Who Owns Your Soul?

13 10 2014

1. Who are replicants and blade runners respectively? What’s the Tyrell Corp.’s motto?

2. Watch the movie’s opening scene then answer these QUESTIONS.

3. Jonathan Halloway is a professional writer. According to him Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep has a “very firm ethical underpinning (= basis) and is a thing in the future that is also set in the past.” Can you explain why?

4. What distinguishes a human being from a replicant? 

5. Read this PASSAGE from the novel and do the questions at the top.


6. Hunger only for a world of truth, ’cause….  

The Best Man for the Job

12 10 2014

1. Imagine you’re Norville. A friend wants to know how your job search went. Imagine the dialogue.

2. Look at this still from the movie where Sidney Mussberger (Paul Newman) makes Norville (Tim Robbins) the new company president.   Describe the scene in detail: the characters’ clothes, attitudes, feelings and goals. What’ are their present positions in the company? What’s likely to happen next? Now click on the pic and do the exercises.



3. What was the test? Did Greg pass?

4. Listen to these 5 phone conversations about hunting for a job. 

5. Why did Anthony create this video? Do you think this might get him a job? Explain.


Girls Just Wanna Go to School!

12 10 2014

1. Children’s rights activists Malala Yousafzai, 17, has spoken of her joy at winning the Nobel Peace Prize – a statement she waited to make until she had finished school for the day.

2. What happened to Mahala? Can you tell her story?

3. Click on the pic. Use this ID form to write a short biography of Malala. Pay attention to the verbal forms you use!


4. What changes have taken place in Malala’s home recently?

Think Before You Post

5 10 2014

1.You want to warn your best friend against revealing too much online. Use the poster (click on the pic to find some help) and imagine the conversation. 


2. Click on the cartoon and read this article.




3. Watch the video and prepare an oral report.

The Marriage Plot

2 10 2014

1. Click on the pic to learn more about Jane Austen.


2. Colin Firth brought a whole new audience to the work of Jane Austen when he emerged from a lake with a wet shirt in the BBC adaptation of her classic novel Pride and Prejudice. 

3. Joe Wright’s 2005 cinema adaptation stars Keira Knightley.

4.  Jane Austen’s famous novel Pride and Prejudice may have been published 200 years ago, but it still inspires today’s writers.

Author Helen Fielding admits she “stole” Jane Austen’s plot for her novel, Bridget Jones’s Diary.


5. Watch the trailer to this Bollywood-style take on Jane Austen’s classic. 

6. “In the days when success in life had depended on marriage and marriage had depended on money, novelists had had a subject to write about,” writes American author Jeffrey Eugenides in his latest book, “The Marriage Plot” Read this review.



7. When Queen of Crime follows into Jane Austen’s footsteps, this is what happens.



8. Same-sex marriage is a controversial issue these days. How would Austen tackle it? Here’s Macklemore’s take.