What are some of your favorite movies or books? Marvel movies? Harry Potter? Star Wars? Do you love these movies? Or, do you wish you could change something about them? Here's a great writing exercise with my example, Choose a story you want to change. I choose Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of SkywalkerWhat … Continue reading How Would You Change the Story?
Maybe you're like me and you have been stuck inside for last couple of weeks! Right now all the shopping malls are closed! Online shopping is fun but you might be trying to save money right now. So, instead of shopping let's pretend! Here are the rules, You have $500 to spend. You must have … Continue reading Let’s Go Shopping!
I hope you enjoyed my last post about practicing adjectives through Marvel characters https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/03/26/marvel-universe-adjectives/. But, maybe you are not a fan of the Marvel universe. You can use this exercise with any set of characters you like! Here's a similar exercise using my favorite set of characters-from Harry Potter! Just like the last exercise, use … Continue reading Harry Potter-Adjectives
Right now you might be thinking about diseases and how they spread. Here's a video about one disease that we have a cure for-small pox. Check out the questions and vocabulary words after you finishing watching the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSandHijDc What is special about smallpox?How does smallpox spread?What were some of the challenges with smallpox?When was … Continue reading How to Eradicate a Disease- a TED Ed Video
Have you ever thought about why we say OK? We use this word so often in American English! Watch this fun video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnIDL-eHOs A fun video from Vox! Why are some of the reasons you say Ok? Are you going to start using this more? Leave your answers below!
I LOVE the Marvel Universe! I love the movies, characters, and storylines! I love watching the movies again and again and having long discussions about them. There are so many characters in the Marvel movies. They are all different right? But when you try to describe them you might be using the same adjectives-good, nice, … Continue reading Marvel Universe-Adjectives
Stuck at home? Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here are my top picks for what to watch! If you want to improve your everyday American English Of course everyone will tell you to watch Friends and How I Met Your Mother, but here are some other ones to consider: The Office (US)- … Continue reading What Should I Be Watching?
Do you have more time on your hands these days? Here's what I'm reading in case you are looking for a recommendation! Copyright Harper Collins Publishers This is a fantastic book for high intermediate and advanced students! The story is engaging and exciting. What are you reading right now? Leave me your recommendations!
Are you trying to practice your writing skills but feel like you don't know what to write? Did you see my last post on journaling- https://mongoose-esl.com/2020/03/19/writing-practice-journaling/- but feel like you can't write more than a few sentences? You might have writer's block! Writer's block is when you are unable to think of what to write. … Continue reading Writer's Block
Do you ever get writer's block? Writer's block is when you can not think of what to write next. It feels like your brain is stuck or something is blocking your brain from thinking of what to write. Practicing your writing skills can help your speaking skills. However, sometimes it feels like you just don't … Continue reading I Can’t Think of What to Write!