U.S. Money: Do you have change for a dollar? – English Language Notes 24

{“en”:”Can you name these coins? This is a penny. Itu2019s worth one cent. A nickel is five cents. A dime is ten cents. A quarter is twenty-five cents. In the U.S., quarters are the most useful coins to carry these days, but sometimes we donu2019t have any on us. I asked my Twitter followers to identify this object. Do you know what itu2019s called? Itu2019s a coin change machine or simply a change machine. Itu2019s very convenient when you need coins, but only have bills. In this lesson, letu2019s talk about how you can ask for change. And I don’t mean the kind of change we make to the world around us. I mean making change, like one set of money for another. One large bill for smaller denominations.

There are many coin-operated machines, like… gumball machines, candy machines, laundry machines, arcade games… small rides like a carousel or merry-go-round. I often need coins for vending machines when I want to buy a snack or cold drink. So how does a change machine work? Help me out. “Insert” is a fancy word for “put in.” And “dispense” means “to give.” Basically, with a change machine you go from bills to coins. Four quarters make a dollar, so if you insert a five-dollar bill, how many quarters will the machine dispense? Can you do the math? But what if there isn’t a change machine around?What can you ask someone? It isn’t always appropriate to go up to a stranger and ask for change, but you could go up to someone who’s working at a cash register. Here are some useful ways to ask for change: Okay. How about asking for smaller bills. You only have a twenty-dollar bill, for example, and you need smaller bills like ones and fives. Or maybe you need two tens. What can you ask? This kind of situation might happen at the cash register. In the U.S, we also have rolls of quarters.

So at the bank, you can give a ten-dollar bill and ask for a roll of quarters. Many drivers keep quarters in their car to feed the parking meters. If you get asked for change or if someone asks you to break a large bill and you can’t, just say something like this: By the way, do you carry a lot of cash on you? I bet some of you are already making payments with your smartphones. Let me know in the comments. And by the way, while we’re talking about money, have you seen my grandmotheru2019s coin collection? It has some interesting pieces. If you’d like to see U.S. and foreign currency AND practice intonation patterns, click on the link to that lesson. Thatu2019s all for now. If you found this helpful, then please like this video and perhaps you could share it with someone else learning English. As always, thanks for watching and happy studies!. “}

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Intonation in Long Sentences – English Pronunciation with JenniferESL

{“en”:”In this lesson, we’ll focus on intonation patterns within longer sentences. Like the one I just said about boots. [title] My model sentences are getting longer now, so I’m using thought groups or intonation groups. Remember what those are? Sometimes our sentences begin with a longer thought. It could be a phrase or a whole clause (with a subject and a verb). We can use low-rise intonation to signal that we’re not done yet.

There’s more information that we’d like to add. There’s more than one intonation pattern we can use in longer sentences. – Either in that first thought group or a middle thought group. So I’ll share a second. It involves dropping our voice and then rising again. Some call it a fall-rise intonation pattern. We can use this fall-rise in many of the same places as the low-rise. You try. Let’s practice the fall-rise intonation pattern. Repeat after me. So what’s the difference between the low-rise and and the fall-rise? I don’t believe there’s a significant difference. Both patterns end with a rise, and that signals incompletion. You’re not done with your thought.

There’s more coming. Here’s where I think there could be a difference. Stating lists. Listen and compare. I have one pair of sneakers, a few pairs of boots, two pairs of sandals, and…several pairs of dress shoes. I have one pair of sneakers, a few pairs of boots, two pairs of sandals, and several pairs of dress shoes. When I used low-rise intonation the first time, I needed time to think. My statement sounded more hesitant, less certain. The second time I used fall-rise intonation. It sounded more certain. Perhaps even more authoritative. See if you can understand the difference when I count. First, I’ll use a low-rise.

