If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.
Apparently Spanish lottery adverts are as eagerly awaited as the John Lewis Christmas campaigns in the UK. Perhaps this is not surprising as this year's full-length 'anuncio de la lotería' was directed by one of Spain's most famous film directors, Alejandro Amenábar, and runs for nearly 20 minutes!
We've just published a worksheet to accompany the two shorter versions of the adverts (3 mins, 30 secs), which would work well as a December lesson for able key stage 4 or key stage 5 students. It comes with comprehension activities, answers and suggested extension tasks.
We published a similar resource last year, so you could introduce both adverts and invite students to compare them or explain which is their favourite.
As we all know, the stress of school can take its toll. Students in Germany are suffering from a range of ailments as a result, from headaches to insomnia.
The online German newspaper www.zeit.de has published an article looking at the impact of school stress on teenagers' health. The use of alcohol, cannabis and energy drinks as well as the importance of breakfast is also considered.
We've created a differentiated reading worksheet to accompany the article, with answers provided.