Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TV Commercials

In the I Love Lucy commercial for VitaMeataVegaMin that we saw in class, Lucy uses questions to get the audience interested in her product. Here are some real commercials with different ways of getting people's attention. Read the words on the right side of the screen while you watch the commercial. Click on any words that are different from what you hear. Play the commercial as many times as you need to. Then read along with the commercial. See if you can speak English as fast as the announcers do!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Take English Home

One way to learn English faster is to take it home with you. Here are some ideas.

1. If you have a friend or family member who speaks English, ask them to talk with you in English for 15 minutes. You can do this several times a day. If they correct your mistakes, just say "thank you," and keep on talking.

2. Sometimes when you are shopping, you might see one employee who looks like an English-only speaker and another one who looks like he or she might speak your language. Go to the English speaker for help. It is the employee's job to be patient and to try to understand you.

3. When you are shopping in a store with a machine where you can check yourself out, choose English as your language. If you don't understand an instruction, you can always ask a clerk for help.

Try it! The more you try, the more you'll learn.