Word of the Moment: Caremongering

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 23 March 2020 > In the News

You can always count on the Canadians to find the positive in anything. In this case, the coronavirus, social distancing, quarantine and everything else involved in the current situation. Canadians decided to combat the scaremongering about the virus by forming groups to help each other under the title “caremongering”. The trend started in Toronto, where … Continue reading “Word of the Moment: Caremongering”

Orange Shirt Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 September 2019 >

In Canada, 30 September is marked as Orange Shirt Day, in support of the generations of First Nations children who were separated from their families and sent to Residential Schools where they were banned from speaking their languages or following their cultures. This resource accompanies Shine Bright 2de Snapfile 11 First Nations Territories. It includes … Continue reading “Orange Shirt Day”

Sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 19 September 2019 > What's On

The literary event of the year in the Anglophone world is Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale 34 years after the original. The Testaments was released worldwide on 10 September to scenes reminiscent of Harry Potter book launches. Fans queued up at bookshops to buy the book at midnight and enjoy themed events. The … Continue reading “Sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale””

Festival America

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 September 2018 > What's On

Festival America, the bi-annual event that celebrates the literature of North America, is back for its 9th edition in Vincennes from 20 to 23 September. It offers a weekend where booklovers will be hard-pushed to choose between all the delights on offer. This year, the focus is on Canada, both Anglophone and Francophone. The U.S.A. … Continue reading “Festival America”

Prime Canadian

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 June 2018 > Celebrate

As Canada Day approaches on 1 July, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in international headlines, though not for the reasons the golden boy of Canadian politics has attracted publicity for in his three years in office. This time it was for crossing swords with Donald Trump over trade tariffs at the G7 … Continue reading “Prime Canadian”

Arctic Mystery

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Ready to Use

This B1 article will allow pupils to discover the mysterious disappearance of the 1845 Franklin Expedition to find the North-West passage, and the subsequent search expeditions and forensic archaeology which has begun to provide answers. Grammar past simple of regular verbs + some irregular verbs.  Vocabulary ships and the sea. the Arctic. science, archaeology, forensics … Continue reading “Arctic Mystery”

Audio and Video Resources for Halloween

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 25 October 2017 > Webpicks

Halloween is a popular celebration with pupils, and it can be a great way to introduce some English-speaking culture. Get into the Halloween spirit with these videos and audio recordings about costumes, face-painting, trick or treating and games. Explore Halloween in the U.S.A., Canada and the U.K. And get thoroughly scared with spooky songs about … Continue reading “Audio and Video Resources for Halloween”

Canada Comes to Dieppe

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 September 2017 > What's On

After the Deauville American film festival and before the Dinard British film festival, Dieppe will host its fourth Canadian Film Festival from 20 to 26 September. Like the country it honours, the Dieppe festival is multilingual, with films in French, English and the Inuit language Inuktitut in competition. The festival trailer gives a taster of … Continue reading “Canada Comes to Dieppe”