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.  




Greek Life

25 09 2020

Speaking Task

With your best friend, you discuss whether or not you should join a fraternity / sorority. You disagree with each other. Imagine your conversation.

1. Why are they rushing? Take down details about their motivations. Read more about the topic HERE.

2. If it’s still ‘all Greek to you’, click below! 

3. Fraternity Culture and racism.  Click on the pick to learn more. Study a passage from Philip Roth’s Indignation HERE.

 

4. Who is Sydney White? Why isn’t she ‘Kappa material’?

5. What does Sydney fight for?




The woman’s right to shoes

8 04 2020

1. Why are Japanese women protesting? Check your understanding of the video HERE.

2. Click on the pic to do more work on high heels.

 

3. Click below to listen to an interview with the author of “High Heel”. Read an EXCERPT.

4. High heels were once an essential accessory for men, too. Learn MORE




Hollywood and Slavery

1 04 2020

1.  Slave Narratives read by African-American actors.

2. Why is this movie an “infamous masterpiece”? Read MORE

3. What does Nate Parker wish to achieve with his movie?

4. Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar in 1940. Why was she then criticized by civil rights activists? 

5. How does S.L. Jackson explain both Django and slavery?

6. Who is  Solomon Northup? How did he manage to survive? Read MORE.

7. How far would you say this poem captures Solomon’s experience? Study the poem HERE