Is it easy or difficult for you to come up with some interesting and engaging topics for your students to write essays on? It is often a challenge for me because it’s quite difficult to come up with some original topic, so usually, I ask my students to choose an article of interest to them and write their essays discussing the issue or issues it is devoted to or ask them to share some topics they find interesting. So, here I’d like to share with you a post about some topics of interest to a group of my students has come up with:
“We are quite interested in news from all over the world about art ( cinema, theatre), politics, gossip, animals, sport, but don’t spend a lot of time on reading them or watching TV programms.
So, <we> have made our own list of resources where we take information from.
—Different social networks
—Online magazines and newspapers
—Videos from YouTube
—Relatives and friends
We don’t really believe in gossip’s originality because they tells us about somebody’s private life, and we cannot check if it’s right or not. It is just interesting to read as a lightweight.
Cinema and art news are understated for us, so we like to read it more and cannot put it away.
Of course, we don’t trust in everything because it’s a mass media, and it’s work is to catch people’s attention”.
-from a post by a group of my students (Class 2019)