B2 · Listening

Sociopath goes to job interview

Do this really funny listening activity from a Tracey Ullman Show  on the topic of Crime and Punishment. Enjoy!!!

B2 · Grammar · Vocabulary · Word formation

B2 Kurt Cobain’s Murder Investigation

Kurt CobainMany were absolutely horrified  by the news of Kurt Cobain’s death that 5th April 1994. Many years later,  there are still many facts that remain a mystery.

Here’s a Use of English activity adapted from a text published on http://cobaincase.com/

Topic: Crime and Punishment.

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B2 Grammar · Vocabulary

B2 Reporting verbs for crime, punishment and blame

I’m certainly not going to teach all these verbs together because it’s far too much and you can bet that students will be dropping off in the classroom, tears in their eyes and yawns to and fro of pure, sheer and utter boredom. Nope, I try not to bore students but sometimes the things we have to deal with can be SO tedious! Anyway, I would much rather split these verbs up into smaller (and somehow more digestible) groups, so here’s the first one that  introduces some of the reporting verbs that we can use in the topic of ‘Crime and Punishment’ Watch the video created using ‘bitable for creating videos’ and after, try to do the interactive activity.



B2 · B2 Grammar · B2 word formation

B2 Strange laws from around the world

Image result for donkey in a bathtub

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.

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B2 · Vocabulary

B2 Vocabulary on Crime and Punishment


Ooh! Not such a nice topic to speak about. Did you know that the English language has a wide variety of words for all types of different crimes. And you’d say something like ‘what’s so new about that?’ Yep, but as a matter of fact, English even has words relating to different types of ‘stealing’ For instance if it’s in a shop where somebody is nicking some of the goods, the word here would be ‘shoplifting’. If it’s a bank where the crime takes place, it would be ‘robbery’ and so on.

Here’s a vocabulary activity for this topic. Please, remember that feedback makes me SO happy 😉

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