Australia Digital Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 December 2016 > Webpicks

Australia, with its topsy-turvy seasons and love of sport and the great outdoors, is a rich subject for language and cultural learning. Australia Day on 26 January is a great time for some Oz-themed resources. This is a nice easy short video about finding your own way to celebrate Australia Day. From A2. This is … Continue reading “Australia Digital Resources”

Pentagon Papers Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 25 January 2018 > Webpicks

The Steven Spielberg film The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is an excellent resource for working on the press and the media as part of éducation aux médias. It would work very well with the theme for this year’s Semaine de la presse à l’école:  Where does the news come from? The Semaine … Continue reading “Pentagon Papers Webpicks”

Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 12 January 2018 > Ready to Use

Darkest Hour, a new award-winning film about Winston Churchill’s role as Britain’s WW2 Prime Minister, gives an excellent opportunity to work on this historical figure and historical period with pupils at B1 level. The resource and the film focus on some of Churchill’s most famous speeches and their morale-boosting effect. The theme  can be related … Continue reading “Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour”

Robert Burns Digital Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 25 January 2018 > Webpicks

Scots celebrate their national poet, Robert Burns, on 25 January each year. These ebooks are useful for classroom work about the poet and the event. To find out more about Burns Night, check out Visitscotland’s ebook “Hold Your Own Burns Supper”, which includes recipes, information about the poet and a great video of traditional ceilidh … Continue reading “Robert Burns Digital Resources”

Taylor Swift: Reputation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 November 2017 > Ready to Use

A new album by one of the most popular singer-songwriters in the world is big news. And the themes of Taylor Swift’s album Reputation is a great opportunity to discuss rumours, bullying and online security with your pupils. In this A2 article, some of your students will learn about Taylor Swift, while others will probably … Continue reading “Taylor Swift: Reputation”

Pop Art: Teaching Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 09 October 2017 > Webpicks

The exhibition POP ART: Icons That Matter at the Musée Maillol has excellent teaching resources to explore a key movement in 20th century U.S. culture. The exhibition features works from the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Musée Maillol‘s teaching page lets you download a detailed teaching pack. … Continue reading “Pop Art: Teaching Resources”

Murder on the Orient Express

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 December 2017 > Ready to Use

Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most popular detective novels by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. A new film version with an all-star cast will allow your pupils to discover the story and explore the iconic detective Hercule Poirot. They will practise expressing cause and consequence around this story in which … Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express”

Emoji Video and Audio Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 18 October 2017 > Webpicks

If you are using our Ready to Use Resource on the Emoji Movie to work on emojis, smileys and emotions, these audio and video activities would make an excellent complement. You can access or download them on the Banque de ressources anglais cycle 4. As an introductory listening activity, you could use an A1+-level audio … Continue reading “Emoji Video and Audio Resources”

Blood Manor: Halloween House

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 25 October 2017 > Ready to Use

This spooky A1+ audio activity is an original way to celebrate Halloween. The scene is Blood Manor, a haunted house attraction in New York. There are lots of ghoulish sound effects. And pupils will be asked to practise listening for and producing “H” sounds (and also focus on when not to add a “phantom H” … Continue reading “Blood Manor: Halloween House”