English for Sociocultural Animation

16. NGO’s: Stakeistan

In the last project of the term we shall discuss successful initiatives of intervention in the community. Let’s set off with Stakistan

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Surf the site and find out what Skateistan is all about. YOu’ll need to answer the following questions:

Does Skateistan break the stereotypes we have about certain communities? countries? Intervention programs?


  • How long has it been working?
  • Where?
  • Who is behind? Whose idea was it?
  •  Is there a section in Spain?
  • Where does the funding come from?
  • How can people take part?
  • Has Skateistan ‘s initiative expanded to other countries?


  • What do you think about the project?
  • What is your opinion of the site?
  • Could a similar initiative be successful in Spain?
  • Do you think it could be a motivating  for Spanish teenagers to get involved?
  • Is Skateistan an opportunity to develop youth leadership and ethical values? Why? Why not?
  • Can you see any drawbacks in this project?


15 Intercultural competence

Are you ready to test your intercultural competence? Take this quiz and get a personalised answer.Captura de pantalla 2015-11-26 a la(s) 2.22.52 PM

14. Human rights

This short video will help you revise basic vocabulary dealing with Human Rights.

These two other videos will give you a quick outline of the history of Human Rights

13. Tag questions

Tag questions make your interaction sound much more natural. They also come in handy when you an oral presentation and try to connect with the audience. Today Teresa used tag questions  to get some feedback from you.

Most of you have played hide and seek, haven’t you?

Here you can find some useful exercises.

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12. Talking about habits in the past: used to/would

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11. What is the life of a hotel animator like?

What is leisure time animation?


10. Listenings on free time

Here follow a number of links to listening exercises connected with leisure: All of them are from elllo, a page you must be familiar with by now. Take the on line quiz and do the vocabulary exercises.