This week we based our conversation on the five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
For listening practice this week, learners can try listening to a conversation about being blind (mp3 and transcript), describing touch or try this audio concentration game.
For original version listening, listen to the radio story Dining in the Dark or the Radiolab Segment Words that Change the World.
Learners could read this explanation about the difference between the verbs listen and hear or for something a bit more difficult a story about a blind mountainclimber (check the right sidebar for mp3, too).
For original version reading, check out some of the information about optical illusions or the article The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See.
This week you can write about any of the 5 senses. You could describe which sights, smells or sounds evoke memories for you and why. Or consider what Oscar Wilde famously said: "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." Do you agree?Don't forget that you can combine this week's work with any of the general resources from last week.
Have a good week!