New Class: pronunciation course

New class and new teacher: the teacher is Soneji Tigerclaw (mejiajav), and the lesson is a pronunciation course in 10 lessons.

Sunday at 7am am PST. Story writing class is on hold, but will be back for sure.

This course is recommended not only for beginner students, but also for intermediate students who want to improve their pronunciation or fix a specific problem.
This is the program of this course:
1 - Vowels of English: Spelling vs. Pronunciation - list of American English vowels with IPA symbols, English examples and French examples; sorting exercises and spelling exceptions, as well as 25 sentences to practice pronouncing

2 - Vowels of English: Diphthong Version - same as document above, but with diphthongs of the "long vowels" in English

3 - Letter Combinations & Pronunciations - Another list of long vs. short vowel pronunciation according to spelling, as well as exceptions

4 - English Pronunciation Poem - A poem to show that spelling cannot always help with pronunciation

5 - Different Vowel Sound - Students circle the word that has a different vowel sound than the rest, even though they're spelled with the same letters

6 - Consonant Sounds - IPA symbols of consonant sounds in American English, with room to write example words

7 - Homophones - Set of 75 homophones in American English (different spelling, same pronunciation)

8 - Heteronyms - Two sample sentences comparing each heteronym (same spelling, different pronunciation)

9 - Pronunciation of -ed and -s - Sort past tense verbs and plural nouns according to the pronunciation of their endings

10 - Word Stress - Mark the stress on the advanced vocabulary words for Terminale topics (environment, gun control, immigration, health, organization of speech)

Time change: this week only

This Saturday's grammar class is at 2am PST instead than 6am PST.
This week only.

This class: VOICE - Basic grammar
Practice prepositions, pronouns, phrasal verbs, verb tenses
Beginner and very beginner students are welcome

The real red button

Story class: every Sunday at 7am PST

While driving back from work, Vito heard a strange noise coming from the engine of his car.
The noise kept getting worse. When Vito was close to home, he saw a garage on the side of the road which he had never seen before. He parked his car there and the mechanic came out. Vito told him about the problem and the mechanic told him they would look into it. Vito asked him if they had a courtesy car. "Sure", answered the mechanic, and he gave Vito the keys of a very small red car.

"You can use this while we repair your car", the mechanic said. Vito thanked and got into the car. Just as he was driving away the mechanic told him: "Remember to NOT touch the red button on the dashboard. It could be very dangerous."

 Vito saw a red button of a kind he had never seen before in a car. When he turned to ask for more information about the button, the mechanics had disappeared.
He jumped into the car and drove home. While driving, he thought about music and saw no button on the dashboard for the music but the red one.

As he was driving, Vito became bored as he had no music to keep his mind occupied. Thoughts of Lisa in the hospital continued to flood his brain and tear his heart apart. Vito glanced at the red button again.


We don't have winners of the Quiz 18 but you were very close to get it!! 
Try this new quiz!! You can get it this time and win a free English class!!

Check the correct answers in the comments of quiz# 18.

The doll that turned into a pumpkin.

Story class: every Sunday at 7am PST

Mark was at the supermarket. It's her girlfriend's birthday, but he hasn't bought her a present, or planned a party, because he's been sick all week.
While he's shopping for food to make a nice dinner for her, an old lady asks him: "Excuse me, would you pick that box from the top shelf? I can't reach it."
He smiles and tells the old lady: "Sure my mom". He Takes the box for her and asks her if she needs any other help.
She says: "No, thanks my son ... you are a gentleman."
The old lady sees  a girl's toys that he had already bought and asks: "Is it for your daughter?"
He replies: "Yes, she was just born this week."
He picks the girly one, and says: "Hmm.. this hello kitty seems good for her". But in the middle of the road, when he's walking back to his apartment, he meets a woman who looks like a witch.
He doesn't notice that she turns the hello kitty doll into a pumpkin with a fur.

Quiz 18

Winners of Quiz 17:

Antiope Eales and Annamaritza Resident


Check the correct answers in the comments of quiz# 17.
Lots of participants were again very close to the correct answers,  we are sure you can win next quiz
and here you will find the new quiz!! 
 Answer the questions correctly, do it three times and win a free class!!