There is a story that comes out once in a while which touches the hearts of a nation or indeed the whole world and that story today has got to be of the singing sensation Susan Boyle. Just browsing through the internet I have found 2 excellent lesson plans regarding this amazing woman, who is a natural in front of the cameras. She has the voice of an angel and has the guts to follow her dream whatever the obstacles that may come her way. I admire her and hope sincerely that the media does not turn her into something totally different to what she is.
I like to focus on topical stories of interest with my general English classes and I find this modern-day fairy tale is particularly eye-catching and moving. It is perfect for exploitation and for debate. It is difficult not to have an opinion.
Day 26 - 31DBBB: Link to another blog
News Lesson One comes via the super Kalinago English Blog and News Lesson Two via the excellent The English Blog. Both contain fantastic ready-to-go lesson plans complete with vocabulary exercises, speaking practice and video exploitation. Perfect for the busy teacher! Thank you Karenne and Jeffrey for these wonderful resources.
Somewhere over the rainbow...
Sometimes dreams can come true! Photo of a double rainbow taken a few days ago from our not yet finished balcony.
Ps The dark area between the 2 rainbows is called "Alexander's Band".
Youtube video update on Thursday May 14th 2009: Susan Boyle's interview with Oprah Winfrey
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