The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is considered the giving season, but this week we thought beyond the shops and commercialism to think about giving back: volunteering and charity.
To practice your listening skills, learners could try an Elllo exercise about relief work or an exercise about Doctors Without Borders.
For original version I really recommend Ernesto Sirolli's TED Talk about Aid in Africa: Want to Help Someone, Shut Up and Listen.
Learners can try one of the texts from Breaking News English such as Volunteering Helps You Live Longer and Google Starts 1 Dollar Charity App.
For original version reading, I recommend reading about Good and Bad Charity at the NYTimes or the breakdown about the two sites of charity at BBC Ethics.
Now it's time to some writing! Consider a cause that you think needs help. First, explain what the cause is and why it has your attention. Then think about how people can help out and what types of volunteer projects you would recommend.
Have a good week!