These rhyme: CAKE – SNAKE – RAKE – SNOWFLAKE
These rhyme: SLED – BED – RED
One of these words does NOT rhyme with the others. Which one:
BLUE – TWO – DO – FLEW – NO – TRUE – ZOO
Do you know what poison ivy looks like? It’s a plant that is very common in MetroWest. You should know how to recognize poison ivy so that you can keep it away from your skin. It has oil on its leaves that can give you a very itchy rash.
Poison ivy always has groups of three leaves. The leaves start off more red and shiny in the spring, and when they are grown the leaves are green and have uneven edges.
This is a nice time of the year to take walks in the woods, or in more natural areas (around lakes, or maybe outside your own home). However, when you do, you should be aware of ticks – on yourself and on your children.
Ticks can be tiny, but dangerous. Some ticks can give you lyme disease. It’s important to be
aware of the information to avoid tick bites, and what to do if you get a tick bite.
Some examples of how to tell someone else about advice your doctor gave you …
SayLish is a quite-new website to help you listen to English words and phrases – as part of presentations and conversations posted on YouTube. PLUS – you can record your own voice, to compare your pronunciation with the video.
Voice recording support has been added just recently on iPhone/iPad with Safari, and we’ll give an example with that. It also works with Android phones/tablets, and desktop computers.
For example, if you search for videos with the word “infrequently“, you will see part of a YouTube video that contains your chosen word. After you listen to this, you can pause and …
Then you can …
Saylish has additional features which we will cover in another posting.
Congratulations to the runners of the 2018 Boston Marathon, including Framingham Adult ESL student Cristina, who finished her 16th Boston Marathon! And also special congratulations with much gratitude to Michelle Gibson, who dedicated this marathon to raising money for our school.
The choices on the wheel are called “Adverbs of Frequency“. Here’s a chart (some meanings are approximate).