Outdoor Spaces

Hi Everyone, Today our conversation was about outdoor spaces and natural places. We began with a list of all the possible outdoor spaces we could think of including parks, forests, mountains, oceans, beaches, deserts, farms, and lots more. Than we talked about how these spaces effected us, how did we feel when we are in…

Moral Dilemmas

Hi Everyone, Today is a perfect spring day here in Boston! The Swan Boats are back in the lagoon at the Public Garden, and everything seems to be in bloom! We started off with a discussion of moral dilemmas and thought about “what would we do” in certain situations. Our responses can be verbal as…

Food And Lifestyles

Hi Everyone, Today we started with a fast review and practice of comparative adjectives, which we use to compare two things. Here’s a good summary of the 5 rules we reviewed together : (in #3 C= consonant, and V=vowel). Here’s the practice with answers, we did in class. The reason we looked at comparative adjectives today is because…

Same But Different

Hi Everyone, Today we started off with a quick review of expressions using the word “world“. Yep, that “world” that we all live on!  The  world is a huge place with lots of people, cities, countries, continents, mountains, fields, oceans, lakes, seas and more. So when we use the word “world” in an expression in…

Secrecy And Privacy

Hi Everyone, Psst… I’ve got a secret I need to tell you. Don’t tell anyone else! How many of us tell secrets to someone ,and keep secrets someone tells us?? All of us! A secret is an adjective , meaning not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others. A…

Make It Count

Happy Friday the 13th Everyone! We talked about the superstitions around Friday the 13th, and hope nobody has any bad luck today! This Monday, April 16th is Patriots Day and also the Boston Marathon. The race starts in Hopkington and the finish line is in front of the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street. Please be careful if…

Crime And Punishment

Hi Everyone, Today we began by looking at this photo from an article in the New York Times newspaper. The article ran on May 23, 1957.  So we split into 2 groups, one group had the information about what was going on in the photo, and the other group asked yes/no questions to try to…

Stages Of Life

Happy Spring Everyone, Well it is finally feeling more and more like Spring these days. The days are brighter, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping. We started off yesterday’s class with a discussion of how spring is celebrated around the world. We talked about activities we do in…

Magic : Tricks, Illusions And Deceptions

Hi Everyone, Today we reviewed and practiced Part 2 of our casual conversation corner. We looked at a variety of common conversation responses that are used to send a specific emotion. For example, if I told you my dog ran away , you would say oh no!, which would indicate that you are concerned about my…

eBooks Or Paper Books?

Hi Everyone, Today we started with a great way to increase fluency and boost your confidence in speaking English. Most conversational English uses casual phrases and expressions, which can be confusing! So, today we focused on phrases using “kidding”.  “Kidding” is just another word for “joking” . These phrases are used usually in response to…

Paper Love

Happy Valentine’s Day Everybody, Today we started off by answering this big question “What does the word LOVE mean to you?” Your answers were varied and included things like family, respect, patience, peace and more. We next talked about how do we communicate with the people we love? And how often do we communicate with them?…

Paperman Interactive Practice Links

  Please click here to link to vocabulary practice for Paperman. or Please click here for an interactive practice on there is/there are in Paperman.