A travel writer from the National Geographic set herself a goal on her vacation to Belize: try not to use any single-use plastic. She ended up avoiding it 79 times.
“You don’t have to be perfect. Even if you mess up along the way, doing *something* makes a difference.”
And this goes for your English, too. It doesn’t have to be perfect; just do something.
Let’s all try to follow her example this summer. I’ll be back in September with more topics. In the meantime, there’s plenty in the archives to read, watch, and learn about, and then to talk about with your friends or write about in your porfolio.
You can read this article about Japanese school rules in English, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian:
- New Organization Takes On Unreasonable Rules in Japan’s Schools (from nippon.com)
Some of the rules ⬇. Did you have any of these? Did you have any other rules, reasonable or unreasonable?
A short, animated video explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy:
Taking a couple of days off. I’ll start posting again later in the week.
I’m sure this includes at least one metaphor about what’s going on in the world today. But anyway, it’s an enjoyable, suspenseful short film with a bit of a surprise at the end. And the title is perfect.