Week 1’s lesson, 30th May

Summary of the lesson

Discussion of changes in your life from childhood to the present to our expectations about the future, based around different themes: ambitions, values, love, fears and things to be proud of.

Note on the word ‘love’ in English.

The verb ‘love’ can mean to ‘like another adult very much and be romantically and sexually attracted to them, or to have strong feelings of liking a friend or person in your family.’

Example sentences:

I love you.
Last night he told me he loved me.
How’s your love life these days?

 

Perhaps unlike in other languages, it can also mean ‘to like something very much.’

She loves animals.

I absolutely love chocolate.

 I love your shoes.

 

source: Cambridge dictionary

We began to read an article from The Guardian that suggests stories that can improve health.

Note: no lesson on Nationaldagen (6th June)

Homework for week 2, Tuesday 13th June
  • Choose a short news article from an English language website (or newspaper). Here are some suggestions: BBC News, The Guardian, Metro, Al Jazzera, Voice of America or The Huffington Post. It doesn’t have to be about politics. There are often entertainment, lifestyle, science and travel sections on these websites.
  • Summarise it in your own words – use key words or phrases – so that you can tell the group about it. Write some brief notes to help you.
  • Find 3-4 new words or expression to share with the group, for example ‘bibliotherapist’, ‘fleeting’ or ‘internal monologue’ (examples from The Guardian article).
  • Think of one or two points for discussion, for example the healing effects of stories or the effects of climate change in your local area.

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