Dear students of ENA4,

On this page you will find links and videos that I think would be useful for you and are somehow related to the contents of our course.

Do not forget to visit www.sanomapro.fi, however, as that is where you will find exercises focusing on vocabulary and grammar of your study books.



Grammar help and exercises:

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/modal-verbs
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/relative-clauses


Theme: Relationships, Society




Information on social benefits in Finland http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/english.nsf

Information on public services in Finland http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/index.html


Theme: Religion




What about church-goers in Finland? Have a look at the BBC newsclip Churches in Finland experience an exodus of membership http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12830598

http://timeforchange.org/best-religion-self-determination

Text 2 The plain truth

- A BBC documentary about the Amish at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkGEBuin8g





- Witness trailer at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY3XnCyKAEU




Text 4 - In a sunburned country

http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/australia

Documentary of the stolen generation (Australian Aborigines) http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/stolen-generations/

Theme: Crime and punishment

Text 5 - Such is life



http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/services_by_topic/law_and_legal_protection/index.html
http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/services_by_topic/public_safety_and_order/maintaining_law_and_order/crimes/index.html


Theme: Traffic

Text 8 - the write stuff


Easy educational videos:
An end to traffic jams? http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2012/04/120411_vwitn_flying_car.shtml
Motorcycle diaries http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2012/04/120418_vwitn_motorcycle_diaries.shtml

Idioms:
Transport http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theteacher/2011/07/110705_teacher_transport_drive_page.shtml

Euphemisms:
http://www.euphemismlist.com/#b


Theme: Society and Politics

Text 9 - Inside information: Presenting Finnish society


Finland ranked as the world's best country:

http://yle.fi/uutiset/newsweek_finland_worlds_best_country/5627552

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2010/08/15/best-countries-in-the-world.html#slide1

Finland's political system by Ministry for foreign affairs of Finland: http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=46294&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
A list of political parties in Finland by wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Finland


Theme: Writing skills


Teachers like Rebecca below have excellent English language teaching videos and I warmly recommend you watch as many of them as possible.
http://www.youtube.com/user/RebeccaESL?feature=watch



During your second year at upper secondary school you will be writing more than you did in your first year. Here is a video by Mike Mitchell which reminds you on the principles of essay writing:



And this is how Mr Davies does it. Here are his five steps to writing:



And finally, tips on listening and understanding by James: