Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ESL Reading Spot: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

ESL Reading Spot: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White: What did you think of The Trumpet of the Swan ?  What were your overall impressions, before/after reactions, or  your feelings about the ef...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Group 3 Discussion Director : The Fourth Lesson


1.     How the chapter starts?

2.     Where Eddie finds himself and what he noticed?

3.     What happened before he noticed Marguerite and what they discussed?

4.     In which Eddie’s birthday this chapter brings us to?

5.     Marguerite explains to Eddie something about love, what is it?

6.     How the Chapter ends ?

Group 2 Discussion Question (the third lesson)


It's not easy for us to forgive others.  Eddie's father  chose to forgive his friend Mickey. He jumped into the cold water to saved the guy who he wanted to kill before. He forgiven him, even he made a big mistake. I think Eddie's father is right. Everyone can make  mistakes in life. Sometimes, those mistakes hurt us seriously. We feel so anger with them, but things are not always what they seem. Like Mickey, he was coarse, but he was not evil. In our life, there are many problems like this. We should be tolerant.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Group 3 Discussion Questions. (The Third Lesson)

1. What happen when Eddie’s mother meet with Mickey?

2. When Mickey grab Eddie’s mother, what is the feeling of Eddie?

3. At the end, Eddie’s father forgives Mickey, Why?

4. If you meet some bad things that happen on you and you know who make it, will you forgive this person who makes some bad things on you?  Why or why not?

5. When Eddie knows everything about his father, does Eddie forgive his father? Why or Why not?

Discussion Literature.. Group 1, The Third Lesson

1- who is the person who betrayed Eddie's father?
2- What this person did for Eddie's family in the past?
3- how was Eddie's feeling toward this person?
4- What is the old women's thought of Eddie's father death?
5-What the old women asked Eddie to do after she told the story? Or What is the third lesson Eddie was learnt?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Discussion Literature.. Group 1, The Third Person Eddie meets in Heaven

1- Where is the place in this part that Eddie was in?
2- who is the person that Eddie was like to copy?
3- when Eddie got back to his family, how was his situation?
4-what was Eddie reaction when his father yelled at him ?
5- who is the third person Eddie met? 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Group 3 Discussion Questions. (The Third Person)

1. When Eddie finds a place to eat dinner, what the place looks like? (Inside/Outside)

2. When Eddie sees his dad, what is the Eddie’s feeling?

3. On page 106, here is a sentence “All parents damage their children”. Do you agree? If not, what’s your opinion?

4. After you read about Eddie’s father, is he a good father? Why or why not?

5. At the end, Eddie forgave his father? Why or why not?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Group 2 Discussion Questions. (The third person)

1 Before Eddie met the third person, why the author wrote a lot of words about the boxcar dinning room and about his father

2 What is Eddie’s feeling about his father?

3 Why the boxcar dinning room is the Ruby’s heaven?

4 Why the Ruby hoped the Ruby Pier did not be built?

5 When Eddie’s father was at hospital, why Eddie showed his dirty fingernails to his father?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Group 3 discussion questions. (The second lesson)

1. What does captain teach Eddie about heaven?

2. Does Eddie think his captain is old?

3. Does Eddie smoke anymore?

4. Why the captain choose that place for their meeting?

5. What does Willie wear?