Upper intermediate listening activity

Listening Upper intermediate B2:The 10 Strangest Hobbies in the World

Only a little more than a month to go before we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions! Some will be thinking about losing weight or maybe, quitting a bad habit.  Meanwhile, others may think that their life needs a new challenge or something exciting to spice it up. I wonder if any of you would consider taking up one of these unusual hobbies? Mind you, some of them seem a bit boring, while others can even appear pretty disgusting.

The video is from ToptenzNet on  youtube.

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B1 · culture · Intermediate B1 listening activity · Listening · vocabulary activity

British culture Pancake Day

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What is Pancake Day? Well, you may not be familiar with this typical British celebration but the matter of fact is that this day, some people (me too, if I get a break I mean) stuff to the point of bursting themselves with pancakes.(ha, ha, ha!!!)

Every year this day is usually celebrated about six weeks before Easter, so it is usually between February and March. This year Pancake Day is going to be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (in 17 days) which is a real pity because I would have liked to set up something special with my students for this day. Anyway, what’s the origin of this celebration?

Here are two  activities that you can do as you learn what Pancake Day is all about.  The first one is a vocabulary/grammar activity and the second, is a listening activity. I hope they don’t make you hungry!!!  ðŸ˜‰

Have a look  at this video from Youtube .

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B2 · Vocabulary

Upper intermediate B2 vocabulary for entertainment

I know. We covered this topic before Christmas holidays but there are so many good reasons for doing an activity on this topic again. Maybe, you need to revise some phrasal verbs, or notice the different uses for words such as ‘public’ ‘spectators’ ‘audience’. Maybe you’ve forgotten some of those ‘so +adjective’ and ‘such a +adjective’…I don’t know. Here’s sort of mixture with many of the things that you can come across when doing a multiple choice cloze activity. Good luck!

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