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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.
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Work in progress
Tryin to post from my phone…
The “asking and giving travel information” lesson Basic 2 level is a fun but also complicated lesson to teach. One problem is most of students have never been even out of town on their own. Two, I feel them also reluctant even in Indonesian to ask for direction or other acts of exchanging travel information. Three, is even if they can construct a sentence usually the sentences are rarely in order hence even in Indonesian they are confusing.
I also figured out after a few times of teaching they had difficulties to imagine themselves traveling in an environment where Indonesia is not the main language. Especially when it comes to the last set of exercise that consisted of 3 part exercises where they have to construct a conversation based on a set of information. To make it easier for them to grasp I turn the exercises into a comic-blank-filling like exercise based on the information from the book. They simply have to fill in the blanks based on the response of the other person in the comic. Hopefully they can grasp what is going on and proceed in building the conversation.
The first page (in color) is usually done together (the whole class) as an example. The other two are given two a group of students in two. Each group will have different comic to fill in.
Did it work? Sometimes it does sometimes it don’t. But at least I had a little fun when making the comics.
This was an old post in my previous multiply page
I don’t usually do WIP post but here it is…so which idiom would it be?
not Instagram but using Photoshop Actions
These prepositions are tricky business as there are no set of formulas to explain the usage. My wife explained about these two prepositions so I thank her for that. I never knew this before.
A person with natural gardening skills or has a natural talent for gardening
in UK its often called “having green fingers” or “being green fingered”
Well, The Hulk has green fingers anyway 😀
Although a truck is called lorry in British English, they have a different naming for this firefighter vehicle, after further reading it appears that the term fire engine is also used in the US (according to wikipedia)
I used to work for a truck/lorry sales company, the difference between the US and the rest of the world version is the bonnet (The nose of the truck). One thing that is also different is the steering wheel one is on the left and the other is on the right. That makes it also driving on the different side of the road.
Besides the difference in writing, they celebrate mother’s day on different days. UK is usually on the fourth Sunday of Lent (18 March in 2012) while the US celebrates it on the second Sunday in May (Info: wikipedia).