People, relationships & family

B1 Speaking practice: Family and relationships

Here’s a presentation where you can practise speaking about families and relationships. There are so many things we could say about this complex issue, but to start with, some people don’t feel comfortable when they have to speak about private matters in front of the class. On some occasions, some students even get a bit…… Continue reading B1 Speaking practice: Family and relationships

Education, study & language

C2 Listening and speaking: How to escape education’s death valley

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

law & crime

C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board

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

C1 · Listening · Natural world & environment · Reading · speaking

Food waste and what we can do about it.

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.

C1 · C2 · Listening · Natural world & environment · speaking · Vocabulary

C1 Listening TED Talks Are we running out of clean water?

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?