How Long or Short is Your To Do List?

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday we began the class with a review and discussion about using size and quantity. Size describes the physical dimensions of something or someplace and quantity is the number or amount of something. We further described quantity in terms of collocations, such as a row of chairs, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, a bottle of milk, and other examples. Here is the review we did in class Quantity and Size Review

Next we moved on to our topic of “To Do” lists – what are they, how do we use them and why do we use them? Many of us use shopping lists, vocabulary lists, wish lists and “bucket lists”, to name a few. Lists are helpful to remember to do things and also to improve our lives. We watched this short video “To Do List” , take another look at it here 

The two words used in the video were “more” and “less” we made up our own to do lists using “more” and “less” to come up with things like  whisper more, shout less ; eat more healthy foods, eat less pastries ; love more, hate less ; live more in the real world, less in the virtual world ; get out more, stay in less ; and lots more. Thanks for doing a great job with your creative lists!

Words of the day:

sightseeing (noun) : the activity of visiting famous or interesting places                Many people who visit Boston take a sightseeing tour of the historic places like the Old North Church, and Fanueil Hall Marketplace.

intricate (adjective) : complex patterns ; having many parts                                       One of students in class visited the Museum of Fine Arts quilt exhibit and described the many intricate patterns on the quilts.

accumulate (verb) : to gather or acquire something gradually as time passes      As we study English, we accumulate lots of knowledge about vocabulary and grammar.

Have a nice weekend and remember to relax and practice!