Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gonna Getcha

Shania Twain song:

 Shania Twain .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Remember the relaxed forms we learned about yesterday? Listen to the Shania Twain song and fill in the blanks on the worksheet.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The War of 1812

Hello, class!

First please read the NEWS page.

War of 1812

A variety of resources
Interactive map


These spelling words are easier.

These are harder.


Prepositions with Jennifer - Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3.

IN, AT or ON?

This one is a bit more difficult.

This quiz is tricky!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Hello, class!

Please note: this Saturday is WINTERFEST downtown.


Everybody, please practice these words. Take the test. Play some games.

Level 3, please also learn to spell these words.

============== After the break ====================


See how to make a paper snowflake. Here's another explanation.

Practice making snowflakes.

Here you can watch a small section of the famous ballet Nutcracker with score by Tchaikovsky.

Watch a short video about Christmas crackers.

Level 3 students, try reading this lesson about mistletoe. It's a bit difficult!


Quiz: A or AN?

Quiz: A, AN or nothing?

Practice the first mention / second mention rule.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Beginnings of Democracy


Please accept two corrections to yesterday's Laura Secord book discussion:

Correction #1 - Laura's family did not move to Upper Canada in 1776. Her future husband James--a United Empire Loyalist--moved here that year.

Correction #2 - Laura's father was not a United Empire Loyalist. He fought in the American Revolution on the American side.

Sorry about that! Next time I will get eight hours of sleep before class.


If you did not do this quiz last week, try it this week. Click HERE.

Here is a little taste of French Cajun language.  And here is a famous Cajun chef and his old cooking show. He speaks Cajun English. He's funny. He lives in Louisiana.


Here are some lessons about function words.

These lessons are about content words.

These videos are about linking.


Easier words are HERE. Don't forget to take the test. Then play some games.

Harder words are HERE.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Train Travel

Hello, afternoon 2/3 students!

First, please learn these spelling words.

Everyone should learn THESE WORDS. After the test, please show me your score.

Level 3, please also learn these words. After the test, please show me your score.

When you get a good score, you can play the games.

After the break -

Listen and repeat these train travel words.

You can do this listening and reading lesson.

To learn your irregular verbs, watch these videos: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4.

How much does it cost to ride ViaRail? Go HERE to see.

Here are some train travel phrases. Listen and repeat.

Here is a good listening lesson to review last week's topic.

Here you can practice your pronunciation of last week's words.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

From John Cabot to United Empire Loyalists

Hello, class! Here are some activities for you.


Do you remember all the Canadian history we have learned to date? Test yourself HERE. (Everyone)

This is a fun game to test your knowledge of the Vikings in North America. (Level 3+)


Quiz: Someone, no one, etc. (Level 2+)

Quiz: Something, anything, nothing, everything. (Level 2+)


Stress patterns in English, part 1

You may watch part 2 if you wish, but we will cover this in class soon.


Here is a short video about the fur trade. Can you hear the word "exploiters" at the end? (Level 4+)

Here is an interesting video about Champlain's alliance with the First Nations on the north side of the St. Lawrence River. (Level 4+)

Our timeline is growing!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Air Travel

Hello, Vinka's students!

First, I want everyone to practice spelling these words.

When you know them, please take the test.

Next, please unscramble the sentences.

Level 3 students can also learn to spell these words.  Then take the test.  And unscramble sentences and play other games.

After the break, please visit travelocity.ca and print this worksheet. Here is the worksheet you need to complete.

When you finish, please watch this VIDEO. Can you understand without reading the words?

Learn and enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The First Peoples

Here is a little peek at Native Americans making maple syrup around the time that the first French and English settlers came.

Here is a video about building an igloo.

You can practice spelling this week's words.  Easier words are here. Harder words are here.

When you finish, I suggest you go back and review the vocabulary words from previous weeks. This will help you remember them forever.

You may also use ELLIS software or other websites. THIS website has news in English. They speak slowly and clearly for students of English.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Transportation and the Bus

Hello, Vinka's Level 2 and 3 students!

Everyone please practice SPELLING. 
Practice until you can make a good score on the spelling test.

