No issue is more hotly contested today than immigration, with restrictionists calling for the deportation of illegals and a 50 percent cut in legal immigration. How many of the reasons against immigration listed below are you familiar with? Serena’s blog In the activity below you will hear a podcast from Reason.com. Listen and fill the…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening 5 Reasons that justify deportation
Here’s a sample of an activity that I’ve done quite a few times with intermediate students, although the one I’ve prepared here is more on the serious note as I usually prepare this activity with funny or rather dumb things that politicians or celebrities have said. The instructions for the flipping card activity are: Look…… Continue reading B2 Reported Speech classroom activity
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
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
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. Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue and…… Continue reading Word formation: Son of Hamas
Hello there! I’ve just change the plugin for these quizzes I made. This one is a sentence completion, so having in mind that you may use a different spacing, or something like that, you may get a lower grade than what you deserve. In any case, you have the answers at the end of the…… Continue reading C1/C2 TED TALKS: Why should you read The Lord of the Flies by William Golding?
Image by Alexander Andrews Many of my students constantly ask me what I think about Brexit and if this will affect me as a British person living in Spain to which I obviously answer that I AM quite concerned. But what I’m really interested in is how all this Brexit issue fits in with the…… Continue reading C2 The Other Story Behind Brexit
Mari Malek is a New York-based model, actor and DJ. But not only is this extremely beautiful woman all this, she is also a refugee with a story and a strong purpose in life that goes much deeper than being a top model. Watch the video to do the listening activity and see if you…… Continue reading Listening B2: Mari Malek
Here you have a high B2 or a low C1 sentence completion listening activity that deals with the life of Nelson Mandela. It is through people like him that justice is brought into existence. These people are extremely unpopular for those in power and it is only through their sacrifice and those who support them…… Continue reading B2/C1 Listening Nelson Mandela
I have nothing to say. Meryl Streep makes her point briefly, clearly and beautifully.