So far, we have read and analysed different newspapers and different types of newspaper articles. Do you remember? Here are the links to refresh your memory.
From The Guardian:
- 1.en.14 The 5 most dangerous countries in which to be a woman
- 1.en.13 learning to read headlines: “Taliban kill head of Afghan girl’s school”
From El País in English:
In this post, we’ll go back to the immigration issue. Do you remember the post 1.en.7? It might be a good idea to spend some time revising what we did at the beginning of the first term. So, have a look at post 1.en.27 again. It will be a good introduction to today’s task. In October we commented an article from El Páis which discussed how the immigration flow towards Spain had decreased. We also looked at an interactive map where you could check migration patterns at word level.
- This time, we shall look at migration from a different perspective. We’ll use an article that appeared in The New York Times this year. It consists of a first person narrative of 12 immigrants who are living in New York. The article contains pictures. It is published in a section of the paper that encourages interaction, so you can actually read many more testimonies from other inmigrants. I would like you to carry out a set of tasks similar to the ones you did with the You Tube Orchestra videos.
HOMEWORK: 12th December
Read again the article : 1.en.7 immigrants or emigrants?use the new worksheet to find out if the headline and the lead are good ones. Write comments in your notebook.
Use this interactive map to check the number of people who migrate to the USA. (arrivals) aslo compare it with departures. Finaly, Take note in your notebook.
Read the article from the New York Times written by Sam Dolnik. Take notes in your notebook. It is a similar exercise to the one you did with the You Tube Orchestra. You mst consider the following aspects.
- How long have they been in the USA?
- Why did they leave their country?
- How old are they?
- What is their job?
- What did they do in their country of origin?
- Do they regret moving to the States?
- Do they give any details on their background and family life before they emigrated?
- What are their plans for the future?
- What is the object they have chosen to keep?
- Why is it valuable for them?
- Use the interactive map to check the number of people who emigrate to the USA. Compare with other destinations
Choose the story you liked best and post the comment to the blog. Search the comments made by New York Time readers. Choose another story and post it to the blog.
I’ve prepared a power point for you using the pics and texts from the New Yoirk Time. I hope you’ll find it helpful. However, if you prefer to work with the online article, you are certainly welcome to do so. Internal links within the presentation t are not supported on SlideShare, so you will need to move back and forth using the mouse click.
- Did you like the stories?
- Are you surprised by the number of immigrants that live in New York?
- Are you familiar with the expression “the melting pot”?
- Finally , as a follow up activity, read this piece of news from El País.