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Mark Mabray
  • Pasadena, CA
  • United States
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Mark's class: Talk about three things you learned about.......
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Hollywood from the tour. Also, what was your favorite field trip and why? (Venice Beach, The Getty, Museum Row, Beverly Hills, Hollywood)Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rikito Kitamura(MM) Feb 27, 2019.

Mark's class, what did you think of the Getty?
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Did you go on the architecture or garden tour? What did you learn from the tour? What were your favorite parts of The Getty? After you discuss your impressions, read and reply to 2 of your…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Mabray Feb 13, 2019.

Mark's class, lets talk about Venice Beach...
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You did such a great job talking to passengers on the Green Bus!! So loose and comfortable! I hope that prepared you for some more interviews at the beach with your group.1) Talk about who you talked…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Mabray Feb 21, 2019.

Mark's class, Welcome to Discover L.A. February 2019!
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You chose a fantastic class to improve your English and you're going to have lots of fun while you're doing it!  Begin by introducing yourself here to me and your classmates. Where are you from and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Azam Alanezi (MM) Feb 11, 2019.


Welcome, Mark Mabray!

Tar Pits

Signing up for the Ning site:

Uploading/Editing photos:

Title your photos:

Uploading videos:

Making slide shows:



Making video slide shows with Snagit:

Interview videos:

Here’s what you must have done by next week to pass this class: 

  1.  Two interviews written in book pp. 16-17
  2.  Four eavesdropping reports written in book pp. 20-21
  3.  The Getty Center pre-visit listening pp. 43-45 (Fill-ins and vocabulary)
  4.  The Getty Center Activity sheet pp. 46-48
  5.  Hollywood pre-visit listening (Fill-ins and vocabulary)
  6.  Hollywood p. 58; Hollywood p. 60 (#1 and #2)
  7.   Hollywood Redline Tours quiz (pp. 68-69)
  8.   Venice Beach pre-visit listening pp. 73-74 (Fill-ins and vocabulary)
  9.   Venice Beach activity sheet pp. 76-77
  10.   2 video slide shows (2 min each)
  11.   Participated in the FORUM discussions on the DLA website
  12.   The Hollywood tour

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Mark's class, Talk about Hollywood and the Hollywood Tour...

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:40am 0 Comments

What were three things you learned?

And what were your three favorite parts of Hollywood?

Mark's class, Let's talk about Venice Beach!

Posted on September 2, 2019 at 10:58am 13 Comments

I can't believe how much talking you did with people on the bus, at the bus stop and in their yards along the canals! Write your impressions of the boardwalk and the canals. Contrast the two. Also, upload your Venice Beach photos. 

Mark's class, welcome to Discover LA 2019!!

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 9:21pm 20 Comments

You chose a fantastic class to improve your English and you're going to have lots of fun while you're doing it!  Begin by introducing yourself here to me and your classmates. Where are you from and what are your interests? Then reply to 3 of your classmates' discussions. I'll start.

I'm Mark and I'm from Houston, Texas. I moved to Los Angeles over 25 years ago. In my free time I play guitar and watch Youtube clips and read classic literature. I love teaching English as a second…


Making an Album for Your Photos

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

To make a slide show, you will need to create an album of photos for your slide show. Go to the Photos section and choose My Albums at the top of the page. Then click the Add button on the right side of the screen near your name.


You have the choice of picking only your own photos or choosing from Everyone's photos -- choose the second option to find your partners' photos. You may also find photos using tags (key words) if you tagged them with your name or…


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At 9:04pm on August 28, 2019, TakaraTakayama(MM) said…
I recommend you should watch wild speed.
I haven’t seen speed. Is this movie interesting?
At 2:20pm on August 1, 2011, Ruby (Kaz) said…
Mark, May I upload my pictures which I took in Disneyland?

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