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Concession Clauses

In today’s class we will look at some higher level grammar-concession clauses. This is used in situations where you want to give information that contrasts information from the main sentence (or clause). We will look at words we already know, but use them in a different situation, also there are certain phrases we use in these situations.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Advanced
Type: Grammar
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Elision – Pronunciation

Let’s sound more like natives! I want to teach you about how we speak, but we also eliminate letters so our fluency is faster. That might be why it is sometimes difficult to understand native speakers because we don’t pronounce all the letters in a word.

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Type: Pronunciation
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More money idioms

Let’s look at some more idioms related to money. These will be great to use at work or in general daily life conversations. We’ll discuss the idioms and then try and use them so you can remember what they mean.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: All levels
Type: Idioms
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Future tenses

In class today I would like to discuss the different future verb tenses in English. There are many, actually there are seven, some include the present simple and present continuous, but today we will talk about the basics of each and try to understand them and use them properly.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Intermediate
Type: Grammar
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Pronunciation with tongue twisters

Let’s have some fun today while practicing our pronunciation in English. We’ll look at some common tongue twisters and do our best to pronounce the words as fast as we can say them! This is a great activity for those who want to improve pronunciation and fluency.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: All levels
Type: Pronunciation
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Vocabulary: noises and sounds

We hear many different sounds in our daily lives. Today you are going to learn how to say them in English! Mostly when we tell a story, we will make the sound, but after today’s class you will be able to say the word (and make the sound if you want, for added details).

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Vocabulary
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Verbs used with housework

In English we have many verbs, a lot are used with “do” or “make” but in other cases we use completely different verbs altogether. Today I want to take a look at some common household activities we use with the verbs “do” and “make” and other activities we use with different verbs. This is a great class for anyone who is going to live abroad temporarily or long-term, or even visit a friend in an English-speaking country.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Vocabulary
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Different “S” sounds in English

In English there are many different sounds, today we’re going to focus on the “s” sound. It has different sounds depending on the word, so let’s look at the different ways to pronounce the “s” with examples.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Pronunciation
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Conversation – HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Let’s discuss how YOU can be successful. There are many ways/situations in which you can be successful, so let’s think of some different ways in which we can prosper in the business world and talk about it. There is a fine line between just getting by and surviving in the business world-let’s make sure you swim and not sink.

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Type: Conversation
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Pronouns

Let’s review what pronouns are in English. They can be confusing as there are many similar words: subjects/object person pronouns, possessive pronouns/adjectives, reflexive etc. Today we’re going to see what each is and how to use it. This will be a great class to perfect your English!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Beginner
Type: Grammar
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Tricky words!

Let’s take a look at some words you might not have ever seen before! This class is focused on the pronunciation of words that aren’t so easy to understand. Also, we’re going to focus on you, the student, learning to use the words. This will be fun as there are some great vocabulary words and expressions in today’s class.

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Work Trip Tips

In today’s class I want to help those who have to travel overseas for a business trip. What should you expect? How should you deal with jetlag or how to prepare for it before leaving? You might have to plan for some culture shock, different customs, etc. So, join me today if you might have to travel for your company one day. This class will help you!

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How to Complain

Want to learn how to complain? I mean, we all know HOW to complain, but do you know how you should complain, correctly? Today we’re going to learn some phrases in English in order to complain, nicely. This will keep the situation calm and hopefully the problem can be solved!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Advanced
Type: Vocabulary
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HOMONYMS

Have you ever seen words that have the same spelling but different meanings? These are called homonyms and today we’re going to take a look at some common ones. These are helpful to know, in cases where you find one and think it only has one meaning, it can change the meaning of the sentence completely! So, grab a piece of paper to jot down some new vocabulary words!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: All levels
Type: Pronunciation
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The ins and outs of Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs are difficult, so let’s get the know them even better today! We’ll talk about what they are and how to use them. There will be examples and talking points using phrasal verbs too. Don’t miss this class, it’s going to be eye-opening!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Advanced
Type: Grammar
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The Great Outdoors

Do you enjoy nature? We are going to look at different vocabulary words about the outdoors. After learning and understanding these words we’ll read two texts about outdoor experiences. It will be great for those that don’t already know these words and great review for those that do. Also, we can learn a lot from these two texts!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Vocabulary
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“Little Dreams”

Did you ever think about what you wanted to be when you were a child? We all think about jobs we want to have when grown up, but did it happen? If it didn’t, why not? Every day we change in life, so maybe something we enjoyed as a child we don’t enjoy as an adult. So let’s talk about your careers and if you became what you wanted as a child.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
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Type: Conversation
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Phrasal Verbs Part 2

We’re going to continue the “ins and outs of Phrasal Verb” class. We’ll review what we learned to refresh our memory and continue learning about phrasal verbs and then chatting about topics using phrasal verbs.

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: Advanced
Type: Grammar
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Conversation: Holidays

As the holidays are approaching, let’s talk about different customs in our countries. There are so many different religions and traditions, it’s a perfect day to talk about what’s normal for you to do during these special days.

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Reading Corner

Today we are going to read a text using phrasal verbs we’ve seen in previous classes. This is a great class to come to as you will practice pronunciation and comprehension while reviewing vocabulary/phrasal verbs. After reading and discussing the text we’ll answer questions related to it. The more you see and hear phrasal verbs, the more you will add them to your English level!

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Teacher: Rebecca Pollack
Level: All levels
Type: Reading
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