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American English News from Maestro Sersea #18: 5/09/2021

Hello English Learners and thank you for registering for our online American English class. On Sunday of every week, I will share news and learning activities with you.

  1. News 1: We had our second live audio-video meeting on Sunday, April 25th, 2021, in which we discussed many details, including certificates, assessments, and learning topics regarding our Free English Class. I highly encourage you to watch the entire 1-hour video so you learn more about our class. Here’s the video:

2. News 2: Now you can learn more about your teacher, Maestro Sersea. Click here to read about him as well as watch videos in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, and Hindi: http://sersea.com/2021/03/26/learn-about-maestro-sersea/

3. American English Lessons Spotlight: Did you know we have 64 videos of the entire Dolch Words American English Vocabulary list on our YouTube Channel? Here’s the link to all of our Dolch Words vocabulary videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRAkBbatikIhqjMIOXMqYpouKGO1-36fL

4. English Listening Comprehension Spotlight: Our Commercials for English Learners are helpful for improving English listening skills. I have created video commercials and built some mini lessons around them to help you build American English listening and reading comprehension. Please visit our page to read and watch our commercial, Alarm Installation Company: http://sersea.com/2021/01/17/commercials-for-english-learners-alarm-installation-company/

5. Careers and Jobs in the USA #1: Civil Engineers — As of this week, we start a whole new educational section designed to help you improve your English reading and listening comprehension, as well as learn about jobs and careers in the United States of America. Please watch the following videos to improve your English skills and your knowledge as well. Don’t forget to suggest which American careers and jobs you’d like us to include here in the future.

6. Each week we focus on an English Grammar topic you can review. This week we focus on Parts of Speech: PRONOUN. Here’s a link to where you can learn more about PRONOUNS: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/pronouns.htm

Here is a video that introduces PRONOUNS:

7. English Vocabulary Word of the Day: JOB– Each week we will focus on a specific English vocabulary word from our online English Dictionary at http://dictionary.sersea.com .

  1. a damaging piece of work; “dry rot did the job of destroying the barn”; “the barber did a real job on my hair”
  2. work occasionally; “As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks”
  3. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  4. any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  5. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  6. a book in the Old Testament containing Job’s pleas to God about his afflictions and God’s reply
  7. an object worked on; a result produced by working; “he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right”
  8. a workplace; as in the expression “on the job”;
  9. the performance of a piece of work; “she did an outstanding job as Ophelia”; “he gave it up as a bad job”
  10. profit privately from public office and official business
  11. the responsibility to do something; “it is their job to print the truth”
  12. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; “estimates of the city’s loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars”; “the job of repairing the engine took several hours”; “the endless task of classifying the sample
  13. invest at a risk; “I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating”
  14. a crime (especially a robbery); “the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis”
  15. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; “she and her husband are having problems”; “it is always a job to contact him”; “urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog”
  16. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; “he’s not in my line of business”
  17. arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Thank you, students. I will send you the next American English News from Maestro Sersea on Sunday of next week. If you want to access all our previous News from Maestro Sersea, click here for the list: http://sersea.com/news-from-maestrosersea/

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