American English News from Maestro Sersea #32: 8/15/2021

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

  1. NEWS 1: Here is a list of the rest of our live sessions/webinars for 2021:

— August 15th, 10AM-11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— September 19th, 10AM -11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— October 3rd, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— October 17th, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— November 7th, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— November 21st, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— December 5th, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

— December 12th, 10AM – 11AM (Los Angeles Time) via our chatroom:     https://elearningusa.myownmeeting.net/

2. NEWS 2: Ioan Elvis Sersea, M.A., M.A.T. aka Maestro Sersea, was recently interviewed by Mike Herrera of Harbor Speaks Video and Podcast Radio in Wilmington, California, about the free online English class he has created for English Learners from all over the world. Listen to this podcast interview to improve your English listening skills and increase your knowledge about the English course Maestro Sersea has created.

3. NEWS 3: We had our fifth live audio-video meeting on Sunday, July 25th, 2021, in which we practiced English and had some great conversations. I highly encourage you to watch the entire 1-hour video so you can improve your English pronunciation, comprehension, and communication. Here’s the video:

4. News 4: Students, if you wish to continue to receive free English lessons from Maestro Sersea, you need to open your emails, complete the lessons, and watch the videos each week. If you’re not working hard to improve your English skills with Maestro Sersea, then there are other motivated English Learners who wish to learn English in your place. Maestro Sersea will soon review student activity records and delete students who have not been actively learning English via our English lessons and videos. Once students are deleted, they will no longer receive email lessons and newsletters to improve their English skills.

5. Learn and communicate about countries of the world with www.WorldFacts.club — We are happy to introduce to you our newest website, World Facts Club which helps English Learners improve English listening and reading comprehension, as well as writing skills. This week, we feature the country of Algeria, as part of our World Facts Club website. Please click on the link below and share your thoughts in the comments section after learning about Algeria: https://worldfacts.club/2021/08/09/algeria-world-facts-club/

6. Careers and Jobs in the USA #15: Solar Photovoltaic Installers— We started 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 click on the link below and watch the videos to improve your English skills and your knowledge as well. Don’t forget to write a comment and suggest which American careers and jobs you’d like us to include here in the future. Click here: https://usacareers.club/2021/05/23/solar-photovoltaic-installers/

7. Each week we focus on an English Grammar topic you can review. This week we focus on PRONOUNS. Click here to learn about pronouns: https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/pronoun.asp

After you study pronouns, you’re invited to take the following pronouns quizzes:

Pronouns Quiz

Pronouns Quiz 2

I vs. Me Quiz

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

  1. be confronted with; “What do we have here?”; “Now we have a fine mess”
  2. have left; “I have two years left”; “I don”t have any money left”; “They have two more years before they retire”
  3. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; “She has $1,000 in the bank”; “He has got two beautiful daughters”; “She holds a Master”s degree from Harvard”
  4. undergo; “The stocks had a fast run-up”
  5. achieve a point or goal; “Nicklaus had a 70”; “The Brazilian team got 4 goals”; “She made 29 points that day”
  6. have a personal or business relationship with someone; “have a postdoc”; “have an assistant”; “have a lover”
  7. suffer from; be ill with; “She has arthritis”
  8. have as a feature; “This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France”
  9. get something; come into possession of; “receive payment”; “receive a gift”; “receive letters from the front”
  10. have sex with; archaic use; “He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable”
  11. have ownership or possession of; “He owns three houses in Florida”; “How many cars does she have?”
  12. receive willingly something given or offered; “The only girl who would have him was the miller”s daughter”; “I won”t have this dog in my house!”; “Please accept my present”
  13. of mental or physical states or experiences; “get an idea”; “experience vertigo”; “get nauseous”; “undergo a strange sensation”; “The chemical undergoes a sudden change”; “The fluid undergoes shear”; “receive injuries”; “have a feeling”
  14. organize or be responsible for; “hold a reception”; “have, throw, or make a party”; “give a course”
  15. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; “He got his squad on the ball”; “This let me in for a big surprise”; “He got a girl into trouble”
  16. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); “She suffered a fracture in the accident”; “He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars”; “She got a bruise on her leg”; “He got his arm broken in the scuffle”
  17. a person who possesses great material wealth
  18. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; “The ads induced me to buy a VCR”; “My children finally got me to buy a computer”; “My wife made me buy a new sofa”
  19. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; “Have another bowl of chicken soup!”; “I don”t take sugar in my coffee”
  20. give birth (to a newborn); “My wife had twins yesterday!”

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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