Category Archives: Literature

New video on One Crazy Summer!

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A short story on money, in Spanish

Dear all, over the weekend I managed to finish a story I had wanted to write for years and never could. I did write one called first “Carta a Sara” and then “Escribo en un cartón”, but the story was … Continue reading

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A positive approach to mistakes

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. Miles Davis (1927 – 1991) – one of the greatest musicians ever! Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Jim Morrison When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you … Continue reading

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Follow-up for the Writing Assignment on Life Without Teachers

The reason why I gave you, my fifths, this writing assignment is because I had just read this lovely story by Isaac Asimov, The Fun They Had. Enjoy! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2014/05/06/stories-the-fun-they-had-by-isaac-asimov/

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Learn this poem! Wild Geese, & expand your horizons while you’re in rooms!

Telling yourself this amazing poem will soothe you, like a lullaby, and help you get ready to focus before getting your exam papers! (Demented laughter!) 😀 😀 It also helps when you have to stand for hours in a line! … Continue reading

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How many women writers have you read? /red/

Feminist World Book Day – because it makes sense! ❤ I’m inviting you to post the names of the women writers you have read, and if those are far too many, your favorites/favourites! I’m also inviting you all to make … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigol Hotel – Discussing the movie

Today and tomorrow students will be using their English for the real purpose of discussing this movie and topics that come up in it! What language did you learn? What did you learn about India and Britain? What topics were … Continue reading

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A radio program on Doris Lessing

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2013/nov/18/doris-lessing-dies-obituary-audio-interviews-podcast Her speech – Nobel prize http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2007/lessing-lecture_en.html

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“As a woman my country is the whole world” – Feminist Quotes to celebrate!

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world” (Virginia Woolf) The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 and is celebrated annually on 8 March with thousands of events across the … Continue reading

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Alice Walker

I think that just two people knew who Alice Walker was, and everybody knew about Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple”, so here is a little webpage to introduce her to you all. Alice Walker is a US American writer who … Continue reading

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AudioStory: Asimov, “The Fun They Had”

About having a human teacher and paper books that always show the same thing! Avanzado: Listen to this story (link on bottom right-hand side), so you can practice learning to listen, and learning to speak. On that website you can … Continue reading

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