Hello! Do you like travelling? Have you ever got yourself into a mess due to that you were ignorant of a particular law or regulation from a country you were visiting? To tell you the truth, this activity was suggested to me by one of my workmates and I was really surprised to find out that things such as, allowing your donkey to have a nap in the bathtub in Oklahoma or passing wind after 6 pm in Florida, actually means breaking the law. I suppose none of these things are on anybody’s mind when planning a holiday, but just in case, I don’t think it would be a bad idea to check on some foreign laws, just to be on the safe side. 😉
This is a vocabulary and grammar activity that I have adapted from a text from dailymail.co.uk (thank you dailymail! ), that aims for some Use of English practice. If you enjoy it, feedback is very welcome.
Do you do anything to look after the environment in some way? Maybe you walk or cycle to work or commute using public transport. You might even be one of those people (like me), that makes the most of the dog’s walk carrying bags around to the recycling bin, which can be quite horrible and embarrassing, when your dog starts pulling at the lead and all the plastic bottles start falling out of the bag, one by one, clonk, clonk, clonk. Anyway, it doesn’t matter what you do. Doing our bit is important, isn’t it?
Here’s a listening activity on this topic which is related to one of the topics that students of the EOI should cover throughout the year. See how it goes 😉
Do you know who Banksy is? What do you know about this artist?
What do you think about graffiti? Do you think it is an art or an act of vandalism?
Are there laws against graffiti in your country?
The artist we are going to speak about is a street artist. What do you know about street artists? Do you think this is a serious career or is it a mean of support for unemployed people in your country?
Here’s a listening activity on this very well-known street artist.
Yes, almost time for the sales to begin and although in Britain, the sales start as soon as Christmas is over (in Britain the Three King’s Day isn’t a tradition, so this time begins right after Boxing Day). Do you plan to visit London? Have you ever been there on a shopping spree? Here’s an audio activity with some tips on the best shopping spots in London in case you plan to visit this beautiful city.