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Saturday, November 15, 2008

English Gateway Newsletter #5

The trees are nearly bare of their leaves and it won’t take long until the first snow covers the ground. November is here and most of us are busy finishing the end-of-the-year work and look forward to the holiday season and well-deserved time off!
 
In this issue:
 
New Exercises:
 
Do you like watching and/or reading thrillers? Going over newspaper headlines? You’re definitely to come across those word combinations.
 
Police Collocations
 
Tell about your sleep patterns using the idioms in this exercise.
 
Sleep Idioms
 
New Worksheets:
 
Divide the new idioms into positive and negative types and ask your students to describe people in their surroundings. Are they familiar with any of these types?
 
Types of People – Descriptive Collocations (ESL High-Intermediate)
 
Incorporate this worksheet into a study unit on health issues or when noticeable seasonal changes take place (arrival of longer/shorter days, daylight saving time, winter ‘hibernation’).
 
Sleep Idioms (ESL High-Intermediate)
 
Blog Updates
 
ESL Student Blog
 
Are English Words Getting Shorter?
Some time, Sometime, Sometimes
 
ESL Teacher Blog
 
Presidential Elections Word Cloud and Language Learning
Let’s Play Scrabble
 
Idiomania: Idioms in Advertisements
 
What does the idiom ‘cloud nine’ in the following advertisement of