Supreme icon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 17 October 2018 > What's On

The contentious nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court makes him the new colleague of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka Notorious R.B.G.. She is a feminist and pop culture icon and the subject of a documentary just released in cinemas. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was the most contentious nomination process in … Continue reading “Supreme icon”

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?”

Word of the Year: Fake News

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 10 November 2017 > In the News

Each autumn, Britain’s Collins Dictionary announces a Word of the Year, a word or expression that has been omnipresent. For 2017, the WOTY is “fake news”, a term often associated with President Trump. The expression was used a lot during the election campaign. Since his inauguration in January, President Trump has brandished it regularly, on … Continue reading “Word of the Year: Fake News”

Everything You Need to Know About: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 11 January 2017 > In the News

On Friday, 20 January, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States at his Inauguration in Washington D.C. What does the Inauguration involve, who participates, and what does it cost? The first Inauguration was George Washington’s in New York in 1789. The newly independent United States hadn’t built its new federal capital … Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations”

2016: That Was the Year the Was

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 December 2016 > In the News

It was quite a year of surprises. And definitely not a good one for opinion-poll companies and forecasters. From Brexit to Trump, refugee athletes to the rock ‘n’ roll Nobel Literature laureate, we look back at 2016. Election forecasters are probably having a long rest, or thinking about a new career about now. Last January, … Continue reading “2016: That Was the Year the Was”

A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 22 November 2016 > What's On

American photojournalist Christopher Morris followed Donald Trump on the campaign trail. He’s giving a talk about the experience at the American Library in Paris on 30 November. Hear about the Trump campaign from someone who observed it close up. TIME photographer Morris has won numerous awards for his work, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal … Continue reading “A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign”

President Trump Profile

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

These articles about the President-elect of the United States will enable students to say what they already know about Donald Trump and the American election and will provide enough new information to trigger interest. They will serve as a basis for speaking and writing activities as well as interaction. There are two articles and corresponding … Continue reading “President Trump Profile”

President Trump

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 09 November 2016 > In the News

Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America as part of a Republican landslide that sees the party keep its majority in both Houses of Congress. It has been an election campaign full of surprises. In the run-up to the primaries last autumn, no one seriously expected Donald … Continue reading “President Trump”