Level – Pre-intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level A2–B1 and above)
This week’s lesson is about the enormously popular denim trousers, worn almost everywhere in the world, whose name in English originates from the fact that they used to form part of the uniform of Genoese sailors.
Level – Intermediate and above (equivalent to CEF level B1 and above)
This week’s lesson is about Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old Argentinian footballer who is the biggest star in the Barcelona team and is widely seen as having the potential to be the greatest player of all time.
This week’s lesson is about the 25-year-old female singer-songwriter from New York whose music and outlandish outfits have made her one of the most talked-about celebrities in the world: Lady Gaga.
The subject of this week’s lesson is the royal wedding which took place in London on 29th April and attracted possibly the largest worldwide TV audience for any event in history. The couple getting married were, of course, Prince William (grandson of Queen Elizabeth II) and Kate Middleton.
This week’s lesson is on the subject of phobias. There are a huge number of recognised phobias, ranging from the well known, such as claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), to the very rare, such as leukophobia (fear of the colour white).
Following the radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, caused by the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on 11th March, this lesson discusses some of the pros and cons of nuclear power.
This week’s lesson is about the film industry awards presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – otherwise known as the Oscars. The 83rd Oscars ceremony took place in Los Angeles on 27th February.
This week’s lesson is about lucky escapes from life-threatening situations that people found themselves in while taking part in outdoor activities. Two of the incidents are true and happened recently, and one of them is fictitious.