Food + International Relations = ?

Hi Everyone, Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the longest day of the year, and there are lots of celebrations around the world. People gather to watch sunrises, music and art festivals and fairs are held. Mass yoga sessions are held to celebrate this special day. Happy Summer Solstice! We started our conversation today with a…

Beatlemania

Hi Everyone, Quick grammar review and practice: possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. Possessive adjectives say who something belongs to and they are my, your, his, her, its, our and their. Possessive pronouns also say who something belongs to, but they replace the noun and they are mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs. Take another look…

Choices And Consequences

Hi Everyone, We all make choices, lots of them, every day. Some are very simple – what should I wear? What should I have for breakfast? What time should I leave for class? And we also make more complicated choices – what school should I attend? Should I get married? What kind of car should…

To Teach The Heart

Hi Everyone, Friday’s conversation was all about education. We reviewed some vocabulary and expressions related to education, just click here to review. We talked about some issues related to schools, like wearing uniforms, using technology, having all inclusive classes, and what are some common problems in the education system. We discussed education systems in other…

Pedaling With Passion

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s the month of May and May is National Bike Month! So we started our conversation talking about bicycles, and unicycles and tricycles. Three types of cycles, as noted by the different prefixes. So let’s have a quick review of prefixes – how to use them and what they mean, A prefix…

Let’s Get The Job Done!

Hi Everyone, On Friday, we started out with a quick review of the common verbs “do” and “make”. We use “do” when we talk about general activities, duties, jobs and leisure activities. We also use do with something, anything, nothing, and everything. We use “make” when we talk about creating something. For example, When are you…

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Hi Everyone, Our conversation on Friday began with a review of the five senses. We practiced using both the verb and noun forms and completed some sentences.  We did a quick exercise together, take a look at the worksheet . Next we focused on touch and feel, and adjectives used to describe what things feel…

If You Can’t Do The Time, Don’t Do The Crime!

Hi Everyone, Yesterday was all about crimes, and vocabulary and expressions related to crimes. This idiom “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime” means don’t misbehave if you are unprepared or unwilling to accept the punishment. Next we listed all the crimes we could think of, and the names for the person…

Should And Shouldn’t

Hi Everyone, What are modal verbs? When do we use them? Well, modal verbs are a group of auxiliary verbs used to express possibility, obligation, advice, permission, and ability. Some common modal verbs we all know are : One thing to remember is that since modal verbs are “auxiliary” verbs they always require another verb in…

Give And Take

Hi Everyone, Today’s topic was based on the idea of give and take in today’s economy. But, before we got into today’s topic, we did a quick starter on vocabulary related to emergencies – medical, natural, and other dangers. Sometimes we may be faced with a situation that can be dangerous or life threatening ….