Bus - Level 2 - Learn to spell

Bus - Level 2 - Take the Test

Bus - Level 2 - Play a Game

Riding the Bus - Level 3 - Learn to spell

Riding the Bus - Level 3 - Take the test

Unscramble the sentences - Level 3


After the break, you can do one of these activities:

Learn vocabulary for air travel with this talking dictionary.

Land travel words are HERE.

Learn the simple past of irregular verbs.

Listen to this dialogue about reading a bus schedule. (Level 3 only)

Watch "Real English" - Simple Past

Visit Transit Windsor's website to explore maps and schedules.

Extra (just for fun) - Learn to read a subway map. (All levels)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Indefinite Article

In this quiz, you must choose A or AN. (Everyone)

Here you can practice choosing a, an or nothing. (Everyone)

Practice "there is" and "there are" while booking a flight. (Level 2 only)

If you need to learn your irregular verbs, try these videos: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4.

Choose the simple past form of these verbs. (Levels 2 and 3)

Here you can practice some common irregular verbs - all three forms. (Everyone)

Practice spelling some words from this week.

Or practice word order by unscrambling these sentences.

This is a story about Montreal's Old Port. You will practice PRESENT SIMPLE and PRESENT CONTINUOUS including some STATIVE VERBS. The vocabulary is level 3+.

Why don't Americans like the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin? They say it's too small and is easily confused with the quarter. They say coins are easy to lose and don't fit into a wallet. They say vending machines don't accept them.

Here are some Americans discussing why they don't like to use coins. The English is very advanced. (Level 5/6/7)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Planning a Trip in Canada

Hello, class!

You can use Ellis Master Pronunciation software and/or do the following:

This reading lesson is easy. (Level 1/2)

This interactive lesson is about taking the subway. (Literacy, Level 1/2)

You can listen to these dialogues between a traveller and a car rental agency. (All levels)

This is an interactive lesson about taking a taxi. It's good! (Level 2/3)

Here is a listening lesson about train tickets. (Levels 3-5)

This is a listening lesson about a taxi ride. (Levels 3-5)

This airport announcement is short but difficult. (Levels 4-6)

This listening lesson is from the news. (Levels 5-7)

Here are the websites for  GreyhoundViaRail and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. How much will your trip cost?

Bon voyage!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Game Day!

Thursday is game day, so let's play JEOPARDY!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Booking a Flight

First, please go to Travelocity.ca (Canada) or Travelocity.com (USA)  to look for the best price for Hani's trip to Ottawa. Here is the worksheet you need to complete.

Next, practice grammar.

You can practice present simple and present continuous HERE, here, and here.  Okay, and here.

To practice stative verbs, here is a lesson with five exercises.

And you can practice spelling HERE. Don't forget that after the spelling test, you can unscramble sentences.

Muajab, Hana, Wardia, and Langza: Here is the re-enactment of what happened on January 15, 2009.

This is footage of the rescue.

Here's an interview with Captain Sully. Before you watch the interview, you should look up the meanings of the words that I gave you on the worksheet this week. After you watch the interview, print THIS WORKSHEET and answer the questions.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Where Would You Like to Go?

First please check my NEWS page.

Please watch all of these short tourist videos. Some have English and some only have music. Which province/territory is most attractive to you?

This short video will give you a peek at the people of Nunavut.

Take one minute to watch the Aurora Borealis in Yukon. It is my dream to see this one day.

This is the caribou migration in Northwest Territories.

Would you like to go whale watching in Nova Scotia?

Or would you rather stay in a lighthouse in Prince Edward Island?

What about Newfoundland and Labrador?

Or perhaps New Brunswick?

After watching this video, you will surely want to visit Quebec.

My favourite vacation spot is the Muskoka district of Ontario.

This snapshot of Winnipeg is very interesting!

Does this video make you want to visit Saskatchewan?

Take three minutes to view this video showcasing beautiful Alberta.

I didn't go to British Columbia for the 2010 Winter Olympics, but this video makes me wish I had.


To practice spelling and sentences, please go HERE.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Travelling Across Canada

Hello, class!

If you need to research your province/territory for your report, you can use Simple English Wikipedia.
Higher level students can use The Canadian Encyclopedia.

If you need to prepare for the test on TUESDAY:

Please try this map puzzle.

