Tag Archives: movies/films

And the Mississippi and AfroAmerican struggle… Old Man River

performed by Paul Robeson in the movie Ol’ Man River Hardship: You and me, we sweat and strain… Tired of living, scared of dying… but Ol’ Man River he just keeps rolling along! Advertisements

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“I Follow Rivers”, by Lykke Li

This song was in the soundtrack of an amazing movie everybody should watch, La vide d’Adèle (2013) (Blue is the warmest color)  

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and well, talking ’bout rivers… Marilyn has a folk song on this…

Another woman who cared about a better world in spite of it all, and the tornado she was sucked in… “River of No Return”

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Audre Hepburn, missing her!

Talking People page on her Because the link to the Moon River video is broken (yet again, sigh!) I’m posting the song here. It’s from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a classic identity (or “romantic”) movie, based on a Truman … 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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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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Movies in Class! Playing 2 scenes! New video

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Y5A: Forgot sth!

On our first day back together, apart from discussing the movie, we can also talk about the novel. If people have no ideas, we could write a Manifesto, like that by the Black Panthers included at the end of the … Continue reading

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Y5. Presenting May – Your work with textbook

Today and tomorrow our lesson plan… (I’ll update this post after tomorrow’s lesson, supposing something comes up in Y5CAL and Y5B) Your work in unit 2 at home. Any oral work to share, or questions, or requests for us to … Continue reading

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The Movie Project: Judi Dench interview

For Y5′s, see also: The Movie Project 5 min. Notice British English & US American English

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (premiere video)

For Y5’s, see also: The Movie Project

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The Movie Project – Reminder and script!

Just a post to remind you that in our last February lesson in the third Feb week you should be talking about the movie you’ve been watching at home for the past months. You should be sharing your fav scenes, … Continue reading

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Exciting plans for your winter holidays!

Teresa, in 5CAL, told me today she had BEEN TO the Hilma af Klint exhibition in Málaga, and that she had taken a brochure in English, so as to do the exercise I designed for you all all! The timed … Continue reading

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Fahreheit 451

This movie directed by Truffaut — which I remembered in b/n! — is based on Ray Bradbury’s homonymous scifi novel, a black utopia, or a dystopia. It’s our story in the future, where fire fighters burn books because they are … Continue reading

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Attention, Y5’s! ReadMe

Dear all, just to check you all know about what we are doing/learning, I’m asking you to tick/check the boxes in the handout below (I will not bring copies unless you ask me to next Monday Oct 28, or Tuesday … Continue reading

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Getting your Materials

So — Did you order / Have you ordered, borrowed or already gotten/got your copy of … Your Textbook + its Audios Books the abridged readers mp3 pack? (Story of the Internet (Avanzado) / Inventions that changed the world (Intermedio))? … Continue reading

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Updates

I have included two WHY’s on Recommend materials for our course

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Designing the Learning Year

Dear all, We’ve finally met. It’s been a pleasure. And sorry about my lousy time management! Please, don’t be shy and help me stop! 😀 As I told you, we teachers haven’t had time to design the learning year, and … Continue reading

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The Welcome Handout

In case you missed our first lesson on September 16 / 17 (or in case you are a teacher looking for ideas, or a net surfer interested in these topics), here are Welcome Handouts I give out to introduce people … Continue reading

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