Spring 2012 – Low-Intermediate Conversation


Recent Homework and Assignments
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Your Speaking Tests


May 22, 2012 @ 3:06pm
Your Speaking Tests

Download your speaking test files here.

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The Carribean


May 22, 2012 @ 12:16pm
The Carribean

First, here is a great song to learn some of the island names: Read the lyrics here.   Here is a map of the Caribbean Sea. These are beautiful tropical islands. I have been to the Bahamas twice and I love Jamaican food!

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Our Word Wall (to help you learn vocabulary)


May 15, 2012 @ 10:43am
Our Word Wall (to help you learn vocabulary)

I have created a word wall which can help you review all the vocabulary and idioms we have discussed this semester.

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History’s Strangest Inventions


May 4, 2012 @ 7:16pm
History’s Strangest Inventions

Related to our class topic this week, I found a website with many strange, historical inventions. Please check it out!  

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Course Schedule Update


Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:55pm
Course Schedule Update

Please click here to see an update to our course schedule. Please remember these dates may still change, however the final exam date WILL NOT change.

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Funny Commericals


Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:17am
Funny Commericals

Here are the commercials we watched in class. Below those are some more funny commercials. Do you want more? Search for “funny commercials” on YouTube. Enjoy!

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A Funny Video about Skits


Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:53pm
A Funny Video about Skits

This is from the sitcom “Community”. Their assignment was to use 5 key phrases in a short conversation. Here was the result of two students: What do you think?

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CSI: Legoland


Mar 26, 2012 @ 5:00pm
CSI: Legoland

Enjoy!

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Tongue Twisters and Pronunciation


Mar 13, 2012 @ 11:25am
Tongue Twisters and Pronunciation

Tongue twisters are a great and easy way to practice pronunciation. Try these three sites for lots of tongue twister/pronunciation practice: English Pronunciation – website with tongue twisters, native speaker pronunciation, and practice games. Tongue Twisters – this site is Japanese, but it has fast AND slow audio of tongue twisters! Tongue Twisters – listen […]

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TEDTalk: The Power of Smiling


Mar 11, 2012 @ 12:28am
TEDTalk: The Power of Smiling

Homework (1pt). Due: Next class.

Watch a short TEDTalk video and answer some questions in the comments.

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School Portrait (Video)


Mar 10, 2012 @ 11:31am
School Portrait (Video)

Here is the video we watched in class! Please enjoy. Remember – KEEP SMILING! School Portrait (2011) from Michael Berliner on Vimeo.

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Homework Helper: Modals (page 96)


Mar 9, 2012 @ 11:52am
Homework Helper: Modals (page 96)

Page: 96 Topic: Modals for speculation (guessing) We use might, may, and could as modal verbs for speculation (guessing). We also use maybe and perhaps as adverbs for speculation. Here is some information on how to use them. You will get a chance to practice in class. A simple presentation on these modals (English) Simple […]

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Accents and Dialect


Mar 9, 2012 @ 11:27am
Accents and Dialect

English has MANY accents and dialects. An accent is a difference in pronunciation between two regions. A dialect is an accent, plus different vocabulary. Here are some accent resources that can help you explore and learn about these wonderful English differences! See Amy’s website: www.21accents.com Learn accents from movies! Try watching these movies to hear […]

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Student Survey – Please Complete


Feb 17, 2012 @ 11:27am
Student Survey – Please Complete

Homework: Please complete this short survey.

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Welcome to Our Class


Feb 17, 2012 @ 11:17am
Welcome to Our Class

Welcome to my English conversation class! I think we are going to have a great time this semester. And I know you will improve your English skills. I try to make my classes as interesting and interactive as possible, so you should really enjoy this class. <—There are many tools on the left. You can […]

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