Some of the things that fascinate me, in particular, is how do people use languages, as in what do they do with that linguistic code, and why do they do so.
Recently, I am very interested (believe it or not) in anything that has to do with Ivanka Trump’s use of language. Why? Take a look at this video:
Warning! This post contains swearing.
Sometimes when you are in a foreign country or in a place where a foreign language is being used you can experience this phenomenon when a word or expression means something different in another language you are familiar with.
Some of the most recent cases I bumped into are:
Firstly. this fabulous frame that I found while I was shopping at Paperchase (damn I love stationary!).
A PowerPoint with all the French GCSE theme-based vocabulary included in AQA’s new specification (8658).
A PowerPoint with all the GCSE theme-based vocabulary included in AQA’s new specification (8668).
This is a card game I created for my shyest Y11. I simply used one card once a week and it worked miracles. Most of them feared having that blank page feeling and with these cards they were able to focus on a target (which they found quite helpful) and of course, they also love a bit of competition.
A simple PDF about clothing to get the conversation going. Perfect to learn some basic vocab and to talk about brands and fashion trends.