No!

Hi Everyone, On Friday, we began with a quick review of the words “no” and “not”. We use both of these words to show the negative, but, there are some differences in usage.      We use “no” : 1.)to  reply to a question 2.) before a noun 3.) before a noun that has an…

Fast Fashion

Hi Everyone, Our conversation on Friday was on the topic of Fast Fashion, which is the new trend  where fashionable clothes are manufactured at low cost and made quickly to meet the demands of consumers. Some stores that offer fast fashion are H&M,Uniqlo, Primark, Zara, and Forever 21.  Before we got into our discussion we reviewed…

Visual Literacy

Hi Everyone, Today we talked about literacy, which is very simply. the ability to read and write. In today’s world with technology and lots of advancements in information use, literacy means even more. According to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines literacy as the “ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using…

All About Idioms

Hi Everyone, Yesterday we focused on idioms, which are expressions that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words, but has a separate meaning of its own.There are thousands of idioms used in English, and so it can be challenging to use them in conversation. A tip to help you understand them is to put…

Look Up, Look Down, Look Around

Hi Everyone, We started off yesterday with a quick review of some common mistakes I hear you guys make all the time. These are little insignificant things that may go uncorrected because what your are saying is easily understood. But, if we don’t correct the mistakes, we will make them over and over again! So…

What Goes Around Comes Around

Hi Everyone, Friday’s topic of conversation was the proverb What Goes Around Comes Around, which basically means the consequences of one’s actions will have to be dealt with eventually. But, before we got into that discussion we did a review of some common collocations, which is a fancy name for a phrase of two or more words…

Boston Public Market

Hi Everyone, On Friday we took a trip to the Boston Public Market. Our tour guide, Dennis, showed us around the market and we got the chance to talk to some interesting farmers, chocolate makers, bakers, cheese makers, nut roasters, honey producers, and more. We tasted some interesting food – smoked salmon, honey bourbon pecans,…

Fear Of Flying

Hi Everyone, We are all afraid of something, so we did a quick review and practice of adjective + preposition combinations. There is no real pattern to these combinations, so you just need to learn them when you see or hear them. This table gives some of the adjective + preposition combinations:  We did a…

LOST

Hi Everyone, Yesterday, we started off by reviewing some vocabulary related to summer fun! Here’s the worksheet about summer fun we did together in class. Next we reviewed a bunch of phrases and sentences related to sunshine and summer fun, click here . So, how’s the weather been in your country this summer? Most of us said…

Let’s Explore The Letters Of The Alphabet

Hi Everyone, Basic to any language are the letters of the alphabet, and in English there are 26 letters.   But, why are letters of the alphabet so important? Well, the letters are basically symbols that help us communicate. They also help us to think in the language. We need it to spell things and write…