Conversation Friends Documents

On this site, you will find documents and information related to the ESL conversation groups at St. Brendan’s. Use the Internet links in the upper right to find additional ESL information online.
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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

MAY 2018:
Suggested Topics for May 2018
May2018Revised3_calendar

EEN Supplements for May:
May_2018_Teachers_Guide
May_2018_Cloze_and_Short_Answer

HOW TO USE THE EASY ENGLISH NEWS (EEN):
24_page-How-to-Use-Easy-English-News

FORMS & LISTS:
New-Volunteer form

New-student IntakeForm
Photo Release Form
Attendance Sheet as of Feb 01_2018 
BLANK_Lesson_Plan_2018
Parental_Consent_Form_StB

GROUP LEADERS: INFO       
Group Leaders_Instructions_2_20_18
Group Leaders_Suggestions

TUTOR-TALK  MEETINGS:
Tutor Talk Summary_March14_2018

CLASSWORK MATERIALS AND IDEAS:

DISCUSSION TOPICS (Also see Internet links at the upper-right)
The “50 Topics” document below has 50 discussion ideas & questions on “cards.”You can cut the cards apart and have each students pick one or use the question ideas as part of the discussion.
50 conversation classes_Topics    
Airlines_Air Travel
Childhood
Children
Culture
Hobbies
Homeless
My Hometown
Misc_Discussion_Topics
EASY TOPICS FOR ESL BEGINNERS
Advanced_Tsunami

Aesop’s Fables
AESOPS_FABLES_ebook

TEACHING AIDS: See the links at upper right for more.
English Phrases:
English Phrases used in Business
English Phrasal Verbs_Health
English Phrasal Verbs_Sports
English Phrasal Verbs with TURN
Phrasal Verbs_Set One

GAMES! 
Maze_Silent_LetterWords_Lrg  Master copies w/answers.
Maze_Two-Syl_SecondSyllableStress_Lrg
Maze_Three-Syl_SecondSyllableStress_Lrg
Maze_Four-Syl-ThirdSyllableStress_Lrg
Taboo_Pre-Intermediate
Taboo_Intermediate
Taboo_Food_Drink
Taboo_Halloween
Taboo_Inventions
Taboo_Springtime
Taboo_Thanksgiving
Taboo_Valentines Day

Scrambled Sentences Worksheets with Answers:
Scrambled sentences 1
Scrambled sentences 2
Scrambled sentences 3
Scrambled sentences 4_Quotes
Scrambled sentences 5_Poetry

Idioms:
Idioms_commonly_used

Food_idioms

Clothing IDIOMS

Vacation_Travel Idioms 
Animal Idioms

Idioms About House and Home
Weather Idioms

English words that sound the same:
List of Homophones
List of Homonyms
homophones_with_Images_Part 1     
Homophones_Sentences1
Heteronyms

Words that sound like their meaning  (“Bang!”)

List of Americans’ traits:
AmericanCulture

VOCABULARY:
Collective names_animals_birds
Compound Words
HousingVocabulary
100 Irregular plural_nouns

FREE SAMPLE LESSON:Comprehension: Espresso Lesson 42
Free-Sample-Everyday-English-Speaking-Course-Level-2

LISTENING & PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE:
Method #1: Using the Phonics Book lessons. (Please see Joyce or the Grammar book on Phonics in the office for instructions.)
Method #2: Using Story-Based Pronunciation Practice.
Use the Teacher’s Guide (below) to see how to conduct this easy method.
You can use any of the stories below or a text of your choosing.
(Begin with a reading-level below the students’ reading level. His listening level will be lower than his reading level.)
Teacher’s Guide:  
Using Stories in Pronunciation Practice9_29_17       

Stories: These Can be used in listening practice or any other teaching initiative. Some have Comprehension Questions:
Reading Level o.7
A_Sick_Day_Level_.7
Bike_Safety_Level_.7
Getting_to_Work_Level_.7
A_Book_for_Ted_Level_.7

