Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Music Monday: "Impossible" by Shontelle

Lesson of the Day: The new #1 song in America this summer, "Impossible" by Shontelle
Video of the Day:
"Impossible" by Shontelle

Today's Lesson:
1. Greetings
2. Dictation - short biography of Shontelle
3. Music video - "Impossible"
a) watch once
b) watch again and fill in the missing words on the lyric worksheet
c) answer four questions about the mood, visuals, and storyline of the song, and watch again
4. Self-edit written answers, with special attention to articles (a, an, the) and subject-verb agreement
5. Share answers.

Today, as always, we gave special attention to The Big Three:
1. Articles
2. Subject-Verb Agreement
3. Tense

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome Back!

Today is, August 23, 2010. After a summer at home in New York, I returned to Korea a few days ago. I am so happy to be back! I am excited to welcome you back to my class for the new semester.

Welcome back to class for a new semester of Conversational English class!

This semester, we will be giving special attention to 3 things. They need extra attention when we write. They are

The Big Three:
1. Articles
a tree, an apple, the best student.

2. Subject-Verb Agreement
"I do" but "she does"
"I eat" but "he eats"

3. Tense (past, present, future)
"Did you go to the festival last weekend?" "No, but I'll go next weekend."

In class or around school this week, I hope you will come talk to me about my trip to America this summer, and tell me what you did during the summer. Did you play video games? Did you visit colleges? Did you spend time with your family and friends? Did you see any English language movies? Let's talk about it in class!