Monday, August 31, 2009

Dialogue Workout 62

Dialogue Workout 61

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Ed" = "d" after voiced consonants.

1. Mr. and Mrs. Green to a new apartment last month.

2. They a change of address card to the post office.

3. P.G.and E. off the electricity in their old apartment.

4. Mr. and Mrs. Green have the same phone number. I them last night.

5. We our credit card to buy Christmas presents for our friends.

6. We two seats on the airplane. We took a trip to Los Angeles.

7. Before we left our apartment, we the kitchen.

8. After I got dressed, I my hair. Then I went downstairs and had breakfast.

9. After I out the application form, I gave it to the employer.

10. They wanted to open a new restaurant. They six thousand dollars from the bank.

11. They their new restaurant two months ago. It was successful.

12. We ourselves at the party. We danced and sang.

13. The children in the playground all afternoon.

14. They like to exercise. They in the park yesterday.

15. The thief four hundred dollars from their store.

16. We him when he said he was the son of a famous movie star.

17. We about our roof for a long time, so we finally it.

18. They how to play tennis last summer. They went to a tennis camp.

19. There was only one waitress at the restaurant. She a lot of customers.

20. I hope all of the students here today already . If not, talk to me.

21. The construction worker the visitors about the falling debris.

22. The President visited the City. He at the people from his car.

23. I all of the plants very well before I left for vacation.

24. The employer many job applicants last week.

25. My doctor a good medicine for my stomachache.


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calledbelievedwateredinterviewedworried
combedusedrobbedcleanedopened
playedfilledjoggedborrowed
turned
wavedwarnedregisteredserved
learned
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Sleep Science: The Mystery of Dreams and Dreaming" from Voice of America

"The Temptation of Saint Anthony" Salvador Dali, 1946














Vocabulary Check. Choose the correct answer.



1. dreaming occurs when you're aware that you're dreaming.

2. Harriet Tubman used her dreams to help slaves to freedom.

3. A is a doctor who often uses a patient's dreams in his/her diagnosis of the problem.

4. There are courses on the internet that help people their dreams.

5. Our front brain, which contains our higher level thinking , is less active when we dream.

6. Rosalind Cartwright says that, for people who sleep well, dreams can help them control their during the day.

7. believe that more research is necessary in order to understand dreams better.

8. One day, when Paul McCartney was , the music for an important song was in his head.

9. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that dreams messages from the gods.

10. Sigmund Freud's book "The of Dreams" was the most important scientific work about dreams up to that time.
1.2. 3.
4.5. 6.
7.8. 9.
10.

Return to "Sleep Science: The Mystery of Dreams and Dreaming"

Friday, August 14, 2009

Aaron Copland, 1900 - 1990, Comprehension Check


Comprehension Check. Choose the correct answer.

1. Aaron Copeland's parents were from
Italy.
New York.
Harvard University.
Eastern Europe.



2.Copeland decided to write music that had a distinctly American Flavor. He was influenced by
French composers.
Spanish composers.
his grandfather.
the common people.



3. In "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra", Copeland used ideas from
motion pictures.
Rock and Roll music.
Modern day "Rap".
Jazz music.



4. A famous conductor from the Boston Symphony Orchestra led the first performance of Copeland's work when Copeland was
only ten years old.
in his early sixties.
in his twenties.
postumously.



5. One of Copeland's famous works was written to honor an American president:
Woodrow Wilson.
Jack Kennedy.
Abraham Lincoln.
George Washington.



6. Aaron Copeland wrote a ballet about the American West and the famous outlaw "Billy the Kid". For this ballet, Copeland used
folk music .
cowboy songs.
negro spirituals.
children's games.



7. In the nineteen-forties, Copeland decided America needed a new, simpler music because of the rising popularity of
baseball and other sports.
post war gadgets like refrigerators.
radio and the record player.
break dancing.



8. "Fanfare for The Common Man" is sometimes played during
inaugurals and national events.
dance parties.
romantic movies.
horse races.



9. This story is mainly about
Copeland's book, "The New Music".
a great composer who taught Americans about themselves.
a music teacher at Harvard and The New School.
a conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.



10. Another name for this story could be
"How to Write Popular Music."
"French Influences in American Music."
"The First Truly American Composer."
"Growing up in Brooklyn."



Vocabulary Check. Fill the blanks, then check your answer.



1. Aaron Copeland was a strong supporter of ideas.

2. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is America's highest award to .

3. In addition to being a composer, speaker, teacher, and author, Aaron Copeland also was a . He led orchestras.

4. Copeland used parts of folk songs in his work.

5. Music critics say Copeland taught Americans about in his work.

6. Copeland was to compose American music by French composers whose music was distinctly French.

7. Copeland dreamed of a composer when he was very young.

8. When his music was first played, people had never heard this kind of music before. They thought it was very .

9. Aaron Copeland wrote two about the American West.

10. Copeland's "Fanfare for The Common Man" the composer's love for his country.

1.2. 3.
4.5. 6.
7.8. 9.
10.


