Madonna and Chifundo
The subject of this lesson is a story that attracted huge media attention in early Arpil this year; the unsuccessful attempt by Madonna to adopt a three-year-old girl, Chifundo, from an orphanage in the country of Malawi in southern Africa.
Frankie the Burglar
This lesson is about a burglar who is stealing small items from houses in the town of Swindon in England. The culprit, unusually, seems to be a cat called Frankie. Level: Pre-intermediate and above.
This lesson is devoted to the second biggest city in the USA. Level: Intermediate and above.
This lesson is about the film Slumdog Millionaire, which has been attracting huge cinema audiences and recently won eight Oscars.
Level: Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2-B1 and above)
The Loch Ness Monster
Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2-B1 and above)
This lesson is on the wintry subject of snow. Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)
This lesson focuses on some possible explanations for the ‘winter blues’, which seem to be especially common in the month of January. Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)
This lesson looks at three differing views on vegetarianism.
Level: Upper-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B2 and above)
The subject of this lesson is the Argentinian widely agreed to be one of the best footballers of all time: Diego Maradona. Level: Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2-B1 and above)
British and American English
This lesson looks at some more differences between British and American English.
Level: Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)
Britain and knife crime
This lesson focuses on the subject of knife crime involving young people in Britain, which has recently been receiving a lot of media attention. Read through the text in Worksheet A, look up new vocabulary, then answer the true/ false questions in Exercise 1. Next try to answer the questions in Ex.2, finally read the short texts in Worksheet C and decide whether they have been written correctly.
Read Worksheet A about U.S. presidential election and complete the crossword of Worksheet B, then find the mistakes in Worksheet C. There is one lexical and grammatical mistake in each line. Check the mistakes you have found in W.D.