Next try this map quiz.

Try matching the capitals with the provinces.

This one is fun. The faster you go, the higher your score will be!

This one is harder. You have only three minutes to type all the capitals!

Practice spelling the names of the provinces and territories.

Unscramble these sentences about the provinces.

If you want to study travel and transportation:

Level 2: You will find air travel vocabulary HERE.

Level 2: Land travel words are HERE.

Level 2/3: Watch this lesson.

Level 3: Watch Rebecca in this video lesson on talking about travel.

Level 2: Words about sea travel are HERE.

Level 4+: Watch this video lesson about travel English.

Hani draws the Great Lakes

See you Tuesday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Our Field Trip / Must and Have to

Please check the NEWS page for this weekend's downtown events.

Here is the news story about Global Fiber Recovery. Listen and see how much you understand.

Level 2/3 students, try this QUIZ on HAVE TO. Level 4+ students can try it, too!

And here are this week's vocabulary words for you to practice SPELLING.

Levels 2 and 3

Levels 4 and 5

Levels 6 and 7

Level 4+ students, try this quiz on MUST and HAVE TO.

Advanced level students, please watch this video about the pronunciation of "have to."

Please take this NEEDS ANALYSIS for our class.

Friday, September 21, 2012

We Should Study "Should!"

Hello, class!

Let's use the computer to review workplace safety, the modal auxiliary verb SHOULD and the pronunciation of the vowel sound /ʊ/.

You can listen to this conversation about a puddle on the floor. (Level 2)

A pronunciation lesson for /ʌ/ and /ʊ/ is HERE. (All levels)

You can use ELLIS INTRO and ELLIS Pronunciation software. Ask me how.

Take a quick test with should and must. (Level 3+)

And here's a quiz for should and shouldn't. (Level 3+)

Here's a matching quiz for should and shouldn't. (Level 3)

Watch this video about Your Rights under the E.S.A. (Level 4 +)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Your Rights at Work (continued)

Hello, class!

Please choose an activity according to your level and interest.

Spelling Practice (all levels)

Sentence Matching (levels 1, 2, 3)

Sentence Unscramble (levels 2, 3, 4)

More games HERE.

Levels 4 and up: listen to this podcast from the Ministry of Labour. Please print this worksheet. If you finish everything, please scroll down to last week's lesson and do it. Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Minimum Wage

Hello, class!

First, please practice spelling the words from this week.

Then take the spelling test or play a game with the words.

Level 3/4 and higher, please listen to this podcast from the Ministry of Labour. Ask me for the worksheet or find it HERE.

When you are finished, you can do anything on the internet you wish, as long as it's in English. Don't forget about the good websites in the side bar. ------------------------>>>

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Practice Attaching and Mailing

Hello, class!

Don't forget to go to the big classroom downstairs after the break and BE ON TIME!!!

Today I want you to practice receiving, saving, attaching and emailing a document.

When you finish this task, you can do these activities:

Grammar - Interesting / Interested?

Also check out what is happening in Windsor this weekend:

June 23 - Police Auction - Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Teutonia Club (55 Edinborough St). It's behind Tepperman's. To see a list of items up for auction, click HERE.

June 14th - July 1st - Summer Fest Windsor
Summer Fest 2012 is a 17 day festival which takes place along the scenic riverfront in Windsor. This festival is a favourite for the entire family offering something for all ages.

June 13th to July 1st - Carnival Midway
June 22, 23, 24 29, 30 and July 1st - Buskers on the Midway. Look for the all new Busk Stop signs which highlight the times and entertainment taking place at each of 3 pitches at the Festival Plaza.

June 22nd - The Tall Ship Appledore IV will be at Dieppe Park with tours taking place noon to 9:00PM

June 23rd - International Tug Boat Race and Shore Party - 1:00PM

June 24th - Typhoon Tommy and his jet ski show will be tearing up the river. Watch this show from the Festival Plaza for the best view on the river.   12:00PM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM

For more information visit: http://www.summerfestwindsor.org/main/

June 23 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - The Downtown Windsor Farmers' Market, 44 University Avenue East.  Grab your shopping bags and prepare to fill them with fresh, local produce.

