So hopefully you've started off October with a bang and are motivated to keep up your studying in English. This week's topic -- cities! We talked about cities all around the world, what makes them unique. Finally, we debated some proposals that would change Logroño.
This week, learners should try The City of Belfast Listening Exercise, New York City Museum, or for something more difficult, Taxi Ride (with quiz).
For a bigger challenge, check out some great original version pieces: Cities and It's Alive (Radiolab), Why Cities Rock from Freakonomics Radio, or any of the many pieces that are part of NPR's Cities Project.
Learners should try some adapted texts about visiting the Statue of Liberty, about how City Living Makes it Hard to Concentrate, or learn vocabulary through Cities Around the World.
For original version, try some articles from the Guardian: The Popsicle Test: What Makes a City Good for Children or History, vegetation, happiness... Your Thoughts on What Makes a City Attractive.
Now on to writing! Don't forget to give me your writing either by email or on paper.
This week, you have a few different options. You can choose to challenge yourself and your vocabulary by describing a city. Be specific! Use strong adjectives!
Or, what about brainstorming about the city of the future? What will Logroño be like in 50, 100 years? Get creative.