Weekly English Practice

 27 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RE-TWEETING

11/04/24 Coach John talks about a Saudi woman serving 27 years in prison for re-tweeting in favour of free speech Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful Vocabulary englishcoachingprojects · 27 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RE-TWEETING 27 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RE-TWEETING Saudi prisoner Salma al-Shehab, is currently serving 27 years in prison solely for the ‘crime’ of posting tweets in support…

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Amish Paradise

21/03/24 Coach Jarrod explores the Amish Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. USEFUL VOCABULARY . **Anabaptist**: A member of a Protestant sect that believes in the necessity of baptism for adults and not infants and is committed to nonviolence and the separation of church and state. 2. **Nonresistance**: The practice or principle of not resisting authority, violence, or coercion, often associated with…

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 THE LIFE OF ALBERT EINSTEIN

14/03/24 Coach John looks at the life of Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist.  Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful Vocabulary englishcoachingprojects · The Life of Albert Einstein THE LIFE OF ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany on 14th March 1879. He was born into a Jewish family and had a sister called Maja. Surprisingly, Einstein didn’t really…

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Decoding Differences: Colds vs. Flu and Their Evolutionary Dance

07/03/24 On day 8 with a cold , Coach Jarrod explores 2 viruses. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. USEFUL VOCABULARY Stuffy: Feeling blocked or congested, especially in the nose or chest, making it difficult to breathe. Runny: Flowing freely, especially referring to a liquid like mucus from the nose. Cough: A sudden expulsion of air from the lungs, often accompanied by…

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THE MYTH OF (men are from) MARS AND (women are from) VENUS

29/02/24 Coach John considers the facts about how women and men talk. Are we really so different? Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful Vocabulary englishcoachingprojects · THE MYTH OF (men are from) MARS AND (women are from) VENUS THE MYTH OF (men are from) MARS AND (women are from) VENUS Since the 1990s, there has been a renewed interest in understanding…

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The Coen Bros.

22/02/24 Joel and Ethan Coen, collectively known as the Coen Brothers, are renowned American filmmakers who have made a significant mark on the world of cinema with their unique and eclectic style. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. USEFUL VOCABULARY 1. Burst to appear suddenly, explode into view 2. Showcase to exhibit or display a certain feature or talent 3. Penchant  a…

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CHIMA MONEKE CALLS OUT CARNIVAL ‘BLACKFACE’

15/02/24 Coach John talks about the outdated practice of ‘blackface’ which was on show in Carnival. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful Vocabulary englishcoachingprojects · CHIMA MONEKE CALLS OUT CARNIVAL ‘BLACKFACE’ CHIMA MONEKE CALLS OUT CARNIVAL ‘BLACKFACE’ Chima Moneke (born 24 December 1995) is a Nigerian professional basketball player for Saski Baskonia of the ACB league and the EuroLeague. At 1.97…

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Crossword Puzzles

08/02/24 Crossword puzzles, a beloved pastime for many, have an intriguing origin that dates back to the early 20th century. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. USEFUL VOCABULARY 1. Pastime something such as a game, sport, or hobby, that serves to make time pass agreeably: 2. Humble Having or showing a modest or low view of one’s own importance; not arrogant or…

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DOES GASTEIZ REALLY NEED OR WANT A STARBUCKS?

01/02/24 Coach John wonders whether the Basque capital needs or wants Starbucks. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF. Useful Vocabulary DOES GASTEIZ REALLY NEED OR WANT A STARBUCKS? It has been reported that the US multinational coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, will be opening a branch in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The company, which is headquartered in Seattle is taking over the premises of the much loved…

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Island Life, Irish Style

25/01/24 Living on secluded Irish islands is a mix of calmness, wild beauty, and a strong bond with nature. Click HERE to download the Weekly English Practice as a PDF.   USEFUL VOCABULARY 1. Close-knit: is characterized by strong interpersonal bonds,mutual support, and a sense of togetherness among its members. 2. Tides: refer to the periodic rise and fall of the Earth’s oceans and seas caused primarily…

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