Short field trips to local businesses can help English learners begin to try out their language skills. However, it is a good idea to make sure learners are prepared before taking the field trip. Last Friday, NALA's English as a Second Language students began their lesson with learning vocabulary related to City Hall - municipal, city council, city clerk, and public information officer. Then they practiced writing and saying embedded questions. Embedded questions are a question within a question and are often used because it sounds more polite. Our students then came up with a list of questions to ask during our tour of City Hall such as, "Could you tell me when the next city council meeting is?" We want to thank Barb Hogelin, Joplin City Clerk, for leading the tour of City Hall.