Calling_in_Sick_Level_.7
Lifting_at_Work_Level_.7
Walking_at Work_Level_.7
Time_Off_from_Work_Level_.7
Too_Much_Sitting_Level.07

Reading Level 1:
A_Summer_Project_Level_1.0   
 used
Gloves_ A_Must_for_Food_Workers_Level_1.0   used
The_Yellow_Pages_Level_1.0
Helping_a_New_Worker_Level_1.0
A_New_Job_Skill_Level_1.0
A_Safe_Trip_to_the_Pump_Level_1.0
Home_Alone_After_School_Level_1.0
In_Need_of_More_Sleep_Level_1.0
Keeping_Kids_Cool_Level_1.0
Learn_by_Doing_Level_1.0
Less__Screen_Time_More_Family_Time_Level_1.0
Madge_is_Stressed_Out_Level_1.0
Shopping_for_a_Car_Level_1.0
Should_Ben_Be_at_Work_Level_1.0
A Shot in the Arm
A Thin Man
New Shoes
Fly Away

Reading Level 1 with Lifeskills Themes:
breakfast-1
bus-driver
checking-account
cold-healthcare
family-dinner
fathers-day-gift
fireman
grand-canyon
mail-carrier
memorial-day-worksheet
rollover-accident
taxi-driver
washing-dishes

Reading Level 1.5:
Cell_Phones_at_Work_Level_1.5
Sharing_a_Meal_on_Family_Night_Level_1.5

Reading Level 2.0:
A_Great_Day_for_a_Drive_Level_2.0
A_Stolen_Wallet_Level_2.0
Spring_Level_2.0

Reading Level 2.5:
Jeff_is_a_Good_Driver_Level_2.5
Recycling_at_Home_Level_2.5
Walking_For_a_Better_Life_Level_2.5

Reading Level 3.0-3.5
Bee_Stings_Level_3.0
Tornado_Safety_Level_3.0
Protect_Your_Family_from_Lead_Level_3.0
Tax_Day_Level_3.0
Volunteer_Dog_Walker_Level_3.0
Eggs-Level_3.5
The_Common_Cold_Level_3.5
Where_Does_My_Money_Go_Level_3.5
Winter_Storm_Survival_on_the_Road_Level_3.5
Fishing_is_a_Great_Hobby_Level_3.5

Reading Level 4.0-4.5    
Parent_Teacher_Conferences_Level_4.0
what-is-morse-code
Asthma_Level_4.5
Diabetes_Level_4.5
Smoke_Alarms_Save Lives_Level_4.5

Reading Level 5.0- 5.5   
A_Speed_Limit_Myth_Level_5.0
Using_an_ATM_Level_5.0
Laughter_The_More_the_Better_Level_5.0
Wanted_A_Good_Repair_Shop_Level_5.0
Being_a_Role_Model_for_Your_Child_Level_5.5
Harriet_Tubman_Level_5.5

Reading Level 6.0-6.5
A_Call_to_the_Doctor_Level_6.0
Being_a_Good_Citizen_Level_6.0
Lyme_Disease_Level_6.0
Making_the_Most_of_Your_Doctor_Visits_Level6.0
Be_Safe_on_the_Ice_Level_6.5

FLYERS YOU CAN PRINT & DISTRIBUTE:

