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English as a Second Language Writing, Grammar and Listening Comprehension


Lesson 1

  • Beginner: I Wanted to Be a Fireman>  Featured Grammar Focus:  Articles
  • Intermediate: What Do Children Really Need?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Nouns and Pronouns
  • Advanced: Will Adam Enlist?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Conditional Sentences


Lesson 2

  • Beginner:   Buddhist Prayer Sticks  Featured Grammar Focus:  Nouns and Pronouns
  • Intermediate: Why Are Some Rich and Others Poor?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Punctuation
  • Advanced: What My Uncle Told Me about Marriage  Featured Grammar Focus:  Passive Voice


Lesson 3

  • Beginner:   Friday Nights by the Black Sea  Featured Grammar Focus:  Spelling
  • Intermediate: A New Day  Featured Grammar Focus:  Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases
  • Advanced:  Stress Everywhere  Featured Grammar Focus:  Punctuation


Lesson 4

  • Beginner: Cross-country Skiing   Featured Grammar Focus:  Articles
  • Intermediate: My Wedding   Featured Grammar Focus:  Verbs
  • Advanced:  Thoughts about Handling Conflicts   Featured Grammar Focus:  Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases


Lesson 5

  • Beginner:  Money and Love  Featured Grammar Focus: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Intermediate: Where Is the Moon Tonight? Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Advanced:  Winners and Losers  Featured Grammar Focus: Indirect (Reported) Speech


Lesson 6

  • Beginner:  Everybody Waits for Friday Night  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (Passive Voice, Indirect Speech)
  • Intermediate:  The Day My Daughter Was Born  Featured Grammar Focus:  Verbs
  • Advanced: Crime and Punishment in Liberia  Featured Grammar Focus: Passive Voice


Lesson 7

  • Beginner:  Do You Pray before You Take a Test?  Featured Grammar Focus: Prepositions
  • Intermediate: The Blues and Greens of Ecuador  Featured Grammar Focus:   Sentence Structure
  • Advanced: My Sleepy Husband  Featured Grammar Focus: Indirect (Reported) Speech


Lesson 8

  • Beginner:  Money and Love  Featured Grammar Focus: Questions
  • Intermediate: Where Is the Moon Tonight?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Sentence Structure
  • Advanced: The Immigrant: Determined to Work  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (gerunds and infinitives, passive voice, verb forms)


Lesson 9

  • Beginner:  Cross-country Skiing  Featured Grammar Focus:  Spelling
  • Intermediate: Life Is Beautiful  Featured Grammar Focus:   Mixed Bag (articles, adjectives and adverbs, nouns, prepositions, verbs
  • Advanced: Young Hearts Should Be Happy  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (adjectives and nouns, gerunds and infinitive phrases, modals, punctuation, verbs)


Lesson 10

  • Beginner:  How I Saved Somebody's Life   Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: Serving in the Israeli Military  Featured Grammar Focus:  Spelling
  • Advanced: Freedom of Speech  Featured Grammar Focus:  Punctuation


Lesson 11

  • Beginner:  My Wedding   Featured Grammar Focus: Punctuation
  • Intermediate: Everybody Waits for Friday Night  Featured Grammar Focus:   Possessives
  • Advanced: Will Adam Enlist?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Conditional Sentences


Lesson 12

  • Beginner:  The Mexican Goat   Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag verb tense, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure)
  • Intermediate: My Wedding  Featured Grammar Focus:  Sentence Structure
  • Advanced: Questions I Ask Myself  Featured Grammar Focus:  Verbs


Lesson 13

  • Beginner:  This Writing Just Confuses Me   Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: "Juan de Pareja", by Diego Velazquez  Featured Grammar Focus:  Possessives
  • Advanced: What Is a Miracle?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Questions


Lesson 14

  • Beginner:  My First Week at College   Featured Grammar Focus: Articles
  • Intermediate: What Do Children Really Need?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Sentence Structure
  • Advanced: Drugs and Human Nature  Featured Grammar Focus:  Mixed Bag (articles, gerunds and infinitive phrases, passive and active voice verbs and verb forms, verbs, nouns, adjectives)


