Recycle everything

23 03 2021

1. Is it possible to recycle everything?

2. How does the program work? Read more HERE.




Do I need this?

10 01 2021

Your task: Choose a song to be used in a campaign to promote the transition to a more sustainable way of shopping. Make a short presentation to explain your choice.

1. What did the little girl want? What is her passion now? What do you learn about her life today? Read more HERE.

2. How can we fix the problem?

3. How does the scheme work? What is the ‘catch’?

4. How and where is the average t-shirt made, and what’s its environmental impact? Take the QUIZ.

5. What is the song’s message? Read more HERE and HERE.

6. Listen to the song and fill in the gaps in the lyrics HERE.




Freedom from want

13 12 2020

Your Task: You have decided to join the ‘Buy Nothing Day.’ You want to convice other students to do the same. Create a POSTER or a FLYER.

1. How does the painting create a sense of prosperity?

2. The iconic picture has been the object of numerous parodies. Click on the image and do an exercise.

3. Learn about the history of Black Friday and take the QUIZ.

4. What’s ‘Buy Nothing Day’ all about? Check your understanding and learn more 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




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?

 




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.  




Creating a stress free workplace

20 09 2020

Your task: create a questionnaire on stress at work. Write 10 questions.

1. What are the main causes of stress at work? Use this PAGE to check your comprehension. 

2. What makes employees happy at work? Study an article on a similar topic HERE.




Welcome back!

6 09 2020

1. YOUR FINAL TASK: 

Pair-work presentation: Choose two trailers to compare and contrast, highlighting the similarities and differences. Use the points you have noted in the worksheet to shape your response, and aim for a lively and informative presentation style.

2. Film trailers are a form of advertising. Analyse the trailer using this WORKSHEET

3. Do the same with this other trailer. Then try to compare and contrast the two. Study a passage from the novel HERE.  Find some vocabulary exercises HERE

4. Listen for the facts about Apple Park. Check your comprehension and learn more HERE

5. As you can see, an elevator pitch is a very short summary to describe a person. It is based on the idea of meeting someone in an elevator and having only a minute to impress them. Use this HELP to prepare your own.