Warning: The following video contains some swear words
Nowadays it seems that we can easily access every bit of information through the Internet but to be honest some quests can be a bit overwhelming due to the excess of data on some topics.
When I was starting as a language assistant I was running out of ideas when looking for arguments to defend or to oppose a topic included in the themes of the A2 Spanish exam so I decided to take a quick break to clear my mind.
Somehow I ended up in the school library and I bumped into this new acquisition. It is an excellent book that contains in a very well structured and schematic manner. The book is divided into eight varied thematic sections:
I was looking for some photos for the What’s in the photo bit of the Spanish GCSE speaking exam and I’ve found this one that could be great for the students of German (*Not that I teach German but just in case it is useful for someone else).
To be more specific: Topic 1 Identity and culture > Technology in everyday life.
What’s on the picture?
A PowerPoint with all the GCSE theme-based vocabulary included in AQA’s new specification (8668).
Not just your average pretty boy, Daniel Brühl has become one of the most well-known actors of the last two decades. From his international breakthrough role in Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) there has been a long list of quality movies he is been involved with.
You must have seen him in blockbusters like Inglourious Basterds (2009) (where he plays a great baddie) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) or maybe Captain America: Civil War (2016) but I’d recommend to have a look at his filmography since there is a wide range of genres and roles that deserve some attention.
Conan O’Brien has always been one of my favourite American comedians/ late night hosts and not long ago (last December) he decided to join Flula Borg (German DJ, actor, and YouTube personality among other things) in order to visit the magnificent city that is Berlin.
Even though the show is mainly in English, there are plenty of references to the language and of course to the Germanic culture. All the usual topics about Germany are covered: The Wall, the food, the folklore…
So I was on twitter when this tweet popped up in my feed:
How to forget those epic lessons on History of the English language back in the day when I was studying at uni? Endless hours of watching A History of Britain. Each of us had a unique way to impersonate the myth, the legend that is Simon Schama. And in what way Simon is the gift that keeps on giving?
Many of his tweets are pretty useful for the MFL lessons (with the Y13 in particular) since he often talks about the topics included in the subject.
How do I work with this type of material?