Welcome back after the break, I hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays.
First off, don't forget that this month's extra activity is Saturday April 21st at 11:00 we will visit Gonzalo Gonzalo's boutique winery in Fuenmayor. The price is 10 euros which includes the visit, tasting, and a bottle of wine. If you are interested, please read more information and sign up online. In preparation, you may enjoy reading about the winery in English.
This week's topic was crime and punishment. You may enjoy checking out some infographics about this topic such as Economic Crime Around the World (looks like Spain is number 5 on the list!) Organized Crime, Homicides Worldwide and Crime in America.
There are several options for listening this week. Listen-A-Minute has an easy listening activity about crime (mp3, quiz and transcript) and cyber crime (mp3, quiz and transcript). For more difficult, try an activity about home security that includes a quiz and transcript. There are some interesting TED talks about this topic, such as How People Become Monsters and The Myth of Violence. Don't forget that you can turn on the subtitles in English and Spanish!
For reading, try some short articles about crime like Call Me! and Is that Bubbles? Or read about which countries have the top murder rates. Advanced readers will enjoy articles about the Trayvon Martin Shooting, Burgled in Philly, and The Caging of America.
Creative writers could write about a crime from the perspective of the criminal or the victim. Or you could muse about how governments could help reduce crime.
This week there is original version cinema at the Filmoteca Rafael Arzcona (Sala de Gonzalo de Berceo). They are showing Brick on Tuesday April 24th at 19:30 and If... on Wednesday April 25th at 19:30.
--The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over. -- Henry Miller