Ella Fitzgerald Online Exhibition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 April 2017 > Webpicks

2017 is the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the most recognized voices in jazz history. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hosting an exhibition in tribute to “The First Lady of Song”. The online version is an excellent authentic document for classroom use. The mini-site is fairly succinct, with … Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald Online Exhibition”

Measure for Measure

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 December 2016 > Pedagogy

Comment deux matières comme les mathématiques et l’anglais peuvent-elles se rencontrer ? Hamid Belhadia et Cécile Clavilier, professeurs en 3ème section européenne en ZEP, témoignent de leur expérience. Nous avons mené ce travail commun sur l’année de troisième, en anglais et en mathématiques, la DNL (Discipline Non-Linguistique) pour cette classe. “From Measures to Bridges” s’ancrait sur … Continue reading “Measure for Measure”

National Theatre Live

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 November 2016 > What's On

See a play in English… at the cinema! The National Theatre Live brings broadcasts of acclaimed West End productions to cinemas around the world. Coming up in France, performances in Valbonne, Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Paris. London is a mecca for excellent theatre productions, and the National Theatre’s productions starring the crème de la … Continue reading “National Theatre Live”

Harry’s Back!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 13 October 2016 > What's On

It’s been nine years since the final book in the Harry Potter series, five since the final film. There have been the exhibitions and theme parks to keep fans busy in the meantime, but now Harry Potter is really back with a vengeance! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not strictly speaking an eighth … Continue reading “Harry’s Back!”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 November 2016 > Ready to Use

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first episode of a new five-film series by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, is set in 1926 New York and features both Segregation and Prohibition. Our A2 downloadable resource will enable your pupils to find out about the new film and understand the connection with the Harry … Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Roald Dahl Centenary

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 July 2016 > Ready to Use

This A1+-level article will introduce your pupils to one of the most famous children’s storytellers. Some of them may already be familiar with his stories, and the recent release of Spielberg’s BFG will have drawn attention to one of his most endearing characters. Vocabulary and structures: Dates Simple present and simple past Building words Going … Continue reading “Roald Dahl Centenary”

Competition: Shakespeare Lives in Schools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2016 > Pedagogy

Amongst the many events celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, the big one for schools will be 2 December: Shakespeare Lives in Schools Day. Why not participate in a class competition on the theme of Macbeth before 31 October? It could become an animated film for the global celebrations in December. The … Continue reading “Competition: Shakespeare Lives in Schools”