Yes she can!

8 11 2020

1. Listen carefully and take notes. Can you write a detailed account in French? Find some help HERE.

2. Can you explain why this was “a night of firsts in the U.S. midterms”? Find out about your task HERE.

3. How did C.J. Walker manage to become America’s first self-made millionaire woman? Take a test HERE.

 

4. Who is RBG? Why does every American now want to take a picture with her?

5. What barriers do women face in politics? How can we eliminate those barriers?

6. Is business giving women a bad deal?

7. Practice makes perfect, they say. Click on the pic to work on your grammar!

8. Who is Jacinda Ardern? What makes her personal story remarkable? Read more HERE

9. What happens when people don’t have access to economic rights? Read more HERE.

 




Fire is catching

8 06 2020

1. Do you know the story? Try summarizing it using a SWBST chart.

2. Why were the “Games” decreed? Read more HERE.

3. Who is Katniss Everdeen? Try completing this CHARACTER MAP.




Words have the power to shape thought

4 06 2020

1. Watch the video and then take the TEST.

2. How does “Orwellian” compare to “authoritarian”? Take the QUIZ.

3. Why does George Orwell matter? Do a reading comprehension exercise on his BIOGRAPHY.




No animal shall drink alcohol “to excess”

26 05 2020

1. Listen to this as you read the chapter.  Test your understanding HERE.

2. What are some of the reasons that make the pigs’ totalitarianism possible?

3. Listen to the poem. What connections can you make to Animal Farm? Read more HERE.

 

 




Animal Hero, first Class

19 05 2020

1. Watch this video and listen carefully for examples of language used as a tool of manipulation. Read more HERE.

2. Why are times so tough for animals on Animal Farm? How does the chapter parallel real history? Take a reading comprehension test on chapter 7 HERE.

 

3. Listen to ALRA postgraduates speak about Animal Farm and the roles everyone plays. Which role would YOU like to play? Explain why in a 3-minute video presentation.




Napoleon is always right

7 05 2020

1. Listen to this reading of chapter 5. Find it in print HERE.

2. Why does conflict arise on Animal Farm? What parallels can be made with Soviet Russia?

3. Click below to study a passage from chapter 5.

4. How to use rhetoric to get what you want. Take the TEST.  

5. Listen and pick out: a formula for making great phrases; one example of a figure of rhetoric and how it works; the reason why the speaker mentions Kate Perry; one example of a former president’s use of rhetoric; who the speaker predicted would win the 2016 election and 3 reasons why people use rhetoric. Read more HERE.




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




A lesson a day …

6 04 2020

1. Revise your grammar and practise your writing skills HERE.

2. Watch the video and take notes using a Mind Map. Read this TEXT and complete your mind map.

3. A few tips on how to improve your listening skills. Find lots more HERE.

4. Here’s another great way to build up your skills. You can do a lot more work on the movie HERE




Towards higher fluency

29 03 2020

1. Build up your listening skills, take the TEST.

2. Let’s prepare for the written exam. First, watch the video and complete the QUIZ.

3. Now click on the cartoon and answer a few questions.

4. Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery?

 




All animals are equal

25 03 2020

1. The pigs have reduced the principles of Animalism to Seven Commandments. Click below to study a passage from the book. 

2. ‘Animal Farm’ was the first animated feature produced in England. 

3. Click below to learn how the CIA played a central role in getting the movie done.