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ESL Lesson Plans: Super-Duper - Talking About Fashion (based on the song “Putting on the Ritz”)
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'Onto' vs. 'On To'
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'Onto' vs. 'On To'
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wear Vs. Dress/Get Dressed

Our closets are full of clothes, and yet we often say "I have nothing to wear!" Have you ever struggled to choose an outfit?

Your decision of what to wear on a particular day will largely depend on the weather. If it’s warm and sunny, you might wear shorts and a T-shirt. If it’s cool and windy, it’s wise to wear an additional layer, like a warm sweater. What to wear will also be determined by the occasion, e.g.: we wear formal clothes to a job interview and casual clothes to a friends get-together.

What would you wear to go hiking? skiing? a client’s meeting? your friend’s birthday party? What would you never wear to these outings/events/occasions?

We also wear glasses, jewelry, make-up and perfume/cologne.

Now that you know what to wear, you can start getting dressed.

Dressing or getting dressed is putting clothes on your body. It involves pushing arms through sleeves and legs through pant holes one at a time, buttoning the shirt and zipping the jacket. You cannot go out until you’re fully dressed. Getting dressed is a process of a few steps and you cannot wear something unless you got dressed first.

Babies or very old and sick people cannot get dressed by themselves, so we put clothes on them. We get dressed after a shower, a medical test or before heading to school or work. How long does it take you to get dressed?

The opposite of ‘dress’ is ‘undress’, the opposite of ‘get dressed’ is ‘get undressed’. Some other verbs associated with getting dressed/undressed are: zip-unzip, button-unbutton, tie-untie.

POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:46 AM   0 Comments  Add Comment

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ESL Teacher Blog: Girls Don’t Do That? Watch ‘Makers’ and Find Out

Thinking of the next topic for your intermediate/advanced group? Look no further - this storytelling platform will fascinate, inspire and introduce your class to the most influential American women of the last half century.

Makers is a collection of video interviews with women who have made an impact on women’s rights in various fields (politics, sports, entertainment, business, writing etc.). Started in the U.S., the project has recently been expanded to China and Canada and highlights the well- and lesser known influential women of these countries.

The women’s stories are also told through 6 documentaries where they reflect on their experiences and struggles to overcome domestic violence, gender and racial inequalities and break stereotypes that ‘women can never be in charge’ in historically man-dominated fields (politics, war, space, comedy).

It’s captivating to listen to these feminist trailblazers who paved the road for other women in their fields whose careers would have been impossible without their contributions. Reflecting on their past, these courageous women offer words of wisdom invaluable to anyone aspiring to build a career and take leadership roles within organizations or institutions.

These interviews reinforce the message that ‘you can be anything you want to be regardless of your gender/race’ which for our students means ‘nothing can hold you back from achieving your goal (not your background, fears, failures, English proficiency) if you truly aspire to it.

POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 7:07 PM   0 Comments  Add Comment

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