It’s Christmas time and many of the UK’s chain stores create the most incredible advertisements on pets, children and families. The advertisment that we have here is about a cat called Mog. Mog is the main character in a series of children’s books written by Judith Kerr and that somehow always manages to get into different conundrums.
This is a little listening activity based on Sainsbury’s 2015 Christmas Advert for some practice for elementary and pre-intermediate levels of English and, why not? help you get into the Christmas spirit.
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Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem on animal rights and Christmas, is not only thought provoking, but is also put in such a humorous and clever way, that you actually can’t help admiring him as one of Britain’s top post-war writers.
Zephaniah, a dub poet and Rastafarian, once mentioned that his mission was to fight the dead image of poetry and take it to the streets with messages that concerned the daily lives of ordinary people; like you and me.
As an ESL teacher, having the opportunity to introduce students to the culture of my native UK and to poets such as Zephaniah, is really something awesome.
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Here’s a new listening activity for Basic and Intermediate levels.
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Six signs that confirm your suspicion that you and your mum have much more in common than you thought. 😉
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Of all the things you can get for money, it had never occurred to me that arguments could be available. This old sketch by Monty Python is hilarious!
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This application from Wheel decide is great fun for practising ‘Have you ever’ structures.
All you have to do is click on the wheel and answer the question that come up. Some of them are quite tongue-in-cheek, but telling fibs is also a way to spice up an English class.
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