If I was / If I were ……..

Have a go at these 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditionals.


Yet more confusing small words!

Let's try to better understand these little words.

Vocabulary building

You’ve got it, this is another vocabulary quiz! Let’s see how well you can do…

Vocabulary building

The Silk Road Train.

Freight train service between China and the UK.

Watch the short video and try to answer the following questions:



The jobs we’ll lose to machines

In the video below we’ll hear about what the future work environment might look like.
Listen and take the quiz to see if you understood everything. Credits: Ted Talks, Anthony Goldbloom

The jobs we’ll lose to machines

More phrasal verbs

In the quiz that follows, you will see some more common (but maybe a little more complex) phrasal verbs… so how many do you think you’ll get right?

More phrasal verbs…


Brexit is not the high point of democracy – it’s the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in British politics

This is an exercise to work on your reading comprehension and build your vocabulary. Below is a link to an article published by the Independent (

Don’t hesitate to send us your comments if you want to discuss the article!

You can find the article here.



This is an exercise designed to help you build your vocabulary. In the quiz that follows, there are several sentences with missing words, taken from an interesting article written by the BBC. There is a link to the full article after the quiz.

Has this dress been to more countries than you?

Choose the right word(s) to complete the sentences...

Interested in reading the full article? You can find a link to it here.

Credits to the BBC and Katie Hope

In-store Innovation at Tesco

This is an exercise to check your listening comprehension. A lot of the people we work with here at AST are in the field of retail – supermarkets, clothing outlets, DIY and so on. This video has been made by a British retailer – Tesco – and speaks about innovation for shoppers and retailers alike.
Listen and answer the questions…

Innovation in retail

Past tenses

Past tenses

Choose the right word(s) to complete the following sentences...