Weblinks

Visit these websites to practise your reading and learn more about some of the topics in New English File Intermediate Plus.


File 1

1A - Check out the true meaning of your name, where it came from and whether it's still a popular baby name now.
www.behindthename.com

1B - Everyone says that the colours you like reveal a lot about you. See whether that's right by taking these simple tests to find out how your colour preference can affect your personality, emotions and even your love life.
www.testcolor.com

File 2

2A - Have you ever had a disaster while on holiday? Read some real life holiday horror stories.
travel.ninemsn.com.au

2B - Watch the video and read the story about the city of Swindon, in the UK, which was once a vibrant shopping centre and is now full of empty, closed stores.
blogs.channel4.com

File 3

3A - We've all heard about a mid-life crisis, but have you heard about a quarter-life crisis? Read about the signs, and see if you think you're having one or have had one in the past.
www.buzzfeed.com

3B - Check out more of Annie Leibowitz's incredible celebrity portraits – this time, all the celebrities are shot as famous Disney movie scenes! Can you guess which film each shot is from? (Note: this site works best on Firefox or Google Chrome)
abcnews.go.com

File 4

4A - Did you know there are lots of free websites where you can sell or give away things you no longer need? Take a look at this one and see what people are giving away in your area. You might just find the thing you've been looking for!
www.freecycle.org

4B - Read about the top businesses in the UK to do an internship, as voted by interns themselves.
www.ratemyplacement.co.uk

File 5

5A - Are you a TV addict? Do the quiz below to find out.
www.quizopolis.com

5B - Read these journalists' arguments for and against city and country living.
www.theguardian.com

File 6

6A - Have you always wanted to find out how to repair a broken lock, or fix the shower? On this website you can learn a new skill and improve your home at the same time.
www.doityourself.com

6B - Read about people's terrible customer service experiences.
gizmodo.com

www.thegrindstone.com

File 7

7A - Read the story of three students who found $40,000 (£24,000) hidden in their new sofa and find out what they did with the money.
metro.co.uk

7B - Research some of the fun things to do on a night out where you live.
www.timeout.com

File 8

8A
Upload a picture of yourself and discover which hairstyles are recommended for your face shape.
www.ukhairdressers.com

8B
Take this world history quiz.
www.proprofs.com

File 9

9A - Take this memory challenge to see how well you can remember what you've just seen.
edition.cnn.com

9B - Read about some more wedding disasters from around the world.
www.today.com

File 10

10A - Read about some American stereotypes that may or may not be true.
hellobeautiful.com

10B - If you think school exams are hard, you might not be the best person to take these impossible tests.
us.talentlens.com