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




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?

 




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.




And girls will be women

11 09 2020

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

1. To what degree is this a more modern version of the original book? Study an excerpt from the novel HERE

2. Observe the painting closely (click on the pic to access a larger version and use either of these two APPROACHES) and listen to the recording (till 01:40). What changed for middle-class girls in the 19th century?

 

3. What happens to the four sisters in this coming-of-age story?

4. What is ‘Visual Literacy’? Learn more with the Toledo Museum of Art.

 




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.

 




Claiming that kerb space

5 06 2020

1. What is changing in cities around Europe? What are some of the reasons for this makeover? Do a reading comprehension exercise HERE.

2. What role could two-wheels play in London in the future? What is at stake for Londoners?

3. Freddie Mercury was inspired to write this song after watching a stage of the 1978 Tour de France. Read a PASSAGE from American novelist Ernest Hemingway, also a fan. Practise your grammar skills HERE

4. Ridley Scott on his very first movie.