11/23/2011 0 Comments
November Week 4
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Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day!
As an extension of our conversations this week you can watch an easy video, read and take a quiz, or read about Thanksgiving Day myths. For more advanced learners interested in American Indians, you could watch episode 1 of the documentary We Shall Remain, (click CC for subtitles in English). For a critique of Thanksgiving from the Native American perspective, you can read Why I'm not Thankful of Thanksgiving. Per request, here is a link to my favorite pumpkin pie recipe and conversions.
For easier activities not necessarily related to Thanksgiving, Four Stories offers listening and reading comprehension activities.
We also talked about Black Friday (the huge shopping day after Thanksgiving) you can listen and read about it and if you want to try some writing, you could respond to one of the following questions. Some people think that we should change "Black Friday" to "Buy Nothing Day." Do you think this is a good idea? Is our society too consumerist? If so, what can we do to change it?
If you prefer more creative writing, you could try writing a well-known story from the point of view of a different character. What would Little Red Riding Hood be like from the wolf's perspective?
This week for original version cinema, The Quiet Man is showing at the Universidad de La Rioja (Filología Salón de Actos) on Friday November 25th at 17:00 pm and Nowhere Boy is playing at the Moderno on November 28th at 10:30 and 19:30
Next week is the first week of our Super Advanced Group which will meet Wednesdays from 17:20-18:20 so if you no anyone with a near-fluency level who doesn't want to lose it, spread the word!
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