The BFG Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 23 August 2016 > Webpicks

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Steven Spielberg has helmed an adaptation of his book The BFG. Pupils generally recognise Dahl’s work from books or films, so it is a rich subject for class work. Don’t miss our articles on the The BFG film and Dream Jar Trail (see … Continue reading “The BFG Webpicks”

Jesse Owens Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 18 August 2016 > Webpicks

The film Race tells the story of Jesse Owens’ victories at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Read more about the film in our article. Jesse Owens’ extraordinary achievements are a great topic both in collège and lycée, where it fits well into a Mythes et héros theme. Biographies This video from the film’s website mixes real … Continue reading “Jesse Owens Webpicks”

Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 July 2016 > Webpicks

Queen Elizabeth II is now officially Britain’s longest reigning monarch. On 9 September, 2015, she overtook Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days, from 1837 to 1901. The BBC site has a summary article about the Queen’s reign. It’s B2 level, but elements such as the comparison between Elizabeth and … Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Teaching Tools”