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

 

about IoT

Make  up your opinion on this hot new topic, the Internet of Things.

Some articles  from The Guardian and The Economist

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/06/what-is-the-internet-of-things-google

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/23/smart-devices-solve-crime-murder-internet-of-things

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/14/data-generation-insights-internet-of-things

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

And some videos

 

 

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.