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Free English Lesson on The ESL Tree 6/24/09

Building Vocabulary Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND8 PM GMT Wednesday, June 24, 2009 ------------------------------- Visit The ESL Tree for either lesson ------------------------------- Visit the Welcome page if you want to See lesson times in YOUR TIME ZONECheck out other activities on The ESLTreeLearn how to join activities on The ESL TreeListen to activities recorded on The ESL Tree ------------------------------- Address questions and comments to goldensilkmonkey@yahoo.com See you on-line soon! ;-) Any activity found on The ESL Tree may be recorded for rebroadcast

An interview with Andre Agassi

Tennis, Las Vegas and Andre Agassi

This is Cricket: 4 min overview

A video with some basic cricket vocabulary

Tennis vocabulary 1

a popular spectator sport - spectator sport –noun any sport that can be watched by spectators, as football or basketball, usually for a fee.a felt-covered ballto return a shot
A player wins a point when his or her opponent cannot return a shot, or the opponent's shot doesn't land in the court.30-love
Why does love mean zero?
Love, meaning zero (in tennis only), comes from the French word 'l'oeuf', meaning egg, and was used because of an egg's round shape, the same as zero (0).a grass, clay, or hard court tennis surfacethe receiversix games
Play continues until a player wins the first 'set' by being the first to win at least six games.different shots
Professional players learn to use many different shots, including the serve, forehand, backhand, volley, half-volley, overhead smash, drop shot, and lob. They also learn how to put spin on their shots to make them more difficult to return, and learn how to use tactics to win, such as by playing to their opponent&…

Simply Red You Make Me Feel Brand New Live

My love
I'll never find the words, my love
To tell you how I feel, my love
Mere words could not explain
Precious love... Read More
You held my life within your hands
Created everything I am
Taught me how to live again

Only you
Cared when I needed a friend
Believed in me through thick and thin
This song is for you
Filled with gratitude and love

God bless you
You make me feel brand new
For God blessed me with you
You make me feel brand new
I sing this song 'cause you
Make me feel brand new

My love
Whenever I was insecure
You built me up and made me sure
You gave my pride back to me
Precious friend
With you I'll always have a friend
You're someone who I can depend
To walk a path that never ends

Without you
My life has no meaning or rhyme
Like notes to a song out of time
How can I repay
You for having faith in me

Free English Lesson, Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stories & Humor Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND8 PM GMT Wednesday, June 17, 2009 ------------------------------- Visit The ESL Tree for either lesson ------------------------------- Visit the Welcome page if you want to See lesson times in YOUR TIME ZONECheck out other activities on The ESLTreeLearn how to join activities on The ESL TreeListen to activities recorded on The ESL Tree ------------------------------- Address questions and comments to goldensilkmonkey@yahoo.com See you on-line soon! ;-) Any activity found on The ESL Tree may be recorded for rebroadcast

Lyre Bird - Imitating Sounds - David Attenborough

This is a very nice video with amazing bird which can imitate lots of sounds. Pit promised to write down the text to read it for less advanced students.

Free English Lesson, Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Storytelling Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND 8 PM GMT Wednesday, June 10, 2009 ------------------------------- Click here to hear either lesson ------------------------------- Before The Lesson, Think of a story from your own experience you want to tellWatch the 3 videos below ------------------------------- Below Are 3 Ways of Telling a Story 1. Relaying History 2. Relaying News 3. Combining History With News How is the telling of all 3 stories alike?How is it different? ------------------------------- Visit the Welcome page if you want to See lesson times in YOUR TIME ZONECheck out other activities on The ESLTreeLearn how to join activities on The ESL TreeListen to activities recorded on The ESL Tree ------------------------------- Address questions and comments to goldensilkmonkey@yahoo.com See you on-line soon! ;-) Any activity found on The ESL Tree may be recorded for rebroadcast

Free English Lesson, Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ESL GAME TIME!
Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND 8 PM GMT Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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A quiz gamebased on the May 20 & May 27 lessons in which we discussed idioms, slang, jargon, analogies, similes, & metaphors
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