This week we used the Experiments section of the fantastic website Google Arts and Culture. We spent a fair amount of time with the activity Which Came First? to talk about dates, history, and cultural relevance of different inventions, artworks and celebrities.
Listening: Learners can try any one of a series of listening activities form the British Council Word on the Street, Art Scene. There are several episodes available with transcript and activities. Or for something different you can try the listening activity, History of Architecture.
For original version listening, try some of the videos available on Google Arts & Culture Youtube Channel. There is tons to explore here!
Reading: Learners can read an article from Breaking News English about which came first, the chicken or the egg. Or, in line with our cultural commentary, how about a reading exercise about architecture, New skin for Buildings.
Writing: This week, please choose ONE piece of content from Google Arts and Culture. It could be a painting, an exhibit, an artifact, whatever you want. There are tons of options! Then write an article about the importance of this cultural artifact.