1…2…3…4…5. Now I’ll try a fall-rise. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Sounds more certain. I can make it even more certain and perhaps authoritative if I use that “angry parent” voice. 1, 2, 3, 4… Do you see how the meaning…and the expression changes? We can even put these two intonation patterns together in the same sentence. I did this at the beginning of the video when I said, …and then I add on. We might also use a fall-rise when we need to pause because we’re hesitating to add on. To finish our thought. We know what we’re going to say, but perhaps what we’re going to say is surprising or disappointing in some way. You’ll hear statements like, You could try, but it may not work. They’re good, but expensive. Let’s put everything together. We’ll read a short text. I’ll mark the thought groups, show the focus words, and also show where we rise and fall. If you want, I’ll tell you where I got these leather boots. Do you want to know? I got them in Texas. That’s all for now. Thanks for watching and happy studies.. “}

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Lesson 1 – Learn English with Jennifer – Greetings

{“en”:”Learn English with Jennifer Lesson 1: Greetings Natasha is from Russia. Natasha wants to learn English. Jennifer teaches English. Jennifer teaches Natasha. Learn English with Jennifer and Natasha. Hello Natasha. Hello Jennifer. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Fine thanks. Fine, thank you. Fine, thank you. How are you? Good, thank you. We just said… Hello. Hello. And you said… Hello. Hello. Hello. How are you? Listen. How are you? How are you? Listen. How are you? You. How are you? Listen and repeat. How. How. How are you? Hello. Hello Natasha. How are you? Hello Jennifer. How are you? Good. You can say… Fine thanks. Fine thanks. (Can I ask you to move a little that way?) How are you? Listen and repeat. Hello. How are you? How are you? Fine thanks. Fine thanks. How are you? Good! How are you? So when I ask, I am first. I say, “How are you?” And you say, “How are you?” Yes. So listen. Hello. Hello. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Do you hear the difference? How ARE you? How are YOU? This is me, Jennifer.

This is you, Natasha. Ready? Hello. Hello. How are you? Fine thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Fine. Thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Listen and repeat. Good. That’s Russian. Good. “Gud” – let’s not say that. Listen. Good. Good. Thank you. Listen. TH – Thank you. Thank you. Good! Good. Thank you. So with “good” – relax. kid thank you watch it on “Thank you.” Watch your tongue. Good. Thank you. Listen. Good. Thank you. Good. Good. Thank you. Thank you.

All right. Let’s try again. Hello Natasha. Hello Jennifer. How are you? Fine. Thanks. How are you? Good. Thank you. Good. Thank you. Wonderful! Thank you!. “}

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Oral Reading Fluency 1: “A New Day” – Improve your English through reading!

{“en”:”Oral Reading Fluency Practice Text 1: A New Day How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you know that each day is a chance to do something new, something right, something good. That’s what this first reading is about. Remember the difference between CAN and COULD. We use COULD to talk about what we think is possible. We use CAN to talk about what we know we are able to do. Listen for these two verbs. Listen and read along silently. Listen and repeat after me. Let’s read together slowly. Read with me again. Let’s read faster. Let’s read at a natural pace. So what are your plans for today? Make it a good one.. “}

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Parts of Speech: Nouns, Pronouns, Determiners – English Grammar Review (1/3)

{“en”:”Hi everyone. It’s Jennifer. Since I’m an English teacher, it won’t surprise you to know that I love grammar. But I know that many others don’t love this subject. In fact, some people react very negatively to grammar terminology. So starting off this lesson immediately with examples of determiners and noun modifiers won’t excite the majority of you. So let’s try to ease into this grammar lesson, okay? Tell me what’s the best vacation you ever had? Here are some photos from one of my more recent family vacations. Do you recognize any of the places? People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and while it’s true that an image can be very powerful, photos can’t completely replace daily communication like email and phone calls. And no university professor is going to accept a photo instead of a written essay, just as no boss is going to accept a series of photos instead of a written report.

We have to use words like these And we have to put them in the right order to build sentences. Understanding syntax, helps me build this sentence: Last summer my family visited a few national parks in South Dakota and Wyoming Knowing how to put words in the proper order is called syntax If you want to be effective in your communication, take the time to learn syntax. To help you, I’m going to review all the parts of speech in English. We’ll break each category down, and I’ll give plenty of examples.

This lesson will be about how words function in a sentence. If you understand the function of a word, you’ll be more confident about the word order in every sentence you say or write. Let’s start. I don’t want to overwhelm you with terminology, so we’ll break this lesson into three parts. In part one, we’ll talk about nouns, pronouns, and determiners. In part two, we’ll look at verbs, adjectives, and conjunctions. In part three, we’ll look at adverbs, prepositions, and interjections. I should note that some sources don’t include determiners. That’s why you may hear about eight parts of speech rather than nine. I feel determiners are important, and I’d like you to understand what they are and what they do, so I’m including determiners in my list. Let’s begin our review. Every conversation is about something or someone. We need to talk about people and things, so we use nouns. Nouns are the subjects of our sentences. Nouns can be people, places, animals, or things — either concrete or abstract. As subjects, nouns can begin a sentence. Proper nouns are names of specific people and things. Proper nouns must be capitalized. Common nouns are names of everyday things.

