Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Video A Day Helps You Learn English - Bucket List

What is a bucket list?  Well, you have to watch the video to find out, Don't worry, it will only take a MINUTE!  Well, three minutes because you need to watch the video three times. .. :)
Directions for watching the video
1 Watch passively
2 Watch again, but now stop the video if there are any words that you don't know and look them up in a dictionary or on-line
3. Watch again!  Notice how much more  you understand NOW!

Questions
Who are the people in the video? 
What is on Anna's bucket list?
What does the other character think about that? 
What is a bucket list? 
Is this a positive word, or negative word for you?  Why? 

Homework: 
Make up your own Bucket List!  Make your dreams come true! 

Now my dream is to be a famous musician, so listen to my music too! 
Rachael Alice Orbach 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Video A Day Will HelpYou Learn English - Don't Give Up on Your Dream!

 A Video a Day Will HelpYou Learn English - Don't Give Up on Your Dream!



This video is a bit fast, so you might have watch it a few times, it is ok. This is how Native English Speakers speak. 

 Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.

Questions: 
What dream do you have? 
What are the steps can you do to get your dream?
How can you get help to get to your dream? 
What dream did the man in the video have? 
How did he finally get there? 

You can do it!  Get going and start today step by step!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Video a Day Helps you Learn English! Where are you? American Accent

Marsha and Anna go visit a friend's house! 
What do they find there? 




Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.

Questions: 
What do Marsha and Anna think about the kitchen?
Where does Marsha cook?  
Where does Anna eat? 
Where does Marsha relax?
What is Anna doing? 
What is Anna doing in the bathroom? 
What did she do to Marsha's nose? 
What is Anna doing in the bedroom?  What does she have in the bed with her?  Why is this funny? 


Homework: Go into different rooms in your apartment or house and say what you do in them in English! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

A Video A Day Helps You Learn English - Do you have a pen? - American Accent

Anna needs to find a pen, but she has lots of other things in her purse!


Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.


Questions: 
What does Marsha need? 
What does she give to Pete first? 
What does she pull out of her purse next? 
What color is the next object? 
What questions does Marsha ask? 
Does Anna answer it? 
What does she dig out next? 
How does Marsha feel about Anna's purse? 
Where does Anna finally find the pen? 
What does she do with the pen?
Why does she get up to leave? 
What are Pete and Marsha going to do with Anna's stuff? 


Homework: Talk about a time that you lost an object. Where did you look for it? If you found it, where was it?  Did you ask for help to find the object? 


For your listening pleasure, you can listen to Rachael's original songs on YouTube! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Video A Day Helps You Learn English " I'm Here " with Voice of America

Today we are with Anna, who wants to cook dinner!  



Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.


Questions: 
What does Anna want to do? 
What does she find in the freezer? 
How does she solve this problem? 
What is Marsha's phone number? 
Who does she get on the phone? 
What does she say to the person? 
Who does she call now? 
What information does Anna get? 
What are the two women doing now? 






Homework: "Call" your Tutor on the phone and practice this conversation! 


Good Luck! 
Rachael Alice

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Video a Day helps you Learn English - VOA Hello I'm Anna



A Video a Day helps you Learn English - VOA Hello I'm Anna, this Video is from Voice of America, featuring actors that speak with an American accent. 





Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.  When the video prompts you to speak, go ahead! 
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.



Questions 
Where is Anna now? 
What is her friend's name? 
Who lives in apartment B-4?
Who does Anna need to call at work? 
What does roommate mean?
Where does Pete live?
What apartment does Anna live in? 
What does she drop on the floor? 


Homework:  Talk to your teacher about a friend. Where does your friend live, what job does he/she do? 

Have Fun learning English 
Rachael Alice - Your English teacher! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

A Video a Day Helps you Learn English - Interviewing a roommate

Here is a bit longer conversation, about how to find a roommate in London.  You will laugh or at least smile at this video. This is a UK accent video! Enjoy!



Directions for watching this video
1. Watch passively.
2. Watch, write down unfamiliar words you don't know.  Stop the video and look up the words.
3. Watch again and notice how much more you understand now.


Questions. 
What are the housemmates going to do today?
What are the housemates names? 
What does the first applicant do? 
What is the problem with the second one? 
What about the third? 
How much does the room cost?
How does the 4th woman lose the room?
How does Jane get the room? 
Why do they ask all these questions? 
What is the address of the house? 

Over to YOU! 
Have you ever had to go to an interview? Why? 
Did you get what you wanted?  Why or why not? 
What could you have said in a better way?




Bonus question: What kind of car does the woman drive? 

Homework: Practice introducing yourself with your English teacher. 


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