Food this week includes: Saskatoon berries, raspberries, zucchini, green beans, lettuce, culinary herbs, lavender, potatoes, hanging baskets, mushrooms, jam, meat, fish, baked goods and more!


Friday, June 15, 2012


Hello, class!

Today at 9:15 is our tour of the Health, Recreation and Fitness areas of the YMCA.

When we return, you can visit the WEVOLUNTEER website to register to be matched with an organization needing volunteers.

If you don't want to do that, please do these exercises on participial adjectives.

After break, some of you want to hear the Crime Stoppers presentation. It starts at 10:30 SHARP! Do not be late. It's in the downstairs classrooms. Thank you.

This weekend's events include:

Summerfest with Buskers on the Midway
Carrousel of Nations (some villages open this weekend)
Windsor Blues Fest

Thursday, June 7, 2012

What's Happening?

Hello, class!

There are some fun things happening this weekend. Go here to read about Carrousel by the River.

The Downtown Windsor Farmer's Market opens this weekend. Go HERE to explore dates, map, list of vendors, etc.

I would like each student to report to the class on one volunteer opportunity in Windsor.

Tell me which one you would like to report on and I will write your name down for this one. Here are the choices:

Hospice of Windsor and Essex County
Centres for Seniors
Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
Downtown Mission of Windsor
Meals on Wheels
YMCA of Windsor and Essex
North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre
Snow Angels
Unemployed Help Centre
Windsor Public Library - Adult Literacy Program
Windsor Essex Low Vision Social and Support Group
AIDS Committee of Windsor
Art Gallery of Windsor
Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County

Level 3 - You will tell the class what the organization does and where it is located.

Level 4 + - You will try to persuade your classmates to volunteer for this organization. Give many reasons why!

When you finish your research, you may continue with last week's activities (below).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Rain, Rain, Rain

Since it's raining, we can't go to Charles Clark Square.

What volunteer opportunities are there at the Centre for Seniors?

Practice reading job ads in the newspaper.

Practice filling out a job application.

Practice spelling some words we learned this week.

Listen to a conversation about filling out a form.

Here is a vocabulary test on job words.

Here is a reading lesson about being a team player.

Here is a grammar lesson.


When you're done, you can find out what's happening in Windsor this weekend.

The biggest event is ART IN THE PARK. When does it start? How much does it cost to get in?

It's also the weekend of the LaSalle Strawberry Festival! The bus that goes there is the South Windsor 7.

There will be many yard sales this weekend. Look on Kijiji. Or in the Windsor Star. Are there any near you? Write down two addresses near you.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Job Interview

Here is a conversation at an employment office.

Listen to this dialogue and answer the questions.

Here is another dialogue. Listen and answer the questions.

Teacher Ronnie gives a lesson on job interview DOs and DON'Ts.

Teacher Ronnie talks about job interview questions and answers.

This video explains how to talk about your education in a job interview.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Résumés and Cover Letters

Hello, class!

First please open MS Word and finish your resume. I will help you.

When you are finished, you can look at these:

Click HERE to learn about cover letters.

Click HERE to learn about networking.

Enjoy and learn!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Résumé

First, please use MS WORD to create a résumé. Use the worksheet we did in class. This is your first draft. You don't have to finish it today, but you must start one.

After the break, you may do these other activities. Enjoy!

Biggest Resume Mistakes - Dr. Phil

Practice spelling this week's words.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Job Search

Hello, Seniors!

Here are your Job Search activities for this week in the computer lab.

Here are some spelling words to practice.
When you are good at spelling them, try a game.

Watch Jon teach about job ad abbreviations.
Watch teacher Rebecca teach about transferable skills.
Practice spelling this week's words.
Unscramble the sentences.
Listen to these conversations.

Rebecca can teach you how to talk about your education.

Switched at Birth

Hello, Cas' class!

Have you ever heard of babies being switched at birth? What do you think would happen if baby A went home with family B and baby B went home with family A?  Would the babies grow up to be more like the parents who gave them their genes or more like the parents who raised them?

Visit the This American Life website to listen to a podcast about two baby girls who really went home with the wrong families! One mother knew about the mistake, but the other mother didn't. The secret was kept for over 40 years. Find out what happened.

