This lesson was aimed at two students I have who are doctors, but it can be used with adult students in general as this is a hot topic in Brazil at the moment. Here you’re going to find a video and article, both from The New York Times, to help your students to talk about the Zika virus outbreak.
In anticipation of this year’s Braz-Tesol international convention, I have decided to have my first Throwback Thursday. Back in 2012 I delivered a talk at Braz-Tesol for the first time, about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: inversions after negative adverbials.
I also published something similar at Luiz Otávio Barros’ blog many years ago. The link to the main video is dead, so I though it was worth posting it again.
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a really funny Ellen DeGeneres video. In it, Ellen makes fun of the Bic for Her pens and the fact that they are more expensive than regular Bic pens. Having an interesting video, I started looking for an article I could use it with and found out that women pay more than men do for a variety of products. This is now called pink tax, which refers to the premium women pay for certain products (that are generally pink).
This is the lesson I taught to an adult student, but it can probably be used with young adults (16-18 year-olds) as well.
The course has come to an end and these are my final comments and impressions of running a full-time Celta course in São Paulo – Brazil.
As with the previous posts, my ideas will appear as bullet points because they can basically be read in any order.