Sunday, April 11, 2021

Week 2 - April 12-16, 2021

Dear CLB 4B Students, 😊

Here are the lessons for Week 2.  We are continuing our theme of Grocery Shopping.  

Class ZOOM Meetings:
AM Class - Wednesday, April 7th @ 10:30am
PM Class - Wednesday, April 7th @1:00pm

AM Reading/Writing Class    

Topic:  Grocery Shopping




Part A:  R/W SKILL-BUILDING (Links 1-3)


1. Vocabulary:

Review the Unit Vocabulary in LINK 1.  


Also, review the definitions of these words from the Reading Skill-building activity last week.  

Guarantee = promise
Reimburse = the store gives you your money back. 
Final Sale = you can't return something or get your money back after purchase
Purchase = buy
Prior to = before
Redeem = get something in exchange for payment


2. Grammar Review (and, but, so, because):

Open LINK 2 and complete the Live worksheet online.  Click "Finish" when you are done, then "Check My Answers". 


3. Writing Skill-building (Write 1 sentence about each picture):

Open LINK 3.  Look at the 10 pictures, and write 1 sentence to describe each picture.  Write your sentences on paper in your notebook or binder.  Think about whether each picture shows something positive or negative about the quality of service, the store or the products in the grocery store.  (You can review the paragraphs from last week's writing homework to help you ➔ CLICK HERE).  


Part B:  R/W HOMEWORK (Links 4-5)

Write your answers on paper, take a photo, and send to me in FB Messenger or Email by Friday, April 16th:

4. Reading Homework (Reading a Return Policy)

Open LINK 4, and read the "Return Policy".  Answer the 9 questions and click "Submit" when you finish.  Next click "View Score" to check your answers and see corrections.  We will do a Reading test like this next week.


5. Writing Homework (Write a Review of a Grocery Store)

Open LINK 5, and choose a Grocery store near your home that you want to write about (Food Basics, Zehr's, Fresh Co., Walmart, etc). Think about different features of the store like location, service, price and products, and try to think about 1-2 things your like and don't like about the grocery store.  

Write 5-7 sentences in paragraph form on a piece of paper.  Your first sentence should include the name of the Grocery store you are writing about.  Reread the 2 Grocery Store Reviews from last week for ideas ➔➔ CLICK HERE 


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PM Listening/Speaking Class    

Topic:  Grocery Shopping    


Part A:  L/S SKILL-BUILDING (Links 1-3)


1. Vocabulary:

Review the Unit Vocabulary in LINK 1.  


2. Grammar Review (Polite Requests with "I would like to____"):


You can use "I'd like to ..." when you want to return something at the store.  

3.  REVIEW - Speaking Skill-using (Problems with Grocery items/ Returning Grocery Items):

Re-read and practice the Grocery Store Conversations from last week.  We will practice changing the bold words to make new conversations during ZOOM on Wednesday.  



Part B:  L/S HOMEWORK (Links 4-5)

Submit your homework by Friday, April 16th:

4.  Listening ASSESSMENT (Comp Info) - Grocery Store Commercial


You must take the Listening test on your own without help.  You can watch the Video 3 times.  Open LINK 4, and click the link to watch the Video, then answer the questions online.  Click "Submit" when you are finished.  Question 8 should give 2 reasons ( I will grade it when I receive your assessment).  


5. Speaking Homework (Returning a Grocery Item Conversation)


Open LINK 5. Write a Conversation (returning something at the Grocery store), and send a picture of it to me by Friday.  Choose Role-Play 1 or 2, and choose one of the Problem cards.    It will be helpful to review LINKS 2 and 3 above before you write your conversation.  


We will do a Speaking Assessment on Video chat like this next week!


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Week 1 - April 5-9, 2021

Good morning CLB 4B!  🐤🐥🌷🌷

Welcome to Spring Semester!  Look for the Lesson for your class below. Please complete the Needs/Goals form first if you didn't do it last week. 

NOTE➔  

  • "Skill-building" = These activities will give you the skills/vocab/practice you need to do well on Assessments. We will often go over these in ZOOM. You don't need to send me these.   
  • "Homework" = These links should be submitted to me by Friday.  Take a photo and send to me on Messenger or Email ( etaylor@themcc.com ).  