"Seven Wonders of The Ancient World" - Comprehension Check

Comprehension Check. Choose the correct answer.


1. The only man made object that can be seen from space is ___________ .
a. The Greek God Zeus.
b. The lighthouse at Alexandria.
c. The Great Wall of China.
d.The Colosseum.

2. The following ancient wonder of the world was not destroyed by an earthquake:
a.The Colossus of Rhodes.
b.The Great Pyramid.
c.The Pharos of Alexandria.
d.The Temple of Artemis.

3. Which of the following was not on Herodotus's original list of the Seven Wonders of The World?
a. Stonehenge.
b.The statue of Zeus.
c.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
d.The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

4. Herodotus didn't include The Great Wall of China on his list of Wonders because he didn't know much about ___________________
a.Europe.
b.Central America.
c.Asia.
d.Greece.

5. One of the most complex of the ancient temples was built to honor ___________
a.the Greek historian, Herodotus.
b.the city of Cuzco.
c.The goddess, Artemis.
d.the rising and setting sun.

6. It was easier for ships to find the harbor at Alexandria, Egypt because______________
a.they had good navigation equipment.
b.they had at least one Egyptian sailor.
c.the fish jumped near the coast.
d.they could see the fire on top of the lighthouse.

7. The Colosseum in Rome _____________________
a.was destroyed by an earthquake.
b.was built as a temple to honor a goddess.
c.was constructed to host sporting events.
d.was a place to calculate the sun's movements.

8. The temples of Abu Simel were threatened because the Egyptian government ____________
a.wanted to replace them with apartments.
b.wanted to build a dam.
c.wanted to move them to another location.
d.wanted to sell them to the United States.

9. This story is mainly about ____________________
a.the 7 ancient wonders of the world.
b.precious monuments destroyed by earthquakes.
c.the ancient wonders that would have been on the list if Herodotus knew about them.
d.The seven ancient wonders and other ancient wonders as well.

10. Another name for this story could be_____________________
a."The world list of ancient wonders."
b."The list of destroyed ancient monuments."
c."The life of Herodotos."
d."Famous temples of the ancient world."


Vocabulary Check. Fill the blanks, then check your answer.



1. The most famous statue in the ancient world was the Greek God .

2. The word comes from a huge ancient marble burial place built to honor a deceased king.

3. It took more than one hundred thousand men working 30 years to build the .

4. "The Hanging Gardens of " were located in present day Iraq.

5. A Greek historian named made a list of what became known as the Seven Wonders of the World.

6. The Pharos of was an ancient lighthouse. It was destroyed by an earthquake.

7. The of China was built more than two thousand years ago.

8. Experts think that in England was a ceremonial or religious structure.

9. If Herodotus had visited Peru, would have been included in his list of the Seven Wonders of The World.

10. The , in India, was built as a burial place in memory of Shah Jahan's wife.
1.2. 3.
4.5. 6.
7.8. 9.
10.




Monday, August 3, 2009

Present Simple Tense: Question

Simple Present Tense: Question

Use "talk in my sleep" in your conjugation.
The Conjugation MenuAuxiliarySubject Pronoun+VerbAnswer
First Person Singular
Second Person Singular
Third Person Singular
First Person Plural
Second Person Plural
Third Person Plural



Simple Present Tense: Question

The Conjugation MenuAuxiliarySubject Pronoun+Verb
First Person SingularDo
Second Person SingularDo
Third Person SingularDoes
Does
Does
First Person PluralDo
Second Person PluralDo
Third Person PluralDo


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Present Simple Tense: Negative

Present Simple Tense: Negative

Use "eat lunch every day" in your conjugation.
Conjugation MenuSubject
Pronoun
Verb FormAnswer
First Person Singular
Second Person Singular
Third Person Singular
First Person Plural
Second Person Plural
Third Person Plural


Present

Present Simple Tense: Negative

Use "work every day" in your conjugation.
Conjugation MenuSubject PronounVerb FormAnswer
First Person Singular
Second Person Singular
Third Person Singular
First Person Plural
Second Person Plural
Third Person Plural

Conjugation Template

Conjugation Practice: Affirmative or Negative

Conjugation MenuSubject PronounVerb Form
First Person Singular
Second Person Singular
Third Person Singular
First Person Plural
Second Person Plural
Third Person Plural

Present Simple Tense, Conjugation Practice.

Present Simple Tense: Affirmative

Use "work every day" in your conjugation.
Conjugation MenuSubject PronounVerb FormAnswer
First Person Singular
Second Person Singular
Third Person Singular
First Person Plural
Second Person Plural
Third Person Plural