Monthly Archives: April 2019

Invitation to Asian Heritage Month Event

This is your invitation to Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event.

Dear Neighbor–

You are invited to N.Y. State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou’s APA Heritage Month Event on Saturday, May 18th from 12-3:00 P.M. at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at 3 Spruce Street. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the APA community throughout history. This year, we will present community heroes for their exceptional contributions to their professional fields and our community.

There will be performances, food, and family-fun activities. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come!

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending, or if you have any questions, please RSVP by e-mailing info@yuhlineniou.org or by calling (212) 312-1420.

We hope to see you there!

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Keep Calm and Carry On

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Have you ever wondered where the popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” phrase originated from when you saw the phrase or other funny memes derived from it? Here is a funny yet educational video explaining where it is from. Keep Calm and Learn English while watching the video whether it is true or not!

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Still Stealing the Show

Here is a music video that stole the show like we learned from our last Idiom of the Week by winning a YouTube Music Video Award in 2015 – Enjoy!

Stole the Show
Kygo feat. Parson James
Darling, darling, oh, turn the lights back on now
Watching, watching, as the credits all roll down
Crying, crying, you know we’re playing to a full house, house
No heroes, villains, one to blame
While wilted roses fill the stage
And the thrill, the thrill is gone
Our debut was a masterpiece
But in the end for you and me`
Oh, the show, it can’t go on
We used to have it all, but now’s our curtain call
So hold for the applause, oh
And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow
Oh, it’s our time to go, but at least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
Darling, darling, you know that we are sold out
This is fading, but the band plays on now
We’re crying, crying, so let the velvet roll down, down
No heroes, villains, one to blame
While wilted roses fill the stage
And the thrill, the thrill is gone
Our debut was a masterpiece
Our lines we read so perfectly
But the show, it can’t go on
We used to have it all, but now’s our curtain call
So hold for the applause, oh
And wave out to the crowd, and take our final bow
Oh, it’s our time to go, but at least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
At least we stole the show
Stole the show
At least we stole the show
Stole the show
At least we stole the show
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Idiom of the Week: Steal the Show

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Meaning: To do better than everybody else, usually in a performance.

Examples:

The actor who played the lawyer was really good. She stole the show!

My son stole the show at his piano recital. I’m so proud of him!

Whenever we have a performance she always steals the show! I’m so envious!

 

Pop Quiz:

Stealing the show is a…

A.  Good thing.

B.  Bad thing.

C.  Neutral thing.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue Reading”:

Continue reading

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Literacy Lifts

Here’s a recent Tweet from Assemblymember Ron Kim about the importance of adult literacy. You may recognize one of our students, Sen Liang, on the left. Just click on the tweet below to watch the video…

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Level With Revisited

Here are some very, very short movie and TV clips using our latest Idiom of the Week. Just click on them to listen to/watch them…

It would be a lot better if you'd just level with us.

Okay, I'm gonna level with you. You are my only hope.

Son, I'm gonna level with you.

The least you can do is level with me.

Come on, sporto. Level with me.

Want me to level with you?

I'll level with you.

Fine, look, Gayle, I'm gonna level with you.

I'm gonna level with you, honey.

I'll level with you Roy.

 

 

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Create a Store & Phonics Carousel Activity

Our W0 weekend students created imaginary stores this time as a group project by giving prices and saying the hours of operation and whether or not the stores were having a sale. ‘Twas fun!

They also did a phonics carousel activity where groups had to think of words that start with cr, dr, tr, fr, fl, and cl. Can you come up with some words?

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