Monday, May 17, 2010

My Routine

This is my normal routine. I usually get up at 6:00 and I eat breakfast and drink a cup of coffee. Sometimes, I eat an egg and toast for breakfast, but I usually eat cereal with yogurt and blueberries. I brush my teeth and I get ready for work. Then I work from 9:00 to 5:00. After I get home, I make dinner and wash the dishes. I usually read or watch TV before I go to bed. Next, I take a shower and get ready for bed. I usually go to bed at about 10:00. I don't stay up late because I get up early in the morning. On the weekends, I like to sleep late. I do my laundry, go grocery shopping, and clean my apartment. I sometimes meet my friends for coffee or go to a movie.

Now write about your routine and post it on the blog. You can use the conversation questions from the beginning of class or your writing from yesterday. When you are finished, you can practice listening, grammar, or reading.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Classes and Schools

We are studying classrooms and schools this week. In computer class today, we are going to learn how to use a reading program and the articles are about school. First I will give you a demonstration and then you are going to use the program on your own. When you are finished, please return to the blog and answer the questions.

1. Do you like to read in your language?

2. If yes, what do you like to read? Books (romance, history, science), magazines, newspapers...

3. What is your favorite book? If you don't know the name in English, you can write it in your language.

4. Who taught (past tense of teach) you how to read (your mother, your brother, a teacher)? How old were you?

5. What is more difficult for you - reading, writing, listening, or speaking in English? Why do you think so?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Welcome to Level 2 computer class! I'm happy that you are studying with us. In computer class, we are going to practice listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Today, I want you to write an introduction. I will teach you how to post your writing in this program. This program is called "a blog". When you are finished, everyone will read the introductions.

Here is my introduction:

My name is Robbin. I am an English teacher and I have been teaching for 11 years. I am from the United States and my hometown is Holt, Michigan. It is a very small town in the middle of the state. Now I live in the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago on Sheridan and Foster. I am not married and I do not have any children. I have a cat and her name is Sophie. My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate and my favorite food is pasta. My favorite color is blue because it looks like the sky and ocean.

Now you get to write. Please write the answers to these questions.

1. What is your name?

2. Where are you from?

3. Where do you live now?

4. If you have a job, what do you do?

5. Are you married? How many years?

6. Do you have children? What are their names and how old are they?

7. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

8. What is your favorite food?

9. What is your favorite color?