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  • Watch a short video on a new medical procedure and the possible dangers it can pose. Watch the clip as many times as you like and fill in the gaps with the correct words (1 word per gap) . The time code in the brackets should help you locate where to listen if you are in difficulty. Then move on to do a match and mix exercise on synonyms.
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  • Watch the clip as many times as you like and do the gap-fill which follows. The video speaks about laws prohibiting telephone use while driving. However, evidence suggests that it is not the phone which causes accidents but the fact that the driver is distracted while speaking to someone.
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  • Voa special english. Listen to the extract as many times as you like and fill in the gaps with the correct words. It speaks about a modern-day scourge which affects every part of the world and harms so many children. Then go on to watch three short but very interesting clips by UNICEF to raise awareness in child abuse.
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  • Two audio extracts on how Disney, one of the most popular and respected children's film producers, maintains a sexist policy towards women in most of his films.
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  • Listen to the extracts as many times as you like and do the gap-fill which follows.

    The audio files criticize the hard working conditions plants subcontracted by the giant US-based entertainment empire impose on its staff in Haiti.
    When you have completed the first audio step move onto the second one and do the mix and match exercise to revise your understanding of key terms within the audio extracts.
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    Listen to the recording as many times as you need and fill in the blanks. The recording gives the results of the Feb 2005 Iraqi Elections, and information on participation in the different regions.
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  • Watch the video as many times as you like and complete the 2 gap-fill exercises. Then go on to the oral and written follow-up activities. If you have the time, why not visit the site at the end of the learning path ?
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  • Once you have checked the key vocabulary, watch the following video which talks about the dangers of sexploitation – the exploitation of women – here, through the media. Then go on to listen to the song ‘Televisionary’ – you may follow the song with the lyrics and try and figure out the meanings of the red expressions. To finish you can either watch another video document OR do and oral development assignment (If you are in a language lab with recording facilities.)
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  • Watch the following clip as many times as you like and do the associated exercises which will test your comprehension of specific information and key words. Use the time codes in the brackets to easily find the segments that have been focused on. Once you have completed the gap-fill why not try and do the word match exercise on synonyms. If you have the time you can also read the short text and reflect on the open questions for class debate.
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  • Listen very carefully to the audio file as many times as you like, focus on the targeted language and fill in the gaps. You may need to use the monolingual dictionary to check the spelling of some words. The report deals with the new strategy of teen magazines to promote real girls beauty. Then match phrasal verbs with their synonyms, pay attention to the time limit!
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  • Listen to this extract as many times as you like and complete the gap-fill exercise which follows. The audio file talks about religious diversity in U.S. society and the workplace, and how employers are being asked to be more accommodating and more knowledgeable about religious practice and discrimination policies.
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  • Listen to the following extracts and do the exercises which target specific language and information surrounding the debate on whether smoking bans are fair or effective.
    The first short audio file speaks about Norways decision to ban smoking in bars and is followed by a quiz.
    The second extract speaks about the UKs decision to ban advertising of cigarette products and is followed by a gap-fill exercise.
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  • Listen to the recording as many times as you need and fill in the blanks. This will tell you what stress really is and what you can do about it.
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  • Listen to the recording as many times as you need and fill in the blanks. This will tell you what stress really is and what you can do about it.
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  • Listen to the extract as many times as you like and do the gap-fill exercise which follows. The audio file speaks about scepticism for the future of Europe and the euro in light of recent no-votes during the European referendums.
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  • Listen to this short extract as many times as you like and fill in the gaps with the targeted language. The audio file speaks about how some Tibetans are concerned that badly-needed economic growth and modernization may also be a threat to their ancient culture and language.
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