This week we talked about our upcoming plans for the easter holiday and looked at some amazing and unbelievable facts. This means that in fact we talked about a lot of different topics, so this week it's a good idea to go over some of the general resources I recommend.
Next week we don't have class! Classes resume on Monday April 9th. Enjoy the break!
Listening: Learners can try any of the following websites:
In honor of last week's International Women's Day celebrations, we talked about many topics regarding women's rights, from the Me Too movement, to emotional labor.
Listening: Learners can start by listening about last year's women's march or a Six Minute English episode about the right to vote. For something a little harder, try a listening exercise about sexual harrassment, you can modulate the speed.
This we we touched on a topic that has been all over the US in the last weeks -- gun control. You had lots of questions and interesting comments about this topic. Now time for some homework! Listening: Learners can start with something easy from Listen a Minute about Gun Control. Or try to an article from British Council about how different countries regulate weapons in different ways.
For original version, you could try watching the documentary Gun Nation from the Guardian.
Writing: For a lot of you, the debate about gun control in the US is difficult to understand. Please write an essay about why many Americans consider their right to bear arms a sacred right worthy of defending. Then, explain your own personal opinion about it. Best, Kelly
For original version, try doing some reading over at the online photography magazine LensCulture.
Writing: This week I'd like you to write an essay talking about what things can be done to teach, archive, and celebrate a language. Are the measures you would use different for common or minority languages? Best, Kelly