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Friday, January 28, 2011

Homework for January 28th weekend

Hi guys,

I'm sorry that I didn't post this yesterday. But, better later than never.

Grammar:     Practice Continuous from the handout I gave you. We will discuss present vs present continuous on Monday.  We will also discuss and practice verbs that can't be used in the present continuous.

Reading:  1) Do the exercises in your reading textbook in the vocabulary section  and Comprehension (finding the topic).
2)   Read the article on the hero that I gave you on Thursday. Answer all the questions. 

Vocabulary: Try the vocabulary exercises  I  gave you on Thursday. We can discuss if they were too difficult.

Listening: 1) Do the next 5 listening exercises on Randall's Listening Lab. The link is on the side. Doing these exercises regularly will  help you pass you listening test at the end of the term.
2) I am going to try to read my own version of the ESL news. Right now, there doesn't seem top be a link to the college. Only do story #1, story #3 and story #4. 

Speaking:  Try speaking English for 30 minutes each day, with your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, co-worker etc.   I will have a few tips on speaking in one of the my next posts.

New Links
I am posting several more links for you to try out. These will include grammar, reading, dictation, and vocabulary. I have tried to limit the links to ones that are at the lower lefel - beginmner pre-intermediate so that they are not too difficult. Take advantage of some of them to study on line.


In your opinion, what is a hero? What are the most important qualities a hero must have?  Can anybody or everybody become a hero at one time in their life? Are there only certain people who have the necessarity qualities to become heroes?   Give your opinion in the comments box.

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