When learning a language good resources are irreplaceable. There are tons of them on standard topics like shopping, ecology or travel. In the English With John Extra, I want to share with you some less standard topics used in a language learning/teaching context. As you know I’m an English teacher and Latin learner, so to start a series of materials to learn English I chose a biography of Caesar. You will find here some texts and exercises to enrich your vocabulary.
PDF file: English With John Extra #1 Julius Caesar
I hope that after this you will be able to say as Caesar said: Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).
There is an interesting YouTube video about Caeser on Biographics channel called Julius Caesar: A Roman Colossus. Watching the video can be a continuation on learning about the topic. The language of the video is quite advanced though.
For class usage:
The exercises from pdf can be followed by a discussion on topics like:
- What references to ancient culture can you find in modern books, films or TV series? Which of them do you find interesting and why?
- Is learning history important for us? How do you understand the Roman proverb: ‘history is the teacher of life’?
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