The Virgin Queen

12 11 2020

1. Was Elizabeth I destined to become queen? Watch the video and take the QUIZ.

2. Elizabeth is proclaimed Queen of England. Study a literary text about her childhood HERE.




Yes she can!

8 11 2020

1. Listen carefully and take notes. Can you write a detailed account in French? Find some help HERE.

2. Can you explain why this was “a night of firsts in the U.S. midterms”? Find out about your task HERE.

3. How did C.J. Walker manage to become America’s first self-made millionaire woman? Take a test HERE.

 

4. Who is RBG? Why does every American now want to take a picture with her?

5. What barriers do women face in politics? How can we eliminate those barriers?

6. Is business giving women a bad deal?

7. Practice makes perfect, they say. Click on the pic to work on your grammar!

8. Who is Jacinda Ardern? What makes her personal story remarkable? Read more HERE

9. What happens when people don’t have access to economic rights? Read more HERE.

 




The world’s election

2 11 2020

1. What are the prerequisites and the main steps? Check your comprehension HERE.

2. Do all votes count? Take the QUIZ.

3. What makes the series so appealing? Learn more about the White House HERE; boost your vocabulary and grammar HERE.

4. Draw a portrait of Selina Meyer. Find some help HERE

5. Why did the Vice President-elect choose Howard University? Click below to learn why.

6. How does Kamala Harris explain her ‘breaking the glass ceiling’? Read more HERE




The British Royal Family

1 11 2020

1. Listen carefully and take notes. How many questions could you answer? Make up your own Royal Quiz and act out a similar scene with a class mate. Study a ‘royal’ text HERE.

2. And they lived royally ever after … Check your understanding of the video HERE.

3. Why does Britain still have a Royal Family? Answer these QUESTIONS.

4. Click on the cartoon to do some grammar and vocabulary exercises.

 




Be a part of the team

1 11 2020

1. What’s the correct etiquette at a job interview? How does Chris manage? Read more HERE

2. How is Artificial Intelligence changing the way recruiting is done? Check your understanding HERE.




Halloween: why some people like to be frightened

13 10 2020

1. Test your knowledge of Halloween. Do this LISTENING GAP FILL

2. Learn more about Halloween history? Watch the video and do these EXERCISES

3. Listen to psychologist Frank Farley explaining why some people like to be frightened and write out a short account.

Halloween

4. Will trick-or-treating still be possible in California this year?

 




The Handamaid’s Tale: The opening

11 10 2020

1. Listen to the audio recording of the first chapter. Read along as you listen HERE

2. Watch the trailer and list any dystopian elements you can spot (consider the voiceover, images and dialog). 

3. Margaret Atwood’s chilling vision of a dystopian regime has captured readers’ imaginations since its publication in 1985. What explains its success? Try the QUIZ.




Develop your English listening skills

11 10 2020

1. Watch this for some great tips. You can also visit their site for more. 

2. Listen for effective tips that you can use to improve your English listening skills.

3. Time for a bit of practice. Listen up to 1:35 and try to recap what you understand. Use this HELP

4. Can you sum up the message of this clip? Use this PAGE for help.

5. Sum up the story including enough detail. You can find some help HERE.  




Main oral exam preparation

9 10 2020

1. Training for the exam. Find more tips HERE and HERE.

2. What questions to choose? 

3. Asking better questions.




Not a little girl anymore!

4 10 2020

YOUR TASK: choose one option (A or B, HERE) and make an oral presentation using any visual or digital media you think necessary!

1. Describe the characters and sum up the story. Find it in writing HEREWhat are the main steps of a fairy tale?

2. What’s different in this version (0:56 – 1:56)? Read it in print HERE.

3. Listen to Roald Dahl’s retelling of the story. Find the text HERE

4. Click below to work on your grammar.