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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

What words do you remember from the session today? Can you use any of them in a sentence? (Please use the comment section to reply)

Pitch; Terra Cotta; wrought iron; railing; ledge; adjacent; story or stories as different levels of a house/apartment; residential; shutters; facade; up-to-date on the latest information; constructive criticism; open minded; favoritism; nepotism; teamwork; effective and efficiency; performance increases when a supervisor leads by example; subordinate and insubordination.

Thank you to all of you that joined me today! We had 100% participation and I appreciate your efforts to have these conversations with me. Take care everyone and I will talk to you again soon!

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

I just remembered the word that I was looking for in the session. When favoritism is shown to a relative in the workplace it is called "nepotism".

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

Note to self: When you can't find the flower you are about to plant, look in your gardening buddy's playhouse, she may want it too! (Especially if they are three years old) I found this hiding behind the closed door. She never closes the door when she goes out, except to hide something!


We did fill her planter boxes with flowers though.

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

If you missed all or part of today's session, please check the Speak Alley blog or the SpeakAlley YouTube channel to review it for these words and other speaking tips.

Some of the words discussed in todays session: disposable cups, cups vs, glasses, loaf vs. loaves, backsplash, menu board, countertop, oven hood, barista, stuffed with food vs. filled with food, porridge, ingredients, juicer, cannister, pickle jar, massive vs. messy, condiments, busboy, apron.

What words do YOU remember?

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

Thank you to all who joined us today and thank you to those who forfeited their spot in the session to allow others who wanted to participate to log in. We really appreciate you working with us to benefit as many people as possible.

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

After the session summary is posted on the SpeakAlley blog with today's video, feel free to add your own thoughts and feedback in the comments section; the summary is only a brief commentary on certain highlights of the video session.

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

Thanks to all who joined us today! Here are a few words from the session: Rubbish bin, trash/garbage can, splash pad (I forgot to mention this term), bounce house, playground, "ground" vs. "floor", tutor, coach (another term I forgot), cinema, theater, going to the movies, arcade, self-centered vs. selfish, confined and cramped. I didn't answer the question that was posted in the chat box concerning the word "muffled" so we will have to address that tomorrow. Talk to you tomorrow!

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

Hello everyone, I apologize but I have to cancel the next session. I have changed the calendar to reflect this. I will be at the next session; thanks for your understanding. Talk to you soon!

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

I need to expound on something that I did recently.  I recently mentioned to someone that the word, "math" never has an "s" at the end.  I was just told by someone from England that the British use the word, "maths".  Since mathematics is plural, their word "maths" keeps the "s" at the end, unlike Americans who do not keep the "s", using only the word, "math" for even the plural form.  Now you know why I always say to remember where I am from when getting this kind of advice from me!  :)

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From phone card jan12 145 %282%29  Sindee
over 5 years ago

Here is my second announcement for the changes to the English Practice Sessions calendar:  This week the English Practice Sessions with Sindee will only be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  The Tester's Sessions held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday will only be for those currently preparing to take their IELTS/TOEFL exams.  Please refer to these respective calendars for this information.  Have a great day/night!  Talk to you soon!  

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