Thursday, August 17, 2017


"As I Began To Love Myself":
 - by charlie chaplain or kim McMillen

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it RESPECT.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it MATURITY.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment, so I could be calm. Today I call it SELF-CONFIDENCE.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it SIMPLICITY.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism.Today I know it is LOVE OF ONESELF.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is MODESTY.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it FULFILLMENT.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection WISDOM OF THE HEART.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS LIFE!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Can we get this done today?

Happy Wednesday


Making requests.....

Watch the video, can you identity the words used to make requests? ask permission?




Think of a time when you borrowed money from a bank.
Find a partner.  Come up with a dialogue for requesting a mortgage loan from a bank. 

Let's talk about modals... can, could, may, would, could


Watch the video below 2 times.




1) Ask for the script, then practice the dialogue with a partner.  One of you is Friend 1, the other Friend 2.

2) Do this exercise online, a script is available. Repeat until you get all the answers correct.

3) Let us role play!

4) In class written exercise. 

5) Now that you have practiced making requests, create a dialogue to upload to your blog.   
     Choose your own topic. A topic might be "getting supplies in a supermarket" or "going out with a 
     good friend."  
     Make sure to make use of the new vocabulary learnt (modals).