If you want to read while you listen, click "PLAY" and also click "TRANSCRIPT."

When you finish, feel free to use any of the websites on the right to practice English. Be prepared to discuss the story in class.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pursuing the Present Perfect

Good morning, class! Here are some activities on the present perfect tense. Enjoy!

Beginner Level:
Watch this video about Present Perfect tense.
Choose HAS or HAVE.

Intermediate Level:
Watch James teach about the present perfect and simple past.
Here is a test where you write in the correct answer.
Write your own sentences in present perfect.
And here's another test on the present perfect.

Here is a lesson on the present perfect.
Now try this quiz on the past participle form of irregular verbs.


Here is a jobs VOCABULARY lesson. Listen to the words then do the test.


Jouzeef, here is your word list.

HERE you can practice personal information.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Practice spelling adjectives HERE.

Just for fun, why don't you take the COLOUR QUIZ? It will tell you about your personality.

Also, let's brush up on our irregular verbs by watching this video.

Have fun and learn!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Organ Donation

Hello, Cas' class!

As you know, last week we read an article about organ donation. We also discussed this in pairs. Today you can visit the Trillium Gift of Life Network to read more about how Ontarians become donors. There is a video you can watch, or you can even register as a donor at beadonor.ca.

Cas said that some of you became interested last week in the Cuban Missile Crisis story of 1962. Feel free to Google that and read more about it. Then you can continue discussing it tomorrow in class.

Feel free to use any of the links on the right side of this web log.



Monday, April 2, 2012

Job Futures

Visit this site to explore Ontario Job Futures.  I will give you a worksheet to fill out.

Bernie and Mr. Zhang, you may wish to review gerunds and infinitives by watching this video of Teacher Jennifer. We watched it last week.

Then take this quiz that we took last week.

New students, feel free to scroll back through old posts or use the links on the right side of this web log.

After break, we resume class in the classroom.


Monday, March 26, 2012


Hello, class!

Please practice spelling the occupations that we studied last week.
First do the easiest list.
If you get a good score, you can play games with those words.

Then do the medium list.
After you master them, you can unscramble sentences.

Finally do the hard list. It's very short.

If your spelling is good, you can review GERUNDS and INFINITIVES.

Take this quiz about gerunds and infinitives.

Listen and watch as Jennifer explains gerunds and infinitives.

Enjoy and learn!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Reading Nutrition Labels

Hello, class!

Do you know how to read nutrition labels now? Test yourself and see!

Practice reading a food label HERE.
Go shopping. Compare labels.
Click HERE to plan a meal while considering the dietary needs of your guests.

Build a healthy plate HERE. This is fun!


Take this nutrition label QUIZ.
This quiz is quite difficult and has a lot of hard words. Reading Level is 6+

Have fun learning!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Food and Nutrition

Hana suggested that we learn to read food labels. That's a great idea!

Let's start with a tour of Canada's Food Guide.
Go HERE and click Start Building My Food Guide to create a custom food guide just for YOU!

Practice spelling this week's vocabulary words:
Easier words are here.
Harder words are here.

Listen and read:
Here are three conversations about nutrition.

Jouzeef - 
Practice reading a shopping list here.
Learn some food vocabulary here.
There are more words here.

Have fun and learn!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Black History Month

This month we educate ourselves about the history of people of African descent in Canada. We also celebrate the contributions of black Canadians.

 Use the internet to find answers to these questions.
  1. Who was Olivier Le Jeune?  When was he brought to North America?
  2. In what year was slavery abolished in Canada?
  3. What does emancipate mean?
  4. In what year were slaves emancipated in the United States?
  5. Look at this map of Canada and the United States.
    1. What are the blue states?
    2. What are the grey states?
    3. What are the arrows?
  6. Visit this site to travel the journey of an escaping slave. Look up the words you do not know. For example, what is a bounty hunter?
Watch this video about Canadian Black History, then answer these questions:
  1. Who was Mr. Matthieu da Costa?
  2. Who was the first black Canadian born doctor?
  3. Who was Harriet Tubman?
Practice spelling the vocabulary words for this topic.

Levels 1, 2 and 3: learn these words.
Levels 4+ : learn these words.

