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.

 




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.




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.




Brain drain or brain gain?

11 09 2020

1. Look at the picture. What and who does it represent? What is the link with the topic “Brain Drain”? Click on the image to access some online help.

2. Watch the video and take notes. Use this PAGE to check your comprehension. Then prepare a short oral presentation on Steve Jobs’ life story. 




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.

 




The Power of Words

6 05 2020

Your final project: 

CHOOSE A BRAND / PRODUCT AND CREATE YOUR OWN ADVERTISING SLOGAN

1. Click  below to learn more about the real story of this WWII poster. Take the QUIZ. Read more HERE.

2. Click on the pic. Do you recognize any of the slogans featured? Do you know the brand or product they advertise? Which one do you think is the best / the worst? What are its strengths / weaknesses? 

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3. Choose one slogan and explain why you think it is so effective. What do you think are the “golden rules” for a good slogan?

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4. Watch the clip. What makes a good slogan? Sum up the recipe for success.

5. Click on the pic to do a reading comprehension and some grammar exercises about advertising slogans. You will also find out more about your final task. 

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An epic train journey

14 04 2020

1. Let’s revise comparisons, shall we? First look at these TABLES ,then click below to do an online activity.

2. Make notes as you watch the video to answer the Five Ws and HOW. Then, take the TEST.

3. Do this activity then study Indian Railways HERE.

 

 

 




The woman’s right to shoes

8 04 2020

1. Why are Japanese women protesting? Check your understanding of the video HERE.

2. Click on the pic to do more work on high heels.

 

3. Click below to listen to an interview with the author of “High Heel”. Read an EXCERPT.

4. High heels were once an essential accessory for men, too. Learn MORE




Can we escape AI?

2 04 2020

1.  In the late 21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they’re committed… MORE.

2. When reality imitates fiction. Study an article from the Financial Times.

 

 




Self-made, myth or reality?

27 03 2020

1. How did Sarah Breedlove manage to become the first female “self-made” millionaire? The mini-series might well be worth watching. You can learn about your task and build up your writing skills HERE.

2. Click on the pic. Read, and listen to, the definition of the “self-made man”. How would you sum it up?

3. Read and listen to the lyrics and take notes. Can you summarize Hamilton’s life story? Explain why he is the perfect example of a self-made man. 

4. Click below to study a text about “The youngest self-made billionaire. Ever.

5. What is “the false claim” the book wants to denounce?