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donderdag 9 maart 2017

The Bigger Picture

This month, a picture taken in New York went viral on Twitter. Nada Tawfik asked New Yorkers about it.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • be fazed by something - let something make you feel afraid or uncertain
  • people from all walks of life - all sorts of people with different backgrounds, jobs, positions in society, etc.
  • accustomed to - familiar with, used to
  • equality - the state of being equal, especially with regards to status, rights, and opportunities
  • where they want the country to head - the direction they want the country to take, how they want the country to develop
  • have empathy - understand and share the experiences and emotions of other people
  • weird - unusual, strange
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. What is the main question Nada Tawfik asks?

  2. What is the general response of the people in the street?

  3. With whom should we have empathy?

  4. Pick one response you feel most strongly about.
    Explain why you really agree or disagree with this point of view.

Extra speaking assignments
1. Watch the video once more.
2. Focus on the questions Nada Tawfik ask. Write them down.
3. Work in groups of 3 or more.
4. One student asks the other students the same questions as Nada Tawfik in the video.
5. The other students respond.
6. Take turns being the interviewer.

1. Split the class in two groups.
2. One group represents people who are okay with the picture.
3. The other group represents people who think the situation in the picture is wrong or weird.
4. Let the discussion begin! Take turns stating your opinion and responding to the other side.
Tip: Use phrases like the following:
- In my opinion ...
- I strongly/firmly believe that ...
- I’m convinced that ...
- I personally think/believe ...
- I honestly/personally feel that ...
- etc.