As commented in class, a mini saga is a short story told in 50 words. With some discipline and creativity, you can say a
lot in 50 words. Find an example from Squidoo.com below:
Love at first sight
John was a regular in that train.
Today seemed different, probably because of Sally who was in New York
for work. They started the conversation casually but both became very
close in less than thirty minutes. They exchanged phone numbers, of
course. John promptly called a day later – “Wrong number!”
I'd like you to be inventive, ingenious and write down your minisagas in the comment section. Don't be shy!
As this year we celebrate the bicentenary of the 19th c. British writer, Charles Dickens, I'd like to show this video again created by my colleague, Miguel A Sánchez.
It was created thinking of his students at the NI2 level. But NI1 students may also find it interesting as we are talking about this writer in class. Let's hear about the man's life behind the masterpieces!
Hi! Why don't you have a take a virtual look at the Globe Theater by the River Themes in London?
This is a modern reconstruction of Sharespeare's theater. The original one was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. Both of them have thatched roofs.
This is a new word that has just come into the English language:
babylagalsobaby-lag or baby lag
A feeling of being very tired and sometimes confused because of the lack of sleep caused by looking after a very young bab.
'It's a feeling all new parents are more than
familiar with. Not enough sleep at night leaves you feeling like a
zombie during the day; caring for your baby and yourself while
continuously craving nice, deep sleep. Now it's got a name; Baby Lag …' PR Newswire17th October 2012
'I'm 82% babylagged! Basically I'm
bloody knackered with a teething 9 month daughter, lively toddler,
stroppy teenager, travelling husband and part time job! forum post, www.netmums.com17th September 2012
Hampstead (/ˈhæmpstɪd/ or /-stɛd/), commonly known as Hampstead Village, is an affluent area of London, England, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Charing Cross.
It is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations and for Hampstead Heath,
a large, hilly expanse of parkland. It has some of the most expensive
housing in the London area. The village of Hampstead has more
millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United
As you already know, we can find there The Spaniards Inn, a historic pub built in 1585. The pub also has a great literary heritage. Not only has it been
mentioned in Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and Bram Stoker's Dracula,
but it can count among its previous frequenters the artist Joshua
Reynolds and the poets Byron and Keats.
Dear NI1 students, As we're reading about Victorian time in England, let's have a look at the exhibition that took place in 1851 in London. As you may already know, there is apainting of such exhibition and the opening ceremony by Queen Victoria at the Juan March Exhibition in C/Castelló, 77. In
1851 Great Britain was arguably the leader of the industrial
revolution and feeling very secure in that ideal. The Great
Exhibition of 1851 in London was conceived to symbolize this industrial,
military and economic superiority of Great Britain. Just
representing the feats of Britain itself would have excluded many of the
technological achievements pioneered by the British in its many colonies
and protectorates, so it was decided to make the exhibit truly international
with invitations being extended to almost all of the colonized world. The
British also felt that it was important to show their achievements right
alongside those of "less civilized" countries.
Dear NI1 students, This is the web page where we need to find the information for filling in the blancks of "In and Around London": http://www.visitlondon.com/ and http://www.londontown.com/ Is there any other place that you would like to visit after visiting this web page?