October 30, 2009
October 27, 2009
One man's trash is another man's treasure. This proverb goes well with the Freegan Phenomenon. Watch this video from Ophra's TV Show in which Freegans take Lisa Ling along on a search in the trash for food.
So what are freegans? Can you tell?
For extra listening, download the following podcast!
October 23, 2009
How well prepared is our environment to provide for people with disabilities? Do you think something should change? Can you imagine your life in a wheelchair? How about crossing a pedestrian area without your eyes shut? Is our city prepared for all types of citizens?
Remember, an effective report is one that is read; and that stimulates some sort of an action as a result of being read.
Use subtitles to separate sections and short paragraphs.
October 21, 2009
This proverb implies a pessimistic view of things. Do you agree with it? Has it ever happened to you something similar? Or would you rather think in a more positive way? Do you know a positive proverb opposing the one for today? ;)
October 18, 2009
Geoff Admas- Spink travels to three continents to meet a number of disabled people.
He finds out what motivates and frustates other disabled people in their daily lives and compares their experiences with his own.
Mads on the enlightened provision for those with disabilities in Denmark
Muhannad and Ghada Alazzeh talk about being visually impaired
October 16, 2009
I quite agree with this statement. Just by words, we can draw up wonderful plans, but these plans will lead us to nothing if we don't have necessary actions.
What do you think? Do you agree?
October 15, 2009
We read "The Uneducated American" in class and here you have access to the comments readers made online. Feel free to participate yourself!
If you are interested in economics, you can listen to an interview with him.
And here you can find the article published in Spanish by ELPAIS.
October 12, 2009
October 09, 2009
Coursebook: Premium C1 Level. Coursebook. Pearson. Longman. 2009
SUGGESTED GRAMMAR BOOKS:
§ Foley, Mark and Hall, Diane (2003). Advanced Learner’s Grammar. A self-study Reference and Practice book with answers. England: Longman.
§ Hewings, Martin. (2005) Advanced Grammar in Use. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
§ Vince, Michael with Sunderland, Peter. (2003) Advanced Language Practice with key. English Grammar and Vocabulary. Oxford: McMillan.
§ West, Clare. (2002) Recycling Advanced English. Georgian Press.
§ Richard Side and Guy Wellman. Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency: With Key (Grammar & Vocabulary). Longman.
- English collocations in Use. Advanced. Felicity O’Dell and Michael McCarthy. Cambridge University Press. 2008
- English Vocabulary in Use. Advanced. Cambridge University Press. Michael McCarthy and Filicity O’Dell. 2002
- English Idioms in Use. Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell. Cambridge University Press. 2002
October 07, 2009
October 02, 2009
This year Cristina Sánchez and me are going to continue with the Book Club meetings. For those people interested, we are first going to meet in November. I'm leaving here a list of suggested readers.The first day I see you in class (Oct 8th), we'll decide on which books we want to read.
SUGGESTED READERS FOR THE BOOK CLUB:
- Terrorist , by John Updike
- The Kite Runner, or A Thousand Splendid Suns (Podcasts) by Khaled Hosseini
- The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi
- The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight by Mark Haddon. Get audio!
- Things fall apart, Chinua Achebe (Podcast, Interwiew with the Nigerian writer)
- Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates (Movie Trailer)
- Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee, 1999 Booker Prize Winner (Literary Review)
- The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz