ESL Business English | Esercizio Ascolto Inglese

It’s time for another mini-grammar lesson! Once again, the Team at Scrambled Eggs School in Milan have created some great exercises to help you practice and improve your Business English skills. Today’s topic is going to.

Have you ever wondered how to talk about the different tasks that you do at work as well as explain upcoming projects? Our Team of experienced, Native English Teachers are here to help and make sure that you are ready for every situation!

To talk about intentions, plans decided before the moment of speaking that will happen in the future, as well as predictions we use going to.

Structure: verb to be + going to + infinitive.


  • Are you meeting the client today? No, I am going to meet them next Monday at 13:00. = The meeting has already been planned and will take place next week.
  • Next week is going to be a very busy week in the office because our new product launches. = They think next will be busy because I know that the company’s new product will launch.

Now, it is time to put your English listening skills to the test! This listening is most suitable for B1 learners. Listen to the following audio about three different work-related stories and try to extract some information. If you would like to do some pre-listening exercises click here.

After you have listened to the audio once, twice or as many times as you need, test your English listening knowledge with the following exercise!

Next week at work

After listening to the audio above, read the following text and fill in the blanks with the correct answers.

How did you do? Did you find it a bit challenging? Feel free to try again! If you ready to move on and learn some more English, then click here to access some of our other quizzes and articles.

Comparative Fashion | Esercizio Ascolto Inglese

Today’s online mini-lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan is on how to use the comparative when talking about fashion!

Milan is recognised worldwide as the fashion capital! So, the Team have put together a fashion-based audio with lots of related vocabulary. We have also incorporated the comparative so that you can learn how to compare styles and trends when talking about clothes and fashion.

We use the comparative when we compare two nouns. The comparative forms in different ways:

  • If the adjective is a short adjective, one syllable, we simply add ‘-er’ to the end of the adjective. NB Some words require a spelling change, the last constant doubles up, for example big becomes bigger.
  • If the adjective ends in ‘y’, we first change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then also add ‘-er’ to the end of the adjective.
  • If the adjective is a long adjective, two syllables or more, we put ‘more’ in front of the adjective.

Now, are you ready to put your English listening skills to test the test? Listen to the audio below and see if you can hear all the comparatives!


How many did you hear? Listen again and try our gap-fill exercise below.

Comparative Fashion | Fill in the Blank English Quiz

Test your English listening knowledge with the following exercise!

After you have completed the gap-fill exercise, try out this true/false quiz:

Comparative Fashion | True/False English Quiz

Listen to the audio again and select whether the following statements are true or false.

How did you do? Would you like to continue practice using the comparative? Click here to access another one of our comparative lessons.

Are you ready to practice some more English? Click here to try some of our other quizzes. Otherwise, come along to our English school for a lesson with one of our experienced, native teachers!

Biggest Achievements – Esercizio Ascolto Inglese B1/B2

Put your English listening skills to the test with this exercise for levels B1 and B2 for English language learners.

Have you ever gone through a difficult period in your life? How did it feel? How about when the period was over?

Listen to the three speakers, all with US American English accents, and try to fill in the blanks to see how strong your English comprehension is.

Before you get to the exercise, have a listen (or two) to the audio about the three stories and try to extract some information as you learn.


Biggest Achievements - Fill in the Blank English Quiz

Test your English listening knowledge with the following exercise!