The Supermarket of the Future

13 04 2014

1. Read this and  present the stores of the future orally. 


2. What is TESCO’s new vision? Find out. 


3. How much do you know about supermarket psychology? Find out more HERE.


4.  What does it take to keep those shelves filled day after day?

Football & Social Inclusion

18 02 2014

1. How does football help Jess get through her life?


2. Why do you think FIFA chose this song for South Africa 2010?

3. One year after the 2010 cup, what is the legacy for South Africa?

4. Can football help further tolerance? Explain.

Asian Americans

16 01 2014

1. For the first time Asian Immigrantion to America outpaced Hispanic.

2. Gran Torino,  Hmong Americans’ cinematic debut.


3. Watch this online biography of Clint Eastwood.

4. This documentary takes a very personal look at the Hmong experience.

The London Breed

25 11 2013

1.London Calling: Listen to Benjamin and answer THESE QUESTIONS

2. Listen to Benjamin’s reading of his poem and do these ACTIVITIES

Benjamin Zephaniah – The London Breed from Johnny Fingers on Vimeo.

3. Happy Thanksgiving all around!

Divided Kingdom

11 11 2013

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1. Before you watch the video from, do this VOCABULARY QUIZ


2. You’ll find the answers by clicking on the photo below.








3. Now watch the clip and answer these QUESTIONS

4. Now read a STATEMENT from the film director and then answer THESE QUESTIONS.

5. And finally, try this writing exercise. Click on the drawing below.


India, a land of contrasts.

16 09 2013

1. Watch these clips from a recent blockbuster set in India.

2. After watching this news report by Al Jazeera, can you sum up the plot of the movie and answere these questions HERE?

3. Listen to this interview about studying in India & the US & fill in this TABLE

4. Read this excerpt and do the exercises.





16 09 2013

1. Watch this clip introducing a TV documentary. Then speak for one minute and say what you have understood.

2. Click on the cartoon below to learn more about your task.


3. Click on the pic to study two excerpts from Texas, a novel by American writer, J. Michener.

4. Listen to this song by Arizona band, Calexico. Read and study the lyrics HERE .

5. Watch this video and sum up its content in a 2-minute oral account.

 6. Watch the clip and answer these questions. 

Life & Death: Van Ride

Globalization, a force for good?

10 09 2013

1. Listen to this man from Connecticut reading his favorite poem, The song of the Banana Man. Pick out details about  this man, the topic of the poem and the reasons why he particularly likes it.

2. Click on the pic below to read an excerpt from Rule of the Bone, by Russell Banks.

3. The globalization of reggae stirs up a familiar debate around cultural politics. From jazz to rock to hip-hop, white artists have negotiated the thorny boundaries of performing in a genre they didn’t invent. Sicily-born Alborosie says he needed to go to Jamaica and talk the talk. He was the first white artist to be distributed by Bob Marley’s label, Tuff Gong, but he says being embraced by the Jamaican music community did not come easily.

4. Sport and Social Responsibility. Watch the video and make notes to sum up Jamie Lawrence’s story.

5. Find here his story in writing. Click on the pic below.

Whale Rider

12 04 2013

1. Find here a compilation of extracts from the book. They come with a few questions for you to prepare.

2. Watch the film trailer and, from what you hear, sum up what is at stake in this story.

3. Watch this clip and explain why Kahu Paikea Apirana gets so emotional.


5 04 2013

1. Listen to Benjamin rapping about money and its evils.

2. Click on the pic below to access both the lyrics and a few questions.







3. Find below a few more exercises on grammar an vocabulary related to money.









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