In most groups this week we talked about movies and cinema, and there are many things you can do to work on this topic at home. Obviously, you could watch a movie in English, with or without English subtitles. One option is Sideways on Friday December 2nd at 17:00 in the Filologia Salon de Actos at the UR.
At the English Learner Movie Guide website you can read background information and learn new vocabulary from specific films. Afterwards, you could write a review of the film or write about how you think movies and film influence people's behavior.
For those of you who like creative writing, Writing Forward has lots of prompts. You could try writing an alternate ending for a film you've already seen.
In a few groups, we reviewed the third conditional (you can check out this explanation and exercises). You also may want to review the grammar points of still, yet, and already.
A couple things about schedules: next week we don't have class on Tuesday December 6th and Thursday December 8th due to national holidays. December is a short month (I follow the school schedule), so if you don't want to miss hours, you could come to an extra class on Thursday December 15th or Friday December 16th. If this is something that interests you, please let me know and we will schedule a time!
Also, I would like to organize an extra activity for this month, but I would like to know your availability and preferences, so please fill out the online form. Oh, and mark your calendars, we already have a date for an extra activity after the holidays. One of our own tertulias students, Carmen, will show us the Wurth Museum in English on Saturday January 14th at 18:00.
Have a great week!