Flip flops

flip flopsFlip Flops are a type of shoe.  Often people wear them to the beach but I wear them all the time.

Interestingly, the first C.V. I sent to a company was written on a flip flop with the headline: ‘Janette O’Carroll is looking to change her shoes’.  My mother thought I was ‘barking mad’

As I said, these are my favourite type of footwear.  And, despite the fact that they are allegedly bad for my posture, thanks Toni for informing me of this, they truly are, in my opinion, one of the best modern inventions.  Ok, I know penicillin is great, as is the washing machine, and of course I couldn’t live without the Internet, neither my i-Pod, and I’m sure there is some benefit to space exploration.  However, come on; my money is on the humble FLIP FLOP. 

Come on, get fruity, get funky, go bananas with your flip flops.


SPEAKING: Where’s the best place to stuff your face?

Talking about Likes and Dislikes – Expressing Opinions and Reasons

places to eatHere are some pictures showing people eating in different situations.

  1. Where is the best place to stuff your face?
  2. Do you eat at your desk?
  3. Do you like junk food?
  4. Do you think in-flight food is healthy?
  5. Have school dinners in Spain changed over the last 10 years?

SPEAKING: Talking about Food and Diet

Talking about Likes and Dislikes – Expressing Opinions and Reasons

Can you talk about the following issues?

  1. What’s your favourite dish? What kind of food do you like?
  2. Has your taste in food changed?
  3. Do you prefer eating alone or with other people?
  4. Do you prefer eating to cooking?
  5. Do you have a balanced diet?
  6. How important is a healthy diet?

SPEAKING: Photograph Description: In the Kitchen

cooking classThis photo shows some people learning to cook.  Can you describe the photograph and say how they might be feeling?

To help you might want to consider the following questions:

  1. Where are they?
  2. What are they doing?
  3. What are they wearing?
  4. What are the key objects in the photograph?
  5.  Why might they be learning to cook?
  6.  Do they seem to be having fun?


Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But, what am I making?

  1. • 10 eggs
  2. • handful of parsley leaves, chopped (optional)
  3. • 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. • 1 large red onion , cut into wedges
  5. • 3 tomatoes , chopped into large chunks
  6. • large handful black olives , (pitted are easier to eat)
  7. • 100g feta cheese , crumbled