I’ve set up a listening activity that you will find by clicking on the link below or just going to the next post. But before doing the quiz, you may want to brush up on some cooking vocabulary first by doing this quiz. Listening activity Popular dishes from Madrid
Photo by Claudio Olivares Medina on Pexels.com If you’re from Spain, you will already be familiar with the dishes described in the audio. If not, you will learn something about some of Madrid’s most delicious and popular traditional cuisine. This audio activity follows a test format so, not only will you be able to check…… Continue reading B2 Listening Popular dishes from Madrid
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com First came taxes on tobacco, then on hard drinks. Okay, for our own good I’ll buy it. Then came taxes on sugary foods, as if this would save people from: eating disorders, weight problems, diabetes. You name it! Meanwhile, more and more ads appear on TV whetting appetites, offering…… Continue reading C1-C2 Listening Interview Donald Williamson on Sin Tax effectiveness
Scene from the Body Snatchers (1978) The picture is from the final scene of the 70s version of The Body Snatchers and one of those really disturbing movies that sort of scares me out of my wits. I couldn’t help using the picture for this post because I somehow feel that many smokers must feel…… Continue reading C1-C2 Bad habit vocabulary crossword
Image from Mentalfloss I found this video quite funny and entertaining and couldn’t help laughing at the speaker’s reactions to some of the dishes he describes. I’m aware that there is a lot of prejudice concerning eating habits, but what would our great-grandmothers have thought if they had seen us ordering a hamburger and chips…… Continue reading B2 Listening 15 Wierd Food Recipes in the World
What’s your favourite type of food? Do you like savoury dishes or do you have a sweet tooth? I particularly go for savoury, but I also sometimes crave for chocolate. Here’s another of my tacky videos (sorry, I don’t have a good video editor, but I’ll finally get round to it. Promise!). This video covers…… Continue reading B2 Flavour vocabulary
Here’s a challenge for you! Look at the pictures and try to say the names of what you see then check to see if you were right by placing your mouse over the picture. Now isn’t that amazing!
Use of English activities Image by Danilo Alvesd Unsplash Are you one of my type, meaning that you’d ditch the doctor unless you found yourself at death’s door or are you more of the hypochondriac type that literally lives surrounded by huge piles of medical prescriptions? Are you leery of medical treatments or do you…… Continue reading C1/C2 What Doctors Won’t Do…