Nelson Mandela

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 June 2018 > Ready to Use

This year marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, on 18 July 1918. Our Biobox video quiz will allow you to familiarise your students with Mandela’s life from A2 level. And in this B1 article your students will learn about Mandela and his part in the abolition of apartheid and the building of a democratic … Continue reading “Nelson Mandela”

The Incredibles 2

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 June 2018 > Ready to Use

The Incredibles, super-hero family, are back on cinema screens on 4 July. This A1+ downloadable resource gives plenty of opportunities to work on modals, and vocabulary around family members and family life. Vocabulary family members qualifying adjectives the body sense verbs action verbs Grammar simple present and simple past modal CAN present BE + V-ING … Continue reading “The Incredibles 2”

Mother of Frankenstein

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 17 May 2018 > Ready to Use

2018 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, a novel which has gone on to occupy a unique place in the collective imagination. In this A2+ article, your pupils will discover Mary Shelley, the teenage author who lived an exceptional life. These documents about Mary Shelley could be part of a larger … Continue reading “Mother of Frankenstein”

Royal Wedding

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 24 April 2018 > Ready to Use

In this A2 article your students will learn about Prince Harry and his future wife in relation to their jobs as members of the Royal Family, as well as about their wedding, which will be celebrated on 19 May. The second part of the article introduces charities, always a source of interest for students. Vocabulary … Continue reading “Royal Wedding”

Commonwealth Games

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 06 April 2018 > Ready to Use

The four-yearly Commonwealth Games are taking place in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 4 to 15 April. In this A1+ article, your pupils will learn some basic facts about the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Games and Australia. They will compare the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics, and learn the names of some sports like netball, which … Continue reading “Commonwealth Games”

Martin Luther King Slideshow

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Civil-rights leader Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on 4 April 1968. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of King’s death, this B1 sequence will allow pupils to explore his life and legacy. After briefly sharing what they already know about this inspiring figure, students will watch a video and learn more … Continue reading “Martin Luther King Slideshow”

Arctic Mystery

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Ready to Use

This B1 article will allow pupils to discover the mysterious disappearance of the 1845 Franklin Expedition to find the North-West passage, and the subsequent search expeditions and forensic archaeology which has begun to provide answers. Grammar past simple of regular verbs + some irregular verbs.  Vocabulary ships and the sea. the Arctic. science, archaeology, forensics … Continue reading “Arctic Mystery”

What’s in the News?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 22 March 2018 > Ready to Use

This worksheet is based on an article which can be labelled A2+ as far as understanding is concerned, but the final writing activity should target B1 for a good number of students. Therefore, we suggest starting with easy activities to engage everyone in the class and gradually move on to more demanding work. It is … Continue reading “What’s in the News?”

Polar Adventurer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Ready to Use

This A1+ document is about teenage Australian adventurer Jade Hameister, whose dream came true in January 2018 when she completed the third challenge in the polar hat-trick, becoming the youngest person to ski to both Poles and Greenland. Interestingly, although we can expect her to be considered a superhero by A1+ students, she insists on … Continue reading “Polar Adventurer”

Stephen Hawking: a Unique Scientist

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 March 2018 > Ready to Use

On the occasion of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking, we’ve updated this B1-level article, which we published for his 75th birthday in 2017.  Students will learn about Hawking, one of Britain’s most famous scientists, who had a brilliant career in spite of a terrible neurological disease. The film The Theory of Everything , released … Continue reading “Stephen Hawking: a Unique Scientist”