Let’s Dance at the Olympics

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 27 June 2024 > Celebrate

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games welcomes a new sport: breaking, or break dancing. Breaking originated in the Bronx in the 1970s. It has its roots in hip-hop culture, but has long been a competitive sport. In Paris, 16 men and 16 women (known as “B-Boys” and “B-Girls”) will engage in an epic battle for the … Continue reading “Let’s Dance at the Olympics”

Sports Stories Winners Lycée B1

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. Here are our favourite lycée texts entered as B1. They are incredibly varied, which is an accurate reflection of all the stories we received. They cover sports from Formula One racing to baseball, as well as football, figure skating and wheelchair racing … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners Lycée B1”

Sports Stories Winners Lycée B2

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. Here are our favourite lycée texts entered as B2. There are a couple with an equestrian theme, and others on athletics, figure skating, volleyball, cycling, badminton and Gaelic football. Plus one that is out of this world! And the winners are, in … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners Lycée B2”

Sports Stories Winners Outsize

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. There were a few that were much longer than our suggested word count but that we couldn’t resist including. They all take a fairly fantastical look at the sports theme. And the winners are, in no particular order: Chiara from Mme Marlot’s … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners Outsize”

Sports Stories Winners Lycée B1 Plus

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 19 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. Here are our favourite lycée texts entered as B1 plus. Here are stories about parasports, basketball, football and the American variety. Combat sports taekwondo and MMA feature, as does athletics and a story told from the point of view of sports equipment. … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners Lycée B1 Plus”

Sports Stories Winners A2

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. Here are our favourite texts entered as A2. They are incredibly varied, which is an accurate reflection of all the stories we received. These are about a surfing dog, a champion football fan, a mystery at a horseriding school, an acrostic poem … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners A2”

Sports Stories Winners Collège B1

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 June 2024 > Pedagogy

We received thousands and thousands of fabulous entries to our sport-themed creative-writing contest. Here are our favourite college texts entered as B1. They are incredibly varied, which is an accurate reflection of all the stories we received. They cover existing sports from two forms of swimming to basketball and rugby. There is one about climbing … Continue reading “Sports Stories Winners Collège B1”

Ireland: 100 years of the Olympics

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 May 2024 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

It’s the final countdown! The Olympics in Paris are about to start and to gather the whole world – and Ireland! –  for a few weeks. For this occasion, the Centre culturel irlandais in Paris has prepared an online exhibition reflecting how the Games mirror societal issues and the history of Ireland. The exhibition is … Continue reading “Ireland: 100 years of the Olympics”

Olympic Spirit

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 27 May 2024 > Ready to Use

We felt this video showed a great example of resilience and Olympic spirit.  It shows Sifan Hassan, a Dutch athlete who came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Ethiopia when she was fifteen and here we see the final lap of the 1,500m qualifying heat, in which she fell over, stood up and finally … Continue reading “Olympic Spirit”