Everyday Life

Don’t be fooled April fool quiz

Don't be fooled on April Fools Day ! Have you heard of April Fools day ? It occurs in many countries but not necessarily on April 1st. It is a day when people like to play practical jokes on each other and then shout  "April fool" at the unfortunate victim(s). These...

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Christmas Songs – Introductions Quiz

Christmas Songs - Introductions Quiz Can you name these Christmas Songs from the Introductions in this Christmas Songs - Introductions Quiz? Everyone likes a quiz, and some like Christmas songs, so if you like quizzes and Christmas songs, look no further - here is a...

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The EFL PodBlog Giant Christmas Quiz

  The EFL PodBlog Giant Christmas Quiz The EFL PodBlog team wish you all a very happy Christmas and loads of success with your English learning in 2018. Test your knowledge of all things Christmas with our bumper Christmas quiz - it's fun for all the family, you can...

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Quiz

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Quiz A table full of turkey, corn, stuffing and cranberries can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving! Aside from the tasty morsels, Thanksgiving is also a yearly celebration of gratitude that originated with the Pilgrims and Native Americans....

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Halloween; cult film Rocky Horror Show

The 31st October means just one thing.... Halloween! If you've had enough of all those clips explaining the origins of Halloween, go straight for the fun with this clip of the classic Rocky Horror Show song Let's do the time Warp again. The Rocky Horror Picture Show...

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7 Secret Places Hidden in Plain Sight

7 Secret Places Hidden in Plain Sight When you wait for hours in line to get a new Facebook profile picture with some famous painting or monument, you can't help but wondering if it's worth the effort. After all, these are the most photographed places on Earth. Even...

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On this day in History

On this day in History If you thought that the Pony Express - the original Wild West postal service, lasted for a long time, then you may be surprised to hear that it's existence was pretty short. What did they do on April 3 1860? How far did the Pony Express riders...

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Top Ten Marriage Proposal Fails

Top Ten Marriage Proposal Fails Top Ten Marriage Proposal Fails - Oh dear - it's Valentine's day and I'll bet there are lots out there that are going to pop the question today ... but, is it a good idea? Are you sure that he or she will say, yes? If you are planning...

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Cheer up, Today is Blue Monday

Cheer up, Today is Blue Monday Cheer up, today is Blue Monday, and according to experts, it could be most depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US, and the weather. In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of...

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2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly

2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly 2016 The Good The Bad and The Ugly - a montage of many of the biggest events that shaped the previous year. Loss, Success, Division and Achievement: it’s been a mixed year! Check out this video review of the year edited in the style...

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3 Christmas Traditions Explained

3 Christmas Traditions Explained 3 Christmas Traditions Explained - why do we put up Christmas trees and lights and where did the tradition come from? Where did the idea of giving presents and gifts at Christmas come from? Why do we use mistletoe in our decorations at...

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News Intro Compilation Europe 2016

News Intro Compilation Europe 2016 This is how some of the different European countries see the start of their news programmes. If you are a teacher, why not get your class to make their own news intro and we will post it here on EFLPodBlog and on our Facebook page....

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How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards

How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards How to Make pop-up Christmas Cards that are easy to make and look good too. Make easy yet stunning Christmas greeting cards at home. After all, nothing can beat the charm of elegant homemade Christmas cards. You do not need to be...

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Buster The Boxer Christmas Ad

Buster The Boxer Christmas Ad Buster the Boxer Christmas Ad is the story of a little girl called Bridget who loves to bounce. When her mum and dad buy her a trampoline for Christmas, they soon discover that she isn’t the only one with a passion for jumping Love them...

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President Obama’s Final Turkey Pardon

President Obama's Final Turkey Pardon Tomorrow is one of the best days of the year to be an American. It’s a day to count our blessings, spend time with the ones we love, and enjoy some good food and some great company. But it’s also one of the worst days of the year...

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Could you be President of The USA?

Could you be President of The USA? Could you be President of The USA? Try out and see if you have what it takes to be President of The USA in this fun quiz with some offbeat answers. The race to succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States is in its final...

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How healthy are you?

How healthy are you? How healthy are you? It's time to find out if you're a health nut or a couch potato. For a lot of us, health perhaps isn’t our first priority. In fact, 61 per cent of adults are considered to be obese according to Public Health England. And...

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22 emojis everyone gets wrong

Have you ever got a text that didn't make sense? Maybe the embedded emojis were to blame. As more emojis appear on our phones, the emotions they convey becomes more specific and nuanced. Many of these emojis are being misused in texts because we misunderstand each's...

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Emoji Do You Know What They Mean?

Emoji Do You Know What They Mean? If you're like us, you use emojis all of the time, but Emoji Do You Know What They Mean? Did you know that for each emoji, there is an original meaning it was supposed to have? A lot of us use emoji to say something else completely –...

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Valentine’s Day Bootcamp Quiz

How romantic are you? Are you able to sweep your Valentine off of their feet with your charm or do your actions lead to you having a quiet cup of tea with the curtains drawn alone? Test out your romantic prowess with our Valentin's Boot Camp and see how your partner,...

