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Who is the mysterious woman that lives in the cabin? This lesson explores the concept of solitude. During the lesson students have the chance to explore their own feelings about being alone and away from technology. They also build the story of the ballerina who lives in the cabin.

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The Cabin

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Vocabulary Task

The Cabin

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Who lives in the cabin? What do they do? Why did they decide to live in this place?Where do(es) the occupant(s) buy food?What do they do in the evenings?Who/Where is their nearest neighbour?Who built the cabin? Why did they build it here? What country do you think it is?

Discussion Task

The Cabin

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Personalisation Task

The Cabin

Imagine that you are in this pictureWhere you are standing? How would you feel if you had to live there for one year? Who would you like to take with you for the year? Why? What 5 personal possessions would you take with you? What would you miss most about your home?Where do you go when you want to be alone? How much time do you like to spend alone? Why do you like/dislike being alone?

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The Woman in the Cabin

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Interview Task

Think of ten questions to ask the woman who lives in the cabin.

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Your Cabin

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Which one would you like? Describe a day in your cabin.

Creative Task

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1. How is solitude different from loneliness? 2. Why do some people prefer to live alone and away from other people? 3. How does access to electricity and technology make our lives better/worse? 4. What would be the advantages of being a small child growing up in the cabin? 5. At what age would the advantages become disadvantages? Why?

Debate Task

Solitude

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“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” - Honoré de Balzac

Quotes Task

Solitude

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“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”- Jean-Paul Sartre

“I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.” - Audrey Hepburn

"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” - Jeanne Moreau

"Solitude is creativity's best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.” - Naomi Judd

“People who need people are threatened by people who don’t.” - Lionel Fisher

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