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

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.