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.




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




Healthy living

3 01 2022

Final project: Present and / or promote a brand or shop that sells healthy food. 

(Include the story of the brand, its values, and a description of an advert. Speak for 2’30.)

 

1. Find three reasons why this project is important. Pick out 3 health problems caused by poor nutrition. What is the Institute’s focus? Who can make a change? Read more HERE.

2. How can we help children to grow up healthy? Read more HERE.

3. Why has Markus campaigned for free school meals? Read more HERE.

4. Can brands and other actors really help improve our health? Read MORE.

5. Click on the pic to practice your listening skills. Read more HERE. Practise your grammar & more HERE.




Witch hunts

3 01 2022

Final project: 

Write an article to present the work of a political artist who used her or his art to denounce a witch hunt. Explain the artwork and the message behind it.

 

1. Click on the pick to learn more about the ‘We the People’ campaign.

 

2. What is street art for? Learn more about Shepard Fairey

3. What is the link between the posters by Fairey and this video? Read more HERE.

4. Learn more about the “second red scare” and then take the QUIZ

5. Do you know how to spot a witch? Build up your vocabulary HERE.

6. Here’s another street artist’s contribution against scapegoating. Read more HERE.

7. Click below to practise your grammar skills




Time to deliver?

20 10 2021

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 COP26? Read MORE.

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

3. What are the topic and tone of the documentary?

3. Can world leaders be held accountable?

4. What can be achieved? Read MORE

5. Click on the pick to practise your grammar!