This week is our extra activity! We are meeting on Saturday November 16th at 17:00 in the Plaza de San Agustín to visit the Museum of La Rioja. Feel free to bring along a friend (remind them that the even is all in English of course!)
Now, getting down to business....This week we tried our hand at giving advice. We looked at a few different situations written into an advice column and gave our own answers. If you would like to review some of the vocabulary, structures, and expressions used when politely giving advice, review the information at BBC, Making Recommendations, or Advice Idiom Notes and Exercises.
For learners, try the podcast Good Advice (available with transcript), or the Elllo Listening Game Pro Advice. For original version, I'd like to share a video by Tim Minchin that a student sent me. It's a graduation speech that he gave in Australia, and I happen to think his advice is spot on! What do you think?
Moving on to reading, learners could try reading the article called Advice for Staying Warm. If you're looking for something in original version, why not try some of the classic advice columns, like Dear Prudence, Dear Sugar, or Ask a Dude.
For writing this week, you could try writing your own answers to an advice column. Pick one of the questions from class, from the links listed above, or try answering one of these questions:
"I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. -- Oscar Wilde