Around The World


Hi everyone,

This morning we reviewed some simple prepositions and then some complex prepositions. Complex propositions are phrases, or two or more words that have the same function as one-word prepositions. Some of the common complex propositions for time and place are : ahead of, away from, close to, in between, in front of, near to, next to, on top of, out of, outside of, prior to, and up to. Next, we looked at some other complex prepositions and did this review in class. At the top of the exercise you will see the complex prepositions that we reviewed today Review of Complex Prepositions

Today we took a trip around the world without leaving our seats! Many, many years ago Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days where Phineas Fogg and his traveling companion, Passepartout, circumnavigated the world by rail, ship and hot air balloon on a bet. We then discussed who has traveled to more than one country on one trip. A few of you shared your trips, which sounded very interesting. Well, today’s challenge was to answer this question “If you could travel to 11 countries in 44 days, where would you go, and   what would you do?”                          Several of you presented your itineraries, nice job! 

Well, there is actually a guy, Andrew Lees, who did travel to 11 countries in 44 days, and we watched his three short videos, which explained where he went (MOVE), and what he did (LEARN), and what he ate (EAT). Take another look at the 3 videos here 

Well, it’s good it’s almost lunch time, since everyone is pretty hungry after watching that last video. Great work today everybody, thanks for contributing to the conversation.

Words of the day

pop up (phrasal verb) : to appear in usually a sudden or unexpected way                 There are so many Starbucks that have popped up all over Boston, almost on every corner!    

set up (phrasal verb) : to prepare for something by putting things where they need to be                                                                                                                                                Before class today, the teacher set up the desks and chairs, so the classroom looked very orderly. 

screw up: {very informal}  to make a serious mistake, or to spoil something, especially a situation                                                                                                                       He made a bad decision that screwed up his entire life.

Book Sale tomorrow June 6th – 10 to 4 – at the Copley Square branch of the Library. Pick up some summer reading materials.

Remember to relax and practice!