Tuesday July 19, 2011 Southside ABE - ELL 4 Agenda and Goals
Our goals for tonight... We will give advice for a problem. We will take the CASAS test. We will do a listening activity with a song to practice used to. We will listen to the habits of the Martinez family and answer questions about what we hear. We will read about advice and give advice on a variety of problems using should, could, might.
We will give advice for a problem. What does advice mean? Why does someone ask for advice? Who usually gives us advice? What can I say when I give advice? “You should...” “You could...” “You might want to...” “Why don’t you...”
What is your advice? Write down 1-2 ideas for each problem. -“You should...” -“You could...” -“You might want to...”I feel tired all the time. I don’t feel healthy. I eat a lot of fast food. I can’t sleep at night. I’m under a lot of stress. I don’t have many friends.
Let’s read about giving advice.Dear Abby: Have you heard of Dear Abby in movies, television and print? It is the most widely published newspaper column in the world, and is published in about 1,400 newspapers worldwide. Dear Abby is read daily by more than 110 million people. Abby receives more than 10,000 letters and e-mails per week. More than 80 percent of the letters and emails she receives comes from readers between 18 and 49. The majority of the rest comes from people under 18.
More about “Dear Abby”... A big reason that the columns are so popular is that they deal with everyday human issues: boyfriends, girlfriends, marriage, divorce, raising children, taking care of ageing parents, health, politeness, or simply buying an appropriate gift for a bride.
LETTERS FROM THE BANGKOK POSTDear Abby: We have lived in a small apartment building for four years. The family next door has lived here a little longer. We get along well with our neighbors and respect each other’s things.However, I have a habit that I fear may be inappropriate, and I would like your opinion.Our neighbors subscribe to the local newspaper, which is delivered very early every morning, long before they get up. I’m an early riser and I always hear it arrive in the morning. As soon as it does, I reach over and "borrow" it.I read only my family’s horoscopes, the comics and, of course, your column. I never keep any part of their paper, and I always fold it carefully and place it on their porch before they wake up.Am I doing wrong by sneaking a peek from their daily newspaper? I hope to read your response in their paper.Sincerly, Sneak-a Peek Neighbor* What do you think? Is this writer doing anything wrong? How would you answer?-------Helpful Phrases---------- respect each other’s boundaries: knowing when not to bother someone sneak-a-peek: have a quick, secret lookadapted from: http://www.bangkokpost.com/education/site2000/ptja2800.htm
What advice would you give? Write to Sneek-a-peek to tell him or her if what he or she is doing is wrong. Give him or her advice about what they could do to solve the problem.
What do you think? What is your advice?Dear Sneek-a-Peek:I think _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.My advice is _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Good luck!Sincerely,
What did “Dear Abby” say?Dear Sneak-a-Peek: Yes, the paper belongsto your neighbors. Since they pay for thepaper, they have a right to receive it fresh offthe press, not after you’ve looked at it. (Maybethey can tell someone has looked through it.)My advice is that you should ask them if youcould borrow their newspaper in the mornings,and offer to pay for some of the cost of gettingthe paper. It’s the honorable thing to do.