Hope you enjoyed the holiday yesterday and the long weekend if you were lucky to have the time off. Some of you didn't have class this week, but in many groups we discussed stress. You can listen online to an interesting episode of Radiolab about stress or an easier listening called Stress At Work (with transcript). In some groups an interesting question to write about came up: is technology making our lives easier or is it stressing us out? How can we limit its negative effects in our lives?
This week I found an interesting online resource, English Central. You can watch videos (for example, VOA news) with subtitles and you can even record yourself to compare with the original version. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
This week's original version cinema options: Bridget Jone's Diary at the Universidad de La Rioja Salon de Actos de Edificio de Filologia on Friday November 4th at 17:00, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Tuesday November 8th at 20:30 at the Moderno.
And last, but not least, I wanted to let you know that if for some reason you cannot come to class, you may join a different group for that week. There are 10 different conversation groups and if you let me know, it's usually not a problem to come at a different time (they appear below and on the website).
Have a good week!