The Handamaid’s Tale: The opening

27 09 2021

Final Project: Act out an interview with a classmate. One of you is a Washington “Handmaid’s Tale” protestor and the other is a journalist.

1. How do red robes and white bonnets contribute to the impact of the protest? Read more HERE.

2. Listen to the audio recording of the first chapter. Read along as you listen HERE

3. Watch the trailer and list any dystopian elements you can spot (consider the voiceover, images and dialog). 

4. Margaret Atwood’s chilling vision of a dystopian regime has captured readers’ imaginations since its publication in 1985. What explains its success? Try the QUIZ.




Asking for mercy

9 03 2021

1. “Would you call this a man?”

2. Learn about the writer and his journey. Read HERE a passage from his book.

3. List the different steps and say why the process has come under criticism.

4. She argues that “law should be a tool for social change,” but who is Letitia James? 




Ordinary is just what you are used to

26 11 2020

1. Read along as you listen to the audiobook (Chapter 4 starts at 28:52). Use this MIND MAP for your analysis.

2. What are the brutal realities of the tale? Recap the main characters and roles HERE.

3. ‘There’s nothing in the book that hasn’t already happened.’  The reality behind the fiction.




Develop your English listening skills

11 10 2020

1. Watch this for some great tips. You can also visit their site for more. 

2. Listen for effective tips that you can use to improve your English listening skills.

3. Time for a bit of practice. Listen up to 1:35 and try to recap what you understand. Use this HELP

4. Can you sum up the message of this clip? Use this PAGE for help.

5. Sum up the story including enough detail. You can find some help HERE.