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English Vocabulary about Furniture

Basic words about the Furniture.

FrenchEnglishעבריתla murthe wallהקירle tableauthe pictureהתמונהle plancherthe floorהריצפהla fenetrethe windowהחלוןla lampethe lampהמנורהmaisbutאבלtrès bienvery goodטוב מאודla chaisethe chairהכסאla portethe doorהדלת Use these words in sentences to put them into your memory! 
First translate these sentences into English:  1. Le Tableau est sur le mur.. תמונה על הקיר
2. La mur est blanc.  הקיר לקן
3.  La fenetre est ouverte.  החלון פתוח
4. La chaise est blueu נכסא כחול 
5. La porte est fermee mais la fenetre est overte  הדלת סגור אבל החלון פתוח.
Write your own sentences: 

Preparing a Speech

This can be used as a template for speeches for class, an English test such as the IELTS or the TOEFL or even for public speakers.

The parts of a Speech
Introduction. - This is where you put your topic, and a main premise, that is you say what you are going to talk about.

Body of the Speech: Give three examples that prove your topic.  You can use experiences, that you have had, examples from the news, academic proof.

Once you have prepared the body, now go back to the Introduction and make sure that you really have proved your topic.  Draw in your audience by opening with something humorous, or dramatic.

Finally, write you conclusion, restating your topic in a different way, summing up your topic.  Be positive and end with a strong statement.

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher

Map Reading Activity for 7th grade

Weekly English French Hebrew Vocabulary Exercise

This week we are going to translate from Hebrew and French into English. Use these words as they are defined.   Good luck!

FrenchEnglishHebrewnon   ne pasnoלאouiyesכןsans clewithout a keyבלי מפתחderrierebehindמאחורparce quebecauseכיpourquoiwhyמדועvous avezyou haveיש לך petitesmallקטןgrand grandebigגדולetandוicihereכאןseshisשלוvouloirto wishדרושvoulezyou wishאתה דרוש את דרושהdechirertearקורע
1.  Oui, je veux manger une pommes.  כן אני רוצה לאכול תפוח
2. Le table est petite  השוחלן קטן
3. La lampe est grande המנורה גדול
4. Ouvez les yeux.  תפתח העניים
5. Puis-je manger des pommes de terre? אתה יכול לאכול התפוח אדמה
6. Pourquoi ne pouvez-vous pas sortir? למה אתה לא רוצה לצאת
7. Je suis ici.  אני כאן
8. Fermez la porte. תסגור את הדלת
9. Je ne dechire pas le papier  אני לא קורע את הנייר
10. Je veux parler francais. אני רוצה לדבר צורפתית
Rachael Alice  Rachael Alice - English Teacher

English Grammar - Prepositions of Position in space - on, off, in

Prepositions are different in every language.  So this is a subject that students have to really practice over and over again.

On -  an object to lie on top of  or over another  Off - an object to get away from another.  In - one object is inside another. 
Put the book on the table.  Get off the table! Put the dishes in the dishwasher. 
Exercises:  Use the prepositions  in, out, and on, each word is used many times. 
The tablecloth is ________________________ the table. 
I have to take __________________ my coat, it is too hot now. 
Get _______________ of the street! A big truck is coming!
The pencil is _____________ the drawer. 
Come ______________ the door is open. 
Go _______________ the sun is shining! 
He likes to sit ______________ the couch to read a book. 
Oh, what a cute baby, put __________________ his hat! 
I have to look up a word ________________ the dictionary. 
Clear ______________ the table, I want to set it for dinner. 

One note about the Internet. 
For t…

English Grammar - Prepositions of Direction

Prepositions of Direction

To - going in a direction In - being inside a city, swimming pool, a country  Out - leaving an enclosed space 
I am going to Paris next month.  He slipped in the puddle. She is coming out of the store. 
Exercises:  Use the prepositions to, in, out in these sentences.  You will use them many times. 
Where are you going?  I'm going ____________________ the mall. 
I love swimming ____________ the ocean. 
Come ______________ of the rain! 
The plane is traveling from Washington DC _______________ London. 
Get _______________ of the street, there's a truck coming. 
Mary went ______________ the elevator as I was coming out. 
 Where is the Grande Place _______________ Brussels?  
Come ____________ the door is open. 
Can you come _____________the kitchen and help with the dishes? 
We are traveling _________________ the Alps next winter.

Vocabulary list Hebrew, English and French

Today's list is shorter because I know more words.

