Sunday, 27 December 2015

WATCHING MOVIES ONLINE


I have just found some movies on the Net I am very keen on and I hope you will enjoy them!   

Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts.
Anonymous







Saturday, 26 December 2015

HAPPY BOXING DAY!


Read here about Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, which is celebrated in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

CHRISTMAS HOMEWORK - 1^C LINGUISTICO


Click here  and here to do lots of grammar exercises online!
Here you can download some Christmas worksheets. I hope you will find them enjoyable




Sunday, 20 December 2015

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH - 5^C LINGUISTICO






Here you can explore the Wordsworth Museum which is next door to Dove Cottage  - it was in this little cottage, at times ‘crammed edge full’ with people, in the heart of the remote Lake District, that William Wordsworth wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English language.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

REMEMBERING EMILY BRONTË



Emily Brontë is best known for writing the novel Wuthering Heights in 1847. She was the sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë, also famous authors.
At first, reviewers did not know what to make of Wuthering Heights, a novel where realism and gothic symbolism combine to form a work of fiction which is full of social relevance  and where themes such as good versus evil, chaos and order, selfishness, betrayal and obsession intertwine as the story unfolds.  It was only after Emily Brontë's death that the book developed its reputation as a literary masterwork. She died of tuberculosis on 19 December 1848.
The parsonage where Emily Brontë spent much of her life is now a museum.  The Brontë Society operates the museum and works to preserve and honor the work of the Brontë sisters. Read here
Here you can read my previous post on Emily Brontë's novel.


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

HAPPY 240TH BIRTHDAY, JANE AUSTEN!


My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
Jane Austen

Monday, 14 December 2015

JANE AUSTEN’S 240TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER BIRTH APPROACHES ...


Click here to read an article about Jane Austen's uneventful life and her gorgeous novels which were first brought out in a collected edition in 1833.  They have been in print ever since.
  

Thursday, 10 December 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KENNETH BRANAGH!


Kenneth Branagh is an Irish-born actor, director and writer who is widely known for his film adaptations of Shakespearean plays as well as blockbusters like Thor and Cinderella. Read here.



Saturday, 5 December 2015

REVISING THE ROMANTICS - 5^C LINGUISTICO


In order to revise Romanticism, you can watch these BBC documentaries. Here you can find a PDF presentation too.




Thursday, 3 December 2015

REVISING MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN


Frankenstein is a unique novel in the canon of English literature. The novel seeks to find the answers to questions that no doubt perplexed Mary Shelley and the readers of her time. Mary Shelley is intensely aware of the concern that technology was advancing at a rate that dizzied the mind of early 18th century readers. Perhaps this novel is addressing that issue of advances created by men, but which fly in the face of "natural" elements and divine plans. Continue reading here.
Click here to find useful material to revise the novel.





Tuesday, 1 December 2015