Monthly Archives: November 2015

Awesome Adjective: Reasonable

Meaning: Logical, rational, moderate, not emotional.

Examples:

When I got angry, she told me to be reasonable.

They’ll only reach an agreement if both sides are reasonable.

Why are you late? Give me a reasonable explanation.

 

Pop Quiz:

If a store’s prices are reasonable, it means…

A.  they are high.

B.  they are low.

C.  they are neither high nor low.

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Talk Like a Pilgrim

(Almost) just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a website that demonstrates how pilgrims talked. Click here or on the picture below to go to the site.

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Here’s a little Thanksgiving gift for you. Charlie Brown is a famous American cartoon character from the comic strip Peanuts, and here’s a TV special with him in it from 1973. Enjoy!:

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Mirror, Mirror

Recently our Class W2 students looked in the mirror and wrote about what they saw. Read an example below and click here to read more.

Mei Jiao Rong  (Maggie)

I look in the mirror and I see a woman who is cheerful and sweet with brown eyes. She has short, black hair. She is from China, one of the Asian countries. Fish is her favorite food. She doesn’t like greasy food with lots of oil and fat. She likes to take a walk in the park with her family. She is a quiet and introverted girl. When she has time to relax, she is lazy at doing sports. Her interests are watching documentary videos and reading because she thinks that will open her eyes and give her a deep understanding of life itself. Now her desire is to learn English. That’s why she is so diligent even on weekends when everybody is taking a rest at home. I think it will help her to learn English more effectively if she watches more movies and practices oral English in her daily life. But now she has a big problem. She stays up late by playing her cell phone. As a result, she doesn’t get enough sleep and doesn’t have enough energy to learn English by herself. I think she had better go to sleep as early as possible and make a reasonable time-schedule for herself. She really needs to realize what’s more important in her life. She is a smart, flexible girl. I think she will accept my suggestion.

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Our Family Table

Check out a new promotional video for University Settlement starring some of our 2P, 3C,  and Movie Class students!:

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Idiom of the Week: Greasy Spoon

Meaning: A cheap – maybe dirty – American restaurant.

Examples:

We stopped to eat at a greasy spoon and it wasn’t too bad.

The restaurant was very fancy. Definitely not a greasy spoon.

Cheap restaurants are often called greasy spoons because maybe they don’t do a very good job washing the silverware.

 

Pop Quiz:

What kind of food might a greasy spoon serve?

A.  Hamburgers and fries

B.  Caviar

C.  Tofu fried rice

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Awesome Adjective: Greasy

Meaning: Describing something – usually food – that has a lot of oil or fat.

Examples:

I didn’t like the chicken. It was too greasy.

If you want to have a healthy diet, you should stop eating greasy food.

My hands were so greasy that I couldn’t turn the doorknob.

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is usually greasy?

A.  French fries

B.  Steamed vegetables

C.  A mechanic’s hands

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