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    Interactive Video: The Life Cycle of a T-shirt

    Consider the classic white t-shirt. Annually, we sell and buy 2 billion t-shirts globally, making it one of the most common garments in the world. But how and where is the average t-shirt made, and what’s its environmental impact?

    Help Serve Thanksgiving Dinner To The Needy

    Please help us in our BID to provide 10 Turkeys to 1 Charity in Reno, NV. and 1 Charity in Chicago 5 turkeys each.

    We are running our New campaign on the PledgeCents platform which is a crowdfunding platform for our Digital Interactive English Lessons.

    For 1 week beginning 29th, October and ending on the 5th, of November, the team at PledgeCents will give away 10-Turkeys to the winner (see the picture below). You can read all about their Giveaway right here. I have a sincere Goal to try to win this turkey giveaway so that I can donate 5 turkeys to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and 5 turkeys to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

     

    Please help me in my sincere quest to donate 10-Turkeys to some families in the Reno area and the Chicago area who are in need.

    You can help by making any small investment just click on the BIG Yellow BUTTON that says INVEST.

    Starting Sunday (10/29 – 11/05) I hope to earn the most points by raising funds and by telling others to support Ajarn Donald’s English Language Services to create a fundraising page. The organization with the most points will be sent 10 turkeys from PledgeCents so you can share with your community.You can also build your own fundraising page too. Thank you very much for your support. 

     

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    Teens 1 Digital English Course

    Teens is a Digital English course designed for teenagers, taking learners from Beginner to Intermediate level. It follows the modular approach which enables students to deal with topics in depth. Its multi-dimensional syllabus combines lexis, grammar structures, language functions, skills work and pronunciation.

    English Camp Chicago U.S.A. 09 – 19 April 2017

    Organizers Donald & Supawan

    1 – Adult 78,000 Baht

    Price includes:

    Air Fare   Hotel   Transportation   3 – Meals Daily   Tickets to attractions

    Inquires please contact us: 088/249-4917

    Note: Deposit Required before 15/12/2016

    8,000 Baht per person.

    Chicago History

    “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them.” – Mark Twain, 1883

    Chicago was only 46 years old when Mark Twain wrote those words, but it had already grown more than 100-fold, from a small trading post at the mouth of the Chicago River into one of the nation’s largest cities, and it wasn’t about to stop. Over the next 20 years, it would quadruple in population, amazing the rest of the world with its ability to repeatedly reinvent itself.

    And it still hasn’t stopped. Today, Chicago has become a global city, a thriving center of international trade and commerce, and a place where people of every nationality come to pursue the American dream.

    Chicago is home to…

     237 square miles of land

    An estimated 2,695,598 residents

    Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums

    More than 200 theaters

    Nearly 200 art galleries

    More than 7,300 restaurants

    77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods

    26 miles of lakefront

    15 miles of bathing beaches

    36 annual parades

    18 miles of lakefront bicycle paths

    552 parks

    United States President Barack Obama

    We are hosting this English Camp to give Thai people a chance to travel to Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.               This trip is most suitable for teenagers and adults. Our idea is to give Thai people a chance to experience American culture while on an affordable vacation and at the same time improving their English language skills.

    MAY 12, 1930 The Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, opened to the public. Chicago business leader Max Adler contributed funds for the museum’s construction, a Zeiss projector, and the Mensing Collection of astronomical instruments. South Park Commissioners agreed to assume operating costs. Adler dedicated the institution as a “classroom under the heavens” for popular astronomy education. Philip Fox was the first Director of the Adler (until 1937).

    2015 In April, the Adler celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission and re-opened Mission Moon, an interactive exhibition that tells the story of America’s first steps to the Moon, featuring artifacts from Captain Jim Lovell’s personal collection. NASA astronauts and flight directors joined Adler Trustees and donors in commemorating this historical moment.

    Adler Planetarium

    The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

    Between the World War II submarine, five-story movie screen, 40-foot tornado and the 727, you might wonder how we fit this much discovery inside one museum.

    The knowledge and memories you’ll gain on the tours, experiences and events at MSI are just as unforgettable as our exhibits. Our facilitators, experts, special guests and volunteers bring their subjects to life.

    Museum of Science and Industry

    The Ledge brings an exhilarating new experience to the tower. Opened in 1974, the Skydeck attracts more than 1.7 million visitors annually who enjoy views of up to 50 miles and four states. Now, The Ledge dares visitors to attempt a new Chicago experience: stand on The Ledge and feel the city from 103 floors over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River.