Class ZOOM Meetings:
AM Class - Wednesday, April 7th @ 10:30am
PM Class - Wednesday, April 7th @1:00pm

Both AM and PM, please complete this Needs/Goals form for the new semester: 

 CLB 4B Needs/Goals Form (April 2021)

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AM Reading/Writing Class   

Topic:  Grocery Shopping


Part A:  R/W SKILL-BUILDING (LINKS 1-3)


1.  Vocabulary:  Watch the Video first.  Open LINK 1 and read the Vocabulary words for the unit.  Look up words that you don't know, and take notes in your binder on words you want to remember.  



2. Grammar Review (and, but, so, because):  Open LINK 2 and write answers to the questions in your binder.  We will go over this in ZOOM. 


3.  Reading Skill-building (Grocery Store Internet Search):  Open LINK 3 and use your phone, tablet or computer to do a Google Search for information about 3 grocery stores in our area that you go to often.  Complete the Chart by writing the answers in your binder. We will go over this in ZOOM.  


Part B:  R/W HOMEWORK (LINKS 4-5)


Write your answers on paper, take a photo, and send to me in FB Messenger or Email by Friday, April 9th:

4.  Reading Homework (Inferring the Meaning of New Words):  Open LINK 4 and choose the best meaning for each word, using the sentences to help you understand. (Don't use a Dictionary - try to use the sentence context to help you choose the correct meaning!)


5.  Writing Homework (Grocery Store Reviews):  Open LINK 5 and read the 2 Grocery Store Reviews.  Answer the questions and complete the chart on a piece of paper.  


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PM Listening/Speaking Class   

Topic:  Grocery Shopping


Part A:  L/S SKILL-BUILDING (LINKS 1-4)


1.  Vocabulary:  Watch the Video first.  Open LINK 1 and read the Vocabulary words for the unit.  Look up words that you don't know, and take notes in your binder on words you want to remember.  


2.  Listening Skill-building (Grocery Shopping - Developing Vocabulary):  Open LINK 2 and open the AUDIO Link.  Listen to the audio 3 times and write your answers in your binder.  We will go over this in ZOOM.  

      LINK 2 AUDIO

3.  Speaking Skill-building (Describing Problems with Grocery Items):  Open LINK 3, and practice saying the problem with each item.  Use:  The ______________ is/are __________________.  We will do this together in our ZOOM meeting.  


4.  Speaking Skill-building (Returning a Grocery Item):  Open LINK 4.  Read and practice the conversations about returning something to the grocery store.  We will practice these in our ZOOM meeting.  


Part B:  L/S HOMEWORK (LINK 5)


Write your answers on paper, take a photo, and send to me in FB Messenger or Email by Friday, April 9th:

5.  Listening Homework (Understanding a Commercial):  Open LINK 5 and listen to the AUDIO 3 times.  Write the questions and your answers on paper, and send me a photo with your name on the top.  



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring Semester Begins!

Good morning CLB 4B!  🐤🐥🌷🌷

Welcome to Spring Semester!  Most of the students in my class are the same, but we have a few new students.  Welcome!  

Both AM and PM, please complete this Needs/Goals form for the new semester: 

 CLB 4B Needs/Goals Form (April 2021)

NO SCHOOL tomorrow (Friday), so I will post post the new lessons on Monday to start the new semester.  

See you Monday, and HAPPY EASTER if you celebrate it!  If you don't, I hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Teacher Emily 



Sunday, March 21, 2021

Week 11 and 12 - March 22-26 and 29-31, 2021

Dear Students, 🌷🌷

We have come to the end of the semester and I want to congratulate you all on your efforts this semester.  Congratulations also to the students who have completed CLB 4!!  

This week we are finishing up the lessons from last week.  Please finish your homework by Tuesday, March 30th!  If you have already done all the Yellow Practice links and Blue Homework links, you are welcome to look on the right side bar for Grammar and Citizenship practice links to work on (remember, if you are on your phone, you need to scroll to the bottom of the blog and click "View Web Version" to see the Practice links on the right side).  

Important Dates:

March 30th - Homework for Week 11/12 due. 
March 31st - Last day of Winter Semester.  
April 1st - First day of Spring Semester. 
April 2nd - Good Friday (No online classes) 

Additionally, please check out this website for information about getting your Covid-19 Vaccine!    MCC COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE

AM Reading/Writing Class

Topic: Reading Comprehension - Emails/Letters

This week, we are going to do some Reading Comprehension work. We are going to read Friendly letters/emails. We will work on these together during our ZOOM meeting also, so please plan to join.    