Enjoy learning!  --Kelly

Sunday, February 5, 2012

At the Pharmacy

Hello, class!

First, please open MS Word and type up the sentences you wrote on Thursday. Use the numbered list feature on the HOME menu.

This week we will be talking about drugs and drug stores.

Listen to and read medicine vocabulary words.

Please watch this great video called Understanding Medicine Labels.

Practice spelling this week's words:

  • Easier words are HERE.
  • Harder words are HERE.

When you are done with the spelling test, try to do the Sentence Scramble game. This helps you learn English word order!

Have fun and learn!

-- Kelly

Monday, January 30, 2012

Medical Specialists

Hello, Class!

We are finishing up our journey through the health care system.

After the doctor gets back the results of our tests, she might want to refer us to a specialist.

Practice spelling the names of some specialists.

Listen to this telephone message at an optometrist's office. Then answer the questions.

Try this quiz. It's rather difficult!

Read and listen to a dialogue HERE. It has a few idioms!

Here is a site where you can practice sight words.
Then listen and match.
Listen and type.
Read and type.

Enjoy and learn!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

ITP Conference Registration / Black History Month

Hello, Cas' students!

During the first half of the class, many of you will be guided through registering for the ITP Conference.

When you are done with that, you have a web quest. I will give you a worksheet. Use the internet to find the answers to the questions.

Also, please explore this website.  Take the interactive journey. Look at the Routes to Freedom map.

Enoy and learn!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Medical Tests

Hello, class!

Sometimes the doctor must order some tests to diagnose an illness, as part of the regular care of an existing problem, or as part of a regular check-up.

When the doctor wants you to have blood work, an x-ray or other test, she will give you a requisition form. You must take that form to the lab or imaging clinic.

Today you can practice listening and reading about this topic.

Read and listen:
Taking a urine sample
Taking an X-ray
Having a Blood Test in the Lab
Calling About Test Results (normal)
Calling About Test Results (need more testing)

You can continue to work on the spelling words from last week:

Learn to spell the doctor's office vocabulary.
Next, try to unscramble the sentences.
Finally, write your own sentences.

Watch and listen:
In order to encourage all men over 40 to have a prostate exam, Dr. Oz conducted one on television. You can watch the show HERE.

Have fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

At the Clinic

Hello, class!

First please open MS Word. I will bring you your file from last week so you can make changes. I will also give you the rubric and the final draft of your compositions that you wrote on Thursday.

When you finish typing up your paragraph, come back here to use these links.

Physical Check-up
Taking a urine sample

Please study this spelling list. These are words you use in the doctor's office.
Next, try to unscramble the sentences.
Finally, write your own sentences.


Call me over if you need any help. Oh, and have fun!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's Write!

Hello, Class!

Today I will give you back the paragraphs you wrote for your writing tests. The topics to choose from were:
  1. the story behind a scar
  2. an accident that involved medical attention
  3. comparison of the Canadian healthcare system with that of your first country
Please note that you were NOT to write about all three. Your essay should be about only ONE of these topics.

Open a new MS Word document and type your paragraph. Microsoft Word will check your grammar and spelling. I will show you how this works.  We will save and print your paragraphs.


When you are finished, please practice writing sentences HERE.

If you finish that, please use Ellis Intro to watch the videos about visiting the doctor.

Happy new year!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello, Cas' students!

Cas sends her apologies for not being here today. She was sick with strep during the holidays and wants to be fully recovered before coming to work.
Please use the Internet to find out:
  1. What were the biggest and most interesting news stories of 2011?
  2. What are some predictions for 2012?
If you come across words you don't know, please look them up using Wordnik. This is a good website to learn to use. Call me over if you need help. After you try Wordnik, you can use other online dictionaries as well.

Take some notes. Be prepared to discuss your findings in class tomorrow.

Otherwise, you are welcome to use any English language software, the Canada software, or any website to practice English. There are many choices in my sidebar (look on the right and also scroll down).

I'm not sure it will work on these computers, but let's try to use a site called todaysmeet.com. This website should allow us to create temporary chat rooms where we can write messages to one another. Call me over and I will help. Of course you may only chat in English!

Last night I created a chat room. You can go there by visiting http://todaysmeet.com/casclass
Happy new year!