How Much Stuff Is Too Much?

Hi Everyone, Our topic today was about stuff (noun), but before we started our conversation, we reviewed some expressions to talk about how much and how many.      “How much” is used with uncountable nouns and “how many” is used with countable nouns. Simple, right? Well, we can answer these questions several ways. With…

Trip, Travel, Journey

Happy New Year Everyone! Today’s conversation was about travel. But first we looked at the differences in the words trip, travel and journey.   1.)Trip(noun) is the act of going to anther place (often for a short period of time) and returning.  We took a five-day trip to Italy. I went on a business trip to…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone! Yesterday we did a quick review of when to use the word “good” and when to use the word “well”. Many people confuse the use of the words, but, let’s see if we can give you some grammar rules to help you out.  Good is an adjective and goes with a noun,…

Online Shopping vs Traditional Shopping

Hi Everyone, Well, we are well into the holiday season here with holiday decorations all over the city and many Christmas trees decorated and dazzling in the Commons, Copley Square and Faneuil Hall Marketplace and other locations. We started our conversation on Friday with a list of our favorite Christmas holiday songs. But do these…

What Does Success Mean To You?

Hi Everyone, Yesterday we talked about success – What does it mean to you? What types of success are there? Who would you consider successful and why? Next we talked about success and the 5 senses – what does success look, taste, smell, sound and feel like? After we finished this, we reviewed some words…

Let’s Talk Trash

Hi Everyone, As an introduction to today’s topic we first viewed pictures of families all over the world, and their weekly food purchases. What family spent the most on food; which family had the healthiest diet, and which had a not so healthy diet? Which family wasted more than they consumed? Well, we observed that…

Beauty Is Simple

Hi Everyone, Before we began our discussion of Beauty, we did a fast review of abstract nouns (by the way, “beauty” is an abstract noun).   Abstract nouns are nouns that you can’t see, smell, taste, hear or touch. Abstract nouns are basically qualities, concepts, and ideas. Abstract nouns are formed by adding a suffix to…

How Do You Feel?

Hi Everyone, Today we started off with a review of adjectives formed from verbs that end in   -ing and -ed. (English can be so crazy sometimes!!) So, we started by looking at some -ing adjectives – boring, exciting, frightening, and disgusting. These -ing adjectives are used for describing WHAT  situations/things/events/activities/places are like. For example: The film…

Recipes

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s almost Halloween, but before we get into that, let’s talk about recipes for food and drinks. First, drinks…what’s your favorite drink? What’s your least favorite drink? What’s the difference between a soft drink and a hard drink? What kind of containers are used for drinks? We did some exercises on drink…

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…