BTW, I had to change the dates 2019 (last week 2018 and ERW 2) because there were wrong! I used 2018 calendar! They are very similar. Any issue with the new schedule, let me know. It is available on our Moodle platform under "Read carefully".
I was listening to this magical song "Arrival of the Birds" and I really want to share it with you, let's say, as a Christmas present, if you want :)
I propose two tasks:
1. Listen to it. No rush. It's almost 8 minutes long.
2. After listening to it, what thoughts / feelings did you get when listening to it?
3. Write a creative story with this song. :) What is this song about? You may use this great tool to help you get some ideas, names (just by clicking on the left menu you may get names, settings, whatever you may need to start and continue creative stories).
They are optional tasks. :) or it wouldn't be a present, don't you agree with me? :)
Have a beautiful week!
P.S.: Feel free to contact me by email if you need anything.
For our third reading and writing challenge I want you to get to know this beautiful, amazing, inspiring website called Human of New York by Brandon Stanton. Brandon photographes people on the street and starts a conversation with them. What people share may change the way you think about life, others, etc. This project has been a huge success and it has been able to raise millions for people, schools, communities in need just by sharing the stories on Facebook!
3.1. The website is organised in three sections: Stories, Countries and Series. Please start with Stories. Read some and then share your favourite. Then continue with the other two sections Countries and Series.
3.2. If Brandon had interviewed you last time you were getting home, what would you have said?
Read some poems (or all, why not?) by the amazing Tim Burton (yes, the film director) and share your thoughts (which is your favourite poem?) and write your own poem inspired by Tim Burton's poetry. Choose a weird character with a weird story and write a poem!
I am looking forward to reading your opinions and poems!
This one focusing on writing using the resources available at the same previous website from the British council.
The website suggests many good writing essays.
Try to complete this one. I know it looks boring (who wants to read a web tool review? :D) but I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. It is well-written, gives many good tips for writing, and you can also take a look at the tool itself! :) You can also get inspired and write one too about another different web tool! You choose! Do the tasks as well!
I have been in love with the web tool Mentimeter since I was in Birmingham at Newman University for International Staff Week. Do you know it? And I still like Wordle! Do you know word clouds, aka visual summaries?
Choose another topic to write about from the British Council page! And share your experience / thoughts. Would you recommend it?
Did you enjoy them? Did you find them easy or challenging to understand?
Then, choose another one to read and then share your thoughts on it with us. Remember to summarise it first very quickly (title, main topic, reason for choosing it) and then your thoughts on it.
Another challenge using this same website. It is a grammar challenge. Click here to complete the level test. I think it is a very interesting exercise because besides choosing the answer you need to think to what extent you are sure or not of your answer. In my opinion, the self-assessment part is very relevant, namely for us, teachers. Do you agree?
Do the test first and and then share your experience!