Tolerance On A Planet With More Than 7 Billion People

Hi Everyone,

 Today we did a review of adverbs – what they are used for, and how to use them. Adverbs are words that describe “how” people do things. For example, Students learn enthusiasticallythe adverb enthusiastically describes how the students learn. Usually adverbs go after the verb and are formed by adding -ly to an adjective, for example, the adverb for slow is slowly.  For adjectives that end in a consonant + -y , add      -ily for the adverb, for example, the adverb for healthy is healthily. And there are irregular adverbs too, like the adverb for good is well. Where to place the adverb in speaking and writing has several rules, take a look at the first page of this review we did in class, and then take a look at the 2 practice exercises on pages 2 and 3 Adverbs Review and Practice

Next we used adverbs to describe to one another how people in our home countries do certain things like – how do they work? how do they speak? how do they eat? how do they dance? how do they live? how do they drive? how do they go out? and how do they speak English?  Using adverbs, we answered these questions and realized that different people in different countries do these things differently. These difference are what make us unique and who we are, so, how do we deal with all these differences around the world?

This bring us to today’s topic – tolerance and over 7 billion differences.                We discussed tolerance and used synonyms like patience, respect, compassion, concern, caring, endurance, acceptance, and open-mindedness.

We talked about how we practice tolerance and gave examples of tolerant behaviors. We also talked about intolerance and examples. We discussed if some groups of people are more tolerant than others – men or women; educated or uneducated; wealthy or poor. It’s a complicated issue and we all agreed that tolerance starts inside each one of us. 

We watched this film , about various people’s views and ideas on tolerance from all over the world. 


    After the film we talked about different themes about tolerance that were discussed in the film and came us with the themes of acceptance, respect, awareness, and love. Great job everyone for contributing to today’s conversation.

Words of the day

bundle up (phrasal verb) : to dress (yourself or someone else) warmly                     Please be sure to bundle up today, it is going to be very cold and windy.  

gust (noun) : a sudden strong wind                                                                                           Today’s weather will be very windy, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.                    


Remember to relax and practice!  

And don’t forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour this Sunday!!