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Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog to get updates on school events, see pictures of students, and to practice your English! As of now, the blog will be on summer break. We will be up and running again in August. And although we won’t have regular, weekly updates, right now, there will be new posts, so please, do come back and take a look at what’s new!
And remember, you can always use “Links for Students” to find places to practice your English!
See you soon!! Maggie
Aren’t we lucky to live in a place that has both great restaurants and food trucks? If you haven’t tried any of our local food trucks, there is an upcoming event where you can check them out!
On June 1, join food truck fans, and animal lovers, at the FOOD WAGGIN’. It’s a food truck rodeo held to benefit the SPCA of Wake County.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1:00 – 5:00 PM
3300 Bush Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27609
Here’s the link with all the information! The location is between Wake Forest Rd., and Atlantic!
Hi students. Here are the links for your classes in the computer lab this week.
For Level One students:
Listening Log www.youtube.com
For Level four students:
What are some of the benefits of ESL class at Wake Tech? Have you ever thought about the other benefits of your ESL class? Maybe you could meet new friends? Try some new foods? Learn about other cultures? Maybe you would learn to use a computer? Or, maybe you could practice your English using the computer!
At Wake Tech we have FREE computer classes for everyone. For some, you use the computer in your classes. For others, there is the daily computer lab from 8:00 – 9:00 AM at the AEC. If you are interested in attending the computer lab, just ask your teacher for the details! It’s easy to attend, you just come when you can! Since technology skills are important in developing English literacy, we are here to support you every way we can!
Come to English class! You might make some new friends along the way!
Friday, May 3, 2013
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. The event runs from 6 pm-9 pm, but some venue hours may vary. For detailed venue information, click here.
Attendees may also take advantage of the First Friday specials offered by participating restaurants and retailers.
Look for the First Friday Flags to easily locate participating venues. A detailed map/guide will be available at each location. Pick up your very own copy for easy event navigation.
Visit the galleries and listen to live music. Delight in a divine culinary experience and take advantage of the First Friday Specials offered by all participating restaurants. Experience art in all of its forms! (taken directly from website)
Here’s the link if you want ALL the details! http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh/events
info from the first Friday website
“At 7:30 PM Friday night, we will be eating pizza.”
When you read the sentence above, it is clear what is happening, right? Eating pizza? Yep! We use the future continuous verb tense to express actions at a particular moment in the future.
How do we use the Future Continuous Tense?
The future continuous tense expresses action at a particular moment in the future. The action will start before that moment but it will not have finished at that moment. For example, tomorrow I will start work at 2pm and stop work at 6pm:
|At 4pm tomorrow, I will be working.|
|At 4pm, I will be in the middle of working.|
When we use the future continuous tense, our listener usually knows or understands what time we are talking about. Look at these examples:
- I will be playing tennis at 10am tomorrow.
- They won’t be watching TV at 9pm tonight.
- What will you be doing at 10pm tonight?
- What will you be doing when I arrive?
- She will not be sleeping when you telephone her.
- We‘ll be having dinner when the film starts.
- Take your umbrella. It will be raining when you return.
Future Continuous Tense
|I will be singing|
How do we make the Future Continuous Tense?
The structure of the future continuous tense is:
|subject||+||auxiliary verb WILL||+||auxiliary verb BE||+||main verb|
|will||be||base + ing|
For negative sentences in the future continuous tense, we insert not between will and be. For question sentences, we exchange the subject and will. Look at these example sentences with the future continuous tense:
|subject||auxiliary verb||auxiliary verb||main verb|
|+||You||will||be||lying||on a beach tomorrow.|
|-||We||will||not||be||having||dinner at home.|
Practice using the future progressive tense:
Here’s a video that demonstrates the use of present continuous. How old do you think the telephones are in the video?When do you think the video was made?
The next registration for ESL classes is on
Monday, April 22nd
You can register for morning, afternoon, or evening ESL classes.
Morning 9:00 AM
Afternoon 12:30 PM
Night 6:30 PM
Space is limited, so come early. We assign numbers to students according to their arrival time. You can come very early, check in, and get your number. Please do not bring children, and plan to be here for about three hours. When you are finished registering, you will immediately join your class.
Please have the following information with you: phone number, complete address (street number, apartment number, and zip code too) and the contact information for someone in case of emergency.
You will also need paper and a pencil/pen for the class.