1) READING PRACTICE (You don't need to submit to me)


For LINKS 1-3, read the letters and answer the questions online.  Check your answers.  We will read these together during ZOOM on Wednesday.  




For LINK 4, read the 4 letters, then read the responses.  Decide which response goes with each letter.  We will discuss this during ZOOM on Wednesday.  


2) READING HOMEWORK (Please submit by Tuesday, March 30th!)

  
  a.  Open LINK 5 (Mixed-Up Letter - My Vacation).  Copy (write) the letter correctly on paper by organizing the word-boxes in the correct order so the letter makes sense.  Take a photo of your paper and send it to me by Tues, Mar. 30.  

    b.  MARCH BREAK EMAIL 

Email me to tell me what you did over March Break last week.  Write about 5-6 sentences and use correct letter form with a Greeting and Closing.  It is important to be able to use email, so please let me know if you need help.  If you still don't have email, please write your letter to me on paper, take a picture and send to me.  

My email:  etaylor@themcc.com

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Subject:  My March Break

Dear Emily, 

Last week, I.....

(write 5-6 sentences)

Take care, 

(your name)

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PM Listening/Speaking Class

Topic:  Travel                                        

This week we are going to work on Vocab and Listening Comprehension about Travel.  

1) VOCABULARY - Travel

Go to LINKS 1-3 to review and practice repeating words related to travel.  





2) LISTENING PRACTICE - Travel


Open these links to go through the listening activities about Travel.  

(Click the LISTEN button and do the "Vocab" and "Quiz" tabs.  Answer the 4 questions online.)

(Click and drop the words/phrases as you listen to the conversation)

(Click and drop the words/phrases as you listen to the conversations)

(Click the LISTEN button and do the "Vocab" and "Quiz" tabs. Answer the 4 questions online.)

3) LISTENING HOMEWORK (Please submit by Tuesday, March 30th!)


Open LINK 8 and read/study the vocabulary and sentences.  We will go over these during our ZOOM meeting.  Take notes in your binder.  You will hear these words in the LINK 9 Listening.  


Open LINK 9 and the Audio.  Listen and complete the Vocabulary and Listening questions on a piece of paper.  Take a picture of your answers and send to me by Tues, Mar. 30th.  Open LINK 10 to follow along with the Script as you listen to the audio.  Practice the conversation with someone. 







Sunday, March 7, 2021

Week 10 - Mar. 8-11, 2021

Dear Students, 😊

IMPORTANT DATES:

Mar. 9 (Tues.) - Last day to do Speaking Test (PM class only)!
Mar. 10 (Wed.) - ZOOM meetings
Mar. 11 (Thurs) - Homework is due!
Mar. 12 (Fri) - PBLA day (NO MCC online classes)
Mar. 15-19 - March Break (NO MCC online classes)
Mar. 22 (Mon)- Online Classes resume for MCC (same semester)
April 1 - New Spring Semester starts!

Here are this week's lessons.  We are going to do some Grammar Review of the Simple Past and Present Perfect Verb Tenses this week.  Remember you can contact me by email (etaylor@themcc.com) or FB Messenger with any questions.  

ZOOM Meetings

AM Class - Wednesday, Mar. 10 @ 10:30am

PM Class - Wednesday, Mar. 10 @ 1:00pm


Both classes ➔ MCC wants to know your opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please take this COVID-19 Survey.  


AM Reading/Writing Class

Topic:  1 Year of COVID-19 Pandemic


1.  GRAMMAR REVIEW - Simple Past vs. Present Perfect


Let's review the simple past and the present perfect.  This will help us write about life over this past year of COVID-19.  

LINKS 1-6 Instructions:  Do some or all of these practice links to review the Present Perfect Verb Tense.  Open LINK 1 to find the list of Irregular Verbs.  Use the 3rd column to form the Present Perfect.  Open LINK 2 and watch the video.  Take the Grammar Quiz below the video to check your understanding of Present Perfect.  Do LINKS 3-6 to review and practice the Simple Past and the Present Perfect verb tenses.  We will discuss these during ZOOM.  

(Present Perfect = have/has + Past Participle (3rd Column in the "Irregular Verbs List"))







2)  HOMEWORK (Please finish by Thursday, Mar. 11th!)

Send me an email to tell me about the good and bad of this past year of COVID-19.

