Month: October 2011

Humour with Larry David – Pig Parking

Humour (Upper Intermediate +, conversation class about humour, slang, colloquial and bad language used). Understanding humour.   Intro: Do you understand humour or comedy in English? Is it weird? Can you think of examples that you like? What type of humour do you like? Name some of your favourite films or TV shows? What do […]

Cinema – Man On A Ledge (Trailer)

Culture & Cinema Upper Intermediate Class. American pronunciation, Vocab building, contractions,   Man On A Ledge (Trailer) Discussion: What are trailers for? What is in a typical trailer? Tell me about the music, the edits, the story, the action etc in trailers? This is a Hollywood trailer, what typical things could you expect? 1. Here […]

Using Podcasts & Twitter (for vocab and listening)

Using English Podcasts: (Intermediate level listening skills and vocab building) A good way to start using podcasts is through Twitter. For example, find the user @eslpod and browse through its tweets. There you can find a large selection of podcast lessons which include scripts for new vocab. They speak slow and clear and it is […]

Cultural identities served with food

Upper Intermediate + (for teachers & students) Conversation class & practice Cuisine Cultural identities served with food on Vimeo Intro: Is food and cuisine an important part of culture? What does Catalan food say about your culture? Use as many adjectives as possible. Do you enjoy tasting other types of food and therefore other cultures? […]

Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car

Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. Sebastian Thrun helped build Google’s amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. 1. Questions: Do you enjoy driving? How much time do you spend driving in an average week? […]