Elizabeth Claire's E-News

November 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Oct 22, 2013 - 0 comments

Alas, the grand attempt to package the cloze exercises and short answer tests for each month's Easy English NEWS into one packet of Supplementary Materials and sell them to offset the cost of producing them has failed. The modest cost of $10 didn't put people off...it seemed worth it for the entire year's worth. But the process was not smooth, instructions were not clear, locations not easily found, teachers were frustrated.

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October 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Sep 23, 2013 - 0 comments

After weeks of writing, planning, tweaking, testing, and getting rid of glitches, our downloadable products are available for sale at the website. Some have asked, "Why are you charging for the Supplementary Activities which were free in the past?"

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August 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Aug 14, 2013 - 0 comments

I'm out of the country as I write this E-News, in the land of my forebears: St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada. The little village has shrunk, I am told to 360 residents. I live (for a few weeks of the summer, anyway) in a restored sea captain's home just outside the village. If I go to the library, and input my maiden name and birth date into a certain program, up will pop a list of everyone in the village past and present that I am related to, and by what degree: the librarian, the clerk at the general store, the guy who runs the camp grounds, the carpenter who built my porch, the founder of the village.... It is a mind-boggling experience to meet people and learn we are cousins of one sort or another. My father had served in the RCAF, had been killed overseas in WW II, so I was raised in the U.S., and didn't feel my Canadian roots until I returned here in 1995 for a family reunion.

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July 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Jun 28, 2013 - 0 comments

I always found it curious that each of the TV network's daily news programs had more or less the same stories to report each day, even if their slant on them was different.

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June 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

May 12, 2013 - 0 comments

I've experienced varieties of culture shock, the most recent being my move from New Jersey to Virginia...as many of you have experienced if you have moved...the brain has to remap the locale, figure out how to get from one place to another, where to shop, where to get services, where to attend classes...meet new neighbors, make friends, relearn which TV channels are for which networks, learn radio frequencies of favorite kinds of programming...miss the familiar and preferred ways of getting around, miss friends and family...

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