Monday, April 18, 2011

S200 groups: My absence; makeup dates

My classes (201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207) will NOT meet on these dates:

Monday, April 25
Wednesday, April 27
Friday, April 29
Monday, May 2

Instead, you may choose one of the following times to meet:

Saturday, April 23: 3 p.m. [FULL] or 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7: 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Please tell me which time you would like to choose. If nobody chooses one of those sessions, I will cancel it.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

S200 groups: Please write to Tim, who needs help with his English!

This is the homework assignment that's due the week of April 13-19.

You have received the following letter from your pen friend Tim, who is also studying English:

… I very hate making mistakes when I writing English. Can you make me a favour?--Talk me what mistakes I maked in this letter. I hope you must help me in such a way. My friend Sara also learn English. May I give you address her? She want writing you.

My grandmother gave me a gift certificate for the bookstore....

Please rewrite Tim’s letter in better English. (You may start by printing this assignment and circling the errors above.) Then write a paragraph about his grandmother’s gift and his plans for using it. You do not need to write an introductory paragraph.

S200 groups: Robert Cray's "I'm Just Lucky That Way"

Here's Robert Cray's great version of Rick Estrin's song "I'm Just Lucky That Way."

I’m Just Lucky That Way, Richard S Estrin; James R Pugh; Donnie Woodruff

Well, I cussed out my boss and got fired
Then I hit the lottery and now I’m retired
The odds of that happenin’: slim to none
But I wasn’t surprised when I won
It happens every day
I’m just lucky that way

I’m not braggin’, don’t take it like that
But good things just seem to fall in my lap
My good fortune, I cannot help
I’m just lucky in spite of myself
It happens every day
I’m just lucky that way

Friends and relations knockin’ down my door
Not to mention folks I’ve never seen before
Got my phone number changed,
had it taken out of the book
Still my phone keeps ringin’ off the hook
My luck’s so good
’Til it’s a crying shame
I have to move up the country
I have to change my name
It happens every day, I win when I play
I’m just lucky that way, yeah

You know I win when I play
I’m just lucky that way

Friday, April 1, 2011

I500 groups: Jerry Maguire

"Show me the money."

"You had me at 'hello'."

S200 groups: Essay on pets

You have 40 minutes to do this task.  please bring the essay to class one week after you received the assignment.

Comment on the following statement.

In Western countries, people spend a lot of money on their pets. They buy special food for their cats and dogs, buy them toys, and often pay high fees for medical treatment. Some people think this is a waste of money, and argue that pets are dirty and dangerous.

What can you say for and against having a pet? Do people have to spend too much money on pets?

Write 200-250 words. Use the following plan:

  • give a general outline of the problem
  • outline the points FOR
  • outline the points AGAINST
  • draw a conclusion weighing up the points outlined