When We Were Younger

Hi Everyone,

One thing that can be confusing in English is forming questions. We ask questions a lot, every day, so a simple formula for forming questions is QUASM –  QU estion word + A uxiliary verb + S ubject + M ain verb. For example, Where do you work? Today we did a quick review of general questions, and then we focused on object and subject questions. First, we reviewed the difference between a subject and an object. The subject of a sentence is the person or thing that performs the action. The object of a sentence is the person or thing that is acted upon, or receives the action. For example, We want some orange juice. ( we is the subject and some orange juice is the object ) 

Most questions in English are object questions – we want to know about the receiver of the action. However, sometimes we want to ask about the subject, we don’t know the person or thing who performed the action (doer) and we want to find out. These are called subject questions. This chart below shows you how to form these 2 types of questions. Take another look at these two practices on questions we did in class Practice 1 and Practice 2.

 

Today we talked about our growth over the years, the different stages and characteristics – look at this image which shows different stages of growth:

Then we did a group exercise with half of us writing down positive human characteristics and the other half writing down negative human characteristics. We compared our lists and tried to match a positive characteristic with its opposite and same for the negative characteristics. Then we discussed one adjective that would describe us as a teenager, and an activity that we liked to do as a teenager. We watched this film about a teenage boy and his behavior, interests and activities. It has a surprise ending!

After watching the film we talked about what was the message of the film, and other thoughts and ideas about the boy and the dog, and what happened at the end.

Words of the day

patch up (phrasal verb) : to deal with a problem, disagreement, etc. in order to improve or repair a relationship                                                                                           They really loved each other, and so they decided to patch things up, and stay together. 

amateur (noun) : a person who does something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure and not as a job                                                                                                       We all have hobbies, but, he said, when it comes to cooking, I’m just an amateur!   

plummet (verb)  {always followed by an adverb or preposition} :  to fall suddenly straight down especially from a very high place                                                                 Unfortunately, many suicides occur when a person plummets from a bridge.   

 Remember to relax and practice!

First day of spring is this Sunday, March 20th

      

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