LEVEL: ADVANCED CEF: C1
DATE: NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011
Pages 2-5: News 24/7
Six specially selected news stories from around the world.
Pages 6-8: In the Headlines
Call of Duty
Can violent video games affect YOUR behaviour? CURRENT looks at Call of Duty; the
world｡ｦs most popular video game, and the most controversial｡K
CD: Track 7: A gamer and a mother talk.
Online Activities: ・
Pages 9-11: 1-hour expert
Kate Middleton: From Commoner to Queen?
A look at the life of the newest member of the Royal Family.
Cultural input: The Royal Family.
Page 12-15: Photo Report
Northern Ireland: Can It Ever Find Peace?
As troubles flared up in Northern Ireland again this year, CURRENT exposes the history behind the unrest.
Cultural input: Northern Ireland
Page 16: 60 Seconds With ｡K
CURRENT talks to Jessie J about her rise to fame, and the health problems that stood in her way.
Online Extra: Watch a video of Jesse on our
Pages 17-19: The Buzz
Footballers Behaving Badly
Should footballers be expected to be good role models? CURRENT looks at bad behaviour, both on and off the pitch.
Video: English students discuss footballers｡ｦ behaviour
CD: Track 8: Listen to teens talking about bad behaviour.
Pages 20-21: Evolution English
Justin Bieber uses the word ｡･like｡ｦ 63 times in an interview｡K Actress Emma Thompson complains about ｡･innit｡ｦ. CURRENT explores the history behind teenage slang.
Cultural input: Teen slang through the decades
Pages 22-23: Language Checkpoint
FCE and CAE-inspired language activities to test and challenge your students and video comprehension activity
Page 22: Flashpoint
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: 56 Years On
The story of how segregation on public transport came to an end in the U.S.
Cultural input: The Civil Rights Movement