These nouns are not capitalized. Here’s another way to look at nouns. They can either be countable or uncountable. This is important to understand because the number of things influences other word forms in a sentence. Here’s a quick check. Can you sort the nouns into two groups, countable and uncountable? Here are the answers. If you need more practice, you can watch my lessons on countable and uncountable nouns. I’ll put the links in the video description. If a noun is countable, we can use either the singular or plural form. Plural nouns can be either regular or irregular. I’ll include a link to an odor lesson that I have on the pronunciation of regular plural endings -s and -es. “Tourists” is an example of a regular plural noun. “Buffalo” is an example of an irregular plural noun. We can also talk about collective nouns. They refer to a group, but collective nouns function as singular nouns. At least, that’s true of American English.

“Family” is a good example. We haven’t talked about all the parts of speech yet, but I need to state briefly now that nouns can also function as objects. That means that nouns can also follow verbs and prepositions. The object of a verb is called a direct object. The object of a preposition is called an indirect object. When we speak or write at length we don’t usually repeat the same noun over and over again: Buffalo are large animals. Buffalo can run very fast, and when buffalo run, buffalo are very dangerous. That sounded wordy, right? Instead we use pronouns. Pronouns are words that replace nouns, so we sound less repetitive. We can only use pronouns when the reference is clear. So first we use a noun, and as we continue to speak or write, we can refer back to that person or thing with a pronoun Pronouns can be subjects or objects, just like nouns. Let’s talk about personal pronouns first.

Subject pronouns are: Object pronouns are: We also have possessive pronouns: Can you identify the types of pronouns I’m using? Do you understand what each pronoun refers back to? Look. Here’s an interesting note: The subject pronoun IT doesn’t always refer back to something. IT can be a “dummy” subject. It’s just a placeholder. Sometimes we need the subject pronoun to make a statement about something that simply is It’s three o’clock. It’s cold outside. It’s time to go. We also have reflexive pronouns: And we have demonstrative pronouns: Demonstrative pronouns can easily function as subjects or objects: This is fun. I love this. But reflexive pronouns are a bit different. They can be objects. For example: Reflexive pronouns can also help us emphasize a subject For example: Do you know what reciprocal pronouns are? Don’t worry. If you don’t know the term.

I bet you know these pronouns. It’s a very short list. each other / one another Reciprocal pronouns help us explain actions that are given and received equally. For instance: And finally, we have relative pronouns, like who, which, and that. I hope you’ve watched my series on adjective clauses to understand how relative pronouns function within a sentence. Okay. We’ve covered nouns and pronouns. Let’s take the time to talk about determiners. Before I start naming different determiners, let me show you some more photos from my family vacation. Determiners tend to be short words that help us determine what or who we’re talking about. We place a determiner before a noun. Determiners include articles. numbers and quantifiers, demonstrative determiners, and possessive determiners. Articles include the indefinite article and the definite article. As for the indefinite article, remember we use A before consonant sound and AN before a vowel sound. As for the definite article, we say THE (“thuh”) before a consonant sound and the (“thee”) before a vowel sound. Sometimes we use no article, so we can talk about a zero article.

I have a series of lessons on articles, so you may want to check out the video description for those links. Numbers and quantifiers help us talk about how much or how many? Some quantifiers can only be used with countable nouns like MANY and SEVERAL. Other quantifiers can only be used with uncountable nouns like MUCH and A LITTLE. Demonstrative determiners are also called demonstrative adjectives. You know these words: this, that, these, those. Remember we use THIS and THESE for things that are close to us in time or space. We use THAT and THOSE for things that are more distant. We’ve already talked about THAT, THIS, THESE, and THOSE as pronouns, so you can see that some words fit into more than one word class Finally, we have possessive determiners, which some call possessive adjectives. They include: Help me build some sentences with determiners.

