Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Halloween (who wants to be a millionaire game)

I have used Adam Simpson's amazing "Who wants to be a millionaire" template to make this game, which revises vocabulary and information related to the history and traditions of Halloween. (http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween)

Download the template here to make your own games.

You can also download the game here.

Halloween Crossword worksheet
Halloween - History of the jack-o'-lantern worksheet
Bet you didn't know - Halloween (video)
Holidays (game)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The European Refugee Crisis

In the summer of 2015, Europe experienced the highest influx of refugees since the Second World War. Why? The main reason is that Syria has become the world's top source of refugees.

Task 1

Watch the video and answer the following questions.
  1. How long has Syria been ruled by the al-Assad family?
  2. What is the Arab Spring? When did it happen?
  3. What was ISIS' goal?
  4. Where are the majority of Syrian refugees living now?
  5. Why was Greece unable to take care of all the people that arrived on its islands?
  6. What was the operation Mare Nostrum designed for?
  7. What made people around the world change the way they thought about the refugee crisis?  
  8. What fears do people in the Western world have over the large number of refugees arriving in Europe? 

 Task 2

Image credit: https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/europe-migrants_greece-11.jpg?w=840


Task 3


The European Refugee Crisis (worksheet)

Here is a worksheet based on The European Refugee Crisis video. It contains a True/False exercise, a set of comprehension questions and a vocabulary exercise (crossword puzzle). Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

To download the worksheet click here.
To view an online version of this worksheet click here.

The European Refugee Crisis (video listening)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Keep your eyes on the skies during the full moon later this month -- because you could see something that hasn't happened for more than 30 years, and won't happen again for nearly 20 more. (Read more...)

Task 1

Watch the video and answer the questions below.

  1. What event will you be able to see in the night sky on September 27th, 2015?
  2. What is a supermoon?
  3. What is a lunar eclipse?
  4. How many times has a supermoon lunar eclipse happened since 1900?
  5. When was the last time you could see this event?
  6. When will you have the opportunity to see this event again in the future?

Task 2