I have started sharing a new collection with articles from the teatime-mag in the English library. I hope you enjoy it.
The first article is a bloggers post: Learn about the nuances of intercultural marriage as Sharell, an Australian expat living in India, portrays her life as a white woman married to an Indian man.
I found it very interesting.
Level: Intermediate 1.
I got permission to share one article of each magazine. The second article is very interesting too.
Read about one young American’s experience working at Jobstart Training Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Emily Elliott recounts the organizational, racial and culture issues she encountered.
I think the story is interesting because the article is about the importance of language.
Level: Advanced 1, but spoken clearly and not too fast. Probably it is doable by a good intermediate learner as well.
No 02, Unknown & Best-known: The darker side of London:
Gruesome murders and executions. Get to known London’s more sinister characters as you read about some of the most famous as well as lesser-known murderers from Britain’s capital.
No 03, Change makers: The four-minute mile barrier:
An Interview with Sir Roger Bannister: In 1954, Sir Roger Bannister be came the first man to run a mile under four minutes – a world record. He went on to change the face of British and international sport, playing a pivotal role in creating drug testing for athletes. He had a distinguished career as a neurologist, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975, and served as Master of Pembrok College, Oxford, from 1985 until 2001.
Thank you Humberto. Another great story that reminds me of my and my parents childhood.
No 04, Bloggers Post: Growing up in the South
Dianne was born on a farm in the Delta of Mississippi in the Southern United States. Although she now lives on a tree farm in the Callahan Mountains of Oregon with her tree farmer husband, her Southern traditions are still very close to her heart. Dianne’s blog, “My Southern Heart,” is a reflection of memories and stories of growing up in the South in the thirties and forties. Read her posts, and learn about the life and customs of a Southern family.
I’ve added another new and very interesting lesson: Sordid and Secret: The Infamous Collegiate Societies. Read about one of the most unique, intriguing (and secret !) traditions of American and British universities.