Deadline: April 3
ST. PATRICK'S DAY (5.38)
St. Patrick’s Day is a very well known Irish national holiday, which is celebrated not only in Ireland but all around the world on the 17th of March.
This programme is about language you can use when you're having a discussion with people. You will learn useful expressions to help you:
- make a point (4.57)
- disagree with people (5.06)
When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quizzes below!
OBAMA: YOUR WEEKLY ADDRESS (5.43)
Watch Obama's address, his English is very clear, so I think you will find it easy to follow.
When you finish listening you can read the transcript and listen to it again.
Chicago is Barack Obama's city. It has world-class museums, a cutting-edge arts scene, and modern architecture. Learn about visiting Chicago in this video from HowStuffWorks.
CUTTING DOWN, EATING UP (6.00)
Listen to how the economic slowdown is affecting what we eat and talk about the language of money and economics.
Remember you can also borrow material for your listening practice from the school library. Have a look at the new National Geographic readers which come with a DVD.