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Present perfect review English 3

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Present forms review English I

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Monday, August 29, 2016

A quick look at prepositions

  • Aboard: Can’t climb aboard without a preposition
  • About: Can’t make much ado about nothing without about
  • Above: Can’t go above and beyond the call of duty without the preposition above
  • Absent: Can’t be absent from school either!
  • According to: How could you cite a source without "according to"?
  • Across: Guess you can’t sit across from anyone at Thanksgiving dinner
  • After: No more after-parties without the word after
  • Against: You’ll have to agree to everything if you can’t vote against things
  • Ahead of: No one will ever again be ahead of their time without the preposition ahead.
  • Along: You need along to signify that you are going along for the side
  • Alongside: You also need alongside to describe where you are, alongside your best friend.
  • Amid: Amid all the chaos, the preposition amid stands out.
  • Amidst: Amidst the rubble, you have the word amidst.
  • Among: The preposition among allows you to be among friends.
  • Anti: Anti-matter and anti-establishment both depend on the preposition anti
  • Around- Around is a pretty important preposition if you are around town.
  • As- As long as prepositions exist, sentences make sense.
  • as far as- As far as we’re concerned, as is a pretty important preposition
  • as well as- Knowing prepositions as well as their meanings is important.
  • At- You’ll need at to describe the time at which you’ll arrive.
  • Atop- How could you be atop a high mountain without atop
  • Before- Mind before matter is the key to learning prepositions such as before.
  • Behind- Falling behind on your prepositions, such as behind, would be bad.
  • Below- There are prepositions above and below the preposition below.
  • Between- No more secrets between you and me without the preposition between.
  • But- What would a toddler whine about if they couldn’t say ‘But mommy!’
  • By- It would be hard to get by without the preposition by
  • Considering- Considering all these great prepositions, wouldn’t you be sad if you didn’t have this list
  • Down- Without down, the famous rule of gravity that what goes up must come down wouldn’t have a lot of meaning.
  • During- We’ve added before and after to the list, during completes the trifecta
  • Except- We can’t name all the prepositions except for except!
  • Excluding- Excluding excluding would also be a terrible mistake!
  • Following: Following right along with our pattern, following is the next preposition on the list.
  • For- If it weren’t for the preposition for it would be hard for you to talk.
  • From- Prepositions such as from are far from unimportant
  • In- In case you didn’t know, in is a preposition also!
  • In addition to- In addition to is a lovely addition to the preposition list.
  • In case of- In case of emergency, you can always use a preposition to get help.
  • Inside- Now you have the inside track on prepositions!
  • Into- Without the preposition into, you couldn’t get into trouble.
  • Like- Like is, like, the most, like, overused preposition on, like, the planet.
  • mid- Mid is a good preposition to be midway through the list- of course, it isn’t quite mid way but we’re close!
  • Near- Without near, we wouldn’t be able to tell you that you are near to the end o the list
  • Next- Next is a good preposition to be the next item on the prepositions list!
  • next to- Next to the preposition, next, ‘next to’ may be the most important word
  • notwithstanding- Notwithstanding the importance of prepositions, this list is still fun
  • of- Without Of, we wouldn’t have Of Mice and Men (or, well, any other sentence or title that uses “off”)
  • Off- The name of a popular bug spray, Off! Is also a great preposition.
  • On- On the same topic, the preposition on is the opposite of the preposition off
  • on account of- On account of prepositions, such as on account of, we can communicate.
  • on behalf of- On behalf of English speaker’s everywhere, we say that prepositions are great.
  • on top of- On top of all the other wonderful prepositions, we also have ‘on top of’
  • onto- Onto the next preposition, which is onto.
  • Opposite- Is there an opposite to the preposition opposite?
  • Outside- Without prepositions, you could never think outside the box.
  • outside of- You could also never color outside of the lines.
  • Over- The preposition over is required to think things over.
  • owing to- Owing to prepositions, we are able to communicate.
  • Past- Don’t look past the preposition past.
  • Per- Per our instructions, the preposition per should be learned.
  • Plus- Plus is a preposition plus a math word!
  • prior to- Prior to learning prepositions, such as prior to, communicate was way less fun.
  • Regarding- Movies such as Regarding Henry take advantage of the preposition regarding.
  • Round- Without a preposition, such as round, you couldn’t go round the town.
  • Save- You also couldn’t Save the Wales without the preposition save
  • Since- Since you asked, since is also a preposition
  • Than- There are few prepositions greater than than
  • Through- When Alice went through the looking glass, she used a preposition.
  • Throughout- Throughout history, the preposition throughout has been used.
  • To- Without “to,” Shakespeare could not have asked his famous question- to be or not to be.
  • Until- Until you read his list, you may not have known that until was a preposition.
  • Up- Up up and away is a cry you couldn’t say without prepositions.
  • With- With or without your consent, prepositions will keep on directing sentences.
  • Within- Within the confines of many sentences, you are likely to find the preposition within.
  • Without- Without the preposition without, you’d be without a clue.

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    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    The Final Stretch

    Well we are getting near the end. So we need to sharpen our skills. I have been asking you to open your mind to new possibilities. To begin with, I need you to read this article and take some notes. Where do you agree? Where do you disagree? Tell me.

    Once you have done that go here and find out what you need to make awesome presentations. pay attention, there are some tactical tips as well. Then, tell me which slide & tactical tips you find most challenging and why. Remember that the idea is for you to take a chance on creativity.

    Here are some more ideas to enhance your presentations.

    As you know, your assignment was to go to the MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo) and take extensive notes on your impressions, and how you feel about what you saw. We do not need a list of what they are showing there, or the history of the museum. We need you to open, both, your heart and mind. Your presentation will be precisely about that. I will need to see your notes. Remember that you can NOT type your notes into your phone so as not to get distracted. Again, this presentation is a VERY PERSONAL deal.Don't be afraid! Don't cheat yourself out of this experience. Avoid short cuts.

    From the Journals of Keith Haring.

    "I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it." -Keith Haring

    Now that you have read the post, and reviewed the links you will go to the comment section and leave an extensive comment on each question answering what has been asked.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015

    One of a kind museums

    "Arte es la actividad mediante la cual puede reconstruirse el mundo, cuando el mundo ha desaparecido."
     -César Aira, Fragmentos de un diario en Los Alpes.

    There are museums in nearly every city in the world. In such a wide range of offers, it is only natural to find unique museums and galleries dedicated to unusual subject matter. Wax Museums are a clear example of this. They have become a chain, and quite the tourist attraction. You can read a bit how Madame Marie Tussaud came to be known for her wax figures.

    There are some museums that are far from being average; they are truly one-of-a-kind. These places can either represent a community, or cater to special interests.. 

    For example, we have the MOBA. Read and find out about its origins and philosophy; then, look at their collection. 

    Why do you think we need places that are so unique?

    With the idea of the Techno Museum coming to Frankfurt, your assignment is an easy one today. Go on line, and find a one-of-a-kind museum that you would like us to know about. 

    • You will give your presentations in pairs. 
    • ONE more time I am asking you to be as unconventional as possible. 
    • Ask yourself how you can incorporate the subject matter of the museum into the dynamic of your presentation.
    • Presentations are to be mailed in before 6P.M. on Sunday.

    Success is yours.