B2 · Grammar · Vocabulary · Word formation

B2 Kurt Cobain’s Murder Investigation

Kurt CobainMany were absolutely horrified  by the news of Kurt Cobain’s death that 5th April 1994. Many years later,  there are still many facts that remain a mystery.

Here’s a Use of English activity adapted from a text published on http://cobaincase.com/

Topic: Crime and Punishment.

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B2 Speaking

B2 Speaking Health, Sport and Diet

Crunchy and savoury accompanied with a delicious cheesy flavour, your mouth is watering while your fumbling fingers attempt to separate the sealed plastic sheets that delay moments of utter and sheer delight!

And while you promise yourself that you will only eat a few,  you know that putting a full stop to the flow of crunchiness in your mouth followed by a perfect and harmonious melting of substance; before sending it to be processed by your stomach, will be an ordeal almost impossible to fulfil.

Maybe the next time you visit your local supermarket, you’ll manage to ignore the display shelves, stacked with feasts suitable for almost every taste bud. Maybe you won’t even go anywhere near the forbidden area of aisles after aisles of colourful items that seem to capture your attention making themselves visible, even out of the corner of your eye!. But not now! This time you couldn’t resist hurling a bag or two in your shopping trolley (quickly before being spotted by anyone you knew),  knowing that your diet will have to be delayed for a day or two and that some information will probably be omitted during your next nutritionist’s appointment. What can you do about it? You neither know nor care because all you feel like right now is to start chomping away on that worm-like, amber-coloured, salty-flavoured delicatessen.

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B2 · speaking

B2 Speaking Schools and Education

We are all extremely concerned about education and schools because in our society, education is the bases for future success. Well, that was what we were taught anyway. However, many of my friends with degrees are either out of work or they are earning a living doing something that has nothing to do with what they had been training for during years and years. Some have even had to leave the country in order to find a job with a decent salary and a certain degree of  work stability,which is an astonishing fact when one ponders on issues such as the amount of money involved in receiving higher education that is wasted if a country cannot provide suitable posts for such highly qualified people.

And then we have other problems as well. These ones have much more to do with students and teachers and involve a wide complexity within: curriculum, school schedules, budgets, dropouts, disruptive behaviour, teacher burnout and a very, very long etc.

Well, School and Education is one of the topics for almost all levels of the EOI, so here you have a speaking activity to make you ponder on some of the facts that affect this highly complex world.

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