Cultural Links explores and discovers the English-Speaking World and offers links through the British Isles across North America, India, Australia, New Zealand and more.
7 Files to discover the English-speaking World
• Cultural Links consists of 7 topics (files), dealing with the differences and similarities of the countries which are part of the English-speaking World.
• Language: how much has the English language changed? How does English manage to create and keep a comm....
[show more]on link among far-off countries and people of the world?
• Identity: what does English national identity mean to English-speaking countries in an ever increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural world?
• Countries and Places: geographical, socio-economical and cultural passport of English-speaking countries
• Flashback: the main historical events of English-speaking countries, from the Industrial Revolution to the Great Depression to the difficult Irish Question and many more
• People and Lifestyle: contemporary issues such as family and how it is changing, fashion, sport, social networking
• Education: traditional and contemporary British Education, characteristics of north-American schools, school programmes like Erasmus and much more
• Institutions: an overview of the English-speaking World institutions, interactions with the European Union and the important world organisations.
• each File consists of two parts: the first deals with the topic and allows the student to learn about the topic itself. The second focuses on teenage issues and challenges the students to think about themselves and the world around them
• in each File, literary texts by famous writers, such as Bruce Chatwin, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, focus on the main topic of the unit.
• Word bank for lexical practice
• each File is accompanied by activities on the four skills
Cultural Links offers a DVD with clips on geographical, cultural and historical topics. It also offers language practice as well as discussion and debating activities