Brexit and linguistic politeness- listening comprehension

Listen to this report related to British linguistic politeness and the effects it is having on international politics at the moment. Read through questions 1 to 7. Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with up to three words. You can listen to the whole recording twice.

linking words for writing tasks

Coherence and cohesion play a major role whenever you are writing. In fact, they tend to appear as main criteria in most rubrics for marking / assessing written output.

Both of these can be promoted through the proper use of linking words. In the files below you can find a selection of linking words, roughly arranged by communicative function, which could be used for writing tasks in English for levels B1-C1.

Black Friday, online shopping and fraud

Listen to this clip where an expert on online fraud discusses online scams on Black Friday. Then answer the questions below:

  • What tools are fraudsters using on Black Friday?
  • What is the expert’s advice in the face of such tools?
  • How much was lost to fraud on Black Friday last year?
  • What should you do if you become a victim of this kind of fraud?

estrategias y recursos para el aprendizaje lenguas extranjeras- sesión en EOI1 Zaragoza

Esta es la presentación que he preparado para la sesión:

 

En este video podéis oír la grabación de la propia sesión:

travel and holidays- B2

These are the materials and resources we’ve used in our class about travel and holidays:

TRAVEL / JOURNEY / TRIP / VOYAGE: watch the presentation and then try this quiz

Vocabulary- drag and drop exercise:

More travel videos for you to watch: http://watchinenglish.blogspot.com.es/search/label/travel

 

Dress codes at work and in schools

You may find below the videos and articles we have used in our session about dress codes, along with some extra resources:

  1. Nicola Thorp- high heels at work: 

BBC interview (1)

 

Opinion articles about Nicola Thorp’s petition and result:

Follow-up: My Heels, My Choice

You can also read about Donald Trump’s dress code policy, and the debate it sparked on social media:

Donald Trump #DressLikeAWoman: The Huffington Post article

2. Dress codes in schools: 

Infants and primary:

Secondary: