Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer is Here

Hello, students!

This was our first week of summer break.  I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your time off.  I certainly am.

This is where I sit with my refreshment and a library book. The second chair is for my feet.

Speaking of the library, I was there recently and saw a lot of flyers on the bulletin board. There are plenty of things to do in Windsor these days.

Did you know there is a SENIORS 50 + Expo coming up this weekend at the WFCU Centre. It will cost $2 to get in, and then you get to visit over 75 exhibitors. You can ask them questions, gather pamphlets,  and get FREE health screenings. There will be FREE refreshments, too.  You can take the Lauzon 10 bus from Tecumseh Mall or you can get off the Crosstown 2 about 4 blocks away from the WFCU Centre and walk the rest of the way.

Don't forget that the knitting club meets at the library on a regular basis.
Finally, do you like classical music? There are TWO free concerts coming up this summer. All you need to bring is a folding chair or blanket to sit on!

July 10 at 7:00 in Reaume Park (get off the Crosstown 2 bus at Pillette and walk 2 blocks)

August 14 at 7:00 at Windsor Sculpture Park at the foot of Bridge Avenue on the riverfront.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Air Travel

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

Most of you voted for us to study travel and transportation, especially the listening, speaking and reading skills needed to navigate air travel this summer. Even though this is a repeat lesson for most of you, you've told me you want to do it again. So here goes!

Bone up on your air travel vocabulary using Oxford Picture Dictionary and this website.

This video teaches air travel phrases and terms.

We cannot study ALL the announcements you may hear over the intercom while traveling through airports and while on board your flights. Our energy will be better spent learning how to ask the person next to us such questions as, "Did they just call our flight?"

However, you can read through all of the most common air travel announcement scripts HERE.

Here is an in-flight announcement LISTENING text and quiz.

If you want to listen to some airport and in-flight announcements while reading them, click here.

Here's a great video to help you get ready for your summer airport experience.

This one has on-screen