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Jeffrey Hill
EM Normandie, Le Havre, France
Interests: Cycling, watching movies, listening to podcasts, taking photos, blogging
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Here's a slideshow featuring a selection of British and American newspaper front pages about Donald Trump's inauguration. Trump Inauguration Front Pages from Jeffrey HillRelated articles Country singer chosen to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration 'The Work Begins' - Donald Trump's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
President Donald Trump gave his first speech after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump told the gathered crowd that ‘protection will lead to great prosperity’ and that America would be protected by God before... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
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Here's a great infographic from MailOnline about Donald Trump's inauguration. Click on the image to enlarge. ALSO SEE • When is Donald Trump's inauguration and what time does it begin? Everything you need to know (The Telegraph) • Donald Trump's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
Today is Inauguration Day in the USA. Here's a collection of cartoons I put together for my EM Normandie students relating to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. The cartoons provide plenty of material for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
Did you know? Trump is a word that means several things in #English. This is one way to use it in a sentence.#learn pic.twitter.com/RIpFkBWHnd— BBC Learning English (@bbcle) January 19, 2017 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
Tomorrow is Inauguration Day in the USA, when Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. This video from USA Today looks at the history and traditions behind Inauguration Day. See below for a LearnClick quiz. LESSON IDEAS... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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I showed this cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times to a group of adult students this morning. Of course, they knew it was a cartoon about Brexit, but not one of them was able to identify the main reference.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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Following yesterday's Brexit speech by Theresa May, here's today's Matt cartoon from The Telegraph. THE CARTOON A workman, standing on a ladder, is bricking up the entrance to the Channel Tunnel. He tells a bystander, "Mrs May's Brexit is a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
This cartoon by Brian Adcock from The Independent relates to today's speech by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in which she laid out her vision for Brexit. Mrs May said that her government’s priorities for crunch negotiations with the other... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
Here's a video I used with my EM Normandie students as part of a lesson about entrepreneurs. You'll find a LearnClick gap-fill quiz below (but wait until you've watched the video before looking at the quiz, otherwise it's too easy!)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at The English Blog
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This is the video for Lesson One of the "Essential Business English" course, available on our school's free app "SmartEnglish by EM Normandie" Over 10 lessons, you will learn useful phrases and vocabulary for everyday business situations in English such... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at The English Blog
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Here's an amusing cartoon from Itchy Feet, the travel and language comic by Malachi Ray Rempen that nicely illustrates different nationalities attitudes towards punctuality. Can you identify the various countries shown (the flags should help!)? You'll find the answer below.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at The English Blog
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The New Year provides cartoonists with an opportunity to look back at the past year and forward to the next one. In many such cartoons (see the New Year 2017 collection on Cagle.com and this one by Chris Riddell in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at The English Blog
Thanks Gustavo, it's nice of you to say so!
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Happy New Year from The English Blog. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The English Blog
This cartoon by Ben Jennings from The Guardian references some of the top political and economic news stories of 2016. How many can you identify? Click on the 'hot spots' to discover the stories behind the various parts of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The English Blog
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This cartoon by Chappatte from The New York Times imagines the scene at Trump Tower on Christmas morning. COMMENTARY President-elect Donald Trump is portrayed as a spoilt, bad-tempered baby, who has broken one of his dolls. Someone (the American electorate?)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at The English Blog
It's almost Christmas Day but there's still time for one more Xmas ad. Marks and Spencer's 2016 Christmas TV ad has a modern twist on the much-loved character Mrs Claus. COMMENT You really have to watch this ad several times... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at The English Blog
Thanks Josie, it's always nice to get some positive comments! I must admit the M&S ad escaped my attention, but you're right, it's a really good one. I'll put it on the blog later today. Have a great Christmas!
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Do you know what a Christmas Eve box is? Well, I didn't until I read this article on the BBC News website. Anyway, I thought it would make a good topic for a gap-fill quiz, so here it is! Related... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at The English Blog
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Here's a Christmas crossword that appeared in my ebook '101 Thematic Crossword Puzzles for Learners of English', published earlier this year. Click here to do the interactive online version, or here to download a PDF. And, if you or you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at The English Blog
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Here's an improved and updated version of the Christmas quiz I made last year. There are 30 questions (mostly multiple choice) divided into six categories. It works really well as a final Christmas lesson activity with groups of students. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at The English Blog
This touchingly sweet Mercedes commercial, “Snow Date”, is about a father who drops his son off at the movie theater to meet a girl even though the winter driving conditions are not ideal. See below for ideas on using it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The English Blog
You're lucky to have so much sun! Thanks for your kind comments.
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