First things first, a reminder about this month's extra activities. This Friday February 24th at 19:00 I will hold a CV workshop for those who are interested in writing their curriculum vitae (resume) in English. Space is limited, so please RSVP if interested. Also, on Sunday February 26th at 20:00 we will meet at the Taberna de Correos in the Laurel for a tapas crawl in English. As always, the extra activities are optional and you are welcome to bring English-speaking guests.
Also, just to clarify, I will have normal class on Monday February 27th. If you are a teacher and have the day off and would like to change to a different day next week, I'm happy to arrange that.
So this week we talked about friends and friendships. For listening, try "Finding Friends on the Internet" or "Friendships Vocabulary Study". More advanced learners may enjoy Uncommon Friendships.
For reading, try an article about whether or not friends help you live longer (easier or harder versions have transcripts and quizzes). Are you surprised by these scientific findings? For advanced reading, check out Can Man and Women Really Be Friends?
And don't forget writing! You could try writing a description of your best friend or recount an amazing or hilarious moment that you've shared with friends. Or, check out this infographic and respond to the question, are friendships changing in our new technology-driven society? Is this a good or bad thing?
Last but not least, music lovers may enjoy listening and reading the lyrics to songs about friendship. Some possibilities are With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles (video and lyrics), We're Going to Be Friends by the White Stripes (video and lyrics) or Thank You Friends by Big Star (music and lyrics).
Next week we will be working with music in class, so if there are any suggestions for songs you're interested in learning about, send me an email!
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. -- William Blake