Writing: Please write an article detailing the life and influence of one individual. It could be someone famous -- a musician, a thinker, an artist, an actor -- or someone who has had great influence on you but is not a celebrity. Best, Kelly
This week we talking about visits to the doctor and the dentist and tried to use some of the vocabulary related to these interactions. Listening: Learners can listen to a listening excercise from ESL listening lab about going to the dentist called Friendly Dental Care or another one called Talking to Your Dentist.
For original version, try a podcast episode that features doctor/journalist Atul Gawande talking about healthcare systems.
For original version I recommend taking a look at the many fascinating articles over at Longform.org about health.
Writing: Please write a dialogue between a doctor and a patient. Be careful to use specific vocabulary to describe symptoms and treatment. You can use an example in your own life, or come up with something new. Best, Kelly
May Week Two: This week we used the peculiar custom of Japanese rental families as a jumping off point for discussing family relationships and roles, as well as growing trends in people living alone.
Listening: Learners can listen to a listening excercise from the British Council about Living On My Own.
For original version, try the podcast episode from To The Best of Our Knowledge about How to Be Alone. Reading: Learners can read an article from Breaking News English about how the internet helps families stay in touch. You can also do some reading about different vocabulary about family relationships.
Writing: Do you think character traits are inherent or learned? Write an article about how personality develops over time. You can describe your own personality and how your different life events of influenced your personality. Best, Kelly
This week we did a face off of different mundane but essential human inventions. It was a great way to practice the third conditional at the same time. You may want to review the third conditional here.
Writing: Now it's your turn to do some writing! Write an essay about one of the most essential but overlooked inventions you can think of things. How would life have been different if it hadn't been invented? Best, Kelly