Monday, July 30, 2018

A vintage documentary on the Home Rule crisis

This documentary from the 1960s presents the Home Rule crisis of just before the First World War. Worth a critical look.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Agrégation Irish history

To understand the Home Rule question, it will be useful to know some of the main political figures in Ireland at the time. Quite recently an Irish television channel asked people to vote for "Ireland's Greatest Figure". Supporters of different candidates were commissioned to write a documentary on the life of their hero. Here is the one made about James Connolly.

If you are busy people, I recommend converting the video into an Mp3 ( https://www.telechargerunevideo.com/en/ ) so that you can listen to it while you do your shopping.

Here is the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWGIOIbhOHk

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How traditional are British people's attitudes?

We all know that James Bond was a traditional English gentlemen (in the early films the racism was also very visible). But what of Brits today. A very thorough "British Social attitudes survey" tells us which way the wind is blowing:

Click here

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Dead Ringers

Practice for English comprehension, and political satire from the BBC.
Dead Ringers, fierce satire, here:


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