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.

 




Fitting in

1 10 2020

1. What were Angie Thomas’s reasons for writing ‘On The Come Up’? Read more HERE.

2. Watch the trailer. Can you sum up the story? 

3. Learn more on the backstory of how the movie came to life.