This lesson is about buying and selling items on online auction sites, such as eBay and eBid. It provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vocabulary and typical format of item listings on such sites. They will closely read and then write their own item listings, using adjectives and persuasive language.
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This is an activity based on the true story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri, a man who was unable to leave Charles de Gaulle airport. This became a popular story in the press and was later used as the basis for the Tom Hank's film "Terminal".
In this speaking activity students have to look at how to encourage migration to an imaginary city. They look at a number of projects to help support this and have to agree how to allocate a budget. The activity is based on themes from the British Council OPENCities project www.opencities.eu