Feelgood Music 2: “Waterloo Sunset”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 06 May 2020 > Ready to Use

For the second of our series of feelgood songs, we’ve crossed the Atlantic to the UK, 1967, and The Kinks’ classic “Waterloo Sunset”. Which gives plenty of scope to work on emotions, and London landmarks Waterloo Station and the Thames. Pupils can start by watching a Biobox about the year 1967 in music before going … Continue reading “Feelgood Music 2: “Waterloo Sunset””

London National Park City

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 22 April 2020 >

London officially became the first National Park City in July 2019. This article from the London Council website works really well with Shine Bright Première File 2: London is my backyard . After working on reading comprehension, pupils can do a short written expression assignment. Axes du programme : Espace privé et espace public / Identité … Continue reading “London National Park City”

Big Ben

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 July 2017 > Ready to Use

Big Ben is a must-see on any trip to London. The iconic London landmark is undergoing major renovation work for the next three years. We take the opportunity to show pupils what makes Big Ben tick with an A2-level article.  Language and Structures: Descriptive narration: simple present and preterite tenses Numbers: saying dates Modals and … Continue reading “Big Ben”

It’s a Boy!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 07 May 2019 > In the News

Britain is celebrating a new royal baby, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their son on 6 May 2019. The British capital decided to have babies welcome the baby. The new baby, who is the seventh in line to the throne, has been named Archie. He is unusual in the Royal … Continue reading “It’s a Boy!”

Biobox: Sherlock Holmes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 26 April 2019 > Ready to Use

Our bioboxes are short “Who Am I?” quizzes to help introduce pupils to famous figures in the English-speaking world. This one was written by pupils for our “Who Am I?” contest. Thank you to Miss Mazuet’s 4e Euro class, Collège Clément Marot, Douvres la Délivrande (14). You can download the MP4 file below to use … Continue reading “Biobox: Sherlock Holmes”

Time for Tennis at Wimbledon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 28 June 2018 > Celebrate

For two weeks every summer, London is the world capital of tennis. Wimbledon is more than just a tennis tournament. It’s a national institution with some typically British eccentricities. This year’s tournament begins on 2 July. British tennis players have not dominated world tennis historically. Andy Murray has rectified that somewhat in recent years taking … Continue reading “Time for Tennis at Wimbledon”

Win a Trip to Roman London

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 August 2017 > In the News

Win a trip to London to discover the city’s Roman past. The City of London, the “Square Mile” which is the oldest part of the city, dates from AD50 when the Roman invaders founded Londinium, which they built into the country’s largest city. For almost 400 years, it was a hub of Roman culture and … Continue reading “Win a Trip to Roman London”