Fast Food Nation

2 12 2022

1. First try this CROSSWORD. Then watch the clip. How did this quite ordinary guy make it so big? 

2. The same story is told in a great song by Mark Knopfler. 

3. Learn about this fast food story. Read more HERE. Then, why not do a few EXERCISES?

4. What’s the secret recipe for success? 

5. Is McDonald’s food fit for athletes?

6. The Olympic Rings and the Golden Arches are parting ways. Why?

6. Describe and analyse this ad.




Time to deliver?

16 11 2022

YOUR  FINAL PROJECT: You take part in a YOUTH CLIMATE radio programme / podcast / debate about the ecological situation and challenges for humanity. Read more HERE

1. Youth climate conference debate: what can be achieved at a COP? Read MORE.

2. We are in knee-deep waters! What are the threats Tuvalu faces? Read MORE

3. [00: 0300] What is Ajul so scared of? Read more HERE. Write a letter to a personality you respect to ask them to support your fight to help Ajul and other people like him. Find more help HERE.

4. Can world leaders be held accountable?

5. What can be achieved at COP27? Read MORE

 

6. Click on the pick to practise your grammar!




Powerful vibes

4 09 2022

Final ProjectChoose a cause and design a poster/ make a piece of art/ write a poem or a song to defend it.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the two options suggested HERE.

1. Labour or Labor Day? Take the QUIZ.

2. What role did Margaret Thatcher play in Billy Bragg’s career (up to 2:35)? Listen on to fill in the missing words in the song’s LYRICS

3. Who was Joe Hill, the original song writer? Take a few notes and write a short profile.

4. How did The Beatles change the world? Pick out 5 ways they influenced society. Do a reading comprehension exercise HERE.

5. Watch the video and do these ACTIVITIES

6. Click on the pic to work on your grammar (do ex. #1+2).




Labour Day

4 09 2022

Your project: a. Write an interview with a Starbucks union activist; then, act it out or record yourselves.

b. Make a presentation (3 to 5 minute long) about a labour activist / organisation.

  1. Watch the video and take notes about the history, reasons for and ways of celebrating this holiday.

2. Watch the video (up to 1:35) and make notes about the ILO (answer the 5W and 1H questions).

3. Explain the workers’ problems and their goals. How has the employer reacted? Who else is concerned? Read MORE.

4. Listen and complete the lyrics HERE.




Best sales pitches

1 04 2022

1. What is your favourite sales scene? Check out this top-ten list.

2. What makes this approach effective? Read more HERE.

3. Do you think this presentation was successful? Why?




The Real Peaky Blinders

23 03 2022

1. Click on the pic to listen to a BBC podcast about the real Peaky Blinders. Read more HERE

2. The Birmingham’s sloggers were just one of many street gangs. Learn more HERE.

 




Jobs people would die for

20 03 2022

1. Watch the clip and sum up the “story.” Give as many details as you can. Find some help HERE

2. What does Andrea’s job consist of? Read more HERE.

 

3. Click on the pic and do another reading comprehension exercise.

 

4. What do you want in a boss? Click on the pic and take the survey. Learn more HERE.




Screen Tourism

19 03 2022

1. What is screen tourism? Why is it important?

2. Why is Game of Throne the best thing ever to come to Ireland? Read more HERE

3. Click on the pic to find out about the impact of screen tourism in Britain’s second city. Study the text and fill in a MIND MAP

  

4. Complete your mind map with general info about Birmingham and its best tourist sites. Learn more about the Brummie ACCENT.




Texting and emails in movies and series

24 01 2022

1. How to get results with an email. Read more HERE. Practise emailing HERE.

2. What’s the latest innovation in film? And the yet unresolved issue?

3. How can companies help you unplug? Read MORE.

 




A man’s world

21 01 2022

1. Is this a feminist song? Explain why. 

2. What are real women made of?

3. What did the US women’s soccer players do? Read more HERE