Monday, September 22, 2008

Follow the leader

How are you at following instructions?

How are you at asking for clarification?

Today I'm going to get you to do both.

Please tell me when you are ready to start.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Best English Learning Sites

As I did last week, I'll provide you with more English learning sites. I typed the words "Interesting English Learning Site" into Google and was directed to this page.

Open up that site in another window (remember to right-click) and try to answer the following eight questions:

  1. Who put together the page, and when?
  2. What is the first hyperlink on the page?
  3. What is the last hyperlink on the page?
  4. Listening, Vocabulary, Grammar . . . how many categories of sites are there?
  5. How many Easy Level sites are there on the whole page?
  6. In which section, and at what level, is the Remarkable Translation Page?
  7. Go to Edit, go to Find, search for 'slang'.
  8. Go to 'Write a Funny Story', select 'Super Salad' and try the activity.
I hope you enjoyed yourselves today.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Treasure trove

Hi Everyone

I really enjoyed my weekend. Wasn't the weather gorgeous?

Recently, I've been clearing out the papers in and on my desk. I re-discovered something that I had forgotten I had. It is a 12-sheet booklet of useful websites for learning English. It is 4 years old, but many of the websites should still be active. So what I will do is spend an hour taking a look at some of them, and listing the best of them.

Please browse all of the following within the hour, and let me know what you like best.

  1. English zone (looks very useful)
  2. English page (looks similar to the above)
  3. Virtual language centre (this looks great. Try the web concordancer)
  4. Learning resources (it concentrates on reading)
  5. Study zone (start with a number . . .)
  6. English baby (I'm not sure what you will find here :-) Make friends on line?
  7. English learner movie guides (for people who like movies)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Explore your favourite music

Hi everyone

I'm sorry that I wasn't with you last week. Two weeks ago I promised that I would introduce you to a music site on the Internet. Today we will go there.

The site is called Last FM. I use it a lot. I think that you could get a lot of fun out of it too. Open up two windows so that you can view it and this blog on the same screen. Remember to right-click and "open in a new window or tab".

Try to do the following:

  1. sign up (see the top right corner)
  2. log in
  3. type in the name 'Beatles' and press "play"
We'll also try other things such as setting up your profile.