5 WAYS TO USE ALL RIGHT/ALRIGHT

  • All right: American English;
  • Alright: British English (informal);
  • All right: British English (formal).

 

1. Ask about health;

e.g. Are you all right?

2. Permission; 

e.g. Is it all right whether I sit there?

3. Greeting (Uk) = Informal espressions!

e.g. A) Alright? (Intonation) B) Alright!

i.e. A) Alright *mate? B) yeah! (*mate = friend)

A) Alright love? B) yeah, thanks!

4. Exclamation;

e.g. All right! Let’s started!

5. Bit of alright! (Informal expression) (UK). 

  • It means someone is good-looking.

e.g. She’s a bit of alright! = she is good-looking!

 

SLANG

  1. Go to + NOUN = It means regular choice.

i.e. This is my go to book. / This is my go to dish.

2. Rocked up + to a place = It means ”went”.

i.e. I rocked up to the cinema;

Rocked up + to a person = It means ”talked to”.

i.e. She rocked up to me to ask my number.

  • Rocked up = /Rocket up/ 

3. Hit it! = It means ”do it”.

i.e. I want to read that book! Hit it!

Hit + place = It means go to 

i.e. I am going to hit the school 

I am going to hit the market

  • I would hit it! = Have sex with someone.

FROM TEACHER TO TEACHER

                         4 Things your student ought to know about learning: 

  1. Learning is a process: Help your student to see that through dialogue and debate, everyone learns. You learn everyday, so be calm and do not give up. Keep trying.

2. Preparation matters: Be prepared. Study, read, write, but be prepared.

3. Reading takes time: Read effectively, and deeply. Read smartly. Read less, learn more.

4. Listening is important: Listen actively matters: it is a fundamental aspect of learning that is forgotten. Listen more, talk less.

GET: JOKER VERB IN ENGLISH

  • Get /get/: Is a commom verb in English. It has several meanings. It is a joker verb. 

 

  1. Get = It means become (+adjective / past participle);

e.g.  get angry (= become angry) / (get + adjective)

Get divorced (=become divorced) / (get + past participle)

Get fit (=become fit) / (get + adjective)

2. Get = It means buy / obtain;

i.e.  Get a job (= obtain a job)

Get a book (= obtain a book)

 Get a ticket (= buy a ticket)

3. Get (to) = It means arrive;

e.g. Get home (= arrive home)

Get to work (= arrive at wotk)

Get to school (= arrive at school)

4. Get = It means receive.

i.e. Get a present (= receive a present)

Get an email (= receive an email)

Get a text message (= receive a text message)

 

 

 

 

5 TEACHING IDEAS TO TRY IN CLASSROOM

  1. Icebreakers: Ask student to introduce each other, to talk about their personal interests, and to get to know each other as early as possible;

2. Games: Make learning fun by teaching with games, quizzes, or drawing pictures;

3. Reading: Ask your students to read each others’ work.

4. Google: Think about asking one or more student to search out on the internet to make it easy when it has debate;

5. Control over to students: Encourage your students to develop the skills of facilitating discussions by involving them in running a session. Offer them feedback!

ENGLISH TIPS: USEFUL SENTENCES

  1. Greetings:
  • Hey, how are you?
  • How’s (How is) everthing going?
  • It’s (It is) a pleasure to meet you!
  • Long time no see!
  • How have you been?
  • What are you up to these days?

2. Responding to greetings:

  • I’m (I am) really good, thank you.
  • I’m (I am) doing well, thanks.
  • Not much, the usual really.
  • Lovely to meet you too!
  • How about you?

3. Leaving, saying goodbye:

  • I must be making a move.
  • I need to get going.
  • I’m (I am) going to have to make an exit!
  • See you later!
  • Hope to hear from you soon!

4. Pauses and hesitation: 

  • I’m (I am) going to have to have a think about that.
  • Give me a moment.
  • Let me have a think about that.

5. Asking for repetition:

  • Sorry?
  • Pardon?
  • Would you mind saying that again?
  • I didn’t (did not) quite catch that.

HOW COME? & WHY?

HOW COME? It means ‘‘why” in a informal way. (something happened or reasons)

EXPRESSION FOR CONVERSATION: HOW COME?

  • ”Why” is formal. (writing or speanking);
  • ”How come” is informal. (speaking).

e.g.          How come + subject + verb + object ?

How come I am not the president? (informal) = Why am I not the president? (formal);

i.e.           Why + verb + subject + obeject ? 

Why did you arrive yesterday? (formal) = How come you arrived yesterday? (informal).