August 27, 2009
It roamed the English channel more than 200 million years ago. And now the prehistoric monster has surfaced once more - in the limestone of Lyme Regis's famous 'Jurassic Coast'.
Excited archaeologists discovered the Loch Ness-style creature on the beach and have spent months piecing together a giant jigsaw composed of dozens of old bones to reveal the 12ft-long plesiosaur.
August 25, 2009
Come to think of it, it's a good idea to display those expressions right here.
Get to - annoy
That guy really gets to me.
This kind of music gets to me. It really disturbs me.
Catch up on work/chores - Do things that need to be done that you haven't had time to do yet. I have to catch up on my English homework.
Up to one's ears - Deeply involved or occupied to full capacity: We are up to our ears in work.
R and R - rest and relaxation: I need some R and R. I am stressed out!
Suggested free time activity: Workbook 91 and 92
August 24, 2009
August 18, 2009
From Least certain To Most certain
Unsolvable _ questionable - debatable - believable - provable
Amazing Homework: Write about an interesting experience (workbook page 90)
The teacher is looking forward to reading it!!!! Enjoy the pleasure of writing!
August 13, 2009
The class was dedicated to writing a news article. We talked about today's news and worked on the basic principles of a news article. Our articles:
By Chris, Fernanda and Fátima
Two days ago, the mayor of Cascavel decreed the closing of all the city public spaces to prevent the swine flu from spreading among the population.
By Jerry and Liliane
Due to time constraints, the articles were really brief. However, they provide relevant information to the readers. What should you have in mind when writing a news article? Question words! Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? A news article usually answers information questions about an event.
Expressions of the day:
I'm sick and tired of what is going on in the senate.
I can't stand this talk about the swine flu. I'm fed up!
Entertainment for the weekend:Exercise C, page 107
August 11, 2009
Today we talked about how skeptical we all are in relation to the news we gather from papers, magazines, the internet, etc. We watched some on-the-street interviews and agreed that one cannot fully trust any form of news reporting.
Here are some of the expressions we used today:
Proverb: Take it with a grain of salt.
To consider something to be not completely true or right .
I've read the article, which I take with a grain of salt.
Bias: A tendency to support or oppose a particular person or thing in an unfair way by allowing personal opinions to influence your judgement. Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias. (Cambridge Dictionary)
Rob puts too much faith in what he reads. (He believes it too readily.)
harmful # harmless - Do you think hoaxes should be considered a crime or are they harmless?
Credible source = reputable (able to be trusted)