Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving.

Click here, watch the videos and learn more about the first Thanksgiving (if you click on CC, you can watch the videos with subtitles).

Basic 2. Thanksgiving (Song): I will survive (The Turkey Lady Strikes Back)

This lovely turkey doesn't want to die. Click here and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving Day, or Turkey Day ;)

Intermediate 2: Video: Don't Buy Stuff - Saturday Night Live.

Click here and watch the video about the dangers of consumerism and running into debt. Fill in the gaps with the missing words and then select the blank spaces to see the answers.


-Ah, I just can't get these numbers to add up. 
-It's like we're never going to get out of this hole. 
-Credit card debt, does it ever end? 
-Maybe I can help. 
-We sure could use it. 
-We've tried debt consolidation companies. 
-We've even taken out loans to help make our payments. 
-Well, you're not the only ones. Did you know millions of Americans live with the debt they cannot control?

 -That's why I developed this unique new program for managing your debt. It's called "Don't buy stuff you cannot afford". 
-Oh, let me see that. If you don't have any money you should not buy anything. Hm, sounds interesting. 
-Sounds confusing. 
-I don't know, honey. This makes a lot of sense. There's a whole section here on how to buy expensive things using money you save. 
-Give me see that. And where would you get this saved money?
-I tell you where and how in chapter three. 
-Ok, but what if I want something but I don’t have any money? 
-You don't buy it. 
-Well let's say I don't have enough money to buy something. Should I buy it anyway? 
-No. 
-Now I'm really confused. 
-It's a little confusing at first. 
-Well, what if you have the money. Can you buy something? 
-Yes. 
-Now, take the money away. Same story? 
-Nope. You shouldn't buy stuff when you don't have the money. 
-I think I got it. I buy something I want and then hope that I can pay for it, right? 
-No. You make sure you have money, then you buy it. 
-Oh, then you buy it. But shouldn't you buy it before you have the money? 
-No.
-Why not? 
-It's in the book. It's only one page long. The advice is priceless and the book is free. 
-Wow! I like the sound of that. 
-Yeah, we can put it on your credit card. 
-So get out of debt now. Write for your free copy of "Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford". And if you order now you'll also receive "Seriously If You Don't Have The Money Don't Buy It" along with a twelve month subscription to "Stop Buying Stuff Magazine". So order today.

Basic Level. Thanksgiving Day.

Click here and learn more things about Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Basic 2. Video. Food.

What's your favourite type of food? If you want to find out what British people like, watch the video, do the activity (True or false?) and enjoy. Click here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Basic Level. Revision: Present simple and daily routines

Watch this video and practice. Click here.
Now listen about a family's daily routine. Click here. Listen and download the worksheet, audio script and key.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Intermediate 2. Future tenses.

Will or be going to? Click here.
Will, be going to, present simple or present continuous? Click here.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day.

On November 11 the Commonwealth countries remember those who gave their lives to defend other people's rights. This special day is called Remembrance Day (or Poppy Day). People wear a poppy in memory of those soldiers who died during wars. If you want to know more, click here


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Intermediate 2. Listening Comprehension: Families

Listen to these people talking about their family. Do the Comprehension Quiz exercises on the right. Click here and here.