10/19/2011 0 Comments
This week we've discussed several different topics in class, some about "trustworthy" and "untrustworthy" professions, others about creationism and evolutionism and how to teach science, and others have been introducing themselves because they have just started this week. All interesting topics! Remember, there are many possible writing topics to extend our conversations in class.
In one group, the topic of differences between the sexes came up. There is an interesting article online about this topic (advanced level!) and a debate you can listen to and read the transcript along with it.
In another group, we talked a bit about Occupy Wall Street, why people are protesting, and the worldwide protest last Saturday. There is a reading exercise about it at Breaking News English.
Listening ideas for this week include a visit to ESL Lab where there are many different topics there for different levels.
For writing, you can either use one of the topics proposed by students (Why are journalists considered both trustworthy and untrustworthy? Are our new parenting styles changing society?) or a topic of your choice. One topic that I am curious about is, "What do you think Halloween means? How is it celebrated?" You don't need to do research to answer the question, just what you already know.
In regards to reading, I am working on improving my library. There are books and magazines in the classroom for you to take, but if there are any specific authors, titles, or genres that interest you, we could order them for the class.
Oh, and this week there is another movie showing in original version for free! It's The Seven Year Itch (1955) at the University of La Rioja in the Salón de Actos del Edificio de Filología on Friday October 21st at 17:00.
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