Monday, July 20, 2009
Week 2, Term 3: Where were you ...?
Where were you 40 years ago when the first man walked on the moon? What were you doing? Did you watch the event on TV or listen on radio? Did you read about it in the newspaper?
This week we have been talking about important historical events.
Level 2 and 3 students will give short talks, some of which we will video and record.
Choose one of the 'big events' in your lifetime. We discussed the following in class (but you can choose something different if you like).
1. The end of the Soviet Union (1990)
2. September the 11th terrorist attack (2001)
3. Democracy comes to Portugal (1974)
4. The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
5. The assassination of John F. Kennedy (1964)
6. the Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004)
(i)Where were you when the event happened?
(ii) What were you doing?
(iii) How and when did you hear about it?
(iv) How did you feel? What was your reaction?
Watch the videos and do some research using Google search - web and images. You can use pictures in your class talk if you like.
RECORD YOUR TALK / INTERVIEW WITH A FRIEND AT VOXOPOP IN THE DISCUSSION 'WHERE WERE YOU...? IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENTS IN OUR LIFETIMES'. CLICK HERE.
Please feel free to contribute to the Voxopop discussion - even if you are a teacher or outside follower of this blog. We appreciate your contribution.
We are also looking at the use of FOR / SINCE / AGO. Click here to do some online exercises.