Teaching Pronunciation: The /ʒ/ sound



Asking and giving directions inside buildings



Giving Directions

  1. Go forward
  2. turn left/ right at the corner
  3. walk along
  4. walk straight ahead
  5. upstairs
  6. downstairs
  7. take the elevator
  8. go in
  9. go out
  10. go through
  11. it’s right here
  12. it’s on your right /left
  13. it’s the second door on your right

Prepositions of place

  1. next to
  2. in front of
  3. behind
  4. near
  5. close
  6. across from

Places inside the building

  1. Department
  2. laboratory
  3. center, administration office
  4. cafeteria
  5. hall
  6. classroom
  7. restroom
  8. recreational areas
  9. building
  10. campus
  11. copy center
  12. lunch room
  13. reception
  14. conference room


  1. Teacher provides students with a quizlet set so they can check the meaning of the key vocabulary and its pronunciation. (Introduction of the vocabulary)
  2. Students are sent a video and they have to complete a worksheet in which they have to listen for the following details
    • What is the person looking for?
    • What is the location of the place inside the building?
    • What are some key expressions when giving the directions?
  3. Teachers writes in the whiteboard expressions to ask for directions politely and they practice a short dialogue with those expressions.
    • Can you tell me where the cafeteria is ?
    • Could you tell me where the passport office is ?
  4. Students are given a sheet of paper with a map of a building, they have to ask questions to their partners and they have to give the directions. They switch places after one minute


Students give directions to their classmates about the places inside the Liberia Mall


Students answer a quiz online

Literary Movements: Trascendentalism



It is a philosophical, political and literary movement whose father is Ralph Waldo Emerson and that proposes that knowledge can be obtained through the senses, intuition and contemplation. It arose as a reaction to or protest against the general state of intellectualism and spirituality.

Characteristics of the Movement and  Literary works

  1. The roots of this philosophical movement go back to the theories of Immanuel Kant.ant concerned himself with the abstractions of existence – those things which cannot be known for sure.
  2. Trascendentalists believe that people are at their best when truly “self-reliant” and independent.
  3. Trascendentalists believe that individual intuition is the highest source of knowledge.
  4. Transcendental writers consider that religion and political parties corrupted the purity of the individual.
  5. A lot of the Transcendentalist writers wrote poetry as well as essays.
  6. The Transcendentalists believed that folks can understand truth through intuition.
  7. According to the Transcendentalists, the only way to access that realm of experience and knowledge is to trust in our intuition.
  8. Transcendentalists  professed skepticism of all established religions, believing that Divinity resided in the individual.
  9. Transcendentalists believed that nature and man are intertwined and designed to fit together like pieces of a larger puzzle and that total consciousness could be achieved through observing nature
  10. Trascendentalists believe that the universe is within ourselves.
  11. Trascentalism opposed slavery and gender inequality

 Authors and Literary Works


Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience”

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850), commonly known as Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement.