Swing Kids

Swing Kids is an interesting movie about teenagers who were fond of swing music in nazi Germany.
In this scene, Peter and Thomas argue about Arbid’s death. Peter’s younger brother listens to their conversation.

Ka-Ching! Money and consumerism

The song deals with consumer culture in the United States.

What were you doing …?

The Past Continous

What were you doing yesterday at 2 a.m.?


Molly Mallone

Strong enough

Pronunciation Practice


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Telling stories


“Putting it all together” dictation

Let’s practice dictation in a fun way!

I will read a short story, at a natural pace, a couple of times. Then I will hand out the story on a piece of paper, but the story is jumbled and sentences have been divided. The students study the story for a minute and then turn the sheet over. I will read the story a third time. Students turn over the sheet of paper, cut up the jumbled phrases and re-organise the whole story.


Dictation: New Methods, New possibilities by Paul Davis and Mario Rinvolucri (Cambridge, 1988)

Halloween Page Makers

This is a fun activity to celebrate Halloween in your English lessons and encourage creativity among students.