This worksheet guides pupils to explore the online version of an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. “Activist New York” looks at the history of protest movements in the city from the 17th Century to today, fights for workers’ rights, civil rights, votes for women or free speech. The “Political and … Continue reading “Activist New York”
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Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 12 May 2020 > In the News
Millie Small’s global hit song “My Boy Lollipop” was one of most visible manifestations of the influence of Caribbean migrants’ music on the British music scene. The Jamaican singer has died at the age of 73. Small started her music career in Jamaica, before Island Records founder Chris Blackwell became her manager and took her … Continue reading “Our Girl Lollipop”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 11 May 2020 > In the News
Two Native American tribes are in a standoff with South Dakota governor Kristi Noem over checkpoints the tribes have erected to try to limit exposure to Covid-19 on their reservations. The tribes say it’s a question of life and death since centuries of neglect mean their medical services are too limited to cope with an … Continue reading “Sioux Want to Stop Covid-19 Entering Reservations”
This document aims to allow you to work on the trailer of the upcoming movie Downton Abbey at a B1 level. A perfect accompaniment to Shine Bright Terminale File 4 Masters and Servants. Downton Abbey was originally a British historical period drama television series that aired from 2010 to 2015. It was set as a … Continue reading “Downton Abbey: Masters and Servants”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 May 2020 > What's On
What more pleasant way to pass the time while practising listening to English? The Harry Potter website, Wizarding World, is having some famous faces and voices read the chapters of the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The readings were kicked off by none other than Harry himself: actor Daniel … Continue reading “Harry Potter Reads Harry Potter”
The next couple of free online streaming treats from the UK’s National Theatre are Frankenstein and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The National Theatre has been making filmed shows available at 8 p.m. French time every Thursday, and available for a week on demand. The next two fit brilliantly with Shine Bright LLCE File 2 Freaky … Continue reading “Frankenstein and Antony and Cleopatra in Your Living Room”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 07 May 2020 > Pedagogy
Les auteurs de Shine Bright Terminale and LLCE cycle terminal ont répondu à vos questions lors de deux webinaires en ligne. > Mercredi 13/05 à 17 h : Corinne Escales et Lynda Itouchène : Comment adapter l’enseignement de l’anglais à tous les profils de classe avec Shine Bright Terminale ? Merci à tous ceux qui ont assisté … Continue reading “Meet the Authors: Shine Bright Webinars”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 April 2020 > In the News
1964 was the height of the Swinging Sixties in the UK. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were topping the charts. But their music was barely played on the radio. So Ronan O’Rahilly decided to start Radio Caroline, a “pirate” radio station on a ship in the North Sea. All the British radio stations were … Continue reading “Pirate Radio Pioneer Dies”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 April 2020 > What's On
You may know him best as Captain Picard in the series Star Trek, or Professor Xavier in the X-Men films, but Sir Patrick Stewart is a classically trained actor who was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16 years. Currently in lockdown in Los Angeles, Stewart decided to start reciting a Shakespeare sonnet … Continue reading “Patrick Stewart Reads Shakespeare”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 May 2020 > What's On
African American novelist Colson Whitehead has joined an exclusive club of only four authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes for literature for two different novels. After 2017’s The Underground Railroad, Whitehead has been awarded the 2020 prize for The Nickel Boys, set in the Civil Rights era and based on the true story of a … Continue reading “Double Pulitzer for Colson Whitehead”