You’d like to practise listening with videos, wouldn’t you?
Students in Fourth Course can make the most of this page to share interesting videos with each other. It’s so easy to do! Here’s a selection of websites to get you started:
- ITN NEWS
- BBC NEWS – AUDIO & VIDEO
- CHANNEL 4 NEWS
- SKY NEWS
- THE GUARDIAN
- THE TELEGRAPH
- THE ROYAL CHANNEL
TO WATCH A VIDEO
On this blog entry, click on “Comments”, and look at the Comments at the bottom of the page. Simply click on the title of the video.
TO SHARE A VIDEO WITH EVERYONE
- First choose a suitable video from a website.
- When you’ve got a good clip, click on “Comments” on this blog entry.
- Look at “Leave a Reply”, which is at the end of the page.
- In the “Name” box, write the title of your chosen video (not your name).
- In “Mail”, you must give your email address, which won’t be published.
- Now copy the web page address for the video and paste it into the “Website” box (for example,
- Type in the spam filter password from the image displayed.
- Write a short description of the video in the last box. Please feel free to give your opinion about it.
- Finally, click on the “Submit Comment” button to send your contribution.
- Thank you very much indeed for taking part!
Advertisements (adverts / ads)
- It lasts so long that … you won’t need to buy it very often.
- It lasts for such a long time that …
- It’s so long-lasting that…
- It’s such a long-lasting product that …
- Just one bottle will do so much that …
- You can wash so many plates with just one bottle that …
- You can do so much washing-up with just one bottle that …
- Duracell batteries are __________ good that they almost never run out.
- They’re __________ good batteries that they almost never run out.
- They work __________ well that they almost never run out.
- With Duracell you can use your device __________ __________ times that the batteries will last for years.
- With Duracell you can use your device __________ often that the batteries will last for years.
- It sticks things __________ fast that it could trap a mouse.
- It’s __________ fast-acting glue that it could trap a mouse.
- Its strength is __________ great that nothing will ever come unstuck.
- Superglue can stick __________ a lot of different materials that you can use it to mend almost anything.
- Superglue can stick __________ __________ different materials that you can use it to mend almost anything.
- You can rely on a Peugeot car __________ __________ that you won’t need to take it to the garage except for routine services.
- Peugeot cars are __________ reliable that you’ll hardly ever need to take yours to the garage.
- You can drive __________ a long way in your Peugeot, without taking it to the garage, that you’ll save a fortune on repair bills.
- Peugeot cars have __________ a reputation for reliability that you should buy one without a doubt.
- Peugeot cars are __________ good value for money that you’ll never regret buying one.
- so many
- so many
- so much
- Write five sentences of your own to advertise the following products.
- You don’t need to use the words given in the prompts: just use your imagination!
1. Product – A breakfast cereal
Characteristic – crunchy
Benefit – enjoyment
2. Product – An Internet connection
Characteristic – fast
Benefit – saving time
3. Product – Lipstick
Characteristic – glossy
Benefit – attractiveness
4. Product – A children’s toy
Characteristic – adaptable
Benefit – hours of entertainment
5. Product – Language classes
Characteristic – up to date
Benefit – motivation
The Monty Hall Problem is featured in the popular book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Play the game here.
Click on the links below to go to the corresponding website with grammar analysis and online exercises.
The previous post, Energy Wasting Day, shows an April Fool’s Day joke (click here for a classic example) with the worthy intention of focusing attention on the issue of energy use in our daily lives. However, the following news is NOT an April Fool.
Read this McDonald’s website and decide for yourself. Does this mean the final destruction of British state education, or is this the way forward? Is this the future for Catalonia, with plans for indirect management of schools? (A[dvanced] Level is equivalent to Batxillerat.)
McDonald’s to offer qualification that is equivalent to an A-level
McDonald’s has become one of the first companies in the UK to be given Awarding Body status by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), enabling them to award accredited qualifications, equal to GCSE’s, A levels and degrees, to employees for the first time.
McDonald’s has been piloting a ‘Basic Shift Managers’ course since the beginning of the year, to teach staff everything they need know about the day-to-day running of a restaurant, from basic operational requirements and marketing to human resources and finance.
The initiative aims to give official credit to training which otherwise would not be recognised outside of McDonald’s and demonstrate how the workplace can be part of employees’ continuous learning.