2/15/2012 0 Comments
February Week 2
_First things first -- this month's extra activity will be a tapas crawl on Sunday February 26th at 20:00. We will go out for a few tapas and speak in English! As always, you're welcome to bring friends or partners who are committed to speaking English with us, but please RSVP so I know how many people to expect. Also, I am offering a C.V. and resume workshop on Friday February 24th at 19:00. Space is limited, so please confirm if you're interested.
This week we talked about celebrities, and both the pretty and ugly sides of fame. There are many things to read online, for example How Charitable are Today's Celebrities? and the top 10 celebrities and the charities that they support. Take a look at this infographic about how well educated hollywood celebrities are. Are you surprised? Some groups talked about the recent Grammy awards, and advanced readers may enjoy the article about the science behind Why Adele's "Someone Like You" Makes Everyone Cry.
In regards to listening, at Famous People Lessons you can read and listen about celebrities. There are many to choose from, such as Angelina Jolie (mp3 transcript and quiz) or Bob Dylan (mp3, transcript, and quiz). Or why not watch a video about pop diva Whitney Houston and practice listening and repeating.
Don't forget writing! Go ahead and write some fan mail or hate mail to your most beloved or hated celebrities. Or try writing about a day in the life of _____.
Last but not least, you may be interested in some original version cinema. This week they are showing Melancholia in original version with Spanish subtitles at the Cañas cinema on February 17th at 20:00.
Fame is proof that people are gullible -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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