ESL: The Oscars in infographics & trivia quiz

A nice and interesting presentation by the with some curiosities about the Oscars ceremonies, nominees and winners along the years. Check it out!

Academy Awards Trivia Quiz (adapted from

Are you an Oscar guru or a neophyte? Take the quiz to find out.

1. What two films have the most Academy Award nominations?
All About Eve and Gone With the Wind
Gone With The Wind and Titanic
Titanic and All About Eve
Shakespeare in Love and Forest Gump

2. What year was the first Academy Awards ceremony held?

3. Who has won the most Academy Awards?
Walt Disney
Katharine Hepburn
Meryl Streep
Jack Nicholson

4. What is the most recent film which the lead actor and actress both won Academy Awards?
Shakespeare in Love
American Beauty
The Silence of the Lambs
As Good as It Gets

5. Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
Hattie McDaniel
Sidney Poitier
Dorothy Dandridge
James Baskett

6. What is the only X-rated film to win an Oscar for Best Picture?
Last Tango in Paris
A Clockwork Orange
Midnight Cowboy

7. What was the first color movie to win Best Picture?
Gone With the Wind
The Life of Emile Zola

8. Which film series has won more than one Academy Award for Best Picture?
The Godfather
The Lord of the Rings
James Bond


Holograms in South Park (Season 18, Episode 10)


ESL: Songs for adults listening activity

Why not try a fill the gap exercise with nice and slow American or British pop songs? Here’s my selection:


ESL: What English should you speak for a Cambridge exam?

No matter if you master a specific variety of English (British, American or Australian). If you want to take a Cambridge exam (ESOL Examinations – Cambridge English Language Assessment), relax and…be consistent. Use the same variety and try not to mix them up, saying for example you’re not wearing pants but just shorts. It could be confusing and embarrassing, especially if you’re a girl.