Reading: Learners can try reading an article about Adidas andatheir attempt to make a recycled shoe.
For original version, check out any of the many articles from the guardians website about recycling.
Writing: In class this week we talked about the life cycle of a plastic bag. Think about another material that you have used this week and write out the story of his life. Where was it born? How was it used? What will happen to it when you throw it away?
This week we used played a couple of different fun conversation games to wrap up the days before the holidays. Don't forget, there is no class next week! The first day back is Monday April 29th.
However, I recommend you come join us for our extra activity Sunday April 27th in the evening! A family friend of mind from the United States will be joining us. Please email or text if you would like to come! Happy Easter! I am giving you holidays from your English homework, but if you want to keep working I recommend catching up on old emails or checking out my study resources online.
This week we we tried to kill two birds with one stone. Firstly, we used the Google Arts & Culture application to discuss art and describe different pieces of art. Secondly, in doing this, we made a special effort to correcly pronounce the fricative "s" sound in plurals and in he/she/it verbs.
Writing: This week please start by choosing a piece of art from the Google Arts & Culture website. Write a text giving your description and analysis of the work. Then, record yourself reading your text aloud paying special attention to the fricative s pronunciation! Best, Kelly
Reading: Learners can try a reading comprehension activity from Breaking News English about Money Worries or about debt.
For original version try perusing some personal finance websites that have good trips tips for frugal living and saving consistently such as WiseBread or CashMoneyLife.com.
Writing: This week try the following task:
You see this announcement on an English-language website.
Articles wanted A charity event to remember What is the most unusual way you've raised money for charity? How did you do it? What did you have to do? Was the event a success? Would you do it again? Write us an article answering these questions. We will publish the best articles on our website.
Write your article in 140-190 words in an appropriate style.
Writing: This week try responding to one or two of the following prompts about money: 1. Describe your relationship with money in five words or less. 2. What was your money story growing up? 3. What does it mean to you to have “not enough” money? 4. What does it mean to you to have “too much” money? 5. What, to you, is the purpose of money? 6. How do you feel about money today? 7. How would you like to feel about money? 8. What is your biggest fear in relation to money? 9. How does money bring you joy? 10. When have you felt at your richest? 11. What is the largest sum of money you’ve ever received? 12. What, in your opinion, is a “good” amount of money to earn? 13. What is the most money you’ve ever spent on something? 14. Imagine you inherited $5000 from a distant relative with the condition you had to spend it on something other than yourself. What would you do with the money? 15. What would you do if you ran out of money tomorrow? 16. What is the best or most helpful piece of advice you’ve heard about money? 17. What is the worst or least helpful piece of advice? 18. How do you talk about money with friends and family? (Do you?) 19. What would you like your financial life to look like in 10 years’ time? 20. What is one thing you could do today to improve your financial life?
In commemoration of International Women's Day on March 8th, we discussed women who we admire and who have made a positive impact in our lives. In some classes, we also used the Equality Wheel to discuss equality in relationships and how to reach gender balance.