    The Ledge

    During the 1870’s, there was a group of Chinese immigrants working in Chicago. The Chinese laborers started coming over to work on the completion of transcontinental railroad. They recruited over 80% of Chinese for laborers. Once the railroad was completed in 1869, the Chinese then moved on to find more work, some of the workers going to Chicago. The anti Chinese act that was put in force stopped the immigration of Chinese from the Pacific Coast to the east. Discrimination against the Chinese increased during 1861. This was because of the declining economic conditions that spread throughout the United States. The depression hit, this left many people out of jobs.

    Chicago’s China Town

    World-renowned, Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo have captivated and educated visitors since 1934. It is home to 2,000 + animal residents and is also an accredited arboretum.

    Brookfield Zoo

    Historic Navy Pier® is the #1 leisure destination in the Midwest, welcoming nearly nine million visitors annually. Navy Pier has enjoyed a remarkable evolution. Originally designed for shipping and recreational purposes, the facility has evolved into a premiere entertainment and exposition center.Detailing its successful rebirth as one of Chicago’s most important historical landmarks, the following timeline illustrates the challenges and changes faced by Navy Pier over the years. Our history continues to take shape as we build excitement and reimagine Navy Pier for our second century.

    Navy Pier

    Like no other aquarium in the world

    Shedd combines the best of early 20th-century “age of aquariums” characteristics—a diverse, global animal collection surrounded by eye-popping architecture—with 21st-century advances in animal care, environments and interpretation. Excellence and innovation are Shedd traditions, and they began with the founder.

    Mr. Shedd’s gift

    John G. Shedd wanted to give back to the city in which he had risen from stock boy to president of department store giant Marshall Field & Company. Because every great city in the United States and Europe had a fine aquarium, he decided that Chicago must have the biggest and best.

    Mr. Shedd imagined a stately marble building and a collection of aquatic animals from around the world that would complement the two world-class institutions already in Grant Park, the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Ajarn Donald’s Classes Leaderboards

    Class: Young Learners 2-B-2015

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    Key Benefits

    • Engaged students– The excitement shown by students using Skoolbo is infectious. Children absolutely love it!
    • Highly individualized curriculum– Skoolbo’s Spiral Learning Algorithm ensures every student is always receiving the right level of difficulty with the appropriate balance of new and revision content. Teachers may also set particular activities for the childor the class.
    • Immediate feedback and support– Children instantly know if they are on the right track and support is given to them precisely at the most teachable moments.
    • High volume and fast paced– Efficient learning with students typically making more than 200 responses in a fifteen minute period.
    • Rewards and recognition– The reward mechanisms are designed to promote optimal learning patterns.
    • Comprehensive– More than 60,000 questions for 4 to 12 year olds.
    • Highly meaningful reporting for teachers and parents– In addition to extensive reports, teachers and parents will also have the opportunity to receive emails and alerts notifying them of important developments in students’ achievement.
    • Play with family and friends– Parents and grandparents may download the Fan Club app to play with the child.
    • Independent learners– Skoolbo works perfectly in a classroom situation with even the youngest learners. Simple sign in for young children!
    • Data Driven– All aspects of Skoolbo are continually monitored and refined to maximize learning.
    • Fully cross-platform– Skoolbo is available on PC, Mac, iPad, Win 8, Android and web browser.
    • Offline mode– Skoolbo can work offline and sync data once an internet connection is found.
    Ajarn Donald’s English Language Services Uses Skoolbo with all young learners. All young learners age 4 – 12 years old will now be able to use Skoolbo in class and at home.
    The Skoolbo Spiral Learning Algorithm is designed to give every child the optimal curriculum regardless of his or her actual age. It starts by pre-testing the child in both literacy and numeracy and then continues to reassess after each game. An ideal blend of new content; not yet mastered content; and revision content is served to each child.
    Supawan 088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680 supawan@ajdon.asia
    Donald 092-267-8113 donald@ajdon.asia

    Interior Decorating

    English Attack! Free Content Schedule

    This is our weekly schedule for English Attack! Free Content.
    Each week, a pack of 2 Free content units:
    1 Video Booster + 1 Photo Vocab and their associated practice games (Word Rescue, Swap Mania and Speed Pix) .
    Weekly content are refreshed every Sunday at 23:00 GMT.

