Monday, November 30, 2009

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 write a story with your partner. Choose a picture from the list on the right and create a story together. Open "Word" and type your story and paste your picture into the document. When you are finished, ask for help to decorate your story.

After you print your story, you can practice grammar, reading, or listening with the links on the right. Or use other programs to practice typing or vocabulary.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finding a Job

Now that you are finished looking at the classifieds for a job, please answer the questions from your handout.

1. What is the job?

2. What is the name of the company?

3. How much does the job pay?

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

5. Do they want you to apply in person, call, or send a resume?

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

When you are finished, you can practice job related vocabulary with Oxford Picture Dictionary or you can practice typing. Ask me or Erica for help if you don't remember how to open these programs. Or you can click on the links on the right for other things to practice.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This week, we are talking about jobs. I am an ESL teacher. I like my job because I meet students from different parts of the world. Sometimes, my job is difficult because I do a lot of planning and grading. My favorite part of my job is helping students learn English so they can meet their goals: finding a job, going back to school, helping their children with their homework, going to a doctor's appointment, and calling 911. Now, work with a partner and ask your partner these questions and write the answers. Remember to sign your names.

Do you have a job? Remember - being a parent is a job.

What do you do everyday?

What do you like about your job?

What don't you like about your job?

If you don't have a job right now, did you have a job in the past? You can write about it in the past tense. When both of you are finished, click on the links on the right and practice the things we practiced in class today and last week.