Brexit Update

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 December 2016 > In the News

Britain voted to leave the European Union in the 23 June referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May has said repeatedly that the government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, to start the negotiation process to leave, by the end of March. But a legal appeal in front of the Supreme Court could hold up … Continue reading “Brexit Update”

Measure for Measure

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 December 2016 > Pedagogy

Comment deux matières comme les mathématiques et l’anglais peuvent-elles se rencontrer ? Hamid Belhadia et Cécile Clavilier, professeurs en 3ème section européenne en ZEP, témoignent de leur expérience. Nous avons mené ce travail commun sur l’année de troisième, en anglais et en mathématiques, la DNL (Discipline Non-Linguistique) pour cette classe. “From Measures to Bridges” s’ancrait sur … Continue reading “Measure for Measure”

Funding for School Exchanges

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 02 November 2016 > Pedagogy

Two schemes administered by the British Council offer funding for school exchange projects: up to £10,000 per project. Applications for the next awards of funds must be in by 10 November, the following deadline will be in May 2017. The Lefèvre and Charles de Gaulle Trust grants are awarded to French and British schools working … Continue reading “Funding for School Exchanges”

In the Trenches

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > Ready to Use

This B1-level article will enable your pupils to get a better picture of a specific and horrific aspect of World War I: the trenches. It puts particular emphasis on the Battle of the Somme, June-November 1916. Vocabulary and structures war, weapons past tenses: simple past (with irregular verbs), past perfect, past continuous the passive If … Continue reading “In the Trenches”

The Battle of the Somme 1916

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 24 August 2016 > Celebrate

The Battle of the Somme in 1916 was a tragic turning point in World War One for British and Empire forces. There are many on-going commemorations from 1 July to 18 November to mark the centenary of the battle. The Battle of the Somme was launched to try to provide relief for the French Army, which … Continue reading “The Battle of the Somme 1916”

The Queen at 90

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 August 2016 > Celebrate

Britain broke out the bunting and the Union Jacks to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. There are not many 90-year-olds who are still doing a full-time job, even though the Queen now relies more on her children and grandchildren to represent the Royal Family abroad. After becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch on 9 September 2015, … Continue reading “The Queen at 90”

Visiting Buckingham Palace

Posted by Speakeasy News > Sunday 14 August 2016 > Ready to Use

This A1-level article and comprehension activities will introduce your pupils to one of London’s most popular monuments, Buckingham Palace, and its occupants, the Royal Family. Vocabulary and structures present simple numbers (simple and complex) the names of different rooms describing a home the Royal Family    

Brexit

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 12 August 2016 > In the News

British voters have chosen to leave the European Union. The Leave campaign in the 23 June referendum received 51.9% of the votes. What will happen next? The answer to one question leaves many others open: When will Britain leave? The Treaty of Lisbon includes a process for leaving the Union. The British government must inform … Continue reading “Brexit”