LS-700 End Jan. 2013
GR-600 End Nov. 2014
ESLF-300 End Nov. 2014
GR-200 / GR-600
GR-600 / ESLF-200 March 2015


Welcome to PC LAB for Oct.19, 2012

Click on the following document and listen to Morelli's Episode 9 while writing your answers to the questions in a word document.

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For "Thankful" lists click here thankful list >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Welcome to your Friday October 5, 2012 Computer class

  1. For our new students scroll down this page to see what we've been doing in past computer classes and look at our recommended restaurant list; (you are welcome to send me a restaurant that you recommend and I will add it to the list).
  2. Form a group of 3 and sit near each other. Smile at your group members. Next, you will each choose one of these radio podcasts at this website:
    1. Go there now and read each of the paragraph intros for the radio broadcast episodes. I recommend that you choose: "Accents in the Workplace" "Episode 10 - Who owns English?" or "Mashup". Don't choose the same one as your group members.
    2. Listen one time since most are about 27 minutes long. You may have time only to listen to 15 minutes of it.
    3. Take Notes
    4. Get into your groups of 3 discuss what you just learned.
  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Besides having enough food and enough food to eat during a cold winter. What are 10 things you are thankful for. Make a list and bring it to class on Tuesday [this is homework]. Lists will be placed on our website. p.s. Don't forget to have your speech ready for Wed-Thurs.
Thanksgiving Thankful List
  1. I am thankful for my wife.
  2. I am thankful for my daughter, Naomi.
  3. I am thankful for my son, Joshua.
  4. I am thankful for my house and location.
  5. I am thankful for other cultures.
  6. I am thankful for food.
  7. I am thankful for Canadian hospitals [free].
  8. I am thankful for my fitness level (health).
  9. I am thankful for my brother and brother-in-laws.
  10. I am thankful for freedom of religion.

Past Classes

A. Welcome to your class on Friday, September 6, 2012. Please complete the following:

  1. Practice Intonation and word stress by imitating a native speaker. Go to VOA news We will learn how to practice word stress and native-speaker intonation.
  2. Read the reviews from the Urbanspoon website about the restaurants below - scroll down (for about 15 minutes).
  3. Think about the last restaurant or coffee shop you visited. Write a 5 sentence paragraph giving FEEDBACK in a + - + way. Bring this writing assignment to class on Monday. Challenge: Post your feedback to the website at urbanspoon
  4. Remember: Next Friday you have no class.

B. Recommended Restaurants/Businesses by L/S-700

1. Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant (recommended by James)

2. Olive Garden (Recommended by Zeinab)

3. Five Rivers (Recommended by Harwinder)

4. Sonoma Market Cafe (Recommmended by Tania)

5. Nilu's Kitchen Bangledeshi Cuisine (Recommended by Leakat)
6.Moxies Restaurant (recommended by Raymond)

7. Zaika Biryani House (recommended by Saher)

8. The Desert Pita and Grill (recommended by Nadia)

9. Haveli Sweet House and Restaurant (recommended by Zareen)

10. Cup Cake, Calgary (recommended, owned and operated by Nada)

11. Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant (recommended by Sirak)

12. Royal Tandori Tikka House (recommended by Unmay)
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13. Mughal Karahi House (recommended by Seema)
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14. Faq-Canada (recommended by Adelino)

Previous Classes

A. Welcome to your class on Friday, August 24, 2012. Please complete the following:

  1. Go to VOA news We will learn how to practice word stress and native-speaker intonation.
  2. Practice word stress using these websites:
    1. Concept:
    2. Practice:
    3. Concept and Quiz:
  3. Read for 15 minutes of an article on "soft skills". Be prepared to give your opinion of this article on Monday's class.
  4. Schedule Next Week
    1. Monday's Class: Finish EQ (Emotional Quotient)
    2. Tuesday's Class: Quiz on EQ
    3. Friday: 3-4 minute presentation on 1) Martin Luther King Jr. compared to Gandhi 2) Montreal Protest over Tuition increase 3) Your home-country's independence movement 4) Do you think there is discrimination in Canada; why, how, and what is the solution? or 4) Explain how to increase a peron's EQ

