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.




The place where it begins.

26 02 2022

Your project: Write a concept note on Irish heritage.

1. Watch the trailer and take notes. Say what the story is about (answer the 5WH & 1H questions). Learn MORE.

2. What do we learn about Jun Tzu’s ‘Troubles’ and dreams? Read more HERE.

3. What makes this movie both a universal story and a very Irish one?  

4. What do Catholics and Protestants have in common? Learn more HERE.

5. How are the people in Belfast feeling right now, after Brexit? Find out more HERE.

6. Pick out details about the history and significance of the  murals. Learn more HERE.




Sorry We Missed You

18 10 2021

Your final project (choose one):

a. Imagine an interview with a self-employed Amazon driver.

b. Make a review of the Ken Loach movie for your radio programme.

c. Make a presentation about Amazon. 

1. In what ways is the world of work changing today?

2. Take notes on the lifestory of both Bezos and his company.

3. What is the reality of being an Amazon agency worker?

4. Where does all the Amazon’s plastic waste go? Read more HERE.




Working in the U. S. of A.

12 09 2021

FINAL PROJECT

You are living in the United States, where you got a job at a Silicon Valley company.

Make a 5-minute presentation (pair work).

1. Click on the chart to learn more about some of these US giants. Learn how to differentiate ORGANIZATIONS.

2. How did so many US giants manage to control global markets? Click on the pic and watch a video. 

3. Listen for the facts about Apple Park. Check your comprehension HERE. Learn more on the HISTORY of Apple

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

 

 




Tell me a little bit about yourself!

12 09 2021

1. Learn how to prepare for a job interview. Practise taking an interview HERE.

2. Listen for words related to Human Resources. How many can you pick out? Learn more HERE.

3. Why didn’t Alistair get the job? What is the moral of the story?

 




Tea and the British

21 03 2021

Your task: Prepare a tour of a tea museum OR Introduce a new tea brand

1. What is the difference between low and high tea? Read more HERE.

2.  How did tea first come to England? Read more HERE

3. How did the British steal China’s tea secrets? Learn MORE.  

4. Watch the video and take notes about the company’s story and values. Use this PAGE.

5. Watch both videos and take notes to prepare a presentation. Find some help HERE.

6. Practise reciting the poem for our Poetry Competition! 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.




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.  




Greek Life

25 09 2020

Speaking Task

With your best friend, you discuss whether or not you should join a fraternity / sorority. You disagree with each other. Imagine your conversation.

1. Why are they rushing? Take down details about their motivations. Read more about the topic HERE.

2. If it’s still ‘all Greek to you’, click below! 

3. Fraternity Culture and racism.  Click on the pick to learn more. Study a passage from Philip Roth’s Indignation HERE.

 

4. Who is Sydney White? Why isn’t she ‘Kappa material’?

5. What does Sydney fight for?




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.