Guy Fawkes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2016 > Ready to Use

This A1+ article is a short introduction to the Gunpowder Plot, which could of course be treated from a more complex historical point of view at a higher level. The traditions of Guy Fawkes night, fireworks, bonfires and the State Opening of Parliament are introduced. As 5e pupils are studying the same period in history (Thème … Continue reading “Guy Fawkes”

Des ressources numériques gratuites à partager avec vos classes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 14 October 2016 > Pedagogy

Vous rêviez d’un endroit où vous pourriez trouver de nombreux documents et activités pour enrichir vos cours ? Ne cherchez plus : les enseignants d’anglais Cycle 4 ont désormais accès à une banque de plus de mille ressources numériques : des vidéos, des audios, des articles de presse et des activités interactives dans le cadre du plan numérique … Continue reading “Des ressources numériques gratuites à partager avec vos classes”

International Day of the Girl Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2016 > Webpicks

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October the International Day of the Girl. It’s a day to celebrate girls and raise awareness of the problems they face. The UN, Plan International and USAID all have excellent resources for working on gender equality and education in class. Many of these topics would work well as … Continue reading “International Day of the Girl Webpicks”

Election Time

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 15 September 2016 > Ready to Use

These A2+ and B1-level articles and boxes will enable your pupils to have an overview of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. It can be an opportunity to compare with elections in other countries (their own country as well as how it is organised in the United Kingdom for example). There are worksheets for A2+ and … Continue reading “Election Time”

U.S. Presidential Election Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 07 September 2016 > Webpicks

We’ve sifted through the many resources online about the U.S. elections to find the ones best adapted for use in collège and lycée classes. The U.S. presidential elections is a hot topic and information is constantly changing. A lot of what is available online is too difficult for non-native speakers, who, as well as the … Continue reading “U.S. Presidential Election Webpicks”

Battle of the Somme WWI Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > Webpicks

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 planned from 1 July to 18 November. And the British Legion, British Council and other organisations have prepared excellent tools to help teachers use this theme in the classroom. … Continue reading “Battle of the Somme WWI Webpicks”

Celebrating Shakespeare

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 19 August 2016 > Ready to Use

You hardly need an excuse to familiarise your pupils with one of the most important figures in English-speaking culture: William Shakespeare. However, 2016 is the 400th anniversary of his death and there are events and celebrations all over the world. The Bard is everywhere, including classrooms! You will find below two articles, the first, A2 … Continue reading “Celebrating Shakespeare”