F2F Class Notes 13th February (Celeste) [W]***

Homework

Listen to the recording of the edited writing below. Match the sounds as best as possible. In your next class, be prepared to read it out loud.

Writing homework: Simplify the first paragraph in the article below and rewrite it. If there are any words you don’t understand, talk about them in your next class.

Article


New figures reveal that as many as 500,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st. There has been debate over the size of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket sales. However, high-tech analysis from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a “solid estimate” of there being 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests in the 1960s. The New York Times reported that the Women’s March was three times the size of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, which they said had 160,000 attendees. Five million people participated in women’s marches around the world.

The Women’s March was a global protest aimed at highlighting and protecting women’s rights. The marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. The marches were held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights”. They added: “We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”

Vocabulary

He was restless all night. – He didn’t get any rest last night.

He was tossing and turning in his sleep, he couldn’t get comfortable.

He is suffering from sth.

eg. He is suffering from a broken heart.

eg. She is suffering from the death of her mother.

struggle / struggling / struggled / will struggle v.  – to have a hard time or difficulty with sth

eg. I struggle with losing weight.

eg. She is struggling with her final tests.

eg. My dad struggled with alcoholism.

eg. I will struggle with my new Spanish class because my student is American.

eg. I struggled for one hour to give my baby a bath.

out loud / aloud vs. in your head / to yourself

eg. Read out loud so the whole class can hear you.

eg. Read in your head so you don’t disturb others.

Writing exercise

Now I’m watching 3 TV shows: Pure Genius, an easy and friendly history about a medical team in the most innovative technological hospital, Narcos about one of the most famous drug dealer in Colombia and Homeland, an American political thriller.
Personally I think a TV show improves a lot its plot when the main character suffer some mental health disorders. Pablo Escobar, in Narcos, and Carrey Madison in Homeland are both a very interesting characters. Carrey suffer a Bipolar disorder and I’m sure Pablo Escobar suffer another mental disorder not much better than Carrey’s one. Both are most of the time very cold, insensible but hightly intelligent people. They use their capacities in order to do big things. But the main diference between them is the way that they use their strenghts for.

Edited

Now I’m watching 3 TV shows: Pure Genius, an easy and friendly day to day of a medical team in the most innovative technological hospital, Narcos is about one of the most famous drug dealers in Colombia and Homeland, an American political thriller.
Personally I think a TV show improves its plot a lot when the main character suffers some mental health disorders. Pablo Escobar, in Narcos, and Carrey Mathison in Homeland are both very interesting characters. Carrey suffers from Bipolar disorder and I’m sure Pablo Escobar suffers another mental disorder not much better than Carrey’s. Both are most of the time very cold, insensible but highly intelligent people. They use their abilities/skills in order to do/accomplish big things. But the main difference between them is the way that they use their strengths.

Pronunciation

Karen  – Kare

characters ( care – ik – ters )

famous ( fay – miss )