Love & Friendship

A summary of comments on post Love and Friendship

There has been some comments on the post about Love and Friendship and myths and superstitions. I have made a summary using Wordle, and it looks great – don’t you think?

This week we have been working on grammar:

  • Verbs that do not usually take a reflexive pronoun in English
  • Adjectives used as if they were nouns in Norwegian

We worked on some of the exercises in workbook. You can find extra exercises on English Grammar Online and English Grammar.

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!

Love and Friendship

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!