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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meta Data – How much do you know?

Meta Data   Network on Vimeo Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes behind our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we send into the network.   How do you pronounce meta? How do you pronounce data? Please discuss the following words from the video: […]

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 […]

The afterlife of implants: Medical terms for Doctors.

Melting down hips and knees: The afterlife of implants Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16877393   As people live longer and medical technology improves, more and more of us will have a surgical implant before we die. We are also getting cremated in larger numbers – and so there is often some expensive metal left among the ashes. Where […]

Skype Class – Cyber Attacks

Introduction: Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary.   Today’s subject is cyber attacks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/02/120216_6min_english_cyberwar.shtml   Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct tense.   Exercises: hacker […]