This week’s lesson is about WikiLeaks, an organization that has hardly been out of the news since late November last year when it released the contents of more than 250,000 confidential telegrams between the US State Department and US embassies around the world.
The subject of this week’s lesson is sharks, whose fearsome reputation has been created partly by films such as Jaws and maintained by incidents such as the ones off the coast of Egypt in December last year. The truth is, however, that humans are an infinitely greater threat to sharks than they are to us.
This week’s lesson is about an iconic figure with a red costume, a white beard, and a sledge pulled by reindeer. For many children, of course, Christmas would not be the same without him.
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.