If you don’t know The Onion – you should take a look – it’s a satirical newspaper that sometimes hits the nail on the head. It’s also a great source of articles for use with classes – the occasionally puerile sense of humour appeals to teenagers, whilst the (not always) sophisticated parodies of mainstream news events makes adults smile. Also some great stuff for business English classes and I think they now have short videos which could be used for listening tasks.
Anyway – this was all prompted by a post from Larry Ferlazzo – The Best Education Articles From “The Onion” – with well – these are Larry’s picks for the best education related Onion material. My favourite is the cost cutting decision to remove the past tense from school curricula…. after all – who needs to talk about yesterday?