Celebrating Languages

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 September 2022 > Celebrate

26 September is the day the EU celebrates all the many languages spoken in Europe and around the world. They have lots of suggested activities to get your pupils enthusiasm flowing for languages. You can find out 20 fascinating facts about languages on this poster, and 20 MORE facts on this new one for 2022. … Continue reading “Celebrating Languages”

Films for Classes in Dinard!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 August 2022 > Pedagogy

The 33rd edition of the Dinard British Film Festival will take place in Brittany from 28 September to 2 October. The films in competition haven’t been announced yet, but you can get ready to sign up your classes to see some of the best British films from the last year at special schools showings.  As … Continue reading “Films for Classes in Dinard!”

Spies Fooling Spies

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 April 2022 > What's On

A new film details a barely believable operation from World War II involving a dead body designed to fool the Nazis about Allied invasion plans and save the lives of thousands of soldiers. The success of Operation Mincemeat hinged on creating a carefully crafted fiction, which is where James Bond author Ian Fleming came in. … Continue reading “Spies Fooling Spies”

No Time to Die James Bond

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 September 2021 > What's On

It’s finally (almost) here: the 25th Bond film that was delayed by on-set accidents during stunts, and then by COVID. Daniel Craig is appearing as Bond (but not 007) for the last time in a film that was co-written by Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Watch our video report. Check out our Ready-to-Use … Continue reading “No Time to Die James Bond”

James Bond

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 23 September 2021 > Ready to Use

The 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, which has been delayed several times due to COVID, should prove of interest to pupils, the more so as the vast majority of them will be familiar with the hero. This A2 article gives some clues about his personality. Your pupils will also learn about Ian … Continue reading “James Bond”

The Spy Who Turned Novelist

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 14 December 2020 > What's On

John le Carré, master spy novelist, died on 12 December at the age of 89. Like James Bond creator Ian Fleming, le Carré himself worked in intelligence, but his novels were the polar opposite of Bond, portraying espionage as bleak, often tedious, and above all morally ambiguous. Le Carré was a pen name, since he … Continue reading “The Spy Who Turned Novelist”