1/23/2013 0 Comments
January Week Three
Before we get down to the homework, let me remind you that this week is our extra activity! We are going to meet this Saturday January 26th at 12:00 at the exhibit space at Logroño city hall to discuss a fantastic photography exhibit by Victor Lorza. You are welcome to bring along a friend or family member if they would like to speak English with us!
This week we talked about gender roles and changing ideas of masculinity and femininity. To warm up, try testing your vocabulary about masculine and feminine with this exercise or checking out the infographic men vs. women.
For reading, check out one of the relevant articles at Breaking News English, such as Most Divorces Due to Household Chores and Men Hurt More in Rocky Relationships.
For listening, try one of Elllo's listening exercises about being a man or being a woman. For "original version" listening, try watching this TED talk, Gender Inequality: Our Century's Greatest Injustice (available with subtitles in English and in Spanish).
For writing, please respond to one of the following questions: Do you think parents have different expectations for daughters or for sons? What would it be like to change genders for a day?
This week there is original version cinema. On Sunday January 27th at 19:30 they are showing The Deep Blue Sea at the Breton Theater.
As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag. -- Patti Smith
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