Put the missing words in the right place. Note that once we put a determiner together with a noun, we have a phrase. A phrase is a group of words that functions as a unit in a sentence. For example, we can have a noun phrase. That noun phrase can be a subject or an object. For example, in sentence 1 “my daughter” is the object of a preposition. Okay. I think that’s a pretty good start. We’ll continue with more parts of speech in part two. If you’re eager to continue this grammar lesson, please like this video. As always, thanks for watching and happy studies! Become a sponsor of English with Jennifer. You’ll get a special badge, bonus posts, on-screen credit, and a monthly live stream. Click on the link or look in the video description for more information. Note that sponsorships are not available in every country at this time Join me on my YouTube community tab for special posts each week. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my channel. That way you’ll get notification of every new video I upload to YouTube.”}

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Terms of Endearment – English Language Notes 15

{“en”:”On February 14, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. In honor of this holiday, I thought we’d have a lesson on terms of endearment. Those are words like “honey”…”baby”… They’re words of affection, and we use them to address the people we’re closest to: Every language has its terms of endearment. Some are widely used, and others are a little unusual because they’re made up. They’re used just between two people. We have a lot of terms of endearment in English. – So many that I can’t possibly tell you all of them. But I do plan to share many of them, and I have some notes to help me remember. We’ll start with a very common one: honey. It can be written two different ways as a term of endearment. We use “honey” with adults and children. As in, “Hi, honey. How was your day?” “Good job, honey. I’m so proud of you.” A short form? – Hun’ (hon’). Like, “Hon’, do yo have a second?” Variations? – There are a lot of them.

Some common ones are: Sometimes, especially in the case of honey, you hear a term of endearment in a situation where people are not close, but the situation is informal. For example, a friendly waitress might say, “Hon’, want some more coffee?” or “Can I get you some more coffee, ‘hon?” You need to be careful. You may hear this, and it can be appropriate in certain situations. My advice is not to use terms of endearment with people you are not familiar with or close to. Because then it could be taken as a form of disrespect.

So be careful. All right. Next one. “Baby.” “Hey, baby. What’s wrong?” We can use it with adults or children. Short form: babe. Variations: A very common term of endearment: sweetheart. For adults and for children. “Good morning, sweetheart.” “Sweetheart, it’s time for breakfast.” Variations: Again, like “honey,” there are a lot of variations. “Sweet pea” – usually for children. “Sweet lips” – for adults. “Love” – “Hi, my love.” For adults and for children. You might hear: “Darling.” You’ll hear a combination: Darling dear. My darling dear. In some accents, in some situations – songs, for example – you’ll hear people drop the “g.” And instead of “darling,” you’ll hear something like “darlin’.” “Dear.” You see this word also in messages and letters, “Dear Mr. Smith”…”Dear Mrs. Jones.” As a form of address, as a greeting in a letter, it has nothing to do with affection. It’s actually just a formal, polite way of starting out a letter or a message. But variations for terms of endearment would be: You can also hear “dearie,” and that could be spelled different ways, but when I think of “dearie,” I think of some elderly…kind, elderly woman who is maybe thanking a young person for helping her carry her groceries, “Oh, dearie.

Thank you so much.” So not as common. “Cutie.” “Cutie patootie” – definitely for children. “Sunshine.” This is one that I use. “Hey, sunshine.”…”Good morning, sunshine.” “Sunshine, time for school.” “Angel.” – Adults and children. Most of these are for adults or children. Okay. This one is probably more so for a romantic relationship. “Snookums.” – My snookums. We have some silly sounding terms of endearment. “Snookums” would be one of them. A similar one: “pookie.” It could be for kids, but I usually think of that in a love relationship.

“My snookums.” …”Pookie.” Another silly word, “boo.” Not like “Boo!” to scare you, but “Ooh, my boo! My little boo.” So terms of endearment can sound silly because they’re affectionate… We have many terms of endearment based on the names of animals. Usually cute little ones, like: Although bears are big, we might say: For a girl, you might call her “princess.” “What’s wrong, my princess?” We have terms of endearment based on good looks. We might use this for our children, for example. “Come here, gorgeous.” “Hey, beautiful.” “Handsome.” I sometimes say, “Where’s my handsome boy?” He’s getting older, so I have to be careful I can’t be too cute calling my nine-year-old a “cutie patootie” or “my handsome boy.” That’s not cool anymore. Also for kids, “munchkin.” We have other terms of endearment that end with “-kin.” It sounds cute: munchkin, pumpkin… Those are the ones I can recall right now.

