March to April 2021
Here is out topic for next week
3 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.
10 & 17 March - It's going to take a while to prepare for these lessons so I'll add the links now. We're going to look at a spot of English history and also consider the role of literature in conveying history. Read this article in The Guardian about Henry VIII and the way that he planned the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. If you have time, please listen to another Reith lecture "The Day is For Living", by Hilary Mantel. A transcript of the whole lecture is available if you need any help understanding anything. As usual, don't worry if you don't manage to listen to the whole lecture - it's enough to listen to the first 10 minutes as this will give you a good idea of the topic.
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