Monday, October 12, 2015

Rhythm in American Pronunciation

Below are the two videos we watched in class on learning the rhythm of American pronunciation. The first video is just a quick overview, and the second video goes into more depth.

For homework, please watch the second video and take notes.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Phrasal Verbs That Begin With "B"

The English language has over 3,000 phrasal verbs (also called multi-word verbs)!  Of course, not all of them are commonly used.  The best way to learn phrasal verbs is to simply surround yourself with English.

Level 2 students learned some common "B" phrasal verbs from the Cool English website.  For online practice, the site offers exercises with a story, definition matching, headline synonyms, and fill-in-the-blanks.

Cool English has common "B" and "C" phrasal verbs so far, but more will continue to be added as they are developed.

More practice with phrasal verbs can be found on the following sites:

English Page

Learn English Feel Good (school down to Phrasal Verbs)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Comparing Adjectives

Level 1 students learned about comparing adjectives today.  You can view the Powerpoint presentation we watched in class by clicking the link below.

Comparing Adjectives

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Problems Young Adults Face Today

In class today we brainstormed problems facing young adults today.  We watched the video below and listened to several college students give their opinions. 

Your writing assignment is:  Explain a problem (only one) that young people have nowadays.  Your writing should be one paragraph and give several supporting details for the problem you choose.


Below are more two more videos on this topic.

Monday, October 5, 2015

News for You Online

Today in class we listened to the article " 'Drinkable Book' Could Make Dirty Water Safe to Drink".  This article came from the website called News for You.  On this website, you can listen to articles, read along with them, read them line-by-line (and repeat), and complete comprehension activities.  Doing all of these activities will help you improve your reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and pronunciation skills.

To use this website at home, you must:

2. Enter the News for You password 43D5DB and click "sign in".