Chickens have always been presented as dull animals, but IS IT REALLY TRUE? What does the expression 'chicken on the run' mean?
Let's begin by reminding you of the famous film CHICKEN RUN. Did you see the film?
This film was based on another great film called THE GREAT ESCAPE, which is starred, among other famous actors, by Steve McQueen. Here's the official trailer of the film....
... and this film was based on a true story that happened during the Second World War (The Making Of The Great Escape. Part 1 of 4). Here is also an interesting documentary to watch:
Great Escape: The Untold Story (WW2 POW Documentary) | Timeline
However, going back to chicken, here's an interesting listening exercise to do: What can chickens teach us about organisation? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
Organizations are often run according to "the superchicken model," where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. You can watch this fascinating TED talk by Margaret Heffernan: "Forget the pecking order at work". By the way, what does 'pecking order' mean?
AMERICA GOES CHICKEN CRAZY (The New York Times)
Here's another listening exercise to do: High-vis fashion (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
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