Thanks for coming out in today’s snow storm! Forecast looks like it will be a couple of inches of heavy, wet snow. Be Careful!!
We started out today with a review of modal verbs – which are helping (or auxiliary) verbs that express necessity or possibility. Some modal verbs are: must, can’t, might, could, may, should, will, and would. We focused on modal verbs for possibility (could, may/may not, might/might not); certainty (must, can’t) and expectation (should/should not). The form is modal verb + base verb (for example – I may eat dinner at 7 p.m.) Here is the review and practice we did together in class Modal Verbs for Possibility Practice
We used these modals of possibility in today’s topic – daydreaming. We agreed that the meaning of the verb – to daydream – is to think pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions about your life or future while you are awake. We talked about when, where, and why we daydream. Then we talked about what we daydream about. Generally, we thought daydreaming is a good thing since it can help to reduce stress, to escape from reality, and it’s free!!! According to this graphic, daydreaming can make us more empathetic, reduce blood pressure, and increase creativity.
We watched this video called Maybe, which is about a guy who daydreams about falling in love with a girl at the bus stand. Some of us agreed that his daydream would never come true or maybe it would…
Click on this link to watch the film http://www.flixxy.com/maybe-short-film.htm and you can decide if his daydream comes true or not!
Words of the day:
dusk (noun) : the time when day changes into night and the sky begins to get darker The Boston Common closes at dusk.
image (noun) : a picture that is produced by a camera, artist, mirror, etc. I recently went to a gallery where there were lots of black and white images of Boston in winter.
imperative (noun) : a command, rule, duty, etc. that is very important or necessary He considers it a moral imperative to help people in need.
Remember to relax and practice! (it may help improve your English!!!)