A2 · B1 · Listening

6 signs that show you’re turning into your mum

Six signs that confirm your suspicion that you and your mum have much more in common than you thought. ūüėČ

B1 · Listening

I would like to have an argument, please

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!

A2 · B1 · Grammar · speaking

Have you ever…?

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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.

Click for wheel decide

B1 · Listening

Deadly California wildfire forces thousands to evacuate

Listening to the news in English is a must for language learning, even if this means news such as the one I have prepared for the listening activity.

A2 · B1 · Listening

Strange ‘wildfires’ in California

Horrified by the news of another wildfire in California, I set myself to prepare a listening activity for my students so they could get into the habit of watching news in English.¬† It was then, when I happened to ‘bump into’ some terrible facts that seem to make some of these fires different from the ones we are, unfortunately becoming more and more familiar with. Some of these fires don’t seem to behave like any other fire. The video is from The Watchman Reporter on Youtube, and I don’t agree on his theory about a divine intervention behind these fires, but I agree that the issues he mentions in his video, make one wonder if they have been caused by other means rather than accidents or arsonists. Watch the video and reach your own conclusion, as this may be true or not.

B1 · B2

The 10 Scariest stories from Madeleine Davies’ blog, Jezebel

Now the cold weather has arrived, people retire from the streets early to take refuge in their warm houses¬†and, as usual there is nothing decent on telly. Now is the time when we really feel like curling up on our couches, cat-like, with a hot cup of tea, cocoa or coffee, opening an enjoyable book for a peaceful evening read.¬† ¬†Many of you have told me about your literary taste, and a few even said they were keen on horror stories.¬† I happened to come across Madeleine’s blog with these incredible, bone-chilling stories and I would like to share them with you.

Be aware! You may hear strange noises, see creeping shadows and never, ever sleep again!

Click to Jezebel blog