I have been playing around with some ideas for livening up the drill part of the course and found a great idea for a poster that lets the students pass the drill sentences using a different emotion. It could be to use a happy voice, sad voice, terrible acent etc, i think the youngsters are really going to like this especially my Tn7 groups. I`m going to try it out though with some of the others and also Roberta has one that she will use with her groups. I think it`ll work well as the students sometimes get bored with the drills and stuff and anything that makes them more interesting and fun is bound to grab their attention. I have a few other ideas in the works as well for my other groups too, it depends how much time i get to try them all out. I got hold of another book full of ideas that i am going to flick through too, it gives alot of ideas for the classroom and for me as a teacher too. Hopefully ill get some good stuff from reading it.
Im just flicking through the news here as i type and it amazes me that people actualoly find J-Lo interesting enough to wanna know about her hubby trying to control her life and even following here into the womens toilet. I would have thought her life was about as interesting as watching paint dry and i guess Ben Afflec thought that too. Also Spears slagging off someones dog, man what kind of people wanna drag around for this kind of story? Obviously they dont have a real life i guess. The only really interesting thing is a list of crazy ways famous people have seperated from their partners, including:
- In 1995, Daniel Day-Lewis sent a breakup fax to Isabelle Adjani, who was seven-months pregnant with his son at the time.
- Phil Collins also chose to say it with a fax when he decided to divorce Jill Tavelman, his wife of 10 years. The "Sussudio" crooner later defended his actions, explaining, "Let's face it, a fax is just a letter except it gets there straight away."
- Sylvester Stallone absolutely, positively had to end things with Jennifer Flavin in 1994, so he sent her a six-page handwritten note by FedEx. The couple later reconciled.
- Matt Damon has denied it, but the rumor persists that he kicked Minnie Driver to the curb during a 1998 appearance on Oprah. "I care about her a lot," he said on the show. "We kind of decided it wasn't meant to be." Driver, who Damon insists knew it was over a few days before he opened his cakehole, later snipped to the Los Angeles Times, "It's unfortunate that Matt went on Oprah. It seemed like a good forum for him to announce to the world that we were no longer together, which I found fantastically inappropriate."
- Clint Eastwood allegedly let his lawyers do the dirty work when he ended his long-term affair with Sondra Locke. In her 1989 palimony suit against the squinty-eyed legend, the actress-director stated she received a letter from his legal eagles informing her the locks on their home had been changed and her clothes and belongings (including her pet parrot, Putty) had been removed.
Laura Dern discovered her engagement to Billy Bob Thornton was going less than swimmingly when he ran off to Las Vegas and tied the knot with Angelina Jolie. "I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away my boyfriend got married, and I've never heard from him again," a bitter Dern told Talk magazine in 2000.
- Carson Daly got word that his romance with Jennifer Love Hewitt was kaput when he rolled over one morning and turned on the radio. "I woke up to Howard Stern telling me my relationship with [Jennifer] was over," Daly revealed to People mag, adding that he told Hewitt, "If we were going to break up officially like this, maybe we could have just talked about it. I don't see why you had to tell your publicist."
- In 1991, Julia Roberts was all set to become Mrs. Keifer Sutherland in a glitzy, soundstage-set wedding when her feet suddenly turned ice cold. Rather than face her scorned groom, she purportedly had a mutual friend call to break the bad news. Roberts retreated from the resulting gossip storm by hopping a flight to Ireland with new squeeze Jason Patric.
Looks like these guys had more fun thinking of a way to break up than they did in their relationships hehehe. Still i guess rich people have to think of more exotic forms of entertainment than the rest of us, right? ;-)
I`ve been toying with the idea of making some kind of blog about this new city we`ve moved to but not exactly sure how to go about it. I was thinking of something like a blog about all the different places we go to, including supermarkets etc and then asking my students to comment about our observations and stuff. I`ll kick the idea around with Roberta and see what she thinks about it. Could be good for a laugh and seeing as the students all live here their comments would be more authentic than if they were commenting on a city they wouldnt know so well like Brasilia. I`ll think on it over the weekend..
Guess i`d better go get something to eat here as im starving..