A good way to learn more English words is to study one new word every day. Here is a good website – learnersdictionary.com – that teaches you a new word or common expression every day. Start Today!
To make it easier to use on your phone or tablet, put a website shortcut button on your home screen that will go right to the Word of the Day. Here’s how to do that for Apple and Android.
The next national election will be on November 6, 2018. In Massachusetts, we will vote for one senator (currently Elizabeth Warren), and our representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. We will also vote for state governor (currently Charlie Baker), our state senator and representative, and other state officials.
If you are a U.S. citizen, and are at least 18 years old, you can – and you should – vote in government elections – local, state, and national. BUT – you must be registered to vote. It’s quick and easy. You need to register before you can vote for the first time, and update your address every time you move.
If you want to vote in this election (in Massachusetts), you must be registered by Wednesday, October 17th.
- In Massachusetts, you can register online
(You can also confirm that you are already registered)
- In most other states, it’s easy to register online at VOTE.GOV
- There’s more detailed information on how to vote at USA.gov
- Here’s an example of the mail-in voter registration form in Massachusetts
- You can also get help at the Clerk’s Office in your City Hall or Town Hall
Are you almost a citizen? MIRA and many organizations in Massachusetts provide services to help you become a citizen. Framingham Adult ESL offers citizenship classes to help you prepare for the citizenship test.
To register, come to the Fuller Middle School library – 31 Flagg Drive in Framingham – at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 28th
Classes meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Classes offered by Framingham Adult ESL Plus (508-626-4282)
Note: This is registration for HiSET(GED) classes – NO English classes.
Many English learners have trouble pronouncing the TH sounds. Here’s a two-minute video lesson:
** Try this free Pronunciation App for your phone/tablet: “Pronunciation Power” for Apple
- Go to the Duolingo website on your computer – or – download the app to your smartphone/tablet
(Apple app store); (Google Play store)
- Follow the instructions to start a course
- Create a profile (username / password ) so that you can save your work
- If you find it helpful, try to use Duolingo for at least 10 minutes every day
From the English For Beginners website (with many words changed to American English)