This week we used two interesting tools, Google Trends and Google NGram to discuss different changes throughout history in a variety of topics: trends in culture, fashion, and what we care about.
Learners should try listening about Vacation Trends or an episode from 6 Minute English about The decluttering trend.
For original version listening, try an episode from The Ezra Klein Show about changing attitudes about gender.
Learners can try an activity from Breaking News English about fad diets and how to lose weight, or something more difficult about the rise and fall of the shopping mall.
For original version, reading some articles from The Guardian's Social Trends section, such as Fewer People are Marrying, or Baby Boomers Reflect on Past Times and Future Fears.
This week for writing, write a report about changing attitudes and opinions in your country. Here are some topics to consider: