Next week we will have two tests: the first test will be our final paper quiz of the semester, and its contents will be based on the handout we have used in the last two classes.
We will also have a speaking test. You should be prepared to answer ANY of the questions on the right side of this page:
For the final homework of the semester please answer two of the following questions online:
Each answer must be 75+ words (150+ words total), and you should respond to at least two of your classmates' posts.
When was a time you felt embarrassed?
What is something that you think is annoying?
What food do you think is disgusting?
Who do you think is a fascinating person?
When have you been the most frightened? What happened?
Which do you prefer, ___ or ___?
Do you believe blood type influences personality? Why or why not?
Describe your own personality.
What is something you are skeptical about?
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?
Have you ever made a trip to the emergency room? What happened?
Have you ever had the flu? How often do you catch a cold?
What health problems do you worry about most?
Are there any foods or drinks that are hard on your stomach?
What is the worst injury you have had?
Have you ever sprained your ankle?
Have you ever burned yourself badly?
Have you ever cut yourself badly?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
Do you prefer traveling with family or with friends?
Would you ever try backpacking alone in a foreign country?
For homework, please read the first page of this week`s handout and do the exercises on page 1 and 2. Then answer two of the following questions online.
1. Describe the best holiday you have ever had.
2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
3. Do you prefer traveling with family or with friends?
4. Would you ever try backpacking alone in a foreign country?
5. What's more important when choosing a holiday destination, cost or comfort?
Your answers should be at least 75 words each (150+ words total), and you should comment on at least two of your classmates' posts.
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!