How does Spain compare to other countries regarding work-life balance? Do some research online to comment in class.
Watch the video below and be ready to summarise the main ideas and say whether you agree with the speaker.
Read the description of the crime, think what the name of the crime is and flip the card to check whether you were right.
I have found a lot of information online about xenotransplants and 3D printing. I shared some in class with you, but it’s impossible to go through all the activities. I leave some of them here so that you can do them on your own.
If, apart from watching the TED videos, you want to do the activities, you need to register (with just an email address and password, you’ll be done).
- TED video activity on how to print human tissue.
2. TED video activity on how to print a human kidney.
3. TED talk: the future of organ transplantation
Do you want to win tickets to go to the cinema? Watch the presentation below and do the quiz to take part in the raffle.
It’s time to enjoy and relax, but also to practise English in a more informal way. Enjoy the holidays as much as you can and remember to come back on the 10th of January.
I hope you find the activities below entertaining. There’s one for each day. Don’t do them all on the same day. Remember: learning a language is not a sprint, but a marathon.
Click on the links to get more information about the urban myths in your textbook.
- Did you see that thing about Google Street View capturing a murder in Edinburgh?
- In any big city, you’re never more than two hundred metres from a rat.
- I read somewhere that we only use 10% of our brain capacity.
- Did you know that Walt Disney had his body frozen after he died?
- I heard somewhere that they think lemon peel can cure cancer.
- I heard they’ve spotted these huge alligators in the sewers under New York.
When having a conversation, either in English or in any other language, we use words or make sounds to make the other person know we are ‘in’ the conversation. Those words and sounds are known as conversation fillers in English. They are also useful when you hesitate and need some time to think about what to say.
If you want to learn some conversation fillers and how to use them, watch the video below.