Friday, October 17, 2014

Free Online Test Targets English Learners


VOA Learning English: Free Online Test Targets English Learners

A private company has just launched what it calls “the world’s first free standardized English test.” Anyone with an Internet connection can take the test for free. The test can be found at efset.org.(read more) (listen)

Words in this Story
  • launch – v. to offer or sell (something) for the first time
  • prohibitive – adj. so high that people are prevented from using or buying something
  • pilot – v. done as a test to see if a larger program, study, should be done
  • intriguing – adj. extremely interesting
  • game changer – n. an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Internet Icons


LearningChocolate: Internet Icons




LearningChocolate: In a Store

handout

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shopping

1 shopping cart
2 cash register
·         Cash drawer
3 receipt
·         Price
·         Sub-total
·         Sales tax
·     Total

4 credit card machine
5 paper bag
·         Plastic bag
6 price tag
·         discount
7 size tag
·         XS extra small
·         S small
·         M medium
·         L large
·         XL extra large
·         2X extra, extra large
·         3X extra, extra, extra large
8 display case
9 counter
·         customer
10 rack
·         Sales rack
·         Cheap
·         expensive

11 escalator
12 elevator
13 dressing room
·         Mirror
·     curtain
14 customer service
·         Exchange
·         Refund

15 sales ad
·         Ad = advertisement
16 sales clerk
·         Sales associate
·         cashier

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jinyuan

She is Jinyuan. She is from China. She has one son.  She goes to school every day.

What is she doing now?
She is not studying English.
She is going to the hospital with her husband.

Yesterday, she went to school, then she went to Costco.

Tomorrow, she will use Skype to talk to her son in China.

Thursday, October 9, 2014