A short video from students in Colegio Newland in Queretaro, Mexico presenting the way Mexicans decorate an altar and celebrate the ‘Dia de los Muertos’ or The Day of the Dead. This celebration is on the 1st November 2012.
3 Communicative Resources from the BBC Learning English website on the topic of dreams. The level of the resources vary, starting with elementary/pre-intermediate and getting more difficult.
Express English Series
What do you dream about? Watch a short video.
Register for ‘Express English’ and make comments online.
Download audio (MP3) and PDF text files.
Talk About English Webcast
“This programme is about dreams and the language of dreams. Why do we dream? What are dreams? A listener tells us about a dream that changed her life and our sleep expert talks about the latest research into dreams”.
29 October 2010
“US researchers say they want to record dreams electronically. Writing in the journal Nature, scientists in California developed a system that can record a higher level brain activity. The lead researcher believes that it could possibly be used to study dreams”.Reporter: Pallab Ghosh
What do you think they use old trams for in Mexico City?
A BBC short video that firstly introduces 5 new words, the presenter then makes the video report explaining what the Mexicans use old trams for. The 5 words are subtitled as they are used. The video is then replayed with a full transcript which you can read. Finally you have the opportunity to use the 5 words learnt in a new context as a gapfill exercise.
Keep a note of the new vocabulary that you learn in your vocabulary book.
A trip to the Royal Albert Hall. Most musical artists have performed here whether they are classical or popular artists. This episode provides you with information on the famous venue in London also. A magnificent building!
From Learn English – the British Council website. A video filming a visit to ‘The Premises’ a recording studio in London with tasks and activities to complete after viewing.