Friday, March 29, 2019

Do We Have School Today?

Do we have school today?

Polaris Career Center:  Check the Polaris Career Center website.  Even if the high school is closed, adult education classes will remain open.

English and Pathways for Healthcare Professionals:  if Cleveland State University is closed, there will be no class.

You can sign up to receive school closing alerts for your phone or check the Internet:  

Fox 8 News

Monday, February 18, 2019

Week of February 18

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I am so sorry I am late getting this blog post up. It has been a crazy past few days!

I hope you enjoy your day off from school today and have a chance to stay out of the cold and do something relaxing.

Vocabulary Review

I created a new Quizlet for you to practice the Word of the Day and Phrase of the Day vocabulary from January to mid-February. There are 20 new terms and phrases.

Possessive Adjectives Review

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Pronunciation - Consonant Blends and Final Consonants Review

Enchanted Learning has several long lists of vocabulary which have consonant blends. You can practice them out loud.

Voice of America - Words and their Stories - State Nicknames

You can learn more about U.S. geography as well as hear what each state's nickname. Listen (open the MP3 file in a new window) while you read.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Possessive Pronouns

African-American History Month

Friday, February 8, 2019

Week of February 11

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Are you a fan of Ohio's cold weather and snow? Have you ever tried skiing or cross-country skiing? Go on an adventure and try something new! 

Brandywine and Boston Mills ski resorts are within 40 minutes of greater Cleveland. 

You can rent cross-country skis at the Cleveland Metroparks.

How about trying tobogganing

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This is also a good time of year to warm up inside at the West Side Market on Lorain Avenue in Ohio City.

Review from last week

WOD: outraged, simplify

POD: to thumb through, to bring home the bacon

We began learning a new grammar topic: subject and object pronouns. You can practice more with both of those below:
Below you can practice some of the tricky consonant sounds we learned during our pronunciation lesson.


If you missed class last week, this video is a good summary of language we learned (warning: British English).

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Week of February 4

We are all hoping for better weather this week and no more class cancellations! Our present perfect quiz is rescheduled for Monday, February 4. 

We had a short week with only one class, so there is not much content to review on here. Below you will find some information on American football and the Super Bowl championship game (which is tonight). The Super Bowl is not only about football. Many people watch it to see the interesting commercials and halftime performance. This year, the popular band Maroon 5 will be performing. The two competing football teams are the New England Patriots and the Lost Angeles Rams.

Learn about American Football

Listening Activity: Super Bowl Sunday

Slideshow about the History of Super Bowl Commercials

Here is a popular song by Maroon 5

Do you know the names and pronunciation of all 50 states? Learn them below.

50 States of America

Our next grammar topic will be pronouns and possessive adjectives. Learn more about them in the video.

Pronouns, Possessive Adjectives, Reflexive Pronouns

Friday, January 25, 2019

Week of January 28

Don't forget you have a quiz on your past participles on Wednesday. Practice makes perfect!

Last week we studied some tricky consonant pairs. You can continue to practice those sounds at the links below:

/p/ vs /b/ minimal pairs

/p/ vs /b/

/b/ vs /v/ minimal pairs

Listen about the American Government

We will be reading an article in class on Monday about the new U.S. Congress which came into power on January 3, 2019. We will also watch the video. You might want to watch it ahead of time to practice your listening skills.

Below is our vocabulary from last Wednesday:

WOD: deliberate (adj.)
POD: to be in a pickle

Listening Practice

Practice your listening with this podcast : Phrases for being Polite in American English

Reading Practice

You may have recently heard that Prince Philip of England had an accident while driving...and he is 97 years old!

Read about it here