Friday, September 18, 2015

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed with All the Vocabulary?

Jim Borgman How Are You Feeling Today Art Print Poster

Click here for a vocabulary list of Emotions.

Some pronunciation rules

English is an easy language, right?


Pronunciation is very difficult because many words are not pronounced the same way they are spelled.  

Words ending in "ed" (both past tense verbs and adjectives) can be pronounced 3 different ways:

1.    The final sound is pronounced “t” after the sounds f, k, p, s, ch, and sh

Example:  laughed, raced

2.     The final sound is pronounced “d” after the sounds b, g,  dg, l, 
         m, n, r,th, j, ng, v, z and all vowel sounds.

Example:  judged, banged

3.     The final sound is pronounced “ed” after the sounds t and d.

Example:      wanted

Where do these words go?

Rested, argued, lived, wished, watched, massaged, cooked, knocked, exited, carried, looked, snowed, instructed, tied, occurred, missed, cleaned, texted, apologized, attended, played, mixed, celebrated, slipped, pulled, introduced, hugged, laughed, erased, dictated, chatted


 We use "S" for plural nouns and present tense verbs for he, she, and it.  Here are the rules for pronouncing "S."

Use “s” for words ending in the sounds of f, k, p, t

Example:  Laughs, Books, Tops

Use “iz” for words ending in the sounds of sh, ch, s, and z

Example:  Brushes, Catches, Noses

Use “z” for words ending in the sounds of b, d, g, l, m, n, r, v, and all vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

Example:  Tubs, Bugs, Tears, Snows, Eyes

I'm sorry that English is such a crazy language!


Friday, September 11, 2015

Time in A Bottle

Jim Croce

If you want to get sad or depressed, listen to this song!

There are more after that one.  They are pretty easy to understand, but they are all kind of sad.  Sorry!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Level 5/6 Week 3 Vocabulary

Click here to practice the vocabulary from Black Cats and Broken Mirrors and a few other words from last week.  If you have trouble getting into the premium games you can sign in as and use the password 750eddy.

Also, scroll down below to Level 4 Week One Review (posted on August 22) to see pictures of beard, mustache, ponytail, bun, pigtails, etc. And you can review most of the idioms we've studied so far on the post below this one.

Have fun!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Idiom Review

Hi everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Here is a link to vocabulary practice with some idioms we've done in Level 4.  We've done most of these in Level 5/6 too.  There are a few new ones, but I know you will be able to figure them out!  :)

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Have fun!