Today we did lots of things! Elva can come any day, but Lorena would rather have her on Feb 13. Everybody wanted to go to the movies next Wednesday, and students will be meeting at the Miramar Movie Theater by seven. I’ll get there at 7.05 and if I’m not there then, Marta will leave the ticket for me at the ticket office.
Wed is the deadline for the January writing assignment, and people not coming to the cinema can leave it with Ana, the janitor.
Feb Assg in next post.
We re-arranged the Lesson Plans, deciding to leave the lesson on Rational Discussions, scheduled for next Wed., for further on, which means the lesson we scheduled for Monday is still on.
Some Reading Groups gave me their work for fellow students on their OP to check and prepare copies.
First we heard Part 1 & 2 of the Climate Change radio program(me), so sts could take notes for retelling. Then we did Part 3, as a fill-in-the-gap activity. We checked it and had some comments on language questions (register, useful language, cleft sentences for emphasis, ending prepositions). Next we checked the cloze test on Environmental Issues, too. Finally, people worked in pairs or groups of three to see what they had learned in terms of language and ideas to develop monologues on the topic. So now sts should try to find some time for an outline and speaking practice on a timed exercise, for a final version for their Speaking Files. You are all welcome to do this final exercise in class, or send it in for feedback.
Sts’ OPs: Germán spoke on Violence & Sports, and sts took notes. I gave some tips on Speaking Tests and topics of violence.
And mentioned that March would be about Exam Format Training.
Today Charo, another English teacher, and I were designing more stuff for the English Departament’s video channel while uploading new videos by her Básico 2 students and suddenly it was eight pm and we weren’t ready to leave, but we managed to at around 8.15, so I rushed to María José’s exhibition, “Aventureras”, and I actually got there at 8.35, in spite of not knowing the shortcut, all sweaty and excited, and…
I went, I couldn’t see, so I left!
The exhibition room was absolutely PACKED! You could actually smell people! SO–
CONGRATULATIONS TO MJ and all the women artists whose work has created the exhibition “Aventureras”. I’m sure to visiti the gallery again, but — hopefully — when there’s actual physical space to see their works! 😀 We’ve got a month for that so, people, make sure you check this out. Here’s more info on the event.
Today Lucía told me about this movie. She was deeply impressed. ANd I replied that if people knew about Women’s History, or Herstory, they would all be feminists, for sure! Gerda Lerner, who studied both these topics, says so, too, in her book “The Creation of Patriarchy”. I’m reading it in English, and it’s on our wish list for the Feminist Library we’re trying to put together. Anyway, here’s the info Lucía also sent me for you all:
“Hidden Figures” takes us back to 1961, when racial segregation and
workplace sexism were widely accepted facts of life and the word “computer”
referred to a person, not a machine. Though a gigantic IBM mainframe does
appear in the movie — big enough to fill a room and probably less powerful
than the phone in your pocket — the most important computers are three
African-American women who work at NASA headquarters in Hampton, Va.
Assigned to data entry jobs and denied recognition or promotion, they would
go on to play crucial roles in the American space program.
Info on the movie at Miramar Cinesur – wonder if it’s OV
Listen, one of your topics this year is Surveillance! And on Sunday they’re showing the Snowden movie at the Miramar Mall at about 6 and at about 9 and because it’s original version not many people are attending. Also, next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday cinemas in Spain will cost 3 euros I think, so you might want to consider doing an outing together! There’s also a Bridget Jones movie, I think.