Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hour of the Olympics Study Guide Chapter 3

Hour of the Olympics Study Guide Chapter 3

Jack and Annie have to save an ancient story!  Where are they? 

bearded - a man who has a beard
wisdom- knowledge
spinning - making thread or yarn
weaaving - making cloth
scroll- a long piece of paper or parchment used as books in ancient times. 

Where did Jack and Annie land? 
What research book do they have with them? 
What are they wearing? 
What is different about this place than in the modern world?
Does Annie like it? 
What does the word "philosopher mean?"
What do Jack and Annie show him? Why?
How does Plato react when he sees the thing?
Why can't Jack and Annie tell about the poet who wrote the story? 
What information do they learn from the research book? 

Jack and Annie have to keep a secret.  Write about a time that you had to keep a secret. Why was it important to keep the secret?   Did you ever tell anyone about the secret?   Answer the questions Who, What, Where, Why, about the secret. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Video a Day Helps You Learn English! With the Movies! ICE AGE

This is for YOU kids, and your parents too.  We can learn English and have fun at the same time!

1st. Watch the video, up to the 2.47 minute mark.  Don't worry, this part doesn't have subtitles, but here they kick in.  Enjoy, Then watch the hard words, and then they show us the video without subtitles. 

2nd. Now you get to answer the questions.
3rd.  Contact your favorite English teacher 
and go over the answers and discuss this cute video with her/him

Where is Sid going?  Why?
What is his complaint?
Who does he see?
What do the two rhinos see? 
What do they want to do?
Why do they just look at the thing?

What would you do?
Which prehistoric animal would you like to be? Why?

I look forward to chatting and speaking with you about this video!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Travel around London - With Subtitles! A Video a Day Helps You Learn English!

Have you ever wanted to go to London? Here is your chance to get a preview before you get there!   Of course today we are studying the UK English accent.

What is the first attraction that  you see in the video?
How tall is the London Eye?
What can you see across the from the London Eye?
What is another name for the Place of Westminster?
What is the best thing about London?
What can you do in Regent's Park?
What is an ecological way to get around London?
Which museum is behind Trafalgar Square?
Why was Nelson's Column built?
What date did the Millenuim Bridge open?
What was the problem with the bridge?
What is the name of the Modern Art Museum?
What can you do at St. Paul's Cathedral?
Where does the Changing of the Guard take place?
\What time does it happen?
How long does it take to change the guard?
Why do you have to get there early?
What is interesting about taking a boat ride on the Thames? (pronounced Tames)
What is interesting about the Tower Bridge? Where can pedestrains walk?
What is in the east?

Over to YOU
Which place would you most want to visit?
Have you ever been to London?
Where do you go on vacations?

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Video A Day Helps You Learn English - MUNIBA MAZARI - We all are Perfectly Imperfect

LEARN ENGLISH | MUNIBA MAZARI - We all are Perfectly Imperfect 

This is an important video for everyone to watch and share with her story. 

Watching this video will change your life. This speech is worth the time you spend  

What happened to Muniba? 
How did she get to the hospital? 
What were her injuries?
How long did she stay there?
What did she do in the hospital? 
What were her biggest fears? 

Write about a person who is (differently abled) 
What happened to that person? What did they accomplish? 

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Video A Day Helps You Learn English - Big Bang Theory

This is a great series to Learn English! 
The video is shown with subtitles, and then they explain all the vocabulary. 

This video is a bit long, but it is worth it! 

What does Zack think the magazine is about? 
What fact does Zach tell the "science dudes?"
Do they believe him? 
How do the guys insult Zach? 
How does the girl tell them off? 
What do they do next? 
How do they make up with Zach? 

The Guys insult Zach and Penny tells them off. (in a nice way).  Has this situation every happened to you?  What side were you on?  What happened in the end? 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

How to prepare for the Oral part of the Japanese Eiken Exam

This Oral part of the Eiken exam is very similar to the Oral part of 2 and 3 of the IELTS. 

In order for you to get a better idea of the subjects here is the website

Then after the "cue card" section, there are more questions that follow up. 

You have to watch out for the same issues, vocabulary, sentence fluency, linking up of ideas. 

This exam is used in Japan.  

Good Luck with the Eiken Exam 

Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The best sites to practice for the IELTS!

If you need to take the IELTS Exam, you need to practice reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Here below is a list of the best sites that you can use to practice for the exam.
I use this site most of the time as there are hundreds of questions, and writing topics including samele answers.  Often I don't agree with the sample answer and I would write in a different way. 

This site covers all the skills that you need to pass the exam. There are more added every once in a while. 

5 stars!
I use this site all the time too.  The advantage of this site is that all the most recent tests are posted by actual people who took the test.  You don't get the graphic of the Academic writing test, but you can practice it with the first site on this list.
The speaking topics can be the same for different countries, so you may have to search a bit to find different ones. Sometimes the person who took the test didn't remember the speaking topics.  This is a big drawback.
This is a good site as well, It is very well organized.  But you can not cut and paste the text to work with a student. The site doesn't update very often, but what is here is good.

Written by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher

Hour of the Olympics Study Guide Chapter 3

Hour of the Olympics Study Guide Chapter 3 Jack and Annie have to save an ancient story!  Where are they...