Monday, January 30, 2012

A trip to Colorado




January 29, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This time we were speaking about Colorado. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers. The volunteers shared information about this state and its peculiarities. We discovered the geography and conditions of living there. Colorado turned out to be a very specific place because of its landscapes. The club members also had an opportunity to look through the pictures made by Andrew during his family vacation to Colorado.
Everyone was impressed by the scenery of the mountains, hills, trees, plants and the nature in general. We got a new look and found more information about one more American state and natural wonder.    
The club members knew that Colorado is not so famous like the Grand Canyon but still it’s very attractive and beautiful. It’s a very nice place for family vacation.  
We couldn’t but be surprised by the beauty of American nature. 



                                                       

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Grand Canyon


January 22, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to the natural US wonder – the Grand Canyon. There were 13 people, among them students and teachers. The volunteers told us about this national park, its history, geography and peculiarities. They also shared their own experience in visiting the Grand Canyon, showed many pictures made by themselves and it made a great impression on everybody. We could feel this wonder closer to us.
The visitors found out a bit of history facts concerning the Canyon. We learned what people lived in the Canyon during some time, saw the pictures of their caves, discovered conditions of their living and the reasons they had to leave this place.
The club members got the idea that Grand Canyon is an extremely popular place to visit. It attracts millions of tourists each year. We found out about such place of interest as Skywalk and got a great desire to visit this wonderful place.



But before discussing the main topic we spend some time doing TOEFL. We tried new activity - shortwriting, everyone worked very hard.

5 minutes to write anything you have in mind about snow









Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Martin Luther King











January 15, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to Martin Luther King and his contribution to the American history. There were 9 people, among them students and teachers. We were speaking about this great person, listened to his famous speech and discussed it. The visitors found out facts of Martin Luther King’s biography, his deeds and activity. We tried to find out if Martin Luther King’s dream came true. Everyone expressed his point of view concerning this question and we all together concluded that Martin Luther King made a great contribution to the development of American society, improving of the life of Afro-Americans and development of democracy in the USA. It was very interesting to sink into the atmosphere of that time, events of that period and to feel the whole Martin Luther King’s significance for the people.






Monday, January 16, 2012