Sight – A Short Film and Conversation Lesson about modern Technology

Sight is a short film about augmented reality so in honour of such a great topic Multimedia English created a conversation lesson about modern technology. Discuss these general questions with your teacher Sight Intro Questions: What’s your favourite gadget? How many apps do you have on your phone? What’s your favourite one? Are apps really useful? […]

TED Talk – David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. Questions: What are the three different meanings for the word “tip”? Do you have any good tips that help you […]

Welcome to the Anthropocene

  Definition: The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen. […]

New Businesses in New York (Business Vocab and Conversation)

Viewpoint: Why New York City is best for small businesses   Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18020624   Words & Phrases: to draw ( 3 meanings) vitality a blueprint to access to assess pro-bono to enrol the red tape obstacle to fill out (paperwork) to streamline to oversee to thrive     A recent study commissioned by Citigroup, and […]

Google Art Project

Source: The Guardian National Gallery joins Google Art Project’s virtual culture tours Ten British galleries join likes of Palace of Versailles and the White House as online museum grows to 30,000 objects Google’s Nelson Mattos unveils the latest Art Project updates in Paris     1. What’s the difference between wander and wonder? 2. What are […]

Goya at CaixaForum

Goya goes to Barcelona   Intro Questions: Do you like Goya? What do you know about him? Would you like to see this exhibition? Why is his work popular? How many meanings of the word draw do you know?   A conservationist inspects the Goya painting El Pelele before it was hung for the CaixaForum […]

Euro Vegas : Madrid V Barcelona

  Spain’s dilemmas over ‘Eurovegas’ mega casino plans BBC.co.uk The Spanish government will make the final decision as to whether a Las Vegas Sands resort like this in Macau will be built near Madrid or Barcelona   Intro Questions: What is a dilemma? Have you ever been to a casino? What’s your favourite game at […]

Swimming & Diving in Montjuïc

Dive into Barcelona’s Olympic swimming pool  The outdoor Olympic swimming pool in Barcelona (Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc) boasts stunning panoramic views of the city and costs only £4 to visit. Pro-diver and Barcelona native José Marillo shows us round his ‘office’     Intro: Do you like to swim? Where do you swim? When did […]

Mobile World Congress 2012 – Modern Tech Language

Mobile World Congress: Will this be the year for NFC? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9701830.stm Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been host to over 1,500 companies hoping to have the idea that will take the mobile industry by storm. Spencer Kelly takes a tour round the conference floor and reveals the show’s big themes.   1. NFC: Near […]

Spain and the Blame Game

Spain and the Blame Game http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carles-boix/spain-economy-catalonia_b_1297516.html?     Do you have a deficit with the bank? Do you always comply to the rules or sometimes break them? Do you have any debt on your credit card? Could you help me to shift all my stuff to my new apartment this weekend? Who do you blame […]