I send a new lesson every Wednesday.
Students have to send in their homework by the next Tuesday.
I check the homework and make comments.
Below are just a few samples of the many different types of lessons.
|JOKE --FILL IN THE BLANK
I want you to use your imagination and fill in the blanks
Here's a sample (just a part of a joke):
Note: For a, instead of 'Porsche' you could say 'Corvette' or
'sports car' or..
-----OK Now it's your turn. Good luck! ----
After ( a-
) I took some classes at the university in
|WRITE A SHORT CONVERSATION
I want you to write a conversation. Just a short one. You can
It's Friday afternoon and Yuko and Jen are on the phone making plans for the night.
Yuko: You going out tonight?
It sounds easy, but I think it's really rather hard to make a natural
If you need ideas, here are a few situations:
A & B are planning a party
|FIND THE INFORMATION
This is an exercise to test your information finding skills. It's
a short article.
1. What is the name of the controversial doll? (controversial(adj.)=causing
people to argue)
Wal-Mart Yanks (yank=pull) Pregnant Barbie Pal (pal=friend) from Shelves
Barbie having babies? Stick to playing nurse and Rapunzel (Rapunzel
Barbie's long-time pal, Midge -- now married and pregnant -- was yanked
Midge is sold as part of the "Happy Family" set, wearing a tiny wedding
Melissa Berryhill, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, declined (decline=not accept)
"We make every decision on which items to carry based on customer
Mattel, the maker of Barbie, on its Barbie.com Web site, said the Happy
Some shoppers said they were not convinced (be
convinced that ~
"Wal-Mart pulling (pull=take off the shelves,
stop selling) Barbie because
|WRITE A SUMMARY
I want you to make a very short summary (4-6 sentences) of the news
First line--eye catching introduction to topic
Here's a sample:
A woman was kicked out of a pub for putting her pet iguana, Igwig, on
--------- OK , are you ready? Her'e s the news story. Vocabulary hints are in (blue) ----------
It's art to some, yes, but apparently (apparently=it
seems) not to the
After being pulled out of the garbage (garbage=trash,
"This is a slightly different kind of art," said Karen Ripley, director
One of the comments our maintenance guy (maintenance
She said the odor (smell) could have been
coming from a soggy (wet)
When the janitor(cleaning person)
dumped the display, there were
Intended as a social commentary on ecology (ecology=the
|SPEAK YOUR MIND
I want you to tell me about YOU! I'll ask some questions to help
Here's an example of changing the answers into a report:
My husband and I took a trip to Fiji for our anniversary. We stayed
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