Since last week we discussed cities, it only seemed appropriate to debate the pros and cons of country life this week. Some of you think it's easier to live in the city and some of you are rural at heart. In any case, it's time to do your homework, so here you can find several resources about rural living.
Learners should start with an Elllo dialogue about an English Village or a story about a small town called Tombstone Arizona. Those of you who would like a bit more of a challenge should original version options: a This American Life episode called Small Towns. Or, try your hand at listening to Bruce Springsteen's song My Hometown.
For reading adapted for learners, try a text about returing to your hometown or a description of a small town in Cambodia. If you'd like to try something in original version, you could read about City v Country, or even read up on my own hometown's complicated past: Bad Dirt and The History of Peyton Place.
For writing this week, please consider this prompt: Some people love small town life, while others insist they could never live far from the hustle and busyness of city life.What about you? Which do you prefer? Write a poem or essay about your preference.
Small towns harbor small imaginations. -- Stephen King