C2 · Proficiency C2 listening · Reading · vocabulary activity

How Urbane Farming Saved a Dallas Community

I’m so grateful to have found this video by Freethink, that will not only provide my students with the opportunity to speak about community problems, but it is also witnesses an inspiring approach to dealing with poverty, famine and the feeling of hopelessness. It also proves that WE as CITIZENS CAN rethink how our system is harming people and set out to make great changes, above all, now in times of the pandemic, where many people, who were already living with hand to mouth, are desperately in need of solutions.

Lead-in

Before watching the video below, let’s do a couple of pre-listening activities.

  • What types of problems are common in your community? Here’s a quiz to help you remember some vocabulary. Click on the button below, read and flip the cards.
  • How many of the words on the cards address problems that affect your community and in what degree?

video from Freethink
C1 · C2 · vocabulary activity

Vocabulary for describing sounds and voices

If you hiss at somebody, you’ve said something to them in a low and angry way. If you chirrup, you’re probably in a good mood. In this quiz you’ll find 30 words describing different types of sounds. Drag and drop the correct word into its place according to the description written in bold.

B1 · B2 · Vocabulary

Flipping cards: verbs for clothes and accessories

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What is it, match or suit? How do you pronounce k-n-i-t-e, nait, kite or whatever? Here’s another flipping card vocabulary activity with most of these verbs for intermediate students. You’ll also be able to hear the examples as I’ve included an audio.

B1 · B2

Styles of music quiz

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What’s your favourite style of music? Do you listen to different styles according to your mood? Do you find any particular music uplifting or disturbing? Can you play an instrument? What’s your favourite group or who’s your favourite musician? Have you heard anything good recently? Do you spend a lot of time listening to music? And if you do, where do you get this music from? In this quiz, you’ll find vocabulary for styles of music for intermediate levels (B1 and B2). Just look at the card and drag and drop the right word into the box.

B1 · B2 · Vocabulary

Vocabulary for speaking about work

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What do you do for a living? What’s your work like? Is it challenging or tedious? Do you consider that your job is well paid or is it badly paid? What’s important for you at work, wages, the working environment or the promotion prospects? Would you like to set up your own business? In this vocabulary activity, you ‘re going to see words that are commonly used to describe different aspects of this topic such as: payment, time and describing the job you do. Don’t forget to subscribe and/ or leave a like if you found the activity useful.

C1 · C2 · Vocabulary

Vocabulary quiz for illness and medical condition

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Is it pandemic, plague or epidemic? What’s the word for when I come out covered in rashes? Here’s a vocabulary quiz with some of the most Cish words I’ve found to help make learning vocabulary fun and above all, easy to brush up when needing to refresh our memory for certain words.