Saturday, 11 April 2015
Friday, 27 February 2015
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I was asked to create didactic activities for the latest "Romeo and Juliet" movie website http://www.romeoandjulietilfilm.it/materiale-didattico/ They have just uploaded them. You'll find 10 different workheets containing reading comprehension and watching comprehension tasks, character analysis and discussion questions.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
TEXT ANALYSIS : ONCE MORE UPON THE WATERS
Fragments from CHILDE HAROLD’S PILGRIMAGE , Canto III , lines 5-18; 109-117; 127 -144
The lines below from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage provide an insight into the wild beauty of Nature and the Romantic themes of solitude, melancholy and the transcience of life.
LINES 5 - 18
Awaking with a start,
The waters heave around me; and on high
The winds lift up their voices: I depart,
Whither I know not; but the hour’s gone by,
When Albion’s lessening shores could grieve or glad mine eye.
Once more upon the waters! Yet once more!
And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
That knows his rider. Welcome to their roar!
Swift be their guidance, wheresoe’er it lead!
Though the strain’d mast should quiver as a reed,
And the rent canvas fluttering strew the gale,
Still must I on; for I am as a weed,
Flung from the rock, on Ocean’s foam, to sail
Where’er the surge may sweep, or tempest’s breath prevail (... )
Friday, 26 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
1. Time for a song: Blowin' in the Wind
Listen and complete the lyrics with the words given (click HERE)
GRAMMAR NOTES & EXERCISES
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Watch the video and listen to the song. It's one of Shakespeare's sonnets sung by David Gilmour (Pink Floyd): Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare thee