what you know about your country.

SPORT

Bungee Jumping

http://www.bungeezone.com/

Can you find a bungee club in Spain?

WEIRD WORLD

Disappearing Acts

http://www.dcopperfield.com/

When did the Statue of Liberty vanish?

Net-Addictions

http://netaddiction.com/resources/internet_addiction_test.htm

Take the test to find out if you’re addicted.