John Lennon Would Have Turned 70 on Oct. 9

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Imagine there’s no Heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one
lyrics were copied from http://www.lyrics007.com/John%20Lennon%20Lyrics/Imagine%20Lyrics.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM0Z75KEd_o&feature=related

from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM0Z75KEd_o&feature=related



Imagine sung by a talented Connie Talbot
from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPeB6kGxWY0&feature=related
Do we have any Beatles fans here? Please leave a comment.

Let’s Sing!

for L1

Happy Birthday Song
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear __________
Happy Birthday to you!
Practice

L4-6
Did you know that the “Happy Birthday Song” started out as “Good Morning to You”? Did you know this song was created by two sisters from Louisville, Kentucky?

Mildred J. Hill, a composer, organist, concert pianist, and musical scholar was teaching at the Louisville Experimental Kindergarten School where her sister, Patty Smith Hill, was principal. Mildred came up with the melody to what we now know as “Happy Birthday” and Patty added the lyrics. They created a song for teachers to use to welcome students to class each day. The song was created in 1893 and called Good Morning To You and went like this:

Good morning to you,
Good morning to you,
Good morning, dear children,
Good Morning to all.

Nobody really knows who changed the words to Happy Birthday to You and put them to the melody of Good Morning to You but the song was being used in all kinds of musicals, on radio, in telegrams and for birthday celebrations. The Hills were not getting any compensation for the use of the song. Jessica Hill, another sister, who had copyrighted the song on behalf of her sisters filed suit and secured copyrights to Happy Birthday To You.

Read to Your Children: Robert Munsch

Reading to your children is one of the most pleasant exercises you can do to improve your English. Today I would like to introduce you to an amazing Canadian kids author (loved by American children, too!) Robert Munsch. His stories are hilarious and educational at the same time. You can get his books at any local library or bookstore. The best part for an ESL student: he recorded his stories and posted them on his webpage. You can practice your listening skills, pronunciation, grammar, and reading at the same time. And you can also help your children write him a letter and practice writing skills! Your children wouldn’t even know that you are doing exercises.
Enjoy!
Robert Munsch official webpage
Listen to his books (pick a book on the left and drag it into “listen” position).
Don’t forget to write which book you and your child/children liked the best. My absolute favorite is Stephanie’s Ponytail. Can’t wait to hear if you liked Robert Munsch. Post a comment:)