International Women’s day Quiz

International Women’s day Quiz

The 8th March is International Women’s Day.

On this day there is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. 

The idea to make the day international came from a woman called Clara Zetkin. She suggested the idea in 1910 at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. There were 100 women there, from 17 countries, and they agreed on her suggestion unanimously.

It was first celebrated in 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. 

Things were made official in 1975 when the United Nations started celebrating the day. The first theme adopted by the UN (in 1996) was “Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future”.

This year is marked by the slogans #IWD2021  and   #ChoosetoChallenge

International Women’s Day is a national holiday in many countries, including Russia where the sales of flowers doubles during the three or four days around 8 March.

 

In this quiz you will come across a broad range of facts and figures concerning women’s achievements and challenges.

Do you know how many female pilots there are ? What is the global fertility rate ? How many months of the year do women work for free ?

Be prepared to be surprised. 

Int. Women’s Day Quiz

 

Romantic Valentine’s song

Romantic Valentine’s song

On this special day learn the words to this global, romantic song, it has been downloaded, bought and used at weddings millions of times all over the word.

You can listen to the song before or after the quiz, alone, in class or with your sweetheart 🙂

Romantic song lyrics

Fill in the missing words.

 

Can you survive our St Valentine’s Boot Camp quiz?

Can you survive our St Valentine’s Boot Camp quiz?

Can you survive our St Valentine’s Boot Camp quiz?

Can you survive our Valentine’s Boot Camp quiz?

Will you woo your Valentine on February 14th or will your Valentine see through you? Check out this tongue-in-cheek quiz to see if you are really a true romantic or just an imposter ! The Boot Camp experience is known for being tough, so get ready for our tough questions to put you through your romantic paces. Take a deep breath,.... go..........
All about tea

All about tea

Tea is probably the favourite drink across the world, but do you know about tea?

Do you know the phrases and expressions related to tea?

In this podcast we chat about the noble drink that the British (amongst others) adore.

Ever heard of, “A storm in a teacup?”

A mug of builders?

A cuppa?

A cup of Rosy Lee?

Listen to Chris & Sue reveal all about tea…

 

Animated Podcast Number 2: Calculate your Carbon Footprint (How green are you?)

Animated Podcast Number 2: Calculate your Carbon Footprint (How green are you?)

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 2 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

The second one, Calculate your Carbon Footprint, is a conversation around the World Wildlife Quiz which asks lots of How questions; how many, how much, how far, how big etc.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to focus on adverbs of frequency to talk about everyday actions and activities, and also learn everyday vocabulary.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts Youtube Channel  !

Click here  to access the Youtube Channel

 

How was the Covid jab for you ?

How was the Covid jab for you ?

The Covid vaccinations are being rolled out across the world and whether you agree with the vaccine or not,  the vocabulary is worth knowing.

Listen as Joyce in the UK talks about her experience. She gives a step by step account of what she had to do and how she feels about it.

Listen out for key vocabulary:

a jab

an appointment

a dummy run

to register

ushers + to be ushered

disinfect

a needle

a sore arm

side effects

a sticker 

As Joyce lives in the UK the call was recorded by Zoom, so you may hear some slight changes in sound level from time to time.

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