Topic: Independence Objective: For students to discuss the pros and cons of Catalan independence using the basis of the opinions of foreigners. Level: Upper Intermediate – Advanced Author: Hugo Deslandes
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NLSSTfHrhY Boeing’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner passenger jet has been grounded in Japan, India, Chile and the USA amid safety concerns. The airliner has been hit with a spate of technical malfunctions in the past month.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlSUWDjJR44 The Georgian parliament has approved the release of around 3,000 prisoners and shorter terms for thousands more.
BiblioTech – Country’s First Book-less Library It sounds like an oxymoron, but come the fall of 2013, San Antonio’s Bexar County is going to be home to the BiblioTech, the country’s first book-less public library.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbemTpjPfO4 A new product has come on the market for those wanting a digital solution to losing weight – a fork. A Hong Kong company, HAPILABS, has showcased its HAPIfork at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyHsvNsc4-Y A Second Division Italian club, Pro Patria, have been made INFAMOUS by the actions of some their fans. During a mid-season GLAMOUR friendly with AC Milan, some NEANDERTHALS in the crowd made a series of racist chants aimed at Milan’s players, especially Kevin Prince-Boateng, the former Spurs and Portsmouth player. The Ghana international took matters into his own hands 25 minutes in, picking up…
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6S0_7OU7G4 The U.S. town of Concord in Massachusetts State has banned stores from selling water in bottles that are smaller than one liter.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXLDO8twt8I “Don’t come to our ‘safe’ village for the end of the world” says mayor Believers say the world will end on December 21, 2012, the end date of the ancient Mayan calendar, and they see Bugarach as one of a few sacred mountains sheltered from the cataclysm.
httpv://youtu.be/aU7LYD2jNuU NEWSWEEK TO END ITS PRINT EDITION Rising costs of publishing and a fall in the number of advertisers willing to buy space in newspapers and magazines mean a move to a digital version. The number of subscribers has also HALVED from its 2001 HEYDAY of over 3 million to 1.5 million today.
Parents in Tunisia are up in arms at one of the country’s most popular children’s magazines. The reason for the outrage at the “Qaws Quzah” mag is that the latest edition of the publication has an article that explains how to make a petrol bomb, also known as a Molotov cocktail. “Qaws Quzah” is aimed at 5- to 15-year-olds and usually features educational pieces in…