C2 · Vocabulary

C1-C2 Bad habit vocabulary crossword

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 this way as they see themselves gradually cornered into kicking the habit. It’s a wonder that smokers still exist as many are almost made to feel that they are commiting a crime against humanity everytime they put a butt between their lips. Obviously, we all know how bad tobacco is and that public health expenditure could be used in other ways, but I also feel that some non-smokers go a wee bit beyond the limit when they expect, for instance, a host to stub out a cigarette in their own home or when a neighbour asks somebody stop smoking in their OWN patio because somehow some naughty, mischevious smoke floated up two floors and then made an agressive dip back to ground level invading somebody’s kitchen. Amazing what some tobacco brands can do!

In this activity, you’ll find a crossword for some words related to ‘bad’ habits.

C1 · C2 · Vocabulary

C1-C2 Selling and buying vocabulary crossword

Happy dosh

We’ve just finished the unit on consumerism, and then ooops! I start panicking. Does my group know all the words they need to know? Just in case, here’s one of those crosswords they seem to absolutely hate, along with some coins that insisted on saying hello (just to cheer them up a bit). You’ll also find the keys to the crossword below.

C2 · Proficiency C2 listening · Reading · vocabulary activity

How Urbane Farming Saved a Dallas Community

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.

Lead-in

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?

video from Freethink