sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

UK POLITICAL SYSTEM

Let´s watch these short videos What is the UK political system like?

THE UK ELECTION EXPLAINED:




GENERAL ELECTIONS- THE GUARDIAN




UK ELECTION: A GUIDE FOR NON-BRITS




HOW PARLIAMENT WORKS




AN INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENT



PORTFOLIO:
  • WATCH the 5 videos.
  • Take down study notes (some videos have subtitles in English)
  • BRING YOUR STUDY NOTES TO CLASS next Wednesday, we'll be using them!!!!
(Since these are SEVERAL VIDEOS and we need ALL the information from them, you can work in groups. You can make groups, divide the material, and SHARE your study notes in class.)

DEADLINE: June 21


stella

domingo, 11 de junio de 2017

sábado, 10 de junio de 2017

CONGRATS!

Both, Barbara and I, want to CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR EFFORT in this first term!


Your oral term tests were good, and some of them very good.

Most portfolios show
  • hours of reading,
  • hours of writing,
  • hours studying, 
  • a lot of creativity,
  • responsibility,
  • & a great effort.
(ONLY A FEW portfolios are poor, incomplete or don't exist at all!)

We're only half way. Let's go on learning and working towards our professionalism.

stella :-)

jueves, 1 de junio de 2017

"The Thing around your Neck" by Chimamanda Adichie.



This short story will be your HOME READING ASSIGNMENT. In the light of what we've been reading in class, making comments and analysing... CHOOSE (at least) 5 questions from the set below and answer them. 

PORTFOLIO
  1. What is the THEME of the story? (Reread what we discussed in class, c.f "The Sniper")
  2. Connect the story to your own experiences: have you ever had any experience similar to what the author describes?
  3. Define these key terms (you MAY use a monolingual dictionary)
    1. MULTICULTURALISM
    2. CULTURE CLASH
    3. CULTURE SHOCK
    4. STEREOTYPES
  4. Why do you think the author has chosen to write in the second person narrative?
  5. What is the story saying about the migrant experience?
  6. None of the characters in the story is named. Why?
  7. Explain what the narrator means by “white people who liked Africa too much and those who liked Africa too little were the same –condescending”.
  8. What contributes to the narrator’s feelings of not belonging and her sense of alienation?
  9. To what extent do the characters in the story have options, choices and free will?
  10. List the stereotypes that abound in this story.

Credits: Bárbara

stella

A History of Britain.

Some more... READING.


PORTFOLIO:

  • Reread or complete your chart. Remember it's NOT a summary, just a CHART!
  • Read the text in detail.
  • Read the notes -at the back of the book.
  • Answer the questions.

DEADLINE: June 11 (AFTER the oral term tests!!!)


stella