2020 Reflections & Gratefulness

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”

John F. Kennedy

Don’t worry guys, it’s almost over. What is? 2020, of course! Some people are saying it is the worst year ever: Crisis, a pandemic, killing wasps, earthquakes and what not. Some others are following this week’s quote and calling it an opportunity. How about you? Come to our Conversation Club this week and share the challenges you faced this year, as well as what you are grateful for.
If you’d like to suggest a topic, please leave a comment at the end of the post!

Não se preocupe, está quase acabando. O que? 2020, é claro! Alguns estão chamando este de pior ano de todos: Crise, pandemia, vespas assassinas e tudo mais. Outros está seguindo nossa citação e chamando este um ano de oportunidades. E você? Venha para nosso Conversation Club esta semana e compartilhe os desafios que enfrentou este ano, assim como as coisas que você esta grato que aconteceram.
Se quiser sugerir um tópico, por favor deixe seu comentário no fim do post!

Part 1 – Language development

In this section you will find an activity to help you better prepare to discuss the topic. It can be a grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation activity to help you speak even more!

Part 2 – Video activities

Here you will find a short video about the topic with some questions to help you understand it.

Part 3 – Authentic Material

If you want to push yourself, here you will find material that digs deeper into the topic. Use your dictionaries if necessary.

Explained – CoronaVirus
Netflix documentary

Some Questions to help you think about the topic:

What was 2020 like for you?

Is a crisis always an opportunity??

What are you grateful for this year?


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