The Grass Is Always Greener… When You Paint It

Here is a fun way to introduce the English saying “The grass is always greener on the other side”. This fun story is an interesting way to explore the differences between “literal” and “figurative” language.

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Assisted Suicide And The Right To Die

A Canadian woman named Susan Griffiths traveled to Switzerland to die this week. She had a message for the Canadian government before she took her lethal cocktails.

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The Gun Control Debate – Australia Vs US

John Oliver’s recent special related to the gun control debate in the US is full of examples of “sarcasm”. This video will get your students talking and will hopefully spark a debate.

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Was Bieber's Note Disrespectful To Anne Frank?

Many people are upset with what Justin Bieber wrote in the guest book at the Anne Frank House. What do your students think about it?

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EU Bans All Animal-Tested Cosmetics

The European Union has extended its animal-testing ban to its cosmetic industry trading partners. Teach your students some useful English vocabulary and collocations and get them talking (and debating)!

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