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A1/A2 How to speak about your Christmas Day

Hi there! Here’s a new video and some related activities for some extra practice. This video aims to help beginners to cope with talking about celebrations. To set an example this video is about Christmas Day, but the video is useful for almost any celebration as it deals with routines. The video has a short…… Continue reading A1/A2 How to speak about your Christmas Day

Body, health & nutrition · Cultures, customs, tradition & religion

B2 Listening 15 Wierd Food Recipes in the World

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

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Intermediate b1/b2 Tense revision activity: Where Did Christmas Crackers Come From?

Photo from Getty In Britain not pulling a cracker means that something is missing! Both children and adults love them and they add more fun and laughter to Christmas dinner and parties. But where did this tradition come from? I came across this article and found it such a sweet story that I just couldn’t…… Continue reading Intermediate b1/b2 Tense revision activity: Where Did Christmas Crackers Come From?

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Culture quiz: How much do you know about British Christmas?

Picture from Wikipedia I say British because Christmas is celebrated almost all over the world and obviously, everybody has their way of doing this. If you’re from a country but you live in another one (like me), you will most probably blend both traditions which means that on Christmas Day you might eat a typical…… Continue reading Culture quiz: How much do you know about British Christmas?

Cultures, customs, tradition & religion

Word formation C1: Why do Brits Talk About the Weather so Much?

Photo from The Telegraph Is it actually true that the British spend a lot of their time talking about the weather, or this just another one of those beliefs like ‘we have to have tea at five on the dot or we’ll go bananas ’,  sort of stuff ?  And, if it is true, is…… Continue reading Word formation C1: Why do Brits Talk About the Weather so Much?

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Listening Advanced C1: Skara Brae

So you thought you  knew all about interior design and comfort at home, right? You thought that we, modern-day humans, had invented comfortable beds, hygienic bathrooms and all those things that make our homes tasteful and cosy. Well I have some news for you, because that is what I thought until I discovered Skara Brae.…… Continue reading Listening Advanced C1: Skara Brae