Hi Everyone,

At Friday’s class we discussed ways to express apologies, excuses and promises. The most commonly used phrase is I’m sorry, and others, like, I’m really sorry, I’m so so so so sorry, Please forgive me, I’d like to apologize, Please excuse my behavior, and I messed up….We talked about blame, regret, forgiveness, promises and excuses. Here’s the quick practice we did in class Apologies and Excuses Exercise

Friday’s topic was The Reader – first we looked at a series of pictures from a video called The Reader and in small groups wrote a narrative based on the pictures. Each group presented their story to the class. Very nice job on the imaginative and creative stories!! Then we watched the video  

After watching the video we talked about all the strategies this man used to teach himself to read. Some of which we use to study English. Then we discussed his character traits and how he was able to successfully accomplish his goals. We agreed that he is a highly motivated, hard working, dedicated and brave man. He stuck to his goals and was not going to make up any excuses. He followed his plan and was proud of his ability to read.

Words of the day

foliage (noun) : the leaves of a plant or tree or of many plants or trees                    The foliage in New England is very colorful at this time of year.

shrub (noun : a plant that has stems of wood and is smaller than a tree                  Along the paths in the Public Garden there are lots of green shrubs.

pendant (noun) : a piece of jewelry that hangs on a chain or a cord which is worn around your neck                                                                                                                     She was wearing a very pretty silver necklace with a pendant that was in the shape of a flower.

Remember to relax and practice!!

Enjoy the Fall foliage