I have also signed up for the wiki Authentic Voices, which is a project where students upload their written work and comment on other students’ work as well. The first thing I would like us to check out is the few and quite simple Guidelines. But more about that on Monday!
The last few weeks and a few weeks more we are working on the theme Love and Friendship. We have been talking about what makes a good friend and we have come to the conclusion that a good friend is somebody who:
you could talk about anything with.
you can disagree with, but still be friends.
supports you in everything you do.
We have also been taking a look at the Balcony sceen in Romeo and Juliet. We tried out reading parts of it, but we find it a bit hard reading older English. In our textbook we have a text about love and different myths about love and weddings. The myths to make somebody love you mentioned in our book are:
making a lovepotion out of red roses, white roses and forget-me-nots in 385 drops of water.
swallow a raw chicken heart while concentrating all your thoughts around the person you love.
hide the tongue of a turtle dove in the house of the girl.
wear some of your sweetheart’s hair in your shoe and then bury it under your doorstep.
prick your finger and sprinkle some blood on a candy and make her it the candy.
prick an orange with a needle, sleep with the orange in your armpit and then make her eat the orange.
Do you know of any other myths or superstitions? Please share with us!