Thursday, February 24, 2011

Who Wants to be a YouTubillionaire?

An amazing interactive YouTube video for the students who want to win real... imaginary money! To play the game, simply click on the answer of your choice or ask a friend (you will never guess who!) to help you by clicking on the 'phone-a-buddy' sign at the top of your screen. In case you want to look up an answer before you make a decision, you are free to google it.

FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND ROSA PARKS

Black woman challenges race law

A black woman has been arrested by police in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person.

Mrs Rosa Parks now faces a fine for breaking the segregation laws which say black Americans must vacate their seats if there are white passengers left standing.

It is not the first time Mrs Parks, who is a seamstress, has defied the law on segregation.

In 1943 she was thrown off a bus for refusing to get on via the back door, which was reserved for black passengers. She became known to other drivers who sometimes refused to let her on.

Read the rest of the article here.

Questions: 

  • What are your thoughts after reading this article? 
  • Would you have done the same if you had been in Rosa’s shoes?
  • What should a group of people do if they face a similar type of oppression in the future? (Think of race, social class, religion, gender.)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do schools kill creativity?



What are the speaker's main ideas? Do you agree with him?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Learning phrasal verbs

A very interesting and useful site to learn a difficult part of english grammar: PHRASAL VERBS. http://www.learn-english-today.com/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verb-list.htm