F2F Class Notes 6th March (Celeste)[W]***

Homework

Be prepared to tell 3 different sentences practicing the past perfect progressive grammar below in your next class.

Next Class: Continue upgrading the vocabulary.

Review


I used to bicker with my brother when I was young.

The electricity bill showed up in my mailbox.

I let Olivia watch cartoons for half an hour every afternoon.

I make Olivia play the/her/our piano for an hour everyday.

Olivia got/received two separate gifts on her 4 years old birthday  fourth (4th) birthday.

Grammar

She has improved. – simple past tense

She has been improving for many months. – past perfect progressive

She ate for 3 hours.  / She has been eating for 3 hours

She danced. / She has been dancing for 1 year.

She studied. / She has been studying for an hour.

She played the piano. / She has been playing the piano for half an hour.

She walked the dog. / She has been walking the dog for 2 hours.

I studied English here at SE. / I have been studying English here for 6 months.

I cleaned my house last weekend. / I had been cleaning my house last weekend for an hour.

Writing exercise

Rachel’s birthday

The other five friends were discussing how to celebrate Rachel’s birthday. They planed to give her a surprise. But they had different opinions on whom to invite. One important thing, they couldn’t have Rachel’s parents attend together, because they were quarreling and even quarreled at Rachel’s sister’s graduation. So they invited Rachel’s mom only.

On Rachel’s birthday morning, they began to prepare birthday candles, balloons, foods and drinks. Phoebe asked where the cake was and Monica answered they didn’t have birthday cake but birthday flan. At that time Rachel’s dad came,which made everyone in a panic. And later her mom also knocked the door. To avoid both of them meeting, Chandler made an excuse to let Rachel’s dad to go to the bedroom. At the same time Phoebe took Rachel’s mom to the bathroom to have a talking. Monica lied Rachel’s dad that it was just the staging area and the party would held at Chandler’s apartment so he should wait there.

Finally they held two birthday parties. One was at Monica’s apartment with Rachel’s mom and the other one was at Chandler’s apartment with Rachel’s dad. Rachel hurried to the two sides to cope with her parents and listened to their complaint about each other at the whole party. That’s really a surprise!

 

Edited

Rachel’s birthday

The other five friends were discussing how to celebrate Rachel’s birthday. They planned to give her a surprise party but they had different opinions on whom to invite. The most important thing was that they couldn’t have Rachel’s parents attend together because they were quarreling/fighting/arguing and even quarreled/fought/argued/bickered at Rachel’s sister’s graduation. So they only invited Rachel’s mom.

On Rachel’s birthday morning/On the morning of Rachel’s birthday, they began to prepare birthday candles, balloons, food and drinks. Phoebe asked where the cake was and Monica answered they didn’t have birthday cake but birthday flan. At that time Rachel’s dad suddenly showed up, which made everyone panic (v) / which made everyone feel panicked (adj)/ which put everyone in a panic (n). Five minutes later/Soon after, her mom also knocked on the door. To avoid both of them meeting, Chandler made an excuse to make Rachel’s dad go to the bedroom. At the same time Phoebe took Rachel’s mom to the bathroom to have a talk. Monica lied to Rachel’s dad that her apartment was just the staging area and the party would be held at Chandler’s apartment so he should wait there.

Finally they held two separate birthday parties. One was at Monica’s apartment with Rachel’s mom and the other one was at Chandler’s apartment with Rachel’s dad. Rachel hurried to the two sides to cope with her parents and listen to their complaints about each other during the whole party. Her party was really a surprise!

Upgraded Vocabulary

Rachel’s birthday

The other five friends were discussing how to celebrate Rachel’s birthday. They planned to give her a surprise party but they had different opinions on whom to invite. The most important thing was that they couldn’t have Rachel’s parents attend together because they were quarreling/fighting/arguing and even quarreled/fought/argued/bickered at Rachel’s sister’s graduation. So they only invited Rachel’s mom.

On the morning of Rachel’s birthday, they began to prepare/decorate. / They were getting ready/setting up for the party. Phoebe ked where the cake was and Monica answered they didn’t have birthday cake but birthday flan. At that time Rachel’s dad appeared out of nowhere which made everyone frantic. Five minutes later/Soon after, her mom also knocked on the door. To avoid both of them meeting, Chandler made an excuse to make Rachel’s dad go to the bedroom. At the same time Phoebe distracted Rachel’s mom by taking her to the bathroom to have a talk. Monica lied to Rachel’s dad that her apartment was just the staging area and the party would be held at Chandler’s apartment so he should wait there.

TBC

Finally they held two separate birthday parties. One was at Monica’s apartment with Rachel’s mom and the other one was at Chandler’s apartment with Rachel’s dad. Rachel hurried to the two sides to cope with her parents and listen to their complaints about each other during the whole party. Her party was really a surprise!