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.
Student and teacher wellbeing
11th February 2019
All languages | Reading | Wellbeing
With revision and exams drawing ever closer, the pressures on both students and teachers start to increase exponentially. I'm sure we can all think of individual students whose mental wellbeing is a real concern, under the pressure to perform or to hit...
Teenage stress at school
20th October 2017
German | Reading | School
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...
The Spanish website, www.muyinteresante.es, has put together this interactive test to see just how much you really know about healthy food. The format of short questions and responses makes this an accessible quiz for students to do individually, in pairs...
Decálogo de la alimentación
8th October 2015
Spanish | Listening | Reading | Health
There are lots of interesting, authentic resources for the healthy living topic on the Spanish site www.familiaysalud.es (thanks to @icpjones on Twitter for mentioning this source).
You could use the audio recording on the 10 c...
¿Cuál es el país más sano para vivir en Europa?
3rd September 2015
Spanish | Reading | Health
This article about the healthiest country in Europe is from www.muyinteresante.es and could tie in to the topic of healthy living. Spain may have problems to face, but at least the Spanish have the highest life expectancy in Europe!
4th June 2015
Spanish | Reading | Advertising
This article from the BBC Mundo site highlights a complaint about the model used in the Yves Saint Laurent advert above. AS students studying the health or media topic might find this an interesting starting point for discussion.
¿Es malo dormir con el celular en la mesa de luz?
7th May 2015
Spanish | Reading | Technology
This article about the possible health risks of using mobile phones is from the Spanish magazine site www.periodismo.com. It could be used as a reading text on health or technology for AS students, or even for KS4 using the more accessible tasks suggested...
Des artistes africains se mobilisent en chanson contre Ebola
14th November 2014
French | Illness | Doctor | Music
This article from Jeune Afrique about the 'Afrique Stop Ebola' song would be a serious and compelling cultural starter for GCSE or AS French students studying the topic of health. It's a public service announcement with a difference …