This week in class we talked about Halloween, fears and phobias, jobs, music, stereotypes -- our conversations went in many different directions!
In honor of halloween, you can read some classic creepy short stories: Lamb to the Slaughter (Roald Dahl), The Lottery (Shirley Jackson), The Monkeys Paw (W.W. Jacobs), and The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman). For shorter reading, look at Creepypasta. Or you can read about the history of Halloween (for learners).
You can listen to an ESL Podcast about Halloween. Also, for those of you who are teachers, there are some interesting education news story videos to watch at VOA that are easy to understand.
Don't forget you can write about many different topics. You could try doing some creative writing and write a scary story. Or you could explain what you think some stereotypes about Spanish people are and if you think they are true.
This week there is original version cinema at the University -- The Loved Ones (1948) on Friday October 28th at 17:00. Also, one Tertulias student recommends these websites for movies online with subtitles: http://www.siestamovies.com/idioma/ingles/sub-ingles/ http://movos.blogspot.com/ Don't forget, next week we do not have class on November 1st.
And last but not least, the photocopier is up and running. It's there for you to use, so feel free to make copies of the Grammar in Use books to reinforce and practice grammar points that you need to work on.Have a good week and a good long holiday weekend. Happy Halloween!