Monthly Archives: December 2013

All About Winter

The weather is cold, cold, cold!

And it snows.

In the winter, people go skiing.

They go ice skating, too.

They celebrate Christmas.

They celebrate Hanukkah.

They celebrate New Year’s.

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Cold Shoulder Revisited

Here’s a song by Adele using last week’s idiom – the lyrics are below:

“Cold Shoulder”

Performed by Adele

You say it’s all in my head
And the things I think just don’t make sense
So where you been then? Don’t go all coy
Don’t turn it ’round on me like it’s my fault
See I can see that look in your eyes
The one that shoots me each and every time

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

These days when I see you
You make it look like I’m see-through
Do tell me why you waste our time
When your heart ain’t admitting you’re not satisfied
You know I know just how you feel
I’m starting to find myself feeling that way too

When you grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

Time and time again, I play the role of fool just for you
Even in the daylight when you think that I don’t see you
Try to look for things I hear but our eyes never find
Though I do know how you play

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

You grace me with your cold shoulder
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her
You shower me with words made of knives
Whenever you look at me I wish I was her

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December 2013 Student of the Month

Our new Student of the Month is Class 0A student Suleyca Diaz.

Suleyca was chosen as the December 2013 Student of the month because she has not missed any classes so far this school year. She has perfect attendance! 

We also chose Suleyca because, after only three months of class, she went up two levels on the Best Plus test!

She’s only been in the United States for six months. She said that someday she’d like to be a math teacher.

Congratulations, Suleyca!

About Me

Suleyca Diaz

My name is Suleyca Diaz.

I’m from Santiago, the Dominican Republic.

I’m 19 years old.

I’m a student.

I study English at University Settlement.

I drink juice every day.

I like to watch movies.

I like to sleep.

There are five people in my family.

My mother’s name is Amarilis.

My father’s name is Danny.

They live in Brooklyn.

I have two brothers.

Their names are Jean Carlos and Andy.

Jean Carlos works and Andy studies in the high school.

They live in Brooklyn, too.

I don’t have any sisters.

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Idiom of the Week: Give Someone the Cold Shoulder

Meaning: To ignore someone or be unfriendly.

Examples:

I thought we were friends, but the last time I saw him he gave me the cold shoulder.

“What did you do when you saw your ex-girlfriend?” “I gave her the cold shoulder.”

When someone comes to me for help, I never give them the cold shoulder.

Pop Quiz:

Which one is a good example of giving someone the cold shoulder?

A.  Just saying a few words to an old friend then walking away.

B.  Giving an old friend a big hug.

C.  Lending an old friend your winter coat because they lost theirs.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Blue Christmas

Watch 16-year-old David Thibault from Quebec do an incredible imitation of Elvis Presley. It’s a song originally sung by Elvis called “Blue Christmas” (the lyrics are below):

“Blue Christmas”

I’ll have a blue Christmas without you

I’ll be so blue just thinking about you

Decorations are red on a green Christmas tree

It won’t be the same, dear, if you’re not here with me

And when the blue snowflakes start falling

That’s when those blue memories start calling

You’ll be doing alright with your Christmas of white

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

You’ll be doing alright with your Christmas of white

But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas

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Words

 

Watch the video, and try to guess the connections between all the images. Hint: they are all English words used in different ways.

To  see all the connections, click on “Continue reading”:

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