GRAMMAR 600 (End Nov. 21, 2014: Welcome to the class wiki!
To view classmates writing for those who shared online please go to
1. Login click here (Enter your NEW user ID so your performance can be tracked)
Work on online Reported Speech: (scroll to bottom for exercises)
Conditional Practice
- scroll down to very bottom for practice
Historical Present Tense: This is mostly used when we tell a story and switch the tense to present to make it sound more vivid and exciting. E.g. "So yesterday, I was at Superstore. I see this guy put a mango in his wife's purse. So I go and say to the manager..." Click here for an article on this: article on Hist Present
CONDITIONALS RE: Para-normal or Supernatural
  1. If you need to find water you can contact the man to witch your well. (Canada)
  2. If you have a bad dream and tell a friend, the dream will happen. (Egypt)
  3. If you hate someone you can use voodoo to put a curse on them. (W. Africa, Vietnam)
  4. If someone steals something from you, a holy woman can be asked to kill the thief by lightning.
  5. If you want to have a healthy baby, don’t tell anyone in the first 3 months. (Vietnam)
  6. If you hate your mother-in-law, you can ask someone to put a curse on her and her stomach will swell and there will be fish-hooks inside her stomach (Vietnam).
  7. If you spill coffee accidentally, it’s a good sign that something good will happen (Lebanon/Iraq/Egypt/Syria/Algeria= Arabic).
  8. If you drop a big spoon, something not good will happen do you; like trouble with your spouse. (Algeria)
  9. If there’s a scratch on your right hand it means money is coming; if it’s on your left hand you will less money (Pakistan).
  10. If there’s space between your front teeth, it means the person is very rich (Pakistan).
  11. If your eye is palpitating, a friend you haven’t seen for a long time will come to visit.
  12. If the teapot spout is pointing straight towards you, then something bad is going to happen to you.
Here are some more ways to practice conditionals: (scroll to bottom)
  • Don't forget a test is on Monday
  • Friday, Oct. 3 writing is due.
Passive causative passive:
Pakistani-Canadian; Arab-Canadian; Muslim-Canadian; African-Canadian; Vietnamese-Canadian Identity:
Here are some more ways to practice the causative passive:
a. Pakistani-Canadian:
b. Arab-Canadian-Women:
c. Muslim-Canadian:
d. African-Canadian:
e. Vietnamese-Canadian:

Transitive and Intransitive


Int'l Day 2014 Pictures

Parents Ate Halloween Candy Videos:

~ For easy reading practice ~

Go to:

To Practice Typing:


Assignment for Nov. 19, 2014:

1. Type a paragraph about "winter" in Microsoft Word. Be careful that there are no red lines.

2. Read a story from the website below:

3. Go to:

4. Begin Unit 8 L/S activities (this website will not work for everyone).

> Go to next line if your Unit 8 website does not work > or practice typing

5. Practice grammar point: "so" and "such".

6. Practice grammar point: "When" and "synonyms".

Activities to Practice Compound Nouns

Activities to Practice Irregular Verbs This is a great interactive game which functions like Jeopardy. I usually divide my class in two groups and make a contest. Swing the wheel and see how many verbs your students can get right in 2 minutes!

An interactive game were your students can practice verbs in context. It's also good for revising vocabulary and it has great animations... A game of knowledge and memory! Match infinitives and thier past simple versions. Get the frog across the pond by choosing the right lily for him to jump on to. If you click on the lily with the correct past tense form of the verb, the frog will jump there. If you click on the wrong lily, the lily will sink, and the snake will eat the frog. Good luck. Save the frogs!

PAST LESSONS - GRAMMAR-600A (Book: Focus on Grammar 4a) Nov, 2014 to March, 2015
Next click here and practice reading: Ethiopian Coffee
If you have extra time practice more reading here: or
Chinese Coffee or Tea?
Treehouse Playland
Log in to Focus on Grammar online here

Gerund/Infinitive Game:

WRITING ASSIGNMENT: This writing will be an informal piece and I'd like you to add 5 tag questions into the assignment. It will be due on Friday Feb. 20. I've included a link below of "famous women" that you might like to click on to research. 250-500 words, please. You will need to make comments on this famous women in your writing that address you readers. For example: And she was married at 17, that's early to marry these days, isn't it? But I haven't forgotten about your speech. For our last week of class you will need to choose one of the writing assignments that you've written and make that the theme of your speech. So, your speech shouldn't take that much effort since it will be based on a writing assignment. We will get together with GR-700 to do these speeches.
Also today, if you'd like practice your typing by going to your login AND password is your first name plus 2015 directly after it. For example Fula is "Fula2015" Fula's password is "Fula2015". Log on, then try a few activities and notice what your WPM. WPM stands for words per minute.
Queen Rania
More Tag Question Practice
- List:
- Activities
Canadian Tag "Eh"
- For Canadian "eh" powerpoint click
Famous Canadian Women
For a list of famous Canadian women that you may want to research for your speech click here: famous women
A "Canadian Tradition"
One tradition in N. America is to watch the Superbowl. This is the championship game for American football. During these games the commercials on TV are very expensive. Companies tried to outdo each-other and create the best commercial. Here is one of my favorites from this past Sunday's Superbowl:
- Greatest Canadians:
- CBC Greatest Canadians: click here.
- Email,
- Read this information on the future tense:
- Go to the following website and practice the tense we are studying currently: Unit 5 - Future and future progressive Unit 6 - Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive
- Canadian Immigrant Magazine
- How to Write a Year in Review Letter (aka Christmas letter)
- For an example "Year in Review" letter click here
- 2014 in Review:
For a stative non-action verb "hear" discussion click here:

For a CONCORDANCE - to see many many examples of a new vocabulary words or transition words used in a sentence:

- Action/State Verbs Actv

Action/State Verbs:

Action/State verbs; explanation then activity -

Action/State verbs; explanation then activity -