1.en.04 What do you know about AIDS? Writing a newspaper article

On Monday 11th November we attended a talk about AIDS. The two speakers were Roger Badia, researcher at IrsiCaixa (Institut de la recerca de la SIDA) and Jordi San José (architect and graphic designer).

      Jordi San José & Roger Badia at Caixafòrum Palma

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1.en.05 Gender sterotypes

Images used in the  media to portray men and women are essential to build up our perception of gender stereotypes. Some brands have adopted new strategies such as challenging  gender stereotypes brand  themselves have contributed to build up. Building up women’s confidence and self esteem is part of their aim.

Always is a brand of sanitary pads. Therefore,  it is not difficult to guess what their target group is. Recently, it launched a campaign that went viral. Have a look at the video.  Do you think it is effective? Did it make you reflect? If you had been asked to run like a girl what would have been your answer?

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1.en.03 Let’s talk about people: describing, comparing, speculating and reacting.

This post will help you when you have to talk or write about a photograph or an image.

Have a look at David Mainwood’s presentation below. He’s the English teacher and a blogger, who made this excellent presentation that will surely help you improve your oral skills and face the oral exam with much more confidence.  Copy the useful language that appears in slide 28 and have it at hand. You can use the pics in David’s presentation or some others of your choice. The aim is to internalise the steps in picture description until it comes out naturally.  It will take you more than one try.  You have 18 slides to get you started.

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