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 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
Happy new year!