_On Sunday we had our first extra activity, a visit to the Ruins of Detroit photography exhibit at the COAR. The exhibit is on display until November 27th and I recommend it. There are many possible writing activities to accompany your visit: What do these photographs say about the American Dream? What surprises you about the images?.
The upcoming presidential elections this Sunday in Spain was an inevitable topic in many groups this week. To take this further as homework, you can listen (with transcript) or read online about the importance of the elections. You could write about what you think the most important issues are and why. Or, if you are one of the many people who expressed that they hate politics you could elaborate on why you have come to that point.
Some of you discussed ways to participate in the democratic process, like voting, strikes or protests. Do you agree with this infographic that social media are good for democracy?
Those of you who prefer more creative writing could narrate one of the most important days of your life from the perspective of someone else who was there. If you need ideas for new and interesting vocabulary, try GraphWords, a visual online thesaurus.
This week there are a few possibilities to see original version cinema. Educating Rita is showing on Friday November 18th at 17:00 at the UR in the Salon de Actos in Filologia. I highly recommend seeing King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, a hilarious and entertaining documentary showing on Wednesday November 23rd at 19:30 at Centro de Caja Rioja on Gran Vía about people who are obsessed with classic video games. Plus, part of the documentary was filmed in my home state of New Hampshire! After seeing the film you can read a follow-up interview with the film's villain, Billy Mitchell.
Have a good week!