Sunday, November 20, 2011

Audio: The Airbus A380

A2, B1, B2

In this activity from the British Council Professional English site, you will hear somebody giving a short talk on the A380 aircraft made by Airbus. Audio time: 3 minutes.  Activity time: 5 to 30 minutes.

Task: Listen to the audio and make notes on the following points:
- Size of the aircraft
- Fuel efficiency
- Construction in Europe
- The USA connection

Listen two or three times as necessary. Then go to the tapescript to check your answers.
Listen to the audio here
See the complete tapescript here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Proverbs Crossword

B1, B2, C1

This activity is from the BBC Learning English website. You will do a crossword in which you will learn some common English proverbs. Activity time: 10 to 25 minutes

Task: Go to the activity. Click on the numbers in yellow to see the clues, then type the word. If you need help, there is a link for each clue to another page on the BBC site  (e.g. "For help, visit Quiznet")

Go to the task here.