This week in Learn It Town
THIS WEEK 20 Lessons on Shopping
IELTS Writing and Speaking Assignments
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24/7 EVENT: Shopping for the Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Shopping on 5th Avenue in Learn It Town for our Online Viewing Party of the Royal Wedding. According to the Royal Invitation the men will shop for a Dress Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit and the women will shop for a Day Dress with Hat. We have many hats, day dresses, morning coats, lounge suits, and shoes in our 5th Avenue stores.
Try out Laura's Boutique for day dressing and Mans for morning coats and lounge suits. Don't forget to go by Shoes for your shoes and our wonderful hat shop to top of your outfits. This is a free service for ALL ACCESS PASS holders.
GRAMMAR FOCUS - present perfect and past simple
The simple past tense
Form: By adding –ed to the infinitive/ simple past form with irregular verbs.
Verbs ending in -e only add –d: loved .
When –y follows a consonant verbs change the –y into -i and add -ed: carry – carried, copied, tried (-y does not change if there is a vowel in front of it: played…)
One syllable verbs ending vowel + consonant, double the consonant: stopped (also admitted, preferred – stress on 2nd syllable).
It is used for actions completed in the past in the definite time: I met him yesterday/ last week/ two days ago… Also for a past habit: He never drank wine.
In 2nd type conditionals: If I won money on Lottery, I'd travel around the world.
Form: The present perfect of any verb is composed of two elements :
the appropriate form of the auxiliary verb to have (present tense),
plus the past participle of the main verb.
The past participle of a regular verb is base + ed, e.g. played, arrived, looked.
Use: THE PRESENT PERFECT IS USED TO DESCRIBE
An action or situation that started in the past and continues in the present. I have lived in Bristol since 1984 (= and I still do.)
An action performed during a period that has not yet finished. She has been to the cinema twice this week (= and the week isn't over yet.)
A repeated action in an unspecified period between the past and now. We have visited Portugal several times.
An action that was completed in the very recent past, expressed by 'just'. I have just finished my work.
An action when the time is not important. He has read 'War and Peace'. (= the result of his reading is important)
You can use the present perfect to describe your experience. It is like saying, "I have the experience of..." You can also use this tense to say that you have never had a certain experience. The present perfect is NOT used to describe a specific event.
I have been to France. This sentence means that you have had the experience of being in France. Maybe you have been there once, or several times.
I have been to France three times. You can add the number of times at the end of the sentence.
Change Over Time
We often use the present perfect to talk about change that has happened over a period of time.
You have grown since the last time I saw you.
The government has become more interested in arts education.
We often use the present perfect to list the accomplishments of individuals and humanity. You cannot mention a specific time.
Man has walked on the Moon.
Our son has learned how to read.
An Uncompleted Action You Are Expecting
We often use the present perfect to say that an action which we expected has not happened. Using the present perfect suggests that we are still waiting for the action to happen.
James has not finished his homework yet.
Susan hasn't mastered Japanese, but she can communicate.
Multiple Actions at Different Times
We also use the present perfect to talk about several different actions which have occurred in the past at different times. Present perfect suggests the process is not complete and more actions are possible.
The army has attacked that city five times.
I have had four quizzes and five tests so far this semester.
Learn more and practice in Learn It Town classes. Be sure to do our All Access Pass Lessons this week.
24/7 EVENT: Cinema Movie -
For your listening enjoyment, go to the cinema and watch scenes from the science fiction film/action film - Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Learn about Greek Gods. In present-day Paris, Diana receives a photographic plate from Wayne Enterprises of herself and four men taken during World War I, prompting her to recall her past. Daughter of Queen Hippolyta, Diana was raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, home to the Amazonian warrior women created by Zeus to protect mankind. Hippolyta shares the Amazonian history with Diana, including how Ares, Zeus's son, became jealous of humanity and orchestrated its destruction. When the other gods attempted to stop him, Ares killed all but Zeus, who used the last of his power to wound Ares and force his retreat (thus dying in the process). Zeus left the Amazons the island and a weapon, the "Godkiller", to prepare them for Ares' return.
Just click on the screen and it will play. Zoom in or out to fit your screen.
Book of the Week
For your reading enjoyment, go to the library and read part 1 of Roald Dahl's The Story of Henry Sugar. We will be also reading it in class. There is a link to the online book with audio.
This story was inspired by the real life Pakistani mystic Kuda Bux, who claimed to be able to see without his eyes.
Spoiler warning! This famous tale is actually a story-within-a-story-within-a-story-within-a-story. We start with Henry Sugar, a wealthy and idle playboy who likes to gamble and is not above cheating to win. One summer weekend, Henry is staying at a friend’s mansion and is depressed at the never-ending rain outside. Bored, he wanders into the library and discovers a blue exercise book one one of the shelves. On the first page is written: “A Report on an Interview with Imhrat Khan, the Man Who Could See Without His Eyes” by Dr. John Cartwright. Henry sits down to read the whole thing.
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24/7 MYSTERY EVENT: Mystery of the Stolen Art
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Once you know who stole the art, click on the Question mark on your HUD, it will teleport you to the location, to chose who did it and find out if you are correct.