Since last week's topic was jobs, it seemed natural to segue to the topic of stress, something we all experience and have something to say about. Not only did you have a lot to share about stress in your life, but also some good ideas of how to prevent or reduce the modern malady: massage, therapy, mediation, and a drink with friends.
Now, to the homework! Let's start with listening. Learners can try Beating Stress, a reading comprehension activity. More advanced learners may like a National Geographic video about the Science of Stress, Killer Stress, or the longer episode of Radiolab called Stress. People who are interested in mediation and mindfulness techniques may likeHeadspace
Read the article Get Stressed, Get Old or Good Health. Another possibility is to fill out the quiz, How Stressed Are You? or about How Much you KNow about Stress
Now, try some writing. You could write about what you could do to reduce or better manage stress in your life, or you could try some creative writing based on a stressful situation (at work, a break up, or a near death experience).
It's time to start planning this month's extra activity. Please fill out the online form with your preferences and next week I will confirm which it will be.
Finally, I know some of you have exams coming up. Don't forget that if you would like to practice for the oral exam, I have office hours (Mondays and Wednesdays 16:45-17:15) or you can make an appointment.