Winter Olympics in Sochi
This week discussed everything Sochi! The winners, losers, and scandals of this year's winter Olympics in Russia. To get your bearings, take a look at this interactive map of the Olympic Village.
For listening this week learners should try an article at Breaking News English about the USA's Olympic Uniforms (available with mp3, transcript and various speeds) or the six minute English episode about Technology in Sochi. For original version listening, check out one of the many videos at the New York Times that chronicles various aspects at the winter Olympics.
Those who are looking for activities learners can find many things to read at Activity Village or with this Sochi Webquest. For original version try the article Why Some Olympic Athletes Need to Gorge or Gay Rights at Sochi about the battles for LGBT rights in Russia.
You can respond to several different questions for this week's writing. Which olympic activity do you think is the most exciting and why? What is your opinion about the repression of gay rights in Sochi? Why are the olympics important to the international community? You choose!