Move Learn Eat

Hi Everyone,

We began with a review of modal verbs which are :Image result for modal verbs

Today we focused on modals of speculation – must, might, may, and could.

Modals of speculation are used to express degrees of certainty. In other words, they describe a fact or situation that is definite, probable, possible or impossible.

For example:  Mary must not have done well on the test. She looked so sad.

To speculate about present situations or facts:Related image

To speculate about past situations or facts:Related image

We practiced using modals of speculation with 5 different scenarios. Good work everyone!

Today’s topic was Move Learn Eat. These 3 verbs can be used to describe activities at school, at work, at home and when travelling. Then we discussed if you could travel to 11 countries in 6 weeks, which countries would you visit? What would you do in each country? Where would you start your trip and where would you end it? Each group presented their itinerary, and they were each well presented and very unique.

Well, a guy named Andrew Lees actually did this trip and made 3 one-minute films, Move Learn and Eat. In each film we see where Andrew went; what he learned; and what he ate. Image result for move learn eatAndrew traveled to these 11 countries : Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Thailand, Myanmar, and United States. We used modals of speculation to guess what Andrew learned and what he ate.

Take another look at the three short films, and see what you can speculate about Andrew’s adventures!

After speculating about where Andrew would go, and what he would learn and what he would eat, we talked about what does travel mean to us. We agreed that the more you travel the more you become connected to the world. When we are experiencing different cultures we gain an insight into other people’s lives, and can appreciate all our differences. Our view of the world expands and this helps to create a global mindset. Travel is a good thing, for sure!

Remember to relax and practice!

Let’s Move Learn and Eat , where ever we are!Image result for move learn eat


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!