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ami-jjang
Apr 23, 2007, 02:12 AM
Congratulation to choconlongxu as Student of the Week of 04/08/07 - 04/14/07





Questions & Answers:

*To all instructors: If Ami misses any materials, please add by replying. Thanks Thanks.









ma soeur_inlove – Conversation – Tập Nói Chuyện – M,W,F 6:30PM – 8:00PM



1. What is your favorite fruit?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. Introduce yourself.

4. Which do you value more, friendship or ownership?







Dung Co Nuong – Conversation – Tập Nói Chuyện – F, Su 8:00PM



Make a sentence beginning with “what.”

What do you usually do before you leave home?

What have you done?

What are you doing?

What did you do?

What did you eat yesterday?







Tuan Boston: Reading/Pronunciation – Đọc Truyện/Phát Âm – T, F 4:00PM;

Reading/Game – Đọc Truyện/Trò Chơi S, Su 4:00PM



"I missed the meeting. Can you fill me in?"

"I had a doctor’s appointment so I missed the meeting. What happened?"

I couldn’t make it to the meeting today. Anything interesting I should know about?"

Matt looks pretty upset right now. Do you know what’s going on?"

Did something happen recently? Matt looks pissed off."

I think Matt is mad about something. Do you know what it could be?"

"Matt talks to me like he is mad all the time. Does he do that to you?"

Does Tuan talk to you like he is upset? Or is it just me?"

"This is my first project and I was wondering if you could review it real quick?"



Pronunciation & Translation:

I think I covered all the bases, but could you do a quick check."

Hi Roger, can we set up a time to discuss my progress so far?"

I was wondering if we can meet to discuss how I am doing."

"Can I get some feedback on my performance?"

"Where do you think I need to improve?"

What areas do you think I should work on?"

"Did you finish reviewing my project I completed?"

Hi Tuan, this was my first project, and I wanted to know how I did so I can improve."

"Where do you think I could have done better?" "Is there any areas that I could have done better?"

"What should I do better for next time?"

"What areas did I do well, and what areas did I do poorly."



Complaining and Showing Frustration

"I can’t believe I messed that up. I don’t think I am stupid, but this is suggesting otherwise."

"I am so frustrated at myself. How did I not catch that?"

"I can’t believe I messed that up. I don’t think I am stupid, but this is suggesting otherwise."







blue_moons_1: Pronunciation - Phát Âm



In the sky dark clouds form

dark, dark clouds for a winter storm.

In the harbor, in the port

boats and ships of every sort.



The north wind blows, the sea is torn;

torn by the gale, of a winter storm.

Sailors wait with, boats in port,

hoping the storm, will be short.



Jenny, I know you like Jack a lot, but what do you like about him?

Jenny: Well, I don't know, but there's just something about him. Don't you think so?

Mary: Really? What's that "something"?

Jenny: Well, he's gentle, patient, successful, and MATURE. I think He's my Mr. Right!

Mary: MATURE is a good word, but don't you think he's a little old for you? He's almost twice as old as you are!

Jenny: Well, age shouldn't be something that comes in the way of a person's marriage. As long as we love each other, age is not an issue.

Mary: But what will others think?

Jenny: I don't care what others will think about us. I just know I love him and he loves me...and that's all that matters.



He's head over heels in love with you.

The storyline: Jane's friend Fiona tells Jane that she's lucky to have John as her boyfriend because....

Fiona: I heard you're going out with John?

Jane: Yes. To be frank, I really love him to death.

Fiona: You're so lucky!

Jane: Why do you say that?

Fiona: Why? Are you kidding me? A guy like him is hard to find. Few boys are so caring, so patient, and, did I mention, he's a hottie?

Jane: You really think so?

Fiona: Totally! I'm saying it from the bottom of my heart! And it's obvious that he's head over heels in love with you, too.

Jane: I sure hope so!





eggy eggy: Pronunciation Rules – Quy Tắc của Phát Âm – M-Th 9:00PM



Lesson 3: ‘er’, ‘ir’, ‘ur’ – Swirl, Twirl, Girl

The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er, [er], [er]

The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er], [er], [er]



[er] is the middle of the sound of: verse, girl, turn.

[er] is the end sound of: her, stir.

The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er], [er], [er]



sw-ir-l, swirl --- tw-ir-l, twirl

wh-ir-l , whirl --- g-ir-l, girl

sw-er-ve, swerve --- n-er-ve, nerve

c-ur-ve, curve --- c-ur-l, curl



Dance, girl, dance, girl,

swirl and twirl.

Turn, turn, turn

your skirt’s a-whirl.



Float like a bird

then curve and curl.

Turn on more time

and twirl, twirl.



First verse, next verse

then the third,

each note sets her

feet a-stir.



Dance, girl, dance, girl,

swirl and twirl.

Turn, turn, turn,

you skirt’s a-whirl.



The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er, [er], [er]

The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er], [er], [er]



[er] is the middle of the sound of: verse, girl, turn.

[er] is the end sound of: her, stir.

The letters ER, IR, and UR

make the sound: [er], [er], [er]





1. MH. what is one of the correct ways to pronounce all the phonemes to get to the sound of the following word?

cl-i-ck, click.



2. MH. what is one of the correct ways to pronounce all the phonemes to get to the sound of the following word?

bl-a-ck, black



3. E. Read the following sentence.

But Click Clack Jack kept dancing when no one was around.



4. H. How to correctly pronounce this word (just normal pronunciation; without synthetic phonics method):

whirl.



