- Have you ever broken a bone? What happened?
- Have you ever gotten stitches?
- Have you ever had food poisoning?
- Have you ever spent the night in a hospital?
- Have you ever had a hangover?
- Have you ever gotten sick in a foreign country?
- Have you ever had a bad sunburn?
For homework please answer one, two (or more) of the following questions online:
We practiced using this English to express doubt:
• I doubt that we will have extra homework next week.
• I'm skeptical about having extra homework next week.
• There's no way that we will have extra homework next week.
For homework, please answer this question online. Your answer should be at least 100 words long. Don't forget to comment on at least two of your classmates' posts:
What is something you are skeptical about?
Next week we will have a quiz at the beginning of class. The contents of the quiz will be from the handouts we have used in class the past two weeks. And please download the text below for our next lesson.
This week we started learning some new adjectives that will help us describe people's personality. For example:
arrogant, optimistic, reliable, stubborn
We also practiced using intensifiers. For example:
a little, kind of, fairly, extremely
For homework, I want you to learn 10 adjectives from this week's handout, and type sentences for each one. Try to use an intensifier in each sentence. For example:
1. I think Justin Beiber is extremely arrogant. He thinks he's the most important person in the world.
2. I think my boss is a little stubborn because she never allows me to change my working days.
Add your sentences to this website by clicking the COMMENT link. And print these handouts for next lesson!
Congratulations on completing our first test (we'll have two more this semester). For homework, please answer the following questions online:
1) Do you believe blood type influences personality? Why or why not?
2) Describe your own personality.
Your answers should total 150 words. Please remember to comment on at least two of your classmates' posts.
This week we talked about preferences using the following grammar:
Each paragraph should be 100+ words (200 words total). And don't forget to respond to at least two of your classmates' writing!
Also, next week we will have a short quiz at the beginning of class. The content of the quiz will be from the handouts we have studied the last two weeks. If you are absent or late for the quiz, you will score 0%.
Extra homework: Please click here to go to an Internet listening quiz about shopping preferences. Listen to the conversation and do the quiz. Print out your results and bring them to next class.
And download this handout for next class!
I don't think this week's English was very difficult, but maybe we did learn a few new expressions:
For homework, please answer this question online:
How was your Golden Week？ What did you do?
Your answer must be 100+ words long, and it shouldn't have any spelling mistakes. Don't forget to comment on at least two of your classmates' posts!
...and download this handout for next lesson!
One of the best ways to build our English fluency is to use questions to make longer, more interesting conversations. Starting next lesson, the first four minutes of each lesson will be for "What`s new?". Use this time to talk to your classmates and build your fluency!
Homework: Please answer this question online by clicking the COMMENT link below: What are your plans for the weekend? Your answer should be at least 100 words long and it shouldn`t have any spelling mistakes. This homework is worth 3 points.
Homework, part 2: Please read your classmates` homework assignments and ask follow-up questions to three of them (you can add a follow-up question by clicking the REPLY link after each entry).
...and please download and print out the handout below!
It was very nice to meet you all today! This is our class blog that I will use to distribute materials for the class. We will also use the website for some homework assignments. If you lose your Class Guide, you can download a new copy below.
For homework, please download and print the ALL ABOUT ME information sheet below and fill it in with your information. Don't forget a photo! This homework will be worth one point.
You will also need this handout for our next lesson. Please download it, print it out and bring it to class. If you don't have the handout you may be marked absent!