- Do not (don’t) use contractions;
- Formal language;
- Write I look forward to hearing from you;
- Write your full name under your signature.
Note: the formal e-mail is the same as a formal letter, but in an email it is not used the address or date.
4 Things your student ought to know about learning:
- 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 /get/: Is a commom verb in English. It has several meanings. It is a joker verb.
- 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)
- 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!
- 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:
- Would you mind saying that again?
- I didn’t (did not) quite catch that.
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).
- MAKE or DO?? They have similar meaning.
- Make /maik/: It means ”create”: bring (something) into existence.
e.g. Coffe / tea; investment;
an offer; mistake;
a suggestion; bet;
a promise; discovery.
2. Do /du/: It means ”task” /task/ * A piece of work to be done.
a course; bad (-) / good (+).
well (+) / badly (-)
Vocabulary: the media /mi:dia/
- Paparazzi /paepa’ratsi/ (plural);
- Freelance Journalist /‘fri:la:ns djo:nalist/;
- Agony aunt /’aegoni a:nt/;
- Critic /’kritik/;
- Commentator /’Komenteitor/;
- Presenter /pri’zenter/;
- Editor /‘editor/;
- Reporter /ri’por:ter/
- Newsreader /’nju:zrider/;