Today, our "HELLOO" was very dull so we had to say it two times to get the full effect. As usual, there were many computer issues. Internet not working, dead batteries, etc. And as always, Molly was making her random comments. Class wouldn't be the same without all of you.
A group presented 1984: pages 167-224 today.
We started off with a 10 question quiz, which wasn't too difficult.
Then we split into two groups to have two fishbowls.
They read the questions that we handed in at the beginning of class.
We talked a lot about Mr. Charrington and the shop.
Here are some of the questions we discussed:
"What could they have changed to avoid getting caught?"
"What was the significance of destroying the glass paperweight?"
"Why did Charrington wait so long to turn in Winston and Julia?"
"What do you think is going to happen next?"
"Was the telesceen there the whole time or did Charrington put it in there?"
"What do you think the ideas through the book were trying to give people?"
"What do you think of O'Brien letting Julia and Winston join the Brotherhood?"
"Do you think O'Brien is really a member of the Brotherhood?"
"Do you think members of the Brotherhood notice the things Winston do like changing their enemies and the past?"
"Do you think the members of the Brotherhood use the book as rebellion or come up with their own forms of rebellion?"
"Does doublethink take place in today's world?"
Then we returned the laptops and carried on to our next class. (Which, of course, is no where near as fun as English with Smith..)
Blog question, grammar exercises 5-6, read 225-274 for the discussion tomorrow.
See you all tomorrow!