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+)

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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 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)