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 /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)






  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!


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


  • ”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). 





Voiced or unvoiced?

  1. House /haus/ = unvoiced;
  2. Television /‘telivizn/ = voiced;
  3. Singer /’siNGer/ = voiced;
  4. Shower /’SHaer/ = unvoiced;
  5. Nose /nouz/ = voiced;
  6. Zebra /‘zebra/ = voiced;
  7. Snake /sneik/ = unvoiced;
  8. Monkey /moNGki/ = voiced;
  9. Dog /dog/ = voiced;
  10. Yacht /jat/ = voiced;
  11. Tie /tai/ = unvoiced;
  12. Witch /wiCh:/ voiced;
  13. Vase /va:z/ = voiced;
  14. Right /rait/ = voiced;
  15. Flower /‘flauer/ = unvoiced; 
  16. Leg /leg/ = voiced;
  17. Girl /gorl/ = voiced;
  18. Jazz /dzaez/ = voiced;
  19. Key /ki:/ = unvoiced;
  20. Chess /CHes/ = unvoiced;
  21. Bag /baeg/  = voiced;
  22. Mother /’maTHer/= voiced; 
  23. Parrot /paeret/ unvoiced;  
  24. Thumb /THum/ = unvoiced.


  • MAKE or DO?? They have similar meaning.
  1. Make /maik/: It means ”create”: bring (something) into existence.

e.g. Coffe / tea;                        investment;

an offer;                           mistake;

a suggestion;                     bet;

a promise;                         discovery.

a sound;


2. Do /du/: It means ”task” /task/ * A piece of work to be done.

i.e. homework;

test;                                   shopping;

interview;                         experiment;

a course;                            bad (-) / good (+).

the ironing;

your best;

well (+) / badly (-)