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Sunday, June 14, 2009

English Gateway Newsletter #10

What are you up to this summer? Whether you look forward to a well-deserved vacation, long-awaited graduation party or just a rewarding gardening season, we hope you enjoy the season to its fullest!
In this issue:
New Exercises:
Wedding Idioms
June is the most popular wedding month. Can you describe a wedding you’ve been to using these idioms?
Rooms in the House
Name typical rooms of a house in your part of the world.
Father's Day Worksheet:
Dad-isms - Your Dad’s Favorite Lines
No matter what language you speak, the fathers all over the world typically say the same lines to their children. Discuss the examples and add you own as you take part in a conversation game.
ESL Student Blog
Preposition ‘by’ vs. ‘with’
'Onto' vs. 'On To'
ESL Teacher Blog
Pronouncing -ed Endings in the Simple Past Tense
Phrasal Verbs and Prepositional Verbs - How to Tell Apart
Idiomania: Idioms in Quotes of Famous People
In one of his recent interview Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, America’s largest online retailer, has said:
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. 
If information spreads by word of mouth, it passes from one person to another (rather than comes from other sources, e.g.: TV, radio, newspapers)
Neil is a very skillful plumber. Most of his work comes by word of mouth - his satisfied customers recommend his services to their friends and family.
We found this place through word of mouth. They make the best burgers in town!
Best summer wishes,
English Gateway Team
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:14 PM
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