Ireland: 100 years of the Olympics

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 May 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

It’s the final countdown! The Olympics in Paris are about to start and to gather the whole world – and Ireland! –  for a few weeks. For this occasion, the Centre culturel irlandais in Paris has prepared an online exhibition reflecting how the Games mirror societal issues and the history of Ireland. The exhibition is … Continue reading “Ireland: 100 years of the Olympics”

Olympic Spirit

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 27 May 2024 > Ready to Use

We felt this video showed a great example of resilience and Olympic spirit.  It shows Sifan Hassan, a Dutch athlete who came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Ethiopia when she was fifteen and here we see the final lap of the 1,500m qualifying heat, in which she fell over, stood up and finally … Continue reading “Olympic Spirit”

Commemorating D-Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 15 May 2024 > Ready to Use

There are many “D-Days” but only one D-DAY that everyone remembers and is still celebrated 80 years after it took place. 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy. More than 150,000 troops, from more than 13 different countries landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944, helped by thousands of civilians in … Continue reading “Commemorating D-Day”

Chisholm for President

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 03 May 2024 > Ready to Use

You may not be familiar with her name but you must be familiar with her struggle: fighting inequalities, defending minorities and women… Shirley Chisholm, a trailblazer in politics, the first African American woman to run for president in the 1970s paved the way for the following generations thanks to her determination. Her willpower and desire to … Continue reading “Chisholm for President”

Princess Suffragette

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 April 2024 > Ready to Use

Everyone has heard of the Suffragettes and their actions, yet, have you heard of Princess Suffragette? This Indian princess, whose father was the last ruler of the Sikh Empire, gave up her socialite life in order to fight for a cause. Meet Sophia Duleep Singh, goddaughter to Queen Victoria who got involved in Emmeline Pankhurst’s … Continue reading “Princess Suffragette”

Irish Independence: Online Exhibition

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 April 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

This online exhibition offered by the Centre culturel irlandais in Paris will give pupils an insight into the turbulent history of Irish independence. These B1+/B2 texts are a means for your students to better understand Ireland’s troubled history while learning / revising the lexical fields of war and violence. This resource  could either be used … Continue reading “Irish Independence: Online Exhibition”

Bob Marley Biopic

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 February 2024 > Ready to Use

Not only his songs but also his face and his name are famous around the world. The new biopic Bob Marley: One Love is the perfect occasion for you and your students to learn more about the most famous Jamaican singer of all time and the difficult times he lived through. Vocabulary and structures slavery: … Continue reading “Bob Marley Biopic”

“Triathlon Time” Short Story

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 01 February 2024 > Ready to Use

This A2-level short story will allow you to introduce or revise sports vocabulary and have pupils think about the meaning of sport and fair play. Sisters Eden and Stella are competing in a triathlon and Eden really wants to win. But then Stella has a bike accident… Vocabulary and structures sports simple present gerunds This … Continue reading ““Triathlon Time” Short Story”

The Fall of the House of Usher TV Series

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 26 January 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

Netflix has released its own version of Poe’s famous Fall of the House of Usher in which gothic becomes horror in a modern-world setting with a whirlwind of characters and action. This is a perfect occasion for LLCER students to not only work on the short story itself but also compare it to the mini-series and … Continue reading “The Fall of the House of Usher TV Series”