Friday, November 14, 2008

Finding a Job

Today you are going to look at a website that is like the classifieds in a newspaper. You can search many different areas of work such as "Hospitality" or "Administration". Or you can type in the name of a job you are interested in. Do you want to find a job as a waitress? Type the word waitress in the search box. After you finish the job search handout, please answer the following questions.

1. What is the position?

2. What is the name of the company?

3. What are the responsibilities?

4. Is it full-time or part-time?

5. Do you like this job? Why or why not?

Please read your classmates' posts. Next, you can do a reading exercise or a listening exercise by clicking on a link on the right. If you want to practice typing or go to the picture dictionary ask Joanna to help you.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hi Everyone,

We have been talking about jobs, and saying things like "He is cleaning the floors right now", "He cleans floors everyday", "Does he clean floors?" and "What does he clean?". Now that you finished reading the article about finding a job, please answer the questions below. Then read your classmates' postings.

1. Do you have a job? (Remember, being a stay at home mother is work.)

2. What do you do?

3. What do you like about your work?

4. What don't you like about your work?

5. Do you want to find a new job? What job do you want?

Now please click on the links on the right to practice the grammar.

Have fun!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Telling a Story

This is Adele. She lives in France, but her husband is not at home. His name is Philip and he works on a boat. He lives on his boat for many months. She misses him and she is writing him a letter to tell him that she loves him. She is sitting in the chair and she is remembering how handsome he is. She is leaning her face on her hand because she is thinking about what she wants to write. The sun is shining through the window, but she doesn't care. She is only thinking about her husband and dreaming about when he comes home.
Now I want you to practice the grammar. Click on the Present Continuous links on the right. When you are finished, find a partner and click on one of the pictures on the right. Do not choose the same picture as another group. Write a story about the picture with your partner. Then paste the picture into a Word document and type your story. Joanna will show you how to do this and how to decorate your story.
Have fun!