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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

English Gateway Newsletter #15

J is for joyful, U is for upbeat, N is for nuptial, E is for exciting and emotional too - that sums up the month of June. It’s also about fathers who definitely deserve to be celebrated! What’s June for you?
Site Updates (Member Content)
New Worksheets
Vacation Idioms (ESL High-Intermediate)
Students guess the meanings of vacation-related idioms based on the way these are used in a conversation or situation.
Thirst Quenchers (ESL High-Intermediate)
As the weather is heating up, how do your students cool off? Talk about popular thirst quenchers and explore other ways of saying ‘drink’.
Related From the Archive: Father’s Day Worksheet
Dad-isms - Your Dad’s Favorite Lines (ESL High-Intermediate)
Students discuss the real meaning of the lines so commonly used by fathers all over the world.
New lesson Plan
Interjections: ...Huh? (ESL High-Intermediate)
Students practice a variety of interjections that express sudden emotions or strong feelings.
ESL Teacher Blog Updates
I Say, You Say - British and American Pronunciation Differences

10 Tips for Managing a Multi-Level ESL Class
ESL Student Blog Updates
A to Z Father's Day Adjectives
Nurse, Nursing, Nursery

Speaking of Royalty

Spring Fever - Do I Need to See a Doctor?

Earmuffs, Earplugs, Earphones

Dye Vs. Die
Idiomania: Idioms in Quotes

Upon landing of Atlantis, a NASA shuttle that completed its 32d and final flight in May, Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of Space Operations, commented on the astronauts:
My hat is off to the team. They make it look easy. I can tell you it wasn’t easy, and they deserve a lot of praise and congratulations for what they’ve done.”

What does ‘my hat is off’ mean?

This idiom is used to show admiration or respect for someone who has done something impressive. Variations of this idiom are ‘take my hat off to someone’ or ‘tip your hat off to someone’:

I take my hat off to the war veterans who risked their lives fighting for our freedom.

Happy Learning and Teaching,

English Gateway Team
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:15 PM
Monday, October 29, 2012 AT 9:16 PM
Makalah said:
Good to see real expertise on display. Your cotnirubtion is most welcome.

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