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English 10: Sample Certificate Test Essays
Two standard essays, written in today's English 10 classes: Convenient TV News and Perfect Plan for a Wonderful Vacation.  May 30
Advanced Composition: Writing a Test Essay—Live
Come this Thursday for a live demonstration composition following the standard, five-paragraph structure.  May 29
English 10: Getting Ready for the Certificate Tests
Link to quizzes to test your skills, find Internet resources, and more.  May 28
Weekly Feature: Writing Paragraphs
This week, Tazim gives us some thoughts on paragraph writing. Links to two good Internet resources for paragraph writers, too.  May 27
Weekly Writing Tip: The POWER Formula
This week: find out about the POWER formula for writing successful test compositions.  May 27
Featured Web Site: Map.net at Antarti.ca
A new way of exploring the Internet using a map metaphor. Very interesting place to visit and explore.  May 26
What's On English Certificate Tests? Links to Quizzes
From Level 3B through English 10, a number of our quizzes are now linked to the skills listed on this page. Prepare yourself for a successful test!  May 25
New Quiz: English 10 Certificate Test Practice—Parallels
Quiz on parallel structure. Master this quiz to prepare for the June certificate tests. Explanations and comments for correct and incorrect answers.  May 25
New Quiz: Level 5 Certificate Test Practice—Sentences
Quiz on sentence parts. Master this quiz to prepare for the June certificate tests. Explanations and comments for each correct answer.  May 24
New Quiz: English 10 Certificate Test Practice—Fragments
Quiz on identifying sentence fragments. Master this quiz to prepare for the June certificate tests. Explanations and comments for correct and incorrect answers.  May 23
New Quiz: Level 5 Certificate Test Practice—Conjunctions
Quiz on conjunctions. Master this quiz to prepare for the June certificate tests. Explanations and comments for each correct answer.  May 22
New Search Engine: Ixquick Metasearch
A new metasearch search engine, great for searches of many other engines to find relevant results quickly. May 21
New Quiz: Social Studies Level 3: Quebec Reading
Quiz on the first two pages of the Quebec reading for Level 3 students. May 21
Teacher Writing: A Helpful Friend?
A writing sample from Brad on using the verbs, "remember," "forget," and "stop" with gerunds and infinitives.  Link to original exercise provided. May 19
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for May 17
Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitive. Learn more about the common verbs, "forget," "remember," and "stop."  May 15
Weekly Writing Tip: A Recommended Grammar Text
This week: a recommended grammar text for our students who wish to increase their practical application of grammar in writing.  May 20
Weekly Feature: Victoria Day Celebrations
This week, Helen writes about the history of Victoria Day and provides a schedule of local celebrations in Burnaby, New Westminster, and Cloverdale. May 20
Featured Web Site: Celebrating Women's Achievements: National Library of Canada
Find out about famous Canadian women in various walks of life.  May 19

Weekly Writing Tip: A Recommended Writing Text
This week: find out about a book your writing teacher uses as a guide.  May 15
Weekly Feature: Learning About Canada
This week, Cheryl outlines some interesting facts about Canada and points students to more resources on the Web.  May 14
English 10: Worksheet for May 16
This week, "Four Ways to End," a class on different techniques for writing essay conclusions.  May 14
New Quiz: Science Level 3
Quiz on the Monarch reading for Level 3 students. May 14
Featured Web Site: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
This is the place to find out about food safety and product recalls that may affect your or your family's health.  May 11
New Quizzes: Level 3 Classes
Two new quizzes for Level 3 students in Helen's classes. May 10
Advanced Composition: Worksheet for May 10
Using Coordination and Subordination. Improve your sentences by combining your ideas.  May 8
Weekly Writing Tip: If in Doubt, Cut it Out!
This week: sometimes sentences need a decent burial.  May 6
English 10: Worksheet for May 9
This week, "Four Ways to Begin," a class on different techniques for writing essay introductions.  May 7
Weekly Feature: The Canadian Census
This week, Patricia gives more information on the upcoming Canadian Census held May 15. Includes links to lessons useful to teachers.  May 6
Featured Web Site: Canadian Official Web Sites
One stop to find Canadian, Provincial government, and city Web sites from across Canada.  May 5
New Quiz: Level 3 Science
New multiple choice quiz on class reading, "Zippers and Other Inventions." May 5
English 10: Class Notes from May 2
Results of student group work on essay writing. Many pieces of practical advice for successful essays. May 3
Teacher Writing Springtime Passion
A writing sample from Brad on using specific and sensory language in your writing. Link to original exercise provided. May 3
Student Writing: Sample Sentences—May 3
Sentences from Advanced Composition students. Comments on parallel structure, onomatopoeia, metaphor, and sound.  May 3
New Quizzes: Level 3 Classes
Two new vocabulary quizzes for Level 3 classes from Helen. May 2
New Quiz: Ontario History
New quiz for Level 3 Social Studies classes. May 1
Monthly Events: Summer Schedule
Check the summer schedule through to September. May 1

Advanced Composition: Worksheet for May 3
Turning Topics into Threes. A workshop on how to choose the best topics for a standard, three body paragraph, essay. May 1



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