Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

Tomorrow, the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in USA, Canada and many other countries all over the world.
All families gather together and eat turkey as the main dish in their celebrations.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Shannon's Thanksgiving Day.

Hi everyone! I want to start by saying that I miss all of you very much! It has been almost 6 months since I left Spain and I think about it every day. Last year I talked about my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was last week, on November 22nd and I have some photos to show you of how my family and I spent Thanksgiving. I went shopping the day before Thanksgiving to get all of the food. My mom and aunts cooked on Thanksgiving and my dad carved our turkey. We had a small Thanksgiving this year, only 12 people, but normally we have many more. We ate a lot of food and then watched some football games. My uncles love football. The women in my family don't like to watch football so they sit and talk. It was a fun day but we were all very tired at the end. I want to make another blog after Christmas so you can all see how we celebrate Christmas in America and I am very excited because my brother will come home for Christmas. 


A traditional Thanksgiving dinner. on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PHRASAL VERBS

EXPLANATION & EXERCISES

Negative prefixes (adjectives)

The most common prefixes are “un-“ (usually on words of Germanic origin) and “in-“ (usually on words of Latin origin). But sometimes the “in-“ can change, to make pronunciation easier, especially when the word starts with “p”, “m”, “l” or “r”. Here are some examples:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

INTERNET ADDICTION




By Dr. Brent Conrad 
Clinical Psychologist for TechAddiction

 In many ways the Internet allows us to be more productive and actually saves us a lot of time as we carry out our various day-to-day tasks. For example, it is much more efficient to do our banking online compared to actually going to a physical bank. Catching up with old friends on the other side of the world is only a click away. Renting a movie no longer requires a trip to a video store. Unfortunately, excessive use of the Internet can significantly interfere with functioning in other areas of life such as relationships, education, work, physical heath, and emotional well-being. When going online is your number one priority (whether for gaming, chatting, shopping, gambling, pornography, etc.) and you no longer participate in life outside of the virtual world, Internet Addiction may be a problem you need to address.

 Are you addicted to the Internet? Answer these seven questions:
 1. Does my online use cause significant problems in my relationships, at school, at work, or how I feel about myself? 
 2. Do I often neglect or ignore important responsibilities in favor of going online? 
 3. Have I tried to cut back on my Internet use with little or no success?
 4. Are other people concerned about how much I use the Internet? 
 5. Do I often go online because it takes my mind off problems in my life?
 6. Has my Internet use steadily increased over time? 
 7. Has the quality of my life deteriorated as a consequence of the amount of time I spend online? 


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