This week's topic was communication, specifically the way we correspond with folks via whatsapp, email, and snail mail! This was an excuse to practice the grammar point of Reported Speech (check the grammar and your comprehension here).
For original version listening, listen to the episode of This American Life called My Pen Pal (audio and transcript available). You can also check out the Youtube Channel of the Post Museum.
Reading: Learners can read some examples of informal and formal emails which are great preparation for some writing practice. For a more conventional reading comprehension activity, try the activity about Foreign Exchange Emails.