Invisible Women

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 July 2019 >

British author and activist Caroline Criado Perez’s new book Invisible Women sets out to show that we live in a world that is literally made for men. And the results of that vary from annoying to downright dangerous. This B2-B2+ resource based around a review of the book fits well into the Shine Bright 1re … Continue reading “Invisible Women”

Visible Woman

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 July 2019 > What's On

Caroline Criado Perez’s thought-provoking book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men does exactly what it says: shows the hundreds of ways in which the needs of women (and anyone who isn’t a 1.77m tall,  76kg white male) are ignored in all aspects of our society. The author will be giving a … Continue reading “Visible Woman”

Gun Violence in the U.S.A.

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 10 October 2017 > In the News

As media headlines around the world once again proclaim a new record of horror in Las Vegas — the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history — Gary Younge asks us to stop and consider the terribly banal everyday reality of guns in America. An average of seven children and teenagers is shot dead every … Continue reading “Gun Violence in the U.S.A.”

Freedom Poems for National Poetry Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 26 September 2017 > Celebrate

This year’s UK National Poetry Day is on 28 September. A great opportunity to get some poetry into your class, and to explore this year’s theme: Freedom. The National Poetry Day site shows the amazing variety of experiences that simple word can evoke, from “Invictus”, the poem that inspired Nelson Mandela in prison, to Edward … Continue reading “Freedom Poems for National Poetry Day”

Creative Activities for National Poetry Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 26 September 2017 > Webpicks

The organisers of National Poetry Day in the UK, 28 September, have a treasure trove of poems and teaching activities on their website, including  a free ebook of poems to download. This year’s theme is freedom. We’ve made a selection of those that work best for language teaching, with teaching suggestions. The Freedom Films page … Continue reading “Creative Activities for National Poetry Day”

Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > What's On

Tim Burton’s latest film is being hailed as his best in twenty years. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children could have been written for the director who has always had a fascination for misfits, from Edward Scissorhands to Ed Wood or Corpse Bride. The film is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom … Continue reading “Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar”

Free Poetry eBook for National Poetry Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 06 October 2016 > Webpicks

In honour of National Poetry Day 2016 in the UK, on 6 October, there is a free ebook of poems to download from the National Poetry Day website. We’ve made a selection of those that work best for language teaching, with teaching suggestions. You can download the ebook in epub, Kindle or pdf formats. A1+ … Continue reading “Free Poetry eBook for National Poetry Day”

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > Webpicks

Tim Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom Riggs. The overriding message of the story is one that fits well into any classroom full of teenagers: be different, don’t feel you have to conform to artificial norms, and respect others for their differences. … Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks”