We promised you a second part to our A1+ worksheet based on a comic-strip telling of Queen Elizabeth II’s life. The first worksheet ended with her meeting with Prince Philip in Dartmouth, in the south of England. In Part 2, we follow Elizabeth through the Second World War, marriage and up to her coronation. Your … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Comic Strip Part 2”
This comic strip about Queen Elizabeth II will get your pupils ready to understand what will be happening for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations that will be concentrated around the weekend of 2-5 June. These two pages are devoted to Elizabeth’s childhood and her first meeting with Philip, and accompanied with activities at A1+ level. A … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Comic Strip”
The UK is getting ready for a very special “Trooping the Colour” in June… 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne! The longest reign ever, even Queen Victoria didn’t reign that long. Famous worldwide for her colourful dresses and hats, Queen Elizabeth embodies the British monarchy and everyone – even beyond Great … Continue reading “Seventy Years a Queen”
Belfast is the story of nine-year-old Buddy growing up in the Northern Irish capital in a friendly, working-class community until the Troubles brutally disrupt his life in 1969. The film and these activities will help the students discover more about the Northern Irish conflict and its human consequences. It is actor-director Kenneth Branagh‘s most personal film … Continue reading “Branagh’s Belfast”
This worksheet was used as in introductory activity to a project on film musicals for 4e euro. You can read about the project in our Pedagogy section.
Kenneth Branagh fait suite à son succès comme réalisateur et vedette d’une première adaptation d’un roman d’Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express, avec Death on the Nile, où on retrouve Branagh incarnant le détective belge Hercule Poirot. Cette fois un meurtre a été commis non pas dans un train mais sur un bateau naviguant … Continue reading “Death on the Nile”
This A1+-A2 slideshow will provide your students with information about the tradition of Valentine’s cards but also about the origins of Valentine’s Day, according to legend, and a connected celebration in Ghana, Chocolate Day. The accompanying activities help develop speaking and writing capacities. Vocabulary and structures Saying and writing dates and numbers (150 million…) Pronunciation: … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Slideshow”
For Black History Month, or any time you want to talk about the civil-rights movement in the U.S., why not use our interactive timeline with some key dates and succinct information about Jim Crow, segregation, Rosa Parks and MLK? You can download the timeline below to use offline. The timeline could be used in … Continue reading “Interactive Civil Rights Timeline”
The British Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year explored the theme of public spaces that are privately owned, like garden squares in London, our high streets or even pubs. It would make a perfect extension to Shine Bright 1e File 2 London is my backyard, or any sequence on espace privé et espace … Continue reading “The Garden of Privatised Delights”
Our bioboxes are short “Who Am I?” quizzes to help introduce pupils to famous figures in the English-speaking world. This one is on Josephine Baker as she enters the French Panthéon. For more information on Baker, see our article. You can download the biobox below to use it offline with your pupils.