Current Live Lessons
Feb 12, 2021
Lesson 6/7 60 Min
The Financial Times presents us with the model plane that might be the future of flying!
Feb 10, 2021
Lesson 5/7 60 Min
Space Travel in 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Lesson 4/7 60 Min
From the Guardian the article:
Why walking in the dark is good for the soul
Then, Christmas is tomorrow on the
Western calendar so we'll read
'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Check these websites to see Santa Claus flying his sleigh around the world on December 24th, the evening before Christmas.
Google's Santa's Village and Santa Tracker
NORAD's Santa Tracker and Games
Dec 27, 2020
Lesson 3/7 60 Min
Today we discussed some questions on your aviation exam.
Dec 26, 2020
Lesson 2/7 60 Min
Did you know that Luxembourg has had a successful history in mining iron ore?
Now, in the 21st century they plan to mine again. This time it will be asteroids!
Wikipedia on asteroid mininig
In aviation news, Chinese flight crews are told to wear diapers to avoid COVID19!!
And Mazda, famous for developing the suitcase car in 2013, now has a portable off-road scooter!
Dec 20, 2020
Lesson 1/7 60 Min
Fifteen Asian and Pacific countries have signed the world's biggest free trade deal.
China has a new Silk Road plan called the Belt and Road Initiative.
In avaiation news, Vaccine news has led to a spike in travel bookings for 2021 and beyond
Dec 19, 2020
Lesson 10/10 60 Min
Ecotricity founder to grow diamonds “made entirely from the sky!”
And, lab created-diamonds made from ashes or hair are now advertised as a way to remember deceased loved-ones!
In aviation news, a self-driving catering cart went crazy at Chicago's O'Hare Airport last year!
Dec 2, 2020
Lesson 9/10 60 Min
This lesson our topic is viral sensation Doggface and the video that gave 2020 some joy: 60 million hits!
And this reminds me of another viral video from years ago:
Gangnam Style with 3.875 billion views!!
Did you know that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest travel time for the U.S.?
Pilot error may be the next aviation worry.
Nov 25, 2020
Lesson 8/10 60 Min
Today we'll talk about cluttercore: the pandemic trend for celebrating stuff, mess and comfort
Airlines finalizing Covid passports
Nov 18, 2020
Lesson 7/10 60 Min
Today our topic is business tradefairs and their future.
If we need more to discuss, Google has improved its video conferncing platform
Nov 11, 2020
Lesson 6/10 60 Min
Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune!
Can money make you a bad person?
8000 Jumbo jets will be needed to deliver vaccines.
And have you heard of Sky Weddings?
Nov 3, 2020
Lesson 5/10 60 Min
This essay is about Halloween.
EL Civics: Halloween
Oct 30, 2020
Lesson 4/10 60 Min
Have you heard about signs revamping low-traffic neighbourhoods?
One man painted his own parking lines!
And have you heard about Quantas
flights to nowhere? They were 1st class 8 hour flights which had no destination but which sold out fast!
I wonder if Quantas' Dreamliners are from Washington or South Carolina?
Oct 23, 2020
Lesson 3/10 60 Min
Today we'll discuss a new vehicle on the streets of Paris:
Owning and operating a regular car is expensive:
Update on UAE, Latest news:
11/23/2020 · Pranav Bakshi and 6 more
11/20/2020 · Daily Mail and 3 more
3/6/2020 · Reuters and 15 more