Flyer_CFriends
Set_OF_FourFlyers
Flyer_CF_GPLC

CLASS NOTES: 2017

Notes_Class1_.April27_GeneralTopics
Notes_Class2_May4_MedicalTerms
Notes_Class3_May9_Airlines_Flying
Notes_Class4_May11_Groceries
Notes_Class5_May18_SchoolLunches
Notes_Class6_May23_Earthquakes
Notes_Class7_May25_DifferentinAmerica
Notes_Class8_June1_Family Life
Notes_Class9_June6_MyHometown
Notes_Class10_June8_Hobbies_Crafts
Notes_Class11_June13_News Stories
Notes_Class12_June15_Weddings
Notes_Class13_June22_Housing
Notes_Class14_June29_Travel_Vacations
Notes_Class15_Sept5_Holidays
Notes_Class16_Sept7_Appearances
Notes_Class17_Sept12_School
Notes_Class18_Sept14_The_Internet
Notes_Class19_Sept19_Weather_Seasons
Notes_Class20_Sept21_Birthdays
Notes_Class21_Sept26_Eating_Out
Notes_Class22_Sept27_Jobs
Notes_Class23_Sept28_Healthcare
Notes_Class24_Oct 3_Winning Lottery
Notes_Class25_Oct4_Things_never_done
Notes_Class26_Oct5_My Neighborhood
Notes_Class27_Oct10_MoreAboutFood
Notes_Class28_Oct11_A Meaningful Day
Notes_Class29_Oct12_In The News
Notes_Class30_Oct17_No topic_Party
Notes_Class31_Oct18._RoshHashana
Notes_Class32_Oct19_BirthingPractices
Notes_Class33_Oct24_Pets and Animals
Notes_Class34_Oct25_Hobbies_Interests
Notes_Class35_Oct26_Nature
Notes_Class36_Oct31_Fame
Notes_Class37_Nov1_Memory
Notes_Class38_Nov2_Halloween
Notes_Class39_Nov7_Elections
Notes_Class40_Nov8_Visit to Homeland
Notes_Class41_Nov9_USA_Elections
Notes_Class42_Nov14_Veteran’s Day
Notes_Class43_Nov15_Friendship
Notes_Class44_Nov16_WomensRights
Notes_Class45_Nov21_MacysParade
Notes_Class46_Nov22_Holiday Food
Notes_Class47_Nov28_Thanksgiving_BlkFriday
Notes_Class48_Nov29_Stress_Bears
Notes_Class49_Nov30_Groceries
Notes_Class50_Dec5_Wildfires
Notes_Class51_Dec6_ER sound_WildfiresPartII
Notes_Class52_Dec7_Santa_Hanukkah_BucketList
Notes_Class53_Dec12_Presentation_Duquesne
Notes_Class54_Dec19_Christmas_Asian Hol
Notes_Class55_Dec20_Kwanza_Hanukkah
Notes_Class56_Dec21_Buying Meat_Fish

CLASS NOTES, 2018:

Notes_Class57_Jan4_Winter
Notes_Class58_Jan9_Constitution
Notes_Class59_Jan10_OrthodoxChristmas
Notes_Class60_Jan11
Notes_Class61_Jan16
Notes_Class62_Jan17
Notes_Class63_Jan18
Notes_Class64_Jan23
Notes_Class65_Jan24
Notes_Class66_Jan25
Notes_Class67_Jan30
Notes_Class68_Jan31
Notes_Class69_Feb1
Notes_Class70_Feb6
Notes_Class71_Feb8
Notes_Class72_Feb13
Notes_Class73_Feb14
Notes_Class74_Feb15
Notes_Class75_Feb 20
Notes_Class76_Feb21
Notes_Class77_Feb22
Notes_Class78_Feb27
Notes_Class79_Feb28
Notes_Class80_March1
Notes_Class81_March6
Notes_Class82_March7
Notes_Class83_March8
Notes_Class84_March13
Notes_Class85_March14
Notes_Class86_March15
Notes_Class87_March20
Notes_Class88_March22
Notes_Class89_March27
Notes_Class90_March28
Notes_Class 91_April 3
Notes_Class 92April 5
Notes_Class 93_April 10
Notes_Class 94_April 11
Notes_Class 95_April 12
Notes_Class 96_April 17
Notes_Class 97_April 19
Notes_Class 98_April 24
Notes_Class 99_April 25
Notes_Class 100_April 26_2018

Notes_May 1_2018
Notes_May 3_2018
Notes_May 8_2018
Notes_May 15_2018
Notes_May 16_2018