ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (Summer 1)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the FOURTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due. Most ELLs are due next Thursday.

1) Madison City Tour

The most popular sightseeing tour is available most weekdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 weekends during the summer season (May-September) or at other times by appointment year-round.

This 25-mile sightseeing tour highlights the most historic and beautiful areas of our city. It takes you beyond our delightful Capitol Square and colorful State Street and helps you see what makes Madison so special to its citizens and visitors. You’ll see sights you’d miss if you limit yourself to touring only the Square and State Street. On your personal tour you’ll see our 3 stunning lakes, drive through our lovely 19th and turn of the 20th century neighborhoods and tour the University of Wisconsin in all its glory. Along the way you’ll have a chance to see:

  • “Big Bug” Hill with its collection of 1850′s sandstone mansions
  • The first, second and current Governor’s Mansions
  • Madison’s lock system which enables small boats to travel across the Isthmus from lake to lake
  • The University of Wisconsin’s beautiful campus with its 2.5 miles of lakefront property
  • Several of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces
  • Camp Randall Stadium, home of the football Badgers
  • The Dane County Zoo and Arboretum
  • Several breathtaking views of Madison’s skyline

Note: You must call and reserve a space for a tour (bring your friends!) 24 hours before you would like to go.  This tour takes 2 hours and costs $100 for 2 people.  If you have more than two people, each additional person needs to pay $25.

Call (608) 692-8083 for more information or to reserve your spot!

2) Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Unitarian Meeting House

The Unitarian Meeting House was completed in 1951 and was designated by the AIA as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's top 17 buildings in 1961. It had a major and lasting impact on church architecture and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2004. Tours of the UU campus take place weekdays at 10:30am & 2:30pm. Group tours also available.

When: 10:30 and 2:30 Monday - Friday

Location: 900 University Bay Dr. (Near where Campus Dr. becomes University Ave.)

3) State Street: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

Tour highlights the historic buildings of Madison's most famous street, as well as the stories of the people who lived and worked between the state Capitol and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Led by Madison Trust for Historic Preservation docent. Rain or shine!

The one-hour tour meets at Michelangelo’s Coffee Shop, 114 State St., and ends with a free junior ice cream at the Chocolate Shoppe.

Cost: $10 Adults, $5 Students

When: Saturday May 24 @ 11am

Location: 114 State Street

4) Overture Center Tour

Overture Center for the Arts presents internationally-acclaimed performances including opera, musicals, dance, family entertainment, and more. In addition to housing ten resident organizations and presenting more than 200 performances, art exhibitions, and educational and community events each year, Overture offers a variety of venues for meetings, conventions, weddings, and more.

When: Saturday, May 24th @ 11am

Location: 201 State Street (The Overture Center)

5) Food Inc.

Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner. The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. The film is narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser.

When: Tuesday, May 27th @ 1pm or Wednesday, May 28th @ 1pm

Location: WESLI Room 102

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