Email me at:  

etaylor@themcc.com

Task:  This week is the 1-year anniversary of when our world began to change because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Send me an email to tell me your thoughts about this past year (March 2020-March 2021).  What are some GOOD things that have happened to you because of COVID-19?  What are some BAD or difficult things because of COVID-19?  How have things changed this year?  How have you changed?   Try to use Simple Present, Simple Past and Present Perfect where needed.  

Email Format

Subject:  March 2020- March 2021

Message:  

Dear Teacher Emily, 

(Type about 5-7 sentences about your thoughts about the past year of COVID - good, bad, etc.)

Take care, 
(your Name) 

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PM Listening/Speaking Class

Topic:  1 Year of COVID-19 Pandemic



SPEAKING ASSESSMENT (Due Tues., Mar. 9th if you haven't already finished!)

Only do the Speaking test if you didn't finish it last week!

SPEAKING TEST Instructions:  Open the LINK for the Speaking Assessment Instructions.  Choose 1 of the House/Apartment Problems in the pictures.  Leave a Voice Message for your Landlord about the problem.  Follow the instructions carefully.  Your message should be at least 30 seconds long.

(Due:  Tuesday, Mar. 9th)


1) GRAMMAR REVIEW - Simple Past vs. Present Perfect


Let's review the simple past and the present perfect verb tenses.  This will help us talk about life over this past year of COVID-19.  


LINKS 1-6 Instructions:  Do some or all of these practice links to review the Present Perfect Verb Tense.  Open LINK 1 to find the list of Irregular Verbs.  Use the 3rd column to form the Present Perfect.  Open LINK 2 and watch the video.  Take the Grammar Quiz below the video to check your understanding of Present Perfect.  Do LINKS 3-6 to review and practice the Simple Past and the Present Perfect verb tenses.  We will discuss these during ZOOM.  


2) SPEAKING PRACTICE


Using the Present Perfect Tense in Speaking about the Pandemic:

It has been 1 year since COVID-19 pandemic began to change our lives.  Think about how your life has changed from March 2020- March 2021.  What good/bad changes have you experienced?  Try to use the Present Perfect to make some sentences.  Be ready to share some sentences during our ZOOM meeting.  

Examples

Good:  
I have cooked more healthy meals for my family since the Pandemic started.  
I have spent more time with my children at home together this year.  

Bad:  
Many people have gotten sick or died of COVID-19.  
I haven't seen my parents since the Pandemic started.

Now you think of some sentences about your COVID experience!  


No online class next week!  Come back Mar. 22nd! 😊

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Week 9 - March 1-5, 2021

Dear Students, 😊

Here are this week's lessons.  Remember you can contact me by email (etaylor@themcc.com) or FB Messenger with any questions.  

ZOOM Meetings

AM Class - Wednesday, Mar. 3 @ 10:30am

PM Class - Wednesday, Mar. 3 @ 1:00pm


Click Here to complete the survey if you didn't do it last week:  MCC Survey  


AM Reading/Writing Class

Topic:  Employment/Jobs       
                                          


1) HOMEWORK (Submit to me by Friday, March 5th!)


LINK 1 READING TEST Instructions:  Open LINK 1 and write your answers neatly on paper.  You DO NOT need to answer in full sentences - short answers are fine.  Make sure to write "Reading Assessment" at the top of your paper and number the questions properly.  Please send me a photo of your answers by Friday, March 5th!  


2) PRACTICE - Jobs and Working


LINK 2 Instructions:  Listen and complete this activity online.  Click "Finish" and then check your answers.  


LINKS 3, 4, 5 and 6 Instructions:  Write your answers on paper to review different occupations and vocabulary related to work.  Check your answers on the last page of each link AFTER you write your answers on paper.  





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PM Listening/Speaking Class   

Topic:  Housing Problems   

  

We are beginning a short unit on Housing Problems and leaving a message for the landlord to fix a problem.  Please begin by doing the Vocabulary, Grammar and Listening Practice.  


1) VOCABULARY - Talking about House Problems


LINK 1 and 2 Instructions:  Open the Links and listen to the Audio as you follow along.  Listen and Repeat.  Take notes in your binder on new vocabulary words and phrases.    




2) GRAMMAR - Modals for Polite Requests




We are going to be asking the landlord/apartment manager for help with a problem in our house or apartment, so we need to know how to make a polite request with Modal Verbs:  Could you, Would you, or Would you mind .  We must also use "please".  Here is some practice with Modal Verbs for polite requests.  

