Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 8 2020

V Unbeatable: The India dance troupe that won America’s Got Talent https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51531984 Why Paris railway stations are the worst rated in Europe https://www.thelocal.fr/20200218/why-paris-railway-stations-are-the-worst-rated-in-europe France warns UK of bitter trade negotiations https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-51526784 + Watch, listen and read (videos with subtitles) Coronavirus:…

BBC Learning English list Week 8 2020

Valentine’s Day Special “Barry & Meegan” (Love & phrasal verbs) http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciation/introduction Grammar: Five verbs followed by “-ING” http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam/unit-2/session-7 6 Minute English: How resilient are you? http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-200213 Story for children “Best Job in the World” (NB “pleased” [pli:zd] = happy) http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/childrens-stories/bestjobintheworld…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 7 2020

The real romantic spots in Paris https://www.thelocal.fr/20160212/are-these-the-most-romantic-spots-in-paris? Are cruise ships really ‘floating petri dishes’? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51470603 Interview with Ben Wilson, aka ‘Chewing gum man’ China and the virus that threatens everything https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51449675 Breathtaking images from the Landscape Photographer of the Year…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 6 2020

France might have been ‘too quick’ to move bureaucracy online, says minister https://www.thelocal.fr/20200204/france-might-have-been-too-quick-to-move-bureaucracy-online-says-minister Why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd? https://www.thelocal.fr/20200130/why-do-the-french-eat-crepes-on-le-chandeleur? + Watch, listen and read Bubble tea: A sweet treat that went global https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-51312934/bubble-tea-a-sweet-treat-that-went-global Tarantula videos help…

BBC Learning English list Week 6 2020

BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/ Interactive Quizzes http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/quizzes/unit-1 For vs Since Just vs Already vs Yet Past Perfect etc. Pronunciation http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciation/introduction Basic Sounds of English (phonemes) + Pronunciation Workshop (more advanced) Vocabulary http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiam Make vs Do, Must vs Have to, etc.…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 5 2020

Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51305216 Trump Middle East plan: What he gets out of it https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51293943 Man arrested with 30 phones in cycling shorts after rock gig https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51279896 Antarctica melting: Journey to the ‘doomsday’ glacier https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51097309 Arizona…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 4 2020

Coronavirus: How worried should we be? https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51048366 US plans limits for ’emotional support’ animals on flights https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51214829 US president’s speech fact-checked https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51192999 Japanese nostalgia (nastukashii, i.e. petite madeleine) http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200119-a-uniquely-japanese-take-on-nostalgia + Watch, listen and read Chinese New Year https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-51229554/chinese-new-year-what-you-need-to-know Davos: Greta…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 3 2020

Harry and Meghan: What will happen next? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51041950 Climate change food calculator (Food item + Frequency = annual carbon footprint) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46459714 + Watch, listen and read Nuclear weapons: Explained in numbers https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-49755995/nuclear-weapons-explained-in-numbers Electric Cars: Is it time to buy one?…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 50 2019

The women rising up on Baghdad’s walls https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50756004 Greta Thunberg apologises for ‘put leaders against the wall’ comment https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50799233 UK election: A constitutional collision course in Scotland https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50779402 Animal painting found in cave is 44,000 years old https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50754303?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story Chalk Back:…

Roy Smith’s internet selection Week 49 2019

France’s pension system: How it works and what does Macron want to change? https://www.thelocal.fr/20191207/frances-pension-system-how-it-works-and-what-does-macron-want-to-change Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50690995 WWF and Prado Museum use art to show climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50646625 Airline passenger stung by scorpion during…