This week in Learn It Town
THIS WEEK 30 Lessons on Global Friends
IELTS Writing and Speaking Assignments
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INTERACTIVE LOCATION LESSONS - There are over 30 interactive locations with lessons for all levels. Be sure to complete at least two this week.
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24/7 EVENT: Sequencing - Opening a Restaurant
We have just opened up a new Restaurant. We need to set up the menu. We different types of dishes and different categories. Meet with your partners or with your family and put together a wonderful menu with 4 categories and 3 items in each category. Name your Restaurant and it's specialty. i.e. Hank's Pizza Place try our pepperoni.
24/7 EVENT: Shopping on 5th Avenue
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.
24/7 EVENT: Global Friends Meetup - Dancing and Talking as you Dance by the sea.
GRAMMAR FOCUS -
Elementary - Pronouns
Pre-Intermediate - First and Second Conditional
Intermediate - Make vs Do
Upper Intermediate - Sequencing
We use the first conditional when we talk about real and possible situations.
I’ll go shopping on the way home if I have time.
If it’s a nice day tomorrow, we’ll go to the beach.
If Arsenal win, they’ll be top of the league.
In first conditional sentences, the structure is usually if + present simple and will + infinitive. It’s not important which clause comes first.
The second conditional is used to talk about ‘unreal’ or impossible things.
If I won a lot of money, I’d buy a big house in the country.
Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
If you didn’t smoke so much, you’d feel a lot better.
The structure is usually if + past simple and would + infinitive. It’s not important which clause comes first. Look at the difference between the first and second conditionals.
In January: If it snows tomorrow, I’ll go skiing. It might snow tomorrow.
In August: If it snowed tomorrow, I’d go skiing. It almost certainly won’t snow tomorrow.
NOTE: Although many conditional sentences use if + will/would, conditional sentences can also use other words instead of ‘if’ – e.g. ‘when’ ‘as soon as’ ‘in case’ Other modal verbs can be used instead of ‘will/would’ – e.g. ‘can/could’, ‘may’ ‘might’.
24/7 EVENT: Cinema Movie -
Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America's favorite fun park. Following in his father's (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.
This is a great movie with travel vocabulary.
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 chapter 1 of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.
Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel written by renowned French author Jules Verne, published in 1873. It tells the story of Phileas Fogg, a resident of London, who makes a bet with the members of his club that he can circumnavigate the globe over land and sea in less than eighty days.
This novel is one of Verne's most famous.In the middle of his writing career, Verne purchased a ship and began sailing around the British Isles and the Mediterranean, with many of his adventures in these ports providing inspiration for Around the World in Eighty Days.
The idea for the novel came to him while reading a newspaper in a Paris café in which it was stated that a man could make a journey around the world in eighty days. He wondered how the inevitable crossing of the International Date Line would come into play, making the traveler gain or lose a day, and thus the idea for the novel was born.The idea of traveling around the world in a certain amount of time was popular, and other writers had written about it before, dating back all the way to Greek traveler Pausanias writing "Around the World" around 100AD.
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24/7 MYSTERY EVENT: Mystery of the Stolen Art
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