Category Archives: SOCIAL ISSUES

Living in a village (listening)

What is it like to be living in a village? What are the pros and cons? (PDF All Exam You will hear five short extracts in which different people are talking about living in a village. Each extract has two questions. For … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and prejudices

How do the British see us? Read this interesting article. Just register (it’s free!) How to drink like a Spaniard? Another interesting view from foreigners An interesting project to turn stereotypes upside down:

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What are the key British traits? And the most famous British icons?

A telling and amusing article, and it’s also short!!

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Hackers and Government surveillance

    The other side of the coin of new technologies: the government watching over us, ignoring our privacy. Remember John Oliver has a very particular sense of humour. Remember you can activate the subtitles at the bottom:

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Social Networks

NPR news is an interesting source of updated news with texts and audios. Ted talks are inspiring speeches by experts on all sorts of topics you should try (videos with transcripts to help you understand better). How Do Our Social Networks … Continue reading

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Immigration and homelessness

Another standpoint from  mayor of Los Angeles.   

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Brilliant Speech On Immigration at Congressional Hearing by Stephen Colbert

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Equality: Which Equality?

A highly enlightening reflection on our society, the true meaning of equality and the roles of breadwinners and caregivers. A definite must!

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International Women’s Day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. Get everything you need to … Continue reading

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Mad about shopping and consumerism

Consumerism and compulsive shopping is a common topic you can stumble upon in the exam, associated with subtopics such as Retail Therapy, Men and shopping, Bargain Shopping, etc. An interesting list of useful vocabulary is available here. This 5-minute video is also great as … Continue reading

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