A1 · A2 · House, home & daily life · Listening

A1- A2 How To Say and Understand Phone Numbers in English

As a teacher that has taught all levels of English (or almost all levels, anyway), I realised that teaching beginners can be as challenging as teaching C2s students. The first reason for this is that adult learners usually feel very shy and self-conscious about making mistakes in front of their classmates so they need to…… Continue reading A1- A2 How To Say and Understand Phone Numbers in English

Body, health & nutrition · C1 · C2 · Listening · politics & society

C1-C2 Listening Interview Donald Williamson on Sin Tax effectiveness

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

B2 · Body, health & nutrition · Cultures, customs, tradition & religion · Listening · Multiple choice cloze

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

C2 · Listening · politics & society · Reading

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…… Continue reading How Urbane Farming Saved a Dallas Community