Busy at work
I hope the weather has settled down now and the dust storms have stopped. Your photos give a very good idea of how bad the situation is when the wind blows dust in from the desert and dusting the shelves of your pharmacy becomes a full-time job for you.
Could you take some photos of yourself at work? I am interested to see what your pharmacy looks like!
I’ve had a busy week at work this week and need to catch up with some marking tomorrow, as well as finishing off a few other jobs I didn’t get done earlier in the week….
I taught my last class on Tuesday. From now on, I’ll mainly be doing tutorials, marking and watching students’ assessed presentations. Although the undergraduates will soon be finished all their assessments, the postgraduates (on the MA English Language Teaching programme) continue to work on their dissertation over the summer and submit at the end of August. Then there is more marking to be done and the new students to welcome at the end of September!
We took a photo at the end of our last class; it’s turned out better than the one I posted a few weeks ago. There is a short video of us getting ready for the photo (the silly laughing in the background is me; pointless humming and silly laughter – I need to learn to keep quiet during filming!).
Getting ready for a photo
I have had a look around the BBC LE site for information about punctuation that might be useful to you. Here are some of the links I found:
Punctuation: colons and semi-colons, dashes and brackets
Punctuation: when to use commas, semi-colons and colons
This one is a post I wrote for the LE blog two years ago in which an eagle-eyed reader (correctly) corrected my use of a semi-colon!
BBC LE Teacher Blog: Monday, 24 July 2006
It’s clear that punctuation causes problems for all kinds of users of English! Fortunately, it is usually possible to guess what someone means; even if their punctuation differs from the rules you can see in grammar books and dictionaries.
OK, I hope these links are useful (if you have time to study when you’re not dusting all the dusty dust away…).
Have a good weekend!
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