I’m so grateful to have found this video by Freethink, that will not only provide my students with the opportunity to speak about community problems, but it is also witnesses an inspiring approach to dealing with poverty, famine and the feeling of hopelessness. It also proves that WE as CITIZENS CAN rethink how our system is harming people and set out to make great changes, above all, now in times of the pandemic, where many people, who were already living with hand to mouth, are desperately in need of solutions.
Before watching the video below, let’s do a couple of pre-listening activities.
What types of problems are common in your community? Here’s a quiz to help you remember some vocabulary. Click on the button below, read and flip the cards.
How many of the words on the cards address problems that affect your community and in what degree?
This week my C2 students will be writing a book review, so we’ll need to brush up a bit on some C2ish /si: tu:i ʃ/ vocabulary. So here’s a book review from Amazon, converted into a word formation activity, just to get started.
If you hiss at somebody, you’ve said something to them in a low and angry way. If you chirrup, you’re probably in a good mood. In this quiz you’ll find 30 words describing different types of sounds. Drag and drop the correct word into its place according to the description written in bold.