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”

100 Million Trees

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 April 2024 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The Kenyan government wants its people to plant 100 million trees to regreen the country. They even have a new tree-planting holiday. And the ultimate goal is much bigger: to plant 15 billion trees in 10 years. The JazaMiti initiative, which means “fill with trees” in Swahili,  aims to help tackle climate change. As in … Continue reading “100 Million Trees”

Princess Suffragette

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 April 2024 > Ready to Use

Everyone has heard of the Suffragettes and their actions, yet, have you heard of Princess Suffragette? This Indian princess, whose father was the last ruler of the Sikh Empire, gave up her socialite life in order to fight for a cause. Meet Sophia Duleep Singh, goddaughter to Queen Victoria who got involved in Emmeline Pankhurst’s … Continue reading “Princess Suffragette”

Time to Put on a Red Nose

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 March 2024 > Celebrate

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 15 March in the UK.  British charity Comic Relief has been encouraging people to don a clown’s red nose and “do something funny for money” since 1988.  Red Nose Day is an occasion for many people across the country, and especially schools, to have a laugh while raising … Continue reading “Time to Put on a Red Nose”

Doing the Right Thing

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 February 2024 > What's On

Most people would feel proud of saving hundreds of mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia just before the outbreak of World War II. But Sir Nicholas Winton was haunted by all the children he couldn’t save. Until a surprise 50 years later on a TV programme showed him all the good he had done. A new … Continue reading “Doing the Right Thing”

Bob Marley Biopic

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 February 2024 > Ready to Use

Not only his songs but also his face and his name are famous around the world. The new biopic Bob Marley: One Love is the perfect occasion for you and your students to learn more about the most famous Jamaican singer of all time and the difficult times he lived through. Vocabulary and structures slavery: … Continue reading “Bob Marley Biopic”

Teen Scientist Wins Award for Soap to Treat Cancer

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 January 2024 > In the News

Heman Bekele, 14, from Virginia, has been named America’s Top Young Scientist 2023 for developing a soap that could replace expensive medicines as a treatment for some forms of skin cancer. The ninth-grade student was one of 10 finalists in this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The teens all applied for the challenge in a … Continue reading “Teen Scientist Wins Award for Soap to Treat Cancer”

Video Resource: Who is in the Driving Seat?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 15 January 2024 >

In the first of our monthly videos in partnership with Streamglish, this 2-minute news report is about driverless taxis in San Francisco, California. It fits well into a sequence on Innovations scientifiques et responsabilité. Like each of the videos, it will be available on our site for a month, along with the downloadable activity sheet. Vocabulary … Continue reading “Video Resource: Who is in the Driving Seat?”