Class 23july 2014

July 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Last week I missed class.  I texted each student to have a conversation.
Wow!  I have a lot of catching up to do.  Many posts to write from the past.


It is very hot in Austin.  Summer is finally here.  Until now, the weather has been different.  It has rained many times and the temperature has been cool some days.  I don’t mind the hot weather, if it is not humid and I am in the shade.  The air conditioner in my car does not work well.  Sometimes I get very hot when I am driving.  I always get hot when I drive in traffic.  I wonder if we will have more rain and cool days.  I hope so.


Cool – as in temperature.
I wonder.
I hope so.
To Hope – Regular Verb.  Conjugate to Present Conituos.

Computer exercises we have not finished.



Prepositions – specifically “prepositions of time”.

Today we will start with: At, On, In

Domino Game – prepare more solid tiles for class.
I say various times – they hold up cards with At, On, In

We use at with times: We use on with dates and days:
at 5 o’clock – at 11.45 – at midnight – at lunchtime on 12 March – on Friday(s) – on Friday morning(s)
Tom usually gets up at 7 o’clock. on Sunday afternoon(s) – on Saturday night(s)
on Christmas Day (but at Christmas)
We use at in these expressions:
at night – at Christmas – at the moment / at present – at the same time – at weekends – at the age of…
We use in for longer periods of time: We use during + noun to say when something happens:
in April – in 1986 – in winter – in the 19th century – in the 1970s – in the morning(s) / in the afternoon(s) / in the evening(s) during the film – during our holiday – during the night
In + period of time = a time in the future: I fell asleep during the film.
Jack will be back in a week. We met a lot of interesting people during our holiday.
The train will leave in a few minutes.
In + how long it takes to do something:
I learned to drive in four weeks.
We use for + a period of time: We use since + a period of time:
for six years – for two hours – for a week since April – since 1992 – since 8 o’ clock
I’ve lived in this house for six years. They have been watching TV for two hours. It has been raining since one o’ clock. They’ve known each other since they were at school.
We use until/till to say
how long a situation continues:
We use from – to +beginning and end of a period:
Let’s wait until it stops raining.
I stayed in bed until half past nine.
Last evening we watched TV from 5 to 8 o’ clock.

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