11/7/2012 0 Comments
November -- Week One
As you all know, this week we discussed the 2012 US Presidential Elections in class, looking at the electoral process, the key issues, and various ballot propositions. And most of you have probably heard that Barack Obama has been elected for four more years. For general information about the elections, check out Google's Election Explorer.
For reading, try Presidential Elections Reading Comprehension, Elections Dialogue, or 10 Election Oddities Explained.
For listening, try AP Interactive Electing a President. For "original version" listening, you may enjoy the recent This American Life episode, Red State Blue State (with transcript).
For writing, you have a few possibilities. First, you could write about whether you think it's important to vote and why or why not. Or explain what you would do if you were president, which is a great chance to practice the conditional form, which I know you all love.
Finally, this week there is original version cinema. On Friday November 9th at 17:00 Casino Royale will be shown at the University of La Rioja. On Wednesday November 14th at 20:15 they will be showing Vanya on 42nd Street at the Filmoteca of La Rioja.
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