about women’s right to vote

You can watch the visual timeline,

or check this interactive timeline.

Two videos to celebrate the 100 year anniversary for women’s rights

 

Here’s the trailer of Suffragette (2015), about the fight for  women’s right to vote in the United Kingdom.

And one more video about how it happened in the United States,

 

On guns in the United States

Unfortunately the news puts this issue rather too often in the headlines, so here are a few videos to discover, better understand the issue, train your oral comprehension and add to your notion presentations.

First a presentation of the gun issues,

Then a short history of the NRA (National Rifle Association) one major actor in the issue.

Now, a little bit more on the importance and power of  the media,

And finally, the reactions, possible developments and social media after the latest school shooting,

What makes #NeverAgain different?

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005761059

 

English on the go

 

 

Now we have a little bit more time to practice your English in a fun way  on your mobile devices, so I selected a few games, apps or websites where you can compete against yourself or other learners all over the world.

First to come is an app called Quiz your English, an excellent way of practicing your grammar and vocabulary skills, it’s fun and not that easy.  A lot of it is is free and I think it’s an excellent way to prepare exams.

Then, another app and website called Memrise, it focuses on vocabulary and enables you to learn, discover and make lists.

Battaking, is another app to help you learn new words by matching them to images. This one is simpler, but simple is not bad and there are words you may not know.

Games to learn English offers a variety of games.

The British Council offers courses, exercises and games  to improve your language skills.

Have fun and enjoy your holidays.