11th February 2020
Listening practice: News report
Vocabulary: holidays & travel
Tuareg people of North Africa
The Tuareg are a large group of Berber people from many different ethnic groups who live in the Sahara region of northern Africa. No one really knows where they first came from …
Learn more in this Tuareg culture feature on Al Jazeera news:
Try listening for 2 or 3 minutes without text. Then repeat, and copy any new words, expressions or styles of speaking.
nomad / endured / fundamental / prestige / divisions / emerging
Why do men cover their faces / From what age do they do this ?
How is this different from other Islamic cultures ?
How is wealth passed ?
What do you know about Islam ?
Share holiday experiences
Ask each other the following questions about travel and holidays. Ask for more information.
What was your last holiday ? Do you have a holiday planned ?
What was your best holiday ? What was your worst ?
Where would you most like to go ?
How to encourage people to open up (speak more)
Really ? Tell me more …
That’s sounds amazing !
What did you do next ?
Why do you say that ?
Oh, no ! What happened ?
Where is that ? Who took the photo ? What were you doing ?
What was the hotel like ? Where did you stay ? How old were you when you went there ?
How long was the journey ? Who did you fly with (which airline) ?
What did you think of the food ? Did you travel alone ?
From these four photos, what do you think of Switzerland ?
Can you see the bear on the Toblerone box … it is on the left-hand side, in the middle of the mountain.