February to April 2021
You decided to talk this article about the Australian wilderness.
Wednesday 7th April -
22 March - As agreed, let's talk about speaking skills in class. Please read this article in The Guardian from journalist and television presenter, Adrian Chiles, who argues that nobody should talk for more than a minute at a time!! We'll talk about whether this is a useful rule of thumb and will talk about the differences between spoken and written language. The article is quite a challenge so feel free to get some help from Deepl. If you have time, you can also watch this video from the British Council about words and phrases that are useful in keeping a conversation going.
8 March - This week we're going to learn about pronunciation in spoken language. I'd like you to watch two excellent videos from BBC Learning English. The first video is about the schwa sound in English - this sound is used so much, it has its own name. The second video is a summary of lots of pronunciation tips. If you have time you can also watch some of the other videos in the series.
Click here to see the topics we talked about last semester.
Dates for lessons this semester:
7 April (Wednesday)
The conversation classes can be joined at any time. If you would like to try one of the classes fill in the contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org