American English News from Maestro Sersea #41: 10/17/2021

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:

— 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: We had our eighth live audio-video meeting on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, in which we practiced English and had some great conversations. Due to sound difficulties, I re-recorded the video for clarity. I highly encourage you to watch the entire video so you can improve your English pronunciation, comprehension, and communication. Here’s the video:

3. News 3: 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.
4. 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 Azerbaijan, 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 AZERBAIJAN: https://worldfacts.club/2021/10/09/azerbaijan-world-facts-club/

5. Read a book online: Czechoslovakia Country Studies

Now you can read and comment on an entire book in American English on our website. Click here: https://worldfacts.club/2021/10/07/czechoslovakia-country-study/

6. American English Idioms, Lesson 5: https://americanenglishidioms.com/2021/05/24/armed-to-the-teeth-as-the-crow-flies-and-at-loggerheads-american-english-idioms-5/

7. Careers and Jobs in the USA #24: PASSENGER VEHICLE DRIVERS— 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/passenger-vehicle-drivers/

8. English Grammar Skills Video of the Week:

9. English Pronunciation Video of the Week:

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

  1. reach outward in space; “The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk”
  2. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; “stretch the soup by adding some more cream”; “extend the casserole with a little rice”
  3. make available; provide; “extend a loan”; “The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages”
  4. prolong the time allowed for payment of; “extend the loan”
  5. expand the influence of; “The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent”
  6. open or straighten out; unbend; “Can we extend the legs of this dining table?”
  7. span an interval of distance, space or time; “The war extended over five years”; “The period covered the turn of the century”; “My land extends over the hills on the horizon”; “This farm covers some 200 acres”
  8. offer verbally; “extend my greetings”; “He offered his sympathy”
  9. cause to move at full gallop; “Did you gallop the horse just now?”
  10. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; “He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro”; “Don”t strain your mind too much”
  11. continue or extend; “The civil war carried into the neighboring province”; “The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces”
  12. extend one”s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; “Stretch your legs!”; “Extend your right arm above your head”
  13. extend in scope or range or area; “The law was extended to all citizens”; “widen the range of applications”; “broaden your horizon”; “Extend your backyard”
  14. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; “We prolonged our stay”; “She extended her visit by another day”; “The meeting was drawn out until midnight”
  15. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; “Unfold the newspaper”; “stretch out that piece of cloth”; “extend the TV antenna”
  16. thrust or extend out; “He held out his hand”; “point a finger”; “extend a hand”; “the bee exserted its sting”
  17. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; “Service runs all the way to Cranbury”; “His knowledge doesn”t go very far”; “My memory extends back to my fourth year of life”;

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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