Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Search for a rose

Looking really for a bit of something to do with roses to go into a session that has moved around gardens, gardening and flowers.

Surf bits
There are several short stories knocking around to do with roses

don't read the description as wikipedia always has spoilers
find the text somewhere!

8 page story
love, logic, nightingale
Oscar Wilde
post up any materials/tasks made for this

interesting short story of love and a test that has shifted across the centuries
there is some analysis and literary comment
this rewrite spins things around
be useful for more advanced students with a literary bent

Rose by Guy de Maupassant
similar length to Wilde's, 
fair amount of dialogue

the winner, 

hans christian andersen

but now this has drifted off of a useful track for me

thinking of famous people called rose or rosa, 

there's a civil rights rosa

Edith Piaf

played supporting roles in many krimis, but no English text of her available - maybe a task to research and write one,
also appeared with Loriot - here in the scrabble scene, which is nice, but in German

krimi set in Berlin

video compilation from BBC Dr Who re relationship between Ten and Rose, put to soundtrack of The Chemical Brothers' Famous Last Words
Ten/Rose on YouTube
Epictastic - in comments

My Chemical Romance

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. - Ben Hogan
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.  - Alphonse Karr

Louis MacNiece
another EFL session that is tricky to realize

scratching at nothing now, not really relevant for any of my groups, time to stop procrastinating

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