A little food for thought for the speaking club session on Friday. Here’s a list of newspaper headlines. Can you work out what the topic of discussion might be. If you have time, look up one or two stories and find out what happened so you can share on Friday.
Find out about some of the news stories behind these headlines. What happened? What do you think about it?
1. NEWS ANCHOR KEEPS COOL WHEN TOOTH FALLS OUT IN LIVE BROADCAST 2. WARREN BEATTY TALKS ‘CHAOS’ OF OSCARS BEST PICTURE 3. MADONNA’S CAPE MISHAP 4. FERGIE PEES HER PANTS ON STAGE 5. BIEBER TOSSES HIS COOKIES ON STAGE – TWICE! 6. 50 CENTS BOTCHED PITCH 7. APOLOGY FOR HARRY’S NAZI OUTFIT FALLS ON DEAF EARS 8. KATY PERRY TAKES THE CAKE 9. BUNGLING GOALIE CELEBRATES SHOOTOUT ‘MISS’ 10. JUDY FINNIGAN CHUCKED BRA IN DUSTBIN AFTER WARDROBE MALFUNCTION
Do we need to pay?
No, it's included in the TTT experience.
I'm part of the Exams track! Can I come? Do I need the book?
It's ok. You don't need the book or to have studied these pages. It might be a bit harder for you, because you don't know the topics, but it's useful in terms of spontaneity - great skill for exams :)
Listen carefully to the General Track students and try to pick up some cool vocab (we hope they'll be using it!!!)
To Join the Speaking club
There will be 2 clubs running AT THE SAME time. We're asking you to join the club according to your groups and levels.
Upper-Inter and CAE
Luis Pedreira Luis has both the CELTA and DELTA. He started teaching English after gaining his CELTA from University of Westminster in 2004 – under the tutelage of Hugh and Andrew. Since then, he has taught English at numerous language schools in London and Spain, as well as at University of Westminster and BOSCO College, a charitable organisation that supports refugees in London. Presently, Luis is also working with Cambridge Assessment on the development of their online tool, Write & Improve. In his free time, Luis enjoys travelling and meeting new people, playing and watching football, watching TV series and films online … and keeping his twin nine-year-old boys entertained!
Margot (CELTA/DELTA) has been teaching English since 1992. She has a BA and MA in Japanese Language and Culture and taught in Japan for three years. She has extensive experience as a teacher (University of Westminster, St Giles International), course designer, materials writer, and examiner (Ministry of Defense, Cambridge Assessment English, Kings College London). In her spare time, she likes going for walks in the woods, reading historical novels, doing a bit of art and playing djembe in a drumming group.