Intermediate B1 listening activity

Listening Intermediate B1: The Safest Places in the World

Here’s a video that aims to practise comparative/superlative forms and words related to the topic of the environment, crime and health.

If you enjoy it, a little feedback is more than welcome 🙂

The video is from RealLifeLore on Youtube

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culture · Intermediate B1 listening activity

Listening Intermediate B1 :Why Countries Don’t Use Purple on Their Flags

Ever wondered why purple doesn’t appear on flags, or why there are always four strawberry flavoured yogurts in a packet of eight? I can’t explain the second question, but here’s a really interesting video that explains the reason why countries traditionally didn’t use purple on their national flags. The video is from After Skool Youtube channel. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

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Intermediate B1 listening activity · phonetics

Listening Intermediate B1:Benjamin Zephaniah’s Talking Turkeys

Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem on animal rights and Christmas, is not only thought provoking, but is also put in such a humorous and clever way, that you actually can’t help admiring him as one of Britain’s  top post-war writers.

Zephaniah, a dub poet and Rastafarian, once mentioned that his mission was to fight the dead image of poetry and take it to the streets with messages that concerned the daily lives of ordinary people; like you and me.

As an ESL teacher, having the  opportunity to introduce students to the culture of my native UK and to  poets such as Zephaniah, is really something awesome.

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Intermediate B1 listening activity

Listening A2-B1 : 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.

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Intermediate B1 listening activity

Listening Intermediate B1: Holidays in Britain

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Hi! Here’s a listening activity for the topic of holidays.

When do you go on holiday? Who do you go with? What type of holidays do you like? Here’s something to get you started. Good luck! If you like the activity, don’t forget to leave a little feedback (right now I’m only getting hundreds and hundreds of spam ;-(  )

This video is from you the Youtuber’s channel, EnglishConvos. The video belongs to OUP and is one of the series of Windows on Britain. The use of this video is exclusively for educational purposes.

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