Everest may have ladder installed to ease congestion on Hillary Step
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about a project to install a ladder on Mount Everest to help reduce delays for climbers.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about the man who was charged for the bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon.
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The EFL classroom through digital curation
I wrote a few weeks ago about the great talk I went to during the last IATEFL conference in Liverpool; MLearning: is it a portable circus or just an illusion. I also had a chance to attend one more interesting talk: Filtering relevant information for the EFL classroom throughRead More
Leading paper firm pledges to halt Indonesian deforestation
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about a Greenpeace campaign to protect the forest in Indonesia.
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Mars mission plan launched by US millionaire Dennis Tito
This week’s news item, adapted for Macmillan English Campus from a news article originally published in the Guardian, is about US millionaire Dennis Tito’s mission to Mars planned for 2018.
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Creative writing for the creatively challenged
Sometimes, setting creative writing tasks can be difficult because students are unsure just where to start, especially if they’re not naturally a creative type. But creative writing can be a really great task for getting students to use a wide variety of vocabulary and topics. So, if you’ve got a classRead More
A life in music
There’s a fun new website from the Guardian called Six Songs of Me where you get to pick six songs that symbolize key events in your life: the first song you bought (mine? …Baby, One More Time by Britney Spears!); the song that always gets you dancing; the songRead More
Top 5 word game apps
Last month we had a look at some great apps for classroom management, so I think it’s only fair to have a bit of fun and look at some word game apps! If most of your class have smart phones then you could incorporate the use of these apps into yourRead More
I must admit that I have been hooked on video games relatively late in my life, in my late twenties. However, since then whenever I’m out and about I have in a bag my portable games console with a selection of games. When I started my adventure with video games IRead More
The great toy debate
Watching this feat with 60,000 dominos by Flippycat got me thinking about our most loved children’s toys.
Favourite childhood toys are a topic that unites young and adult learners, with the former able to talk about their current favourites and the latter able to reminisce about the fads that dominated their youth.
Hatching an egg hunt
In the run-up to Easter, Central London has been festooned with over 200 giant, decorative eggs as part of The Big Egg Hunt. Participants are invited to hunt for the eggs using maps and clues for the chance of winning a prize. Introduce your students toRead More
Take your students on a virtual field trip
Who doesn’t love Google Street View? I’m terrible at reading maps, and never go somewhere new without walking the walk through Street View first! And now you can be a virtual tourist, venturing inside some of the buildings you walk past with the Google Art Project.
The Google Art Project isRead More
As mad as….?
“The March Hare … as this is May, it won’t be raving mad – at least not so mad as it was in March.” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
If your students are as restless as a March hare this month then cheer them up with an activity about all that the month hasRead More
Stay-away tourists alarm Egypt
This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about Egypt’s tourism industry. Since the revolution in 2011, the number of tourists visiting Egypt has declined rapidly affecting many sectors of the economy.
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MEC games … a reminder of some old favourites and an introduction to some new ones
During 2011 I’ve been looking at the games in MEC – they’re one of the most popular areas of the site and I’ve been hoping to make you want to go back and look at the games again if you haven’t done for a while so that you can recommend themRead More