    Featured This Week On English Attack!
    Featured This Week On English Attack!

    Category: Society

    Interior Decorating

    A visual dictionary on the topic Interior Decorating.

    Learn 24 new words and expressions related to this topic. For every vocabulary item there is an illustration, a definition, its use in a sample sentence, and audio pronunciation.

    1. bathroom fittings

    bathroom fittings

    The different functional items attached in permanent positionsi n a bathroom so that they do not move; these include mirrors,taps, rails for towels, and cabinets.

    We had to replace most of the bathroom fittings, including themedicine cabinet. They are looking a bit old by now.

    2. drapes

    drapes

    Long curtains made of heavy cloth.

    Emma wants to change the drapes in the dining room because shesays they look a bit old-fashioned.

    3. interior decorator

    interior decorator
    interior decorator

    Someone whose job is to design or decorate the inside of a room or building by choosing the colors, materials, and arrangement of the furniture.

    The company employed an interior decorator to design the waytheir new office looks.

    Word of the week: wallpaper

    wallpaper

    Thick paper that you stick to the walls of a room in order to decorate it.

    How many rolls of wallpaper do you think we need to decorate the living room?

    For Schools, Universities, Language Centers and teachers,

    Schools in Thailand will open soon, so we’d like to offer you and your school or education service a full-scale 30-Day FREE Trial of the English Attack! online “entertainment immersion” language learning platform.

    Just contact us and we will see to it that you receive your Free Trial access codes in time for when your school reopens in May.

    Buying Something

    Buying Something
    Featured Photo Vocab This Week

    Buying Something

    This learning unit has 16 illustrations and expressions including barcode, cash, cashier, changing room, sale…

    Category: Beginner

    Some key vocabulary for this Photo Vocab.

    1. card reader

    card reader
    card reader

    An electronic device that is used in shops and stores to take payments from a debit or credit card.

    Sorry Sir, there seems to be a problem with your debit cardOur credit card reader is rejecting the payment.

    2. cash register/till

    cash register
    cash register
    till
    till
    till
    cash register or till

    mechanical or electronic device for registering and calculating transactions in a shop or store, and usually attached to a drawer for storing cash and other valuables.

    Thanks for shopping with us. That apple costs $1, you gave me a five-dollar bill, so let me open the cash register so I can give you your four dollars in change.

    3. checkout counter

    checkout counter
    checkout counter

    The place where you pay for the products in a shop or store

    I need to go to the checkout counter so I can pay for the fruit we picked up, and then we can leave.

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    Supawan Inbunna 088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680
    supawan.inbunna@english-attack.com

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    Numbers and Digits

    Featured Photo Vocab This Week
    Featured Photo Vocab This Week

    Numbers And Digits

    This learning unit has 23 illustrations and expressions including googol, pair, quartet, trio, triple…

    Category: Science

    Some key vocabulary for this Photo Vocab.

    • Couple
    2; a group of only two, as in a romantic relationship They make a cute couple. They said they will be gone for a couple of hours.
    • Double
    Double: 2; two of something I love the double-decker buses in London.
    • Gazillion
    Gazillion: a very large indeterminate number; variants include “bazillion” and “bajillion” Wow, there are a gazillion stars out tonight!
    • Pair
    Pair: two of something that make a unit together I just bought a new pair of shoes. They will go great with this pair of pants that I’m wearing.
    Zilch: 0; nothing I’ve got zilch, nothing, nada!

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    period you can buy a subscription and receive
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    Supawan Inbunna 088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680
    supawan.inbunna@english-attack.com

    Donald Patnaude 081-855-2701
    donald.patnaude@english-attack.com

    Personal Hygiene

    This learning unit has 15 illustrations and expressions including brushing your hair, combing your hair, exfoliating, plucking your eyebrows, trim…

    Taking a Shower

     

    Personal Hygiene

    Apply Deodorant
    The process of putting on your body usually under the arms a product that eliminates the bad smell that comes from sweating.
    Did you apply deodorant today? We have been running for an hour and you still smell nice!
    Brushing Your Teeth

    The process of cleaning your teeth with an implement that has bristles. This is usually done after applying toothpaste to the bristles to improve the cleaning and taste result.

    I want to see you brushing your teeth twice a day: once when you wake up in the morning, and once before you go to bed.

    Supawan   088-249-4917 / 089-201-1680
    Donald   081-855-2701