FrenchEnglishHebrewestisdoes not exist in present tensehauthighגבוהbas basselowנמוךcassebrokenשבורyeuxeyesענייםlunetteseyeglassesמשקפייםsanswithoutבליpuis-jecan I אני יכול אני יכולהcomptercountלספורcomptesz-lescount them תספור אותם
  Today we are going to categorize the words into parts of speech

adverbs _________________________________________________

Reflections on the book: You Just Don’t Understand - Women and Men in Conversation

Reflections on the book:

You Just Don’t Understand - Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen,

Ph.D Ballantine Books, New York 1990

Submitted by Rachael Orbach

This book’s premise is that the reason the women and men don’t get along with each

other is because they live in different verbal worlds. Each gender has specific ways of

talking and getting what is needed.

When two men talk, they talk about facts, figures and not much about feelings. They

are always looking for markers that tell them whether they are higher or lower in the

hierarchy. If a man realizes that he is being put down, then he will defend himself even

to the point of offending the other man. Now, the surprising thing is that even after a

long drawn out argument, the two men might become friends.

On the other hand, women, when they talk to each other are not looking for status, but

for connections. How can the woman connect to the other woman? If they are talking

about troubles, for instance about mothers-in-la…

English Grammar: Prepositions of Time

English Grammar Prepositions of Time are also different in almost every language.

In - Inside a time period, a month, a year, a century
On- on a particular date, I was born on February 4th.
At- a particular time, at 3 o'clock


School is on vacation in July and August every year.
The test will be on Friday, next week
The meeting will be begin at 9:30 am, sharp.

Exercises:  Use the words in, on, at, during. Each word will be used many times.

The mall closes ______________ 10:00 pm.

We go skiing every year ________________________ the winter.

Can you hurry up? We will not be ______________time!

Meet me _____________________ 12:00 pm for lunch

When do you go ________________________ vacation this year?

The party started ____________________ 8:00 pm, where were you?

She will get a part-time job ___________________the summer.

____________ the moment, I'm reading a wonderful book.

The class begins ____________________ 11 o'clock

I went to the meeting _________________ 9…

English Grammar - Prepositions of Location

Prepositions of Location
At  - a particular place     On –on top of an object or a place In – enclosed inside the place
Meet me at the corner. The post office is on Main Street We met inParis last year.

Exercise – write the correct preposition in the blank. At, On, In, each  word will be used many times.
Where did you say we would meet? __________________ the movie theater
I read _________ the encyclopedia many interesting facts about turtles.
I have lived ______________ this city for many years.
You live _______________________ 123 5th Avenue?
There are roses growing ___________________ the garden.
The book is __________________ the table.
Where did you find that information ________________ the Internet?
The pen is ____________________ the blue box.
The lamp is standing _________________ the floor.
The party is ___________________ 10551 Holman Ave.
Put your flute away _______________ the case.
There is someone _______________ the door.
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English - French - Hebrew Vocabulary list

Here is the second vocabulary list.   According to learning theory, a person has to come in contact with a new vocabulary word seven times.  First they read the new word, define the new word, then use the word in a spoken sentence, write the word.  You get the picture.

I have organized today's vocabulary words better ,

Vocabulary list for English, Hebrew and French FrenchEnglishHebrewtouchetouchנוגע נוגעתlivrebookספרtabletableשולחןJeIאניvousyouאתה אתne        pasnotלאJe peuxI canאני יכול אני יכולהil peuthe canהוא יכולJe ne peux pas I cannotאני לא יכול אני לא יכולהplafondceilingתקרהpouvez-vouscan youאתה יכול את יכולהpout-ellecan she היא יכולהportedoorדלתfermeecloseסגורsortirto go outלצאתecrirewriteכובת כותבתouverteopenפותח
Choose 5 words and write them in a sentence 
1. __________________________________________

Vocabulary list in English, Hebrew and French

I am finding that I need to teach beginners English, and they sometimes speak Hebrew and sometimes speak French.  So I'm learning French right now.  I have an old book, The Berlitz Self-Teacher French book published in 1949, Here is a link to the updated version.  The Berlitz Self-Teacher French but I don't think that French has changed so much.  There are new words, of course relating to technology, but they are taken usually from English.  I looked up all the words in two dictionaries, a French -English one and then a Hebrew English one.

Feel free to use this list in your teaching as well.  Watch for further blog posts with more vocabulary words.

Here are my vocabulary words that I have learned this week so far.

FrenchEnglishHebrewcoupouncutלחתוךcouteau a knifeסכיןforchette a fork מזלגassiette a plateצלחתverre a glassכוסtasse a cupםפלbon�����…