Elizabeth Claire's E-News

May 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Apr 17, 2013 - 0 comments

When we are writing letters to our friends, or articles for native English speakers, what comes out is a series of long sentences (like this one), with clauses, phrases, compound dependent clauses, and all sorts of idiomatic phraseology and low-frequency vocabulary that will be readily understood by educated adult English speakers.

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April 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Mar 15, 2013 - 0 comments

It was my first day at a new school, 1970. There were overwhelming numbers of students, and many different subjects to teach at an experimental "Mini School" at Haaren High School for Boys. There were TV cameras filming this experiment---a high school divided into 12 mini-schools, each self-contained, where a limited number of students would be known to all of their teachers.

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February 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Jan 13, 2013 - 0 comments

Thousands of American high school students memorize this short, best speech by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg. Why not your advanced ESL students?

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January 2013 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Dec 15, 2012 - 0 comments

New Year's resolutions, new beginnings....How do students learn to set goals, to plan for the future, to consider how to aim their efforts? We might think this comes naturally, but goal setting is a concept that needs to be taught and practiced.

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December 2012 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Nov 20, 2012 - 0 comments

If your Easy English NEWS hasn't gotten to you yet, you are experiencing a bit of Hurricane Sandy even if you're on the West Coast or Midwest. With New York and New Jersey without power for 8 to 14 days, things were bound to get backed up. Our editors were in the dark, printers and packers with no electric power for a week, webmaster working night and day to undo the damage to his Atlantic City home filled with sand... Who knows how delayed the mail and UPS will be still with Thanksgiving delays and the beginning of Christmas mail?

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