Also, just like we have terms of endearment based on cute little animals, we have terms of endearment based on sweet things to eat, like: Gosh, there are so many. I think I’ll have to end there. But now you get a sense of how many terms of endearment are possible. Listen out for them. You’ll hear them in films, in TV shows, in songs… Maybe you’ll hear them said to you. Now I’d like you to take a very short true-false quiz to check your understanding of how terms of endearment are used. However, in general we’re very wary of strangers who do approach children. I believe there’s still one term of endearment I didn’t share with you yet. It’s something sweet.

“Sugar.” We can use this for adults for for children. Personally, I don’t use it. Or I don’t use it much. The only example that comes to mind is again that friendly waitress, maybe taking your order. “What can I get you, sugar?” All right. We’re going to end by taking the word “sugar” and putting it in a poem. I want to share a very common poem. In fact, it’s so common, it’s probably the first love poem that children learn in English. Maybe you know it. It goes like this: People love to play around with this poem and change the words. We usually keep the first two lines and change the last two. The variations can be funny. They can be cute. They can be romantic. A child might say: So you get the idea of how creative you can be.

I thought you might like to try this. If you want to create your own poem, try using the “Roses are red” poem. Keep the first two lines and change the last two. How would you end this poem? That’s all for now. Thanks for watching. Happy studies! And happy Valentine’s Day!. “}

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U.S. Presidential Elections – Learn English Vocabulary – Language Notes 22

{“en”:”Politics and politicians are always in the news, but during an election year people pay more attention to the political scene. If you’re like to follow the U.S. presidential elections, you’ll need some basic facts and relevant vocabulary. Let me help you. In the U.S. we hold presidential elections every four years. So either we elect a new president, or re re-elect the current president. A president can serve two terms. 4 and 4. That’s a total of 8 possible years in office. The presidential elections (Election Day) are always in November and always on a Tuesday. I believe it’s the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. But the election process begins long before November. First, we have the primary elections, or the primaries. It’s the more common process at the state level. There’s also something called a caucus, which several states have. It’s like a large meeting. But the primary elections are what I’m familiar with as a voter. The primary elections are generally held in the spring of the election year. How you vote in the primaries can depend on what political party you’re affiliated with.

In the U.S. we have two major political parties. The Republican Party and the Democratic Party. But there are other smaller parties. The rules in the primaries can vary from state to state, but usually you vote for a candidate within your political party. The primary election and the general election use a secret ballot, meaning no one gets to see which candidate you choose. Here’s a bonus fact. Basically, there are two types of primary elections. In a closed primary, you have to vote for a candidate within your party. So if you’re registered as a Republican, you have to choose from among the Republican candidates. In an open primary, you can vote in the primary of your choice. So even if you’re registered as a Republican, you can vote for a candidate of any party.

So states hold the primary elections to help determine a party’s candidate That’s the person who will represent the party in the general election held in November. Basically, there are two people who run for president. Two people from the two major political parties. Of course, there can be other official candidates coming from the smaller parties. All the presidential candidates campaign. They work to gain people’s votes. They visit states, they give interviews, they create campaign ads for TV and radio. Here’s another bonus fact. The Republican Party is also sometimes known as the GOP. That stands for the Grand Old Party. After the primaries, after the caucuses, there’s a national convention. Each party has one.

This is a large gathering that has become a combination of a rally, a party, a show, a collection of speeches. If the primaries gave very clear results, then the national convention is really just an opportunity to confirm the party’s candidate. but by the end of the national convention, one candidate has won the party’s nomination. That person is the presidential nominee. Each party has one. Once we know who the candidates are, they choose their running mates.

These are their choices for vice president. They start campaigning together in order to win the general election in November. When we say a candidate is on the campaign trail, it means they’re busy traveling to key states in order to speak to crowds of voters. As you know, there are 50 U.S. states. In elections, we talk about red states, blue states, and swing states. A red state usually votes for a Republican. A blue state usually votes for a Democrat.

Swing states can go either way, so presidential nominees usually spend more time and money campaigning in swing states. Here’s another bonus fact. The interesting and maybe confusing thing about U.S. presidential elections is that we balance a popular vote by the people with a vote by representatives within a body of government. In the primaries, candidates try to win delegates. Those are people who represent voters in a state. In the general election, we have the Electoral College. This is also a group of representatives called electors. And they also represent state populations. States with bigger populations have more representatives So California has a larger population, therefore, more electors compared to a smaller state, like Rhodes Island. Each voter casts a vote. And that vote does count in the general election. But in the end, it’s an indirect vote because because the president is elected by the Electoral College. The strange thing is that a presidential candidate could lose the popular vote, but be elected by the Electoral College.