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The BIG Valentine’s Day Trivia Quiz

  The BIG Valentine's Day Trivia Quiz Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in...

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UFO Witness – Louise

  UFO Witness - Louise Listen to Louise talking to Sue about her experience of witnessing what she considered to be an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO). What do you think it could be? Do you believe that she really saw a...

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Describing pain and symptoms

Describing pain and symptoms It can be surprisingly difficult describing pain and symptoms and exactly how pain feels. Each of us experiences our pain differently, making it highly subjective—and that makes it a challenge for a doctor to evaluate. There is a useful...

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How confusing is buying a new computer?

  How confusing is buying a new computer? When a man is offered a lettuce upgrade on his laptop, it's too good an offer to refuse - until he spots the latest carrot upgrade... Have you ever been to buy a new computer and been faced with a situation where the latest...

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Show someone they’re loved this Christmas

Show someone they're loved this Christmas The two-minute clip shows a six-year-old called Lily trying to reach an old man who lives alone in a hut on the moon. She spies him through the family telescope. Lily watches on as our man goes about his chores, all alone up...

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The Fork in The Road

  The Fork in The Road You are travelling down a country lane to a distant village. You reach a fork in the road and find a pair of identical twin sisters standing there. One standing on the road to village and the other standing on the road to neverland (of course,...

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A Tricky number problem

  A Tricky number problem I just found a number with an interesting property: When I divide it by 2, the remainder is 1. When I divide it by 3, the remainder is 2. When I divide it by 4, the remainder is 3. When I divide it by 5, the remainder is 4. When I divide it...

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EFL PodBlog Cryptic Crossword N°1

EFL PodBlog Cryptic Crossword N°1 The first EFL PodBlog cryptic crossword to test your neurones - EFL PodBlog Cryptic Crossword N°1 - if you need a clue, or a hint to some of the clues - just ask in the comments below. This is not for beginners, but if you like a...

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The lights went out

The lights went out Last week I turned off the light in my room and jumped into my bed that was 3 meters away from the switch before the room got dark. How can it be true? [spoiler title="Solution"]It was...

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The time now is

The time now is The time readout on a digital clock can be palindromic, such as 12:12 (the same when read forwards or backwards). What is the minimum interval between 2 times that are palindromic ? [spoiler title="Solution"]The shortest time is 2 minutes - between...

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A sheep, a cabbage and a wolf

A sheep, a cabbage and a wolf A man is travelling with a sheep, a cabbage and a wolf - why he is travelling with such a strange assortment, I really don't know. Anyway, they arrive at a river, which is too deep to wade across and too wide to swim across so he has a...

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Find the hidden Message

Find the hidden message In the following wordsearch puzzle, which you can print off - in some browsers the security settings may mean that you may have to take a screen shot. Anyway, in the grid there are words hidden and a final secret message - can you find the...

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Riding into town

Riding into town A cowboy rode into town on Monday. He stayed for three nights and then left on Monday. How come? [spoiler title="Solution"]Monday was the name of his horse - he rode into town on...

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The lights went out

The lights went out  There was a man who lived all alone, who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but the people who brought the food and supplies never came inside. One stormy winter's night when...

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A man, a gun and some water

A man, a gun and some water A man walks into a bar and orders a glass drink of water. The barman gives the man the water, to which the man pulls a grimace and says the water is no good. The barman then pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man then thanks the...

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Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night 5 November is Guy Fawkes night, also known as Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. 2015 is the 410th anniversary of the gunpowder plot. People meet around a bonfire usually...

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Brain tricks to fool your friends

  Brain tricks to fool your friends So, just for fun, here are a few tricks to play on your friends, colleagues or others ... Did you read the image correctly? Nah, most don't, but that is just the brain trying to help us out, I imagine ... Have fun, that's what it is...

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Death in a telephone box

Death in a telephone box A man is found dead in a pool of blood in a phone box. The receiver is hanging down and there are two holes in the glass on each side of the phone box. The police arrive but do not launch an investigation as they do not suspect neither murder...

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The four sisters

The four sisters Maria's mother has four children. The first child is called April. The second is called May. The third is called June. What is the name of the fourth...

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The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween Halloween, or Hallowe'en a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical...

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Six eggs in a basket

  Six eggs in a basket There are six eggs in a basket. You take an egg out of the basket and  ask 5 other people to each take an egg. The five other people each take one of the eggs. How can it be true that one egg is left in the basket? For a clue - write what you...

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The man on the top floor

The man on the top floor A man lives in an apartment on the top floor of a building, on the 20th floor. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the ground floor and leaves the building to go to work. Upon his return from work he takes the lift to the 6th floor and...

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At the bus stop

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, snow is coming down and the temperature is freezing, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who...

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Multiple marriages

A man who lived in a small town legally married twenty five different women - a case of Multiple marriages. None of the women died, and the man never got a divorce, and he didn't break any...

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Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists Sue and Chris talk about a Bucket lists. Before listening, do you know what bucket lists are? While listening. 1. Does Sue want to swim with dolphins? 2. Where does Chris want to go for his bucket list? 3. Where does Sue say she thinks the Northern Lights...

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