If you happen to be a teacher, a parent or a student, you will have very probably spent a great deal of time thinking and speaking about school and education. You will also have probably wondered what schools are for and if they actually work at all. Astonishing as it may seem, you will also…… Continue reading C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley
What types of crimes are rising in your country? What are people currently worried about concerning crime? Look at the picture below. How would you classify this list ranging from 1 to 10 according to its frequency? Serena’s blog In the following listening activity, you will hear about the rise of knife crimes in London.…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London
We all saw it on the news this morning. Just when we had high hopes of receiving an award for Spanish cinema, there goes Will Smith who gives Chris Rock a slap in the face and drops an F-bomb opening the debate on whether certain issues should be overlooked in the name of humour and…… Continue reading Funny or not so funny?
Photo by Isabella Mendes on Pexels.com Paul Worsley, former judge, discusses the dilemma a parole board faces when it comes to deciding whether a person convicted of murder can be released into the community. In this listening activity, you will listen to an interview from Talkradio Europe. Fill in the blanks with the word(s) you…… Continue reading C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board
Here you will find a presentation that deals with most of the related topics of conversation for the B2 levels within shopping, fashion and consumerism.
Are you interested in sport? Do you do any particular form of sport? What type of sport do you like doing? Maybe you're a bit of a couch potato and you prefer watching your favourite team on TV instead of going out into the fresh air like some of my sporty friends; who never worry about… Continue reading Confusing words: Sport: play, do or go?
In 2016 Huffpost launched a campaign calling for action against the astronomical amount of food that was being dumped into the bins by supermarkets in the USA. Although the article is already over three years old, I’ve adapted it as a reading activity that you can do after listening to the video that briefly explains…… Continue reading Food waste and what we can do about it.
Despite water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population endures extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year. Current estimates predict that by 2040, up to 20 more countries could be experiencing water shortages. These statistics raise a startling question: is the Earth running out of clean water?…… Continue reading C1 Listening TED Talks Are we running out of clean water?
Hello! Here is a new speaking activity I’ve prepared for upper intermediate just to get you chatting away. This one covers many of the subjects we could talk about within the topic of Homes and Houses. Rember that in this level you should be able to cope with the questions giving more or less complex…… Continue reading B2/C1 Speaking practice. Topic: Homes and Houses
This will be the very last Speaking Practice activity I’ll be uploading for the time being, as our classes are almost over and I’ll be doing some other things. Hope you found the blog useful and interesting. Good luck with your exams!!!! https://view.genial.ly/5af84ccde80be017f861b340/intermediate-2-health-spor