That’s because in almost all of the 50 states it’s a winner-take-all system. Whoever wins the majority of votes, wins all the votes of those electors in a state. So the results of the Electoral College can be more decisive. A presidential candidate has to win the majority of votes (in the Electoral College) in order to get elected. Currently, that number is 270. Every city has a number of polling locations or voting locations. These are places where people cast their votes. Often a polling location is a public school. Public schools are closed on Election Day for this reason. So in November we hold the general election. We vote for president and we choose our electors. Then in December the electors meet. There’s the vote by the Electoral College. But that’s not quite the end. Finally, a winner is announced. But we still have to wait till January of the following year for the inauguration ceremony.

That’s when the new president is sworn into office. He or she takes the Oath of Office for four years. Final bonus fact: But the President can exit the White House early in one of three ways: by death, by impeachment (which is like the country saying, “You’re fired.”), or resignation (which is when the President says, “I quit.”) I hope this review of the U.S. presidential election process was useful. Thanks for watching and happy studies!. “}

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2 NEW ways to study English: Start in October 2017

Hello everyone! October promises to be an exciting month for learning English. First, please remember that for a limited time I’m able to offer 500 of my viewers a very big discount on my Oxford English. If you haven’t heard my full announcement, please click on the link to learn more. My Oxford English is a self-study course designed by Oxford University Press. It’s aligned with the CEFR, and it’s an amazing learning opportunity for those who are serious about studying daily in order to boost their English proficiency level. With my link you can purchase one level (that’s two modules) of the My Oxford English course. Normally, it’s $478. But my link allows you to access the course for only $269. You get a savings of over 40%. That’s $269 for 100 hours of online study. The course covers all skills at all levels, and it’s a top quality course To those who’ve already made the purchase, thank you and good luck with your studies.

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This announcement is for intermediate students who’d like to work on their listening skills with me. For the past week I’ve been telling you on social media that something special is coming to Simor. Well, it’s here! Enrollment is now open for a 4-week course called Intermediate Dictations for Debate. We’ll focus on listening comprehension, but you’ll also get vocabulary and writing practice. Do you know what a dictation is? That’s when I read and you write what you hear. And a debate? That’s a discussion that looks at two opposing viewpoints. The course will run from October 9th to November 3rd. In this four-week course you’ll have a total of eight short dictations. That’s two dictations a week When I post a dictation you’ll have 24 hours to post what you hear These short dictations will develop your listening skills, and the process of writing will strengthen your understanding of grammar and vocabulary. I’ll explain and review key vocabulary for each topic.

I’ll ask you to complete one vocabulary exercise each week. My listening tasks will also get you thinking more in English. Each recording will present a view that you may or may not agree with. By the end of the week you’ll be ready to share your opinion on the topic. That’s when we’ll really have fun because we can debate the issue on our private discussion board. I won’t be providing detailed feedback on each individual post, but there will be teacher feedback and you will have interaction with your classmates. Topics include: Should education be free? Should professional athletes earn over a million dollars? Note there are no live classes for this course because Simor.org is not a video conference site. It’s set up to be a media rich discussion board. This means you can easily fit the coursework into your busy day.

You complete the tasks when it’s convenient for you. There is a one-time fee that students must pay to access the course materials in my private room on Simor. For only $10 you get 8 dictations, 4 vocabulary exercises, and 4 opportunities to engage in a debate with other English language learners. For 4 weeks, you’ll have my guidance and my feedback The goal is to increase your ability to understand spoken English and give you vocabulary and writing practice. Here’s how you enroll. First, sign up on Simor if you haven’t already. Remember you can use your Facebook or LinkedIn account. Second, go to my profile page and choose to follow me.

This means you’ll get notification of all my public posts. Finally, click on the course title Jennifer’s intermediate dictations for debate or just use this URL. Remember you have to make the one-time payment of $10 to access the course. Once you’ve registered for the course, you’ll receive notification of all new posts. Course information and instructions on how to enroll are in the video description along with the link to Simor. I’m really excited to offer you a new way to study on Simor.org. I look forward to welcoming many of you in my first private room there See you on October 9th for Intermediate Dictations for Debate. As always, thanks for watching and happy studies. You.

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