5. H. How to use the synthetic phonics to pronounce this word:

st-i-cks, sticks

(teacher’s note: st-ix, sticks)







HcVcT: Reading/Pronunciation – Đọc Truyện/Phát Âm – T, Th 11:00AM



I hope you dance - Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

You get your fill to eat

But always keep that hunger

May you never take one single breath for granted

God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small

When you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens

Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance



And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

I hope you dance



I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance

Never settle for the path of least resistance

Living might mean taking chances

But they're worth taking

Lovin' might be a mistake

But it's worth making

Don't let some hell bent heart

Leave you bitter

When you come close to selling out

Reconsider

Give the heavens above

More than just a passing glance



And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

(Time is a real and constant motion always)

I hope you dance

(Rolling us along)

I hope you dance

(Tell me who)

I hope you dance

(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)

(Where those years have gone)



I hope you still feel small

When you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens

Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance



And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

Dance

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

(Time is a real and constant motion always)

I hope you dance

(Rolling us along)

I hope you dance

(Tell me who)

(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)

I hope you dance

(Where those years have gone)



(Tell me who)

I hope you dance

(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)

(Where those years have gone)







BinhNguyen2 – Grammar – Văn Phạm – Everyday 10:00PM



1. You're always using up all the hot water.

A: She'll get the sack soon.

B: I don't think we should let it in the house any more.

C: You should save some for the rest of us.

D: In future I'm going to get the earlier one.

E: Doesn't she know how much other work we've got to do?



2. The problem with Stalone films is that he's always going around shooting everybody.

A: What on earth do you and your friends find to talk about?

B: But have you seen 'Copland'? It's a very good film and he's excellent.C: You shouldn't let yourself get so worked up.

D: You should save your money.

E: I wish he would go and bother somebody else



3. The problem with diabetes is that I'm always going down with colds and flu.

A: What on earth do you and your friends find to talk about?

B: But have you seen 'Copland'? It's a very good film and he's excellent.

C: My immune system is weak.

D: You should save your money.

E: I wish he would go and bother somebody else.



4. We're in financial trouble but you're always going out spending money.

A: What on earth do you and your friends find to talk about?

B: But have you seen 'Copland'? It's a very good film and he's excellent.

C: My immune system is weak.

D: Unless you stop doing that, we'll soon go broke.

E: I wish he would go and bother somebody else.



5. This car is always breaking down.

A: She'll get the sack soon.

B: I don't think we should let it in the house any more.

C: You should save some for the rest of us.

D: I think I'll have to trade it in for a newer one.

E: Doesn't she know how much other work we've got to do?



6. She's always complaining that she doesn't have enough clothes.

A: I'm fed up of being wet all the time.

B: But I've looked in her wardrobe and she's got loads more than me.

C: You should save some for the rest of us.

D: I think I'll have to trade it in for a newer one.

E: She should find one that she likes better.



7. You're always getting phone calls.

A: What on earth do you and your friends find to talk about?

B: But I've looked in her wardrobe and she's got loads more than me.

C: You shouldn't let yourself get so worked up.

D: You should save your money.

E: I wish he would go and bother somebody else.



8. She's always saying she's too fat.

A: What on earth do you and your friends find to talk about?

B: But have you seen 'Copland'? It's a very good film and he's excellent.

C: My immune system is weak.

D: Unless you stop doing that, we'll soon go broke.

E: But I think she looks great. Any thinner and she'd be too thin.



9. They're always having parties.

A: I think I'm going to complain to the police about the noise.

B: But have you seen 'Copland'? It's a very good film and he's excellent.

C: My immune system is weak.

D: Unless you stop doing that, we'll soon go broke.

E: But I think she looks great. Any thinner and she'd be too thin.



10. Not Steve again! He's always dropping in.

A: I'm fed up of being wet all the time.

B: But I've looked in her wardrobe and she's got loads more than me.

C: You shouldn't let yourself get so worked up.

D: You should save your money.

E: I wish he would go and bother somebody else.



11. That cat is always making a mess in the corner.

A: She'll get the sack soon.

B: I don't think we should let it in the house any more.

C: You cannot believe a word she says.

D: In future I'm going to get the earlier one.

E: Doesn't she know how much other work we've got to do?





Ami-jjang: Idioms – Thành Ngữ - T, Th 6:30PM



Which idiom means “hurry up, act lively”?

A: to look alive

B: to kick around

C: a month of Sundays

D: to laugh off



Which idiom means “to treat badly”?

A: to look alive

B: to kick around

C: a month of Sundays

D: to laugh off



Which idiom means “a long time”?

A: to look alive

B: to kick around

C: a month of Sundays

D: to laugh off



Which idiom means “to not take something seriously”?

A: to look alive

B: to kick around

C: a month of Sundays

D: to laugh off



Which idiom means “to decide”?

A: to make up one’s mind

B: mixed up

C: to mark time

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “confused”?

A: to make up one’s mind

B: mixed up

C: to mark time

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “to be idle”?

A: to make up one’s mind

B: mixed up

C: to mark time

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “to become discouraged”?

A: to make up one’s mind

B: mixed up

C: to mark time

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “very soon”?

A: in no time

B: to knock off

C: to make sense

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “to stop”?

A: in no time

B: to knock off

C: to make sense

D: to lose heart



Which idiom means “to be reasonable”?

A: in no time

B: to knock off

C: to make sense

D: to lose heart