Topical teaching ideas

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.

 

 



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Monday 21st May 2018


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French | Listening | Marriage
Following on from the royal wedding celebrations, this clip from Le Chiffroscope offers some authentic listening practice for AS/A level French students on the topic of marriage. The video is full of facts, figures and trends on the decline of marriage Read more...


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Thursday 22nd October 2015


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French | Listening | Relationships
The official video of the group Grand Corps Malade has some fantastic choreography to go with their spoken version of an updated Romeo and Juliette story. Great for AS students covering the relationships topic, but could also be used with younger students Read more...


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Thursday 5th March 2015


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German | Vocabulary | Starter
Deutsche Weller, Germany's international broadcaster, has a photo feature on its culture pages about 10 German terms of endearment, with explanations in English. Here's a suggestion on using these 10 words as a vocabulary / thinking skills starter activity Read more...


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Thursday 16th October 2014


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Spanish | Marriage | Partnerships | Famous people
Taking her love for Twilight character Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) to extremes, Lauren Adkins has actually married a cardboard cut-out of her idol.  This article would make an interesting introduction to the GCSE context of relationships Read more...

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