This week’s lesson is about the musical talent show that first appeared on British television in 2004 and has since become an enormously successful worldwide franchise: The X Factor.
This week’s lesson is about a big news story in the British and international media: the recent announcement that Prince William, second in line to the British throne, and his girlfriend Kate Middleton would be getting married on 29th April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.
This week’s lesson is based on the United Nations Development Programme’s recently published Human Development Report, which says that its ‘Human Development Index’ (based on income, life expectancy and education) has increased in almost every country in the world in the last twenty years, but also that the threat of climate change jeopardises this progress.
This week’s lesson is about the recent successful rescue of the 33 miners who had been trapped underground in a mine in Chile for almost ten weeks. It was, of course, a story that created huge international interest.
The subject of this week’s lesson is malnutrition, which afflicts more than one in seven people on the planet. ‘World Food Day’ on 16th October marks the anniversary of the foundation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which is dedicated to fighting world hunger.
This week’s lesson is based on a conversation between a British person and a Brazilian on the subject of different accents in spoken English.
This week’s lesson is about the famously addictive sport of surfing.
This week’s lesson is about the miners who have been trapped underground at a gold and copper mine in Chile since early August – a story that has been reported by the media worldwide.
To mark the United Nations ‘International Day of Democracy’ on 15th September, this week’s lesson is based on two opinions about the advantages and failings of democratic systems of government.
This week’s lesson is based on four recent stories related to space, or space exploration. Three of the stories are true and one has been invented.