LINK 3 Instructions:  Watch the Video and then answer the questions under the video to check your understanding.  When you finish, you will be able to check your answers.  


LINK 4 Instructions:  Write each request on paper, and then check your answers on the second page to see how you did.  


LINK 5 Instructions:  Complete LINK 5 online and click "Finish" and then check your grade to see how you did.  


3) HOMEWORK


LINK 6 Instructions:  Click LINK 6 to open the Listening Homework.  Listen to the Video of 3 Voicemail messages for the Landlord and answer the questions.  You can listen to the Voicemail messages as many times as you want to, and do this practice more than once if you want to.  You will be leaving me a Voice Message like this for the Speaking Test.  

(Due: Friday, Mar. 5th)


LINK 7 SPEAKING TEST Instructions:  Open LINK 7 for the Speaking Assessment Instructions.  Choose 1 of the House/Apartment Problems in the pictures.  Leave a Voice Message for your Landlord about the problem.  Follow the instructions carefully to make sure you include everything.  Your message should be at least 30 seconds long, and you can leave your message for me at anytime March 1-9.    


(Due:  Tuesday, Mar. 9th)


Leave your message for me using FB Messenger: (or use another recording app and send to me by email - etaylor@themcc.com)  




Sunday, February 21, 2021

Week 8 - Feb. 22-26, 2021

Dear Students, 

Here the English lessons for this week.  We have Assessments in both classes. There is also an MCC Client Settlement Survey that must be completed online.  Please contact me if you have any questions, and also plan to join the ZOOM meetings to help you with the lessons.  

ZOOM Meetings
AM Class - Wed., Feb. 24 at 10:30am
PM Class - Wed., Feb. 24 at 1:00pm


AM Reading/Writing Class   

Topic:  Beginning a New Job    


1) VOCAB/PRACTICE

Open LINKS 1 and 2 to practice vocabulary for Employee forms.  Do these online for practice.  



2) HOMEWORK (Due Friday, Feb. 26)


LINK 3 Instructions:  For LINK 3, please click the link to go to an online survey to be completed by all MCC students and clients. Right now it is in English and Arabic.  The MCC will use feedback from these surveys to improve their programs and services.  If you are in both classes, you only need to complete the form one time.  Please send me a quick message to let me know when you have finished this. 


LINK 4 Instructions:  Click LINK 4 to read two Work Schedules.  Answer the questions and click "Submit".  After you submit your answer, please click the button to "View Score".  You will NOT see your grade, but you will be able to check what the CORRECT answers are and see how you did!  We will have a Reading Test about Work Schedules next week.  


LINK 5 Instructions:  Click LINK 5 to go to the Writing Test (Employee Information Form).  You can print this page if you have a printer, and fill out the form. If you don't have a printer, please copy the form and your answers neatly on a piece of paper using the same format.  PRINT NEATLY!  DO NOT use a real Social Insurance Number (SIN) on this form.  Use the "Self-Assessment" on the second page to make sure you have completed the form correctly.  Please send me a photo of your test by Friday!


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PM Listening/Speaking Class

Topic:  Small Talk with a New Colleague


1) PRACTICE

LINKS 1, 2 and 3 will help you listen to and practice Small Talk phrases and questions.  




2) HOMEWORK (Due Friday, Feb. 26)


LINK 4 Instructions:  For LINK 4, please click the link to go to an online survey to be completed by all MCC students and clients.  Right now it is in English and Arabic. The MCC will use feedback from these surveys to improve their programs and services.  If you are in both classes, you only need to complete the form one time.  Please send me a quick message to let me know when you have finished this. 


LINK 5 Instructions:  LINK 5 is the Listening Test.  Click the link and then listen to the Audio conversation 3 times while answering the questions.  Answer the 14 questions and then click "Submit",  and I will get it.  Please do this without help and only take the test 1 time.  Submit by Friday.   


LINK 6 Instructions:  LINK 6 is the Speaking Test instructions. You have started a new job and I'm your new co-worker. We will have a small talk conversation. Please read the instructions carefully and prepare your ideas.  Message me with the day/time this week that you want to take the test, and I will call you for a Video chat at that time. 




Week 2 - April 12-16, 2021

Dear CLB 4B Students, 😊 Here are the lessons for Week 2.  We are continuing our theme of Grocery Shopping.   Class ZOOM Meetings: AM Class ...