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…

Free Things To Do On Fridays This Summer

Attention Everyone!! Looking for something fun to do after class on Fridays??  Well, you are in luck, every Friday through August 31st there is free admission to many museums and cultural centers in and around Boston. Check out the schedule below, and have fun!!    

The Pursuit Of Wisdom

Hi Everyone, Before we got into our conversation about wisdom, we spent some time this morning reviewing abstract nouns, which are a type of noun that we can not physically interact with, like concrete nouns. Abstract nouns are “intangibles”, they are an aspect, concept, idea, experience, state of being, trait, quality, and feeling that can…

Musical Connections

Hi Everyone, On this beautiful July day, we started off listing all the adjectives we could think of that described emotions.  Then we watched this video (below), first without the sound, and listed all the emotions the people were feeling. But, what was happening when these people were feeling these emotions? We decided that the…

Jobs

Hi Everyone, Today are discussion was about jobs, work, and employment. We began with listing all the words that come to mind when we think of jobs – work,responsibility, duty ,task, employment, occupation, career, part time/full time, free lance, salary, benefits, profession, office, commitment, and more. Next we took all 26 letters of the alphabet…

The Black Hole

Hi Everyone,  We started our conversation on Friday looking at this painting by Pieter Bruegel and described what we saw and what it meant. We agreed that there seemed to be some kind of conflict going on, and that there was a lot of behavior around coins or money. This painting is called “Greed”.   Greed (noun) is…

The Butterfly Effect

Hi Everyone, Last Friday’s class was all about butterflies and the butterfly effect. We began our discussion with a look at the fragile but essential insect, the  butterfly. We used some adjectives to describe butterflies, and talked about the life cycle of butterflies. We agreed that there is something magical about butterflies, especially when we see one…