Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Listen to the Youtube video below.  Can you write down the "good" resolutions and the "bad" resolutions you hear?

Lyrics to the song can be found here:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Websites to Practice English

Today in class we talked about making plans and discussed vocabulary for how to invite/accept/decline invitations.  We also listened to some dialogues about making plans.  The websites below give you an opportunity to listen to real English being spoken, learn new ways to say things, and practice your pronunciation.

Please practice your English every day over your 2-week vacation!

English Speak

Daily ESL

ESL Fast

Linking Y & W + Vowel Sound

The video below gives very slow examples on how to link /y/ to /w/ + vowel sound.  Warning:  there are long pauses between the examples.


American English Pronunciation - Listen & Practice

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I wish...

Level 2 students completed an "IF" packet today and the last thing learned was "wishes".  The EngVid video below is an excellent summary of what was discussed.

"Wish" can be used in many ways in English.  The website below explains all of them and you can also complete several online exercises.

Here is another website with many excellent examples of how to use "wish" in the present, past, and future along with online exercises.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

Dave Ramsey Baby Steps

How to Link Words that Begin with 'H"

         Disappearing /h/

Level 2: Animated Short Story Paperman

You can re-watch the video on Youtube.  If the video gets pulled off, just type it in the search box to find another copy.

Thursday, December 10, 2015