Par Marie A. le 12 Septembre 2017 à 13:29
Since last year, I've been helping a family friend (in highschool), whom I will call "the Royal Shrimp" [her choice of pseudonyme] improve her English. This year, I helped her mostly with her "final tasks", a special homework that English teachers ask their pupils to do at the end of a thematic "sequence".
One of those final tasks came at the end of a sequence about the American dream, and her teacher asked the class to express what "American dream" meant to them or what they understood about it... in an artistic way! A lot of them made drawings, and my pupil got afraid because she's not an artist.
I therefore tried to reassure her and explained that art is not only about drawing and painting. What matters is what you express and how you do it. This was a homework for an English class after all, and what do we - she and I - master best about it? The English language and what's somehow linked to it.
That's how I convinced her that we could write a poem. And here it comes!
Par Marie A. le 13 Août 2017 à 10:55
Since last year, I've been helping a family friend improve her English. She's in highschool and will be known on this blog as "the Royal Shrimp" [her request of pseudonyme]. This year, I helped her mostly with her "final tasks", a special homework that English teachers ask their pupils to do at the end of a thematic "sequence".
The first final task we completed was about fast fashion. She had to create either a leaflet or a video condemning fast fashion. We went for the leaflet option:
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