Lesson 15

  • Beginner:  The Blues and Greens of Ecuador   Featured Grammar Focus: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Intermediate: Adapting to Life in the United States  Featured Grammar Focus:  Punctuation
  • Advanced: Life Is Beautiful  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (verbs, articles, nouns, sentence structure, adjectives and adverbs)


Lesson 16

  • Beginner:  A Very Bad Experience at the Moscow Airport   Featured Grammar Focus:  Prepositions
  • Intermediate: When Children Commit Crimes  Featured Grammar Focus:  Possessives
  • Advanced: My Views on Divorce  Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs


Lesson 17

  • Beginner:  Leaving Honduras   Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: Fantasies and Reality  Featured Grammar Focus:  Nouns and Pronouns
  • Advanced: Doing It My Own Way  Featured Grammar Focus: Indirect Speech


Lesson 18

  • Beginner:  At the Moscow Airport   Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: Take Your Time!  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag Articles, Modals, Prepositions, Sentence Structure)
  • Advanced: The Boy Who Divorced His Birth Mother  Featured Grammar Focus:  Spelling


Lesson 19

  • Beginner:  Everybody Waits for Friday Night   Featured Grammar Focus: Spelling
  • Intermediate: Doing It My Way  Featured Grammar Focus: Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases
  • Advanced: Long-Lasting Solutions to Our Problems  Featured Grammar Focus: Nouns and Pronouns


Lesson 20

  • Beginner:  A Love Story of Two Flowers   Featured Grammar Focus: Punctuation
  • Intermediate: Why Am I Always So Tense?  Featured Grammar Focus: Questions
  • Advanced: More Questions I Ask Myself  Featured Grammar Focus: Conditional Sentences


Lesson 21

  • Beginner:  I Wanted to Be a Fireman   Featured Grammar Focus: Prepositions
  • Intermediate: My Wedding  Featured Grammar Focus:  Punctuation
  • Advanced: Take Your Time!  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (articles, models, prepositions, sentence structure)


Lesson 22

  • Beginner:  Buddhist Prayer Sticks   Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: Education in Pakistan  Featured Grammar Focus:  Spelling
  • Advanced: Frank Shabata: Blinded by Anger  Featured Grammar Focus:  Mixed Bag (conditional sentences, passive and active voice, possessives, punctuation, spelling, verbs)


Lesson 23

  • Beginner:  The Day My Daughter Was Born   Featured Grammar Focus: Spelling
  • Intermediate: What Do Children Need?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Gerunds and Infinitive Phrases
  • Advanced: The Right to Privacy  Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs


Lesson 24

  • Beginner:  Do You Pray before You Take a Test?   Featured Grammar Focus: Nouns and Pronouns
  • Intermediate: Solving Family Problems  Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Advanced: My Hopes for China  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (nouns and pronouns, sentence structure, verbs)


Lesson 25

  • Beginner:  Friday Nights by the Black Sea   Featured Grammar Focus:  Possessives
  • Intermediate: Not a Ghost Story  Featured Grammar Focus:  Nouns and Pronouns
  • Advanced: Would You Be Happy?  Featured Grammar Focus:  Mixed Bag

Lesson 26

  • Beginner:  My First Week of College  Featured Grammar Focus:Sentence Structure
  • Intermediate: Truth or Lies? Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag
  • Advanced: The Right to Privacy  Featured Grammar Focus:  Possessives


Lesson 27

  • Beginner:  Money and Love  Featured Grammar Focus:Articles
  • Intermediate: Solving Family Problems Featured Grammar Focus: Spelling
  • Advanced: My Hopes for China  Featured Grammar Focus: Mixed Bag (Level Three)


Lesson 28

  • Beginner:  Everybody Waits for Friday Night  Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Intermediate: Doing It My Way Featured Grammar Focus: Verbs
  • Advanced: Would You Like to Go Out with Me? Featured Grammar Focus:  Spellings

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