This activity is based on the real story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri, who found himself unable to leave Charles de Gaulle airport in France, but became a popular subject for TV and newspaper interviews. It is a pair-work speaking, listening, reading and writing exercise for students who are at a good intermediate level or above.
'Bend it like Beckham' is better known as a film, but Nharinder Dhami's book of the same name follows the film faithfully, even reproducing some of the dialogue. The materials in this kit are based on the pivotal Chapter 7 of the book, and also make reference to the film.
This is a revised and considerably shortened version of the original 2004 kit. The wealth of additional materials from the original kit has not been lost, however, and is contained in a <
The Magic Pencil exhibition and website celebrated children's book illustration and brought together the work of 13 illustrators who offered familiar as well as new and varied ways of approaching book illustration.
Both offered foreign language teachers of children and teenagers a valuable resource.
On the LearnEnglish Kids website you will find a whole range of activities for teaching the topic ‘Homes and Furniture’. These range from simple vocabulary games useful to introduce the topic through to activities for developing reading and writing skills at different levels with many suggestions for writing tasks to exploit the topic.
'Weekend' is a short story by the author Fay Weldon, and published by Penguin in 'Modern British Short Stories'. It originally appeared in 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in 1978. This version of the BritLit kit was significantly revised in 2009.