21 February, 2012

FCE - Unit 1 - NY Times Reading about Models.

Read this article from the New York Times then answer the questions below.
Checking Model's IDs at the door
  1. HOW old are some runway models in Europe and the United States?
    HOW do you think the fashion industry should ensure that underage women and those with eating disorders do not make it to the runway?
  2. WHY have designers and modeling agencies pledged not to cast models under 16 years old?
  3. WHERE is this issue currently a problem?
  4. WHO is Diane Von Furstenberg?
    WHO is Lynn Grefe?
    WHO is Ana Carolina Reston?
  5. WHAT has each of them done to combat eating disorders and underage models?
  6. WHEN did Ms. Reston die from anorexia?

Speaking and Listening - One Day - Song

Download lyrics worksheet here.

Watch the video without sound.  Write notes about what you see.



  1. What do you think the song is about?  Discuss with your partner.
  2. Listen to the song and complete the gaps.
  3. Was your prediction right?
  4. What is the message behind this song?


20 February, 2012

The Social and Physical Dangers of Texting While Walking

Do you think it's dangerous to walk and text at the same time?

Watch the video and answer the questions:
  1. WHO is Casey Neistat?
  2. WHAT are the hazards associated with texting while walking?
  3. WHAT is the “blind spot”?
  4. WHERE was the film made?
  5. WHEN have you seen a collision (or near miss) happen as a result of someone texting while walking?
  6. HOW can people politely and safely text on the go?

    Based on an activity in the New York Times.