Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer English Lesson #4 - A Beautiful Dog

Hello, students!

Today's assignment is for you to go down to the riverside area and strike up a conversation with a stranger. Here are three ways you can get the conversation started.

Conversation #1 - A Beautiful Dog
People love to talk about their pets. Here are some questions to get the conversation started, and more questions to keep the ball rolling.
  1. That's a beautiful dog. Is it a HE or a SHE?
  2. How old is he/she?
  3. Have you had him/her since he/she was a puppy?
  4. What breed is he/she?
  5. I'll bet he/she really loves coming to the park!
Conversation #2 - A Beautiful Baby
People love to talk about their children! Here are some questions to get you started.
  1. That's a beautiful baby. How old is she/he?
  2. What's his/her name?
  3. Does he/she like to come to the park?
From there you can give your new friend information about your grandchildren, nieces or nephews. For example: "I have a grand baby, but he/she is XX years old."

Conversation #3 - The Weather
Canadians love to talk about the weather. It's a safe topic. Let's try...

  1. It sure is [hot / pretty out / windy / humid / nice] today, isn't it?
From there you can tell your new friend what the weather is like back in your hometown.

Good luck! Please LEAVE A COMMENT when you fulfil this assignment.



  1. good morning! kelly!
    i like today assignment!but because there is no bus pass,i rarely go out.but i will practice speaking.

    wei ying

  2. Wei Ying, I understand about the bus pass. But I'm glad you will practice speaking. Please encourage your classmates to try to leave a comment. Cheers!

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