Monday, September 10, 2018

Shopping; last day!

Shopping Dialogs

Dialog 1
Store clerk: May I help you?
Customer: No, thank you. I'm just looking.

Dialog 2
Store clerk: May I help you?
Customer: Yes, I'm looking for a (some) ...
Store clerk: What kind of ... are you looking for?
Customer: I'm looking for a (some) ...
Store clerk: How about this one? (these?)
Customer: How much is it? (How much are they?)
Store clerk: It's $... (They're $...) 
Customer: That will be fine, thank you. I'll take it (them).


freeonlinedice.com

Songs for the afternoon:

The Beatles - Eight Days a Week - images from concert at Shea Stadium, N.Y. 

The Beatles - In My Life

KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See - images from 'The Devil Wears Prada'

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Suggestions

Congratulations to Naomi Osaka for winning the US Open Tennis Tournament!

US Open had controversy; Serena Williams was not happy
Video

ELLLO.com - Suggestions

Presentation 1: Recommendations
  • Think of a place you know well
  • Tell the place to your partner
  • Make a conversation where your friend asks for suggestions about that place
  • Make some recommendations of things to do and things to avoid there

Presentation 2: Self-Improvement; choose 1
  • How to feel confident
  • How to stay healthy
  • How to feel attractive
  • How to make friends
Suggest 3 things to do, 3 things to avoid

Hairspray clip - I don't want to be a ....

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

If time ... 

Learning Chocolate - On the Road

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Friday

John Travolta dance clips

Pulp Fiction (1994) clip - "I want to dance"

Saturday Night Fever (1977) clip - "You should be dancing"

Grease (1978) clip - "Greased Lightning"

Christpher Walken in True Romance, "Sicilian Scene"

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Thursday

Million Reasons (Lady Gaga, 2016)
Baby I'm Gone (Mighty J, 2007)












'Baby I'm Gone' the best song that no one's heard. Yeah, Mighty J!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ESL Online

Today, we'll try the ESL online site, ELLLO. Please click the link.

1. Choose either level 1 or 2. (If you really want to try a higher level, check with Kevin.)
2. Choose a video from the list. If you try it and don't like the topic, choose a different one.
3. Listen to the audio while reading along.
4. Check the grammar information.
5. Do the online quiz to check your understanding.
6. Be ready to report to the class:
  • which video you chose (the title)
  • the topic of the video
  • the main grammar point
  • two vocabulary words you learned
If we do this quickly, we'll do it twice. If it takes a long time, we'll just do it once. (We need to fill the 90 minute period.)

Coraline (2009) - trailer
Twilight (2008) - trailer (just the first one!)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Restaurant Conversations

Here are some actual dinner menus. Please choose one of these. Ask Kevin questions if you don't understand the menus.

Outback (steak restaurant) - dinner menu

Red Lobster (seafood restaurant) - dinner menu

El Torito (Mexican restaurant) - menu

Romano's Macaroni Grill (Italian restaurant)- dinner menu

  • Please find an appetizer and entree you'd like to order.
  • Write a short dialog (conversation) about ordering in a restaurant. One student is the waiter. The other is the customer.
  • Use common restaurant ordering expressions.
  • Customer, please ask your waiter at least one question about a menu item.
  • Waiter, please repeat the order back to the customer.

Also ...
How do you like your steak? (Learning Chocolate)

Ordering at a Restaurant
Ordering from an English Menu

Pulp Fiction (1994) trailer
Pulp Fiction (1994) clip with John Travolta & Uma Thurman at the restaurant

10 Disney Villains - WatchMojo

Friday, August 31, 2018

Vocabulary So Far

Words we heard or studied in class

negative
credits
pedestrian
volcano
lasts
weighs
spends
measures
beats
loses
roof
sets
travels
footprint
drunk
history
biology
geography
arrive
introduce
drawing
tears
gallery
flood; flooding
wax museum
bourbon
demolition
specialty
permission
grill
male
female
trap
extraordinary
exist
set free

clockwise
counterclockwise
unique
adjust
light bulb
verb
height
lid

parallel
protein
weight
overweight
 
pact
faith
comfort
strength
laughter
protect
change the subject
comfortable
dating
old-fashioned
stand up to
resenting
barn
miles
flowery
sunflower
goose
peck
concrete
chase
bark
proudly
vague
genre
embarrassed
sip
knives
refuse
prepare
fluent
probably
contact
awhile
tiny
traditional
pale
 
raise
insert
summarize
pray
worn out
bleed
couch
smoothie
environment
ashamed
prejudiced
main character
mall
film
develop the pictures
lawyer
priest
shout
prison
milk a cow
spray
ghost
cabin
rats
scared of
shipwreck
anchor
shark
dangerous
dolphin
octopus
so far
apostrophe
crowded
restroom
counterfeit
emotions
corny
quite
schedule
a couple of
firm
persimmons
imagine
supper
spooky
whole
theories

select
face down
integration
diversity
inclusion
agoraphobia
civil rights
hairdo
discrimination
judge