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ESL Handy Phrases for Conversation

The following is a list of handy phrases that every ESL student should master. I received this list from Lingodeer+ level 3 list. Lingodeer+ along with these other apps, are great tools for practicing English. Common Irregular Verbs for Handy Phrases Practice on Irregular Verbs. Verb Past Tense eat ate have had hang hung goContinue reading “ESL Handy Phrases for Conversation”

Celebrating the New Year/New Year Resolutions Activity

On December 31st, we get together to celebrate the New Year. Watch this video and complete the following conversational and writing activity to learn how the New Year is celebrated in the United States. Based on the video answer the following questions: Are you going to turn over a new leaf for the New Year?Continue reading “Celebrating the New Year/New Year Resolutions Activity”

The Russian Empire

Period 1 & 6 During the period of 1600s up until 1861, Russian was an agrarian society. Most people were peasants who lived under serfdom. The feudal lords, known as boyars, were allowed to own the serfs Serfs were not allowed to own land or to inherit any land. They also gave a significant amountContinue reading “The Russian Empire”

World History: Life in the Japanese Edo Time Period

Notes: Period between 1603 and 1867 Japan was under the rul of the Tokugawa shogunate and 300 regional daiymo. Most people were peasants, farming staple crops. However, an elite group of men were samurais. Samurais were in charge of protecting the feudal lords and their lands. They enjoyed a rich life. They lived according toContinue reading “World History: Life in the Japanese Edo Time Period”

Articles of Confederation

Introduction: With the introduction of the Declaration of Independence, the continental congress recognized the need to establish guideline for a new government. Congress’s overriding concern to insure that the government was not as strong as centralized body similar to the British Parliament. With that in mind, the Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted, providingContinue reading “Articles of Confederation”

History Day!

History Day is an annual competition where a person or team presents a chosen history topic to a team of judges.  Theme: The theme for 2022 is: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.  Information: We will have the preliminary competition in the first week of November. Everyone will participate. The top team fromContinue reading “History Day!”

Lesson: Harrison Bergeron

After reading the nonfiction book,The Road to Serfdom write what you have learned about what some thinkers believe will happen in a world of central planning. Now you will analyze the potential consequences of central planning in a fictional setting. The story of Harrison Bergeron involves a world where, in the United States everyone is equal.Continue reading “Lesson: Harrison Bergeron”

Deep Dive: Body Paragraphs.

Whenever you write an essay the meat of info is in the body paragraph. A trick I like to do is write the body paragraph before even writing the introduction. This is what you are going to do as you revise your essay on Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1). Below is a linkContinue reading “Deep Dive: Body Paragraphs.”

Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1)

Here are some examples to help get started: To communicate better with others. To get paid more. To succeed at the PSAT. To get a better jobs. (actors, teachers, lawyers) To sound professional. To be taken seriously. To express yourself better. To have a better understanding.(books, movies, music) With the ideas given above write downContinue reading “Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1)”

Adjectives in a nutshell

The following is based off of: Grammar and Usage for Better Writing. What is the difference between a dog and that short, white dog? Dog means any dog at all. The words that, short, and white modify (change) the meaning of dog from any dog to a specific dog. These words are called adjectives. AnContinue reading “Adjectives in a nutshell”