Philippa Bowen, Margherita Cumino
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 common 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.
Word bank for lexical practice
Each File is accompanied by activities on the four skills