Class 29july, ,2015

July 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Last week we went out to celebrate J’s birthday.  It was blazing hot, just like today.


Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were walls.

– Joseph Campbell

We discussed what bliss is – “the highest happiness”

We discussed what the quotes means.  I did ask and lead, but I talked too much.

Get a copy of J interpretation.  Outstanding.


From Very Easy True Stories A Face on Mars

Very short, about the 1976 photo of the “face” on Mars.  And that it is formed by shadows on a hill.

Remember: Earth v earth.  Capital e Earth is the planet.  Small e earth is soil.

Vocabulary with story.

Assigned homework with the story. Review homework



Infinitive – base form of a verb, does not express time

Simple present, part, future.  To Be, To Do

Do as axillary verb in expressing a negative of a verb – don’t

Noun, verb, adjective

Computer Lab

Exercises on the computer – my site

  • quiz for positive and negative of verbs.
  • distinguish noun, verb v adjective in sentences.


Activities and exercises for speaking.


Class prep 8july, 2015

July 8, 2015 § Leave a comment


Introduce students to Voice of America  “Listen and Read Along News”


Future:  will vs. will be
1). Review:
Base form of verb = not conjugated
Action verbs
2). [ Future with “will” and “will be” | Quiz | Practice Your English 
From my post:  “Future with “will” and “will be” | Quiz
by toni on December 4, 2014 in Easy, Labs, Quiz
Grammar Explanation:
If there is a base form of a verb after “will”, such as “cook”, “bake”, “play”, “talk” indicating action, then just use the subject with “will”.  
If “will” is not followed by an action but by a noun or an adjective, then use “will be”.
Verbal examples and exercises for nouns, verbs and adjectives.  Just use the quiz?
Note for exercise vocabulary – 
Get married
Water your lawn
Try the following exercises. Use a contraction if there is a subject pronoun.  Check the drop down menu on the right of the sentence for the answer.
Go here: ESL Grammar Practice: Future with “will” and “will be”.”
 C).  Frida Khalo
Painting from quiz page:
[ ESL Grammar Practice: Future with “will” and “will be” 
 “”Self Portrait on the border between Mexico 
and The United States” 1932, by Frida Khalo” ]
 [ Frida Kahlo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 “Frida Kahlo de Rivera born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits.
Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as folk art.  She believed that her work reflected more of her reality than her dreams.” ]
 [ Folk art – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 “Folk art encompasses art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.  Folk Art is characterized by a naive style, in which traditional rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.  Closely related terms are Outsider artSelf-Taught Art and Naïve art” ]



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