Visit the Park | Practice Your English

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Visit the Park | Practice Your English

Nancy took her daughter Donna to the park. The park had lots of trees. It had lots of squirrels and birds. The squirrels ran up and down the trees. The squirrels chased one another. The squirrels played with one another.The birds flew around. They flew down to the ground. They flew up into the trees. […]

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Lab March 25, 2015

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Get headphones today…

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-games/present-simple-and-present-continuous Sentence order and verb tense games.

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/football-the-moon  Simple see, hear, write spelling.

Plurals.  A story: listen, read, and word search. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/spell/the-birthday-party

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Class 25 March, 2015

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Sunny, breezy, and a little humid today.  Full class.

Conclusion: Did not go to plan at all today.  Saved original plan to repost separately.

We went through thoroughly, with each S giving examples and answering questions.

Class 25 March, 2015


When we say the date we use ordinal numbers, but we do not write them: we say March 25th, we write March 25.
When we say the year we use pairs:  2015 is 20-15 twenty fifteen, 1972 is 19-72 nineteen seventy-two.

What day is it?  This means, “what day of the week is it?”.
Today is Wednesday.

What is the date?  What is the date today?  This is asking about the month, and day in numbers.  That is the date.
Today is March 25(th).  You usually do not need to say the year in conversation.

When were you born?  I was born on November 25(th), 1972.

When is your birthday?   My birthday is on November 25(th).

What month is your birthday?  My birthday is in November.

What month were you born?   I was born in November.

What year were you born?  I was born in 1972.

When do you have class?  I have class on Wednesdays.  I have class every Wednesday.

When do you get up in the mornings?

When do you go to bed?



Some review from Monday class: prepositions of time with in, at, on
We reviewed their homework from Monday – the first section.

We need to do this again next week as written here:

  • in – (time of day, days, weeks) months and years
  • on – a day or date
  • at – specific time, clock times

I was born in 1972.  I was born in November.
I was born on November 23.  I was born on a Tuesday.
I was born in the morning.I was born at 7:30 a.m.
I was born at midnight.

Create exercises for prepositions of time next class.

Tongue Twister

“Whether the weather is warm, whether the weather is hot, we have to put up with the weather, whether we like it or not.”


  • Whether and weather pronounced the same – and are not water or wetter.  Whether/weather are not related.
  • Whether is similar to if.   Whether is used with “or not”.  Do not worry about using “whether”.
  • “Put up with” – tolerate.  This is the simple present, meaning in general.
    I put up with traffic when I drive to class.  I put up with stupid people. :)


whatever else I may have forgotten.


Computer Lab

G and S:



We added this, listen, read, word search for plural forms – do more of these: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/spell/the-birthday-party

Y: The Red Ball exercises. Cloze and sentence order.





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Not Easy

Zen Story: You Are Also Correct

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Two monks who came out of a lecture by their master went on a hot debate regarding what they heard during the lecture. Each of them insisted that his understanding was the correct one. To settle the dispute, they went to see the master for a judgment. After hearing the argument put forth by the […]

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Zen Story: Maybe

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There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]


The Manhattan Project – America’s Nuclear Bomb |story

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Main Gate at Los Alamos Laboratory

The Manhattan Project was the code name of a government program to develop an atomic bomb during World War II. Although over 100,000 scientists and engineers worked on the project throughout the USA, the main work was done at the  Los Alamos laboratory in the New Mexican desert. The whole project cost a total of […]

Computer Labs

Red Ball on the Floor |lab

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Red Ball

from: eslyes.com

Black cat looking at a red rubber ball.

The ball is on the floor. It is a red ball. It is a rubber ball. The baby looks at the ball. The cat looks at the ball. The cat is black. The cat walks over to the ball. The cat hits the ball with its paw. The ball rolls on the floor. The baby smiles.

Cloze        Crossword        Sentences        Dictation


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