Showing posts with label vocabulary development and communicative activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vocabulary development and communicative activities. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Green is Great - Part 1

Green is Great - Part 1

Richard visits the Eden Project in Cornwall in the UK.  It has been developed on a piece of countryside and is made up of several 'biomes'.  The 'biomes' are the white, round shaped structures shown in the photograph.  



Inside each biome is an ecosystem from a different part of the world; for example, a tropical rain forest.  The plants, insects and animals that form the ecosystem are all carefully managed and studied by different types of scientist.



Watch the video and do the learning activities especially focused on developing scientific, environmental type vocabulary and communicative activities.  Just click on the title link above.



Banking

Banking


Last week in Episode 7 of the Elementary Podcast from the British Council reference was made to a micro credit bank in Bangladesh.  Banking in the UK is very different to that model of banking.  

Here is a video, written transcript, vocabulary building and gapfill activity to help you learn how banks operate in the UK. There are the main high street banks but like the programme shows there are alternatives to this system if you look locally.  

This resource gives some extremely useful advice if you are thinking about coming to the UK to live and work.   Simply click on the title link, watch the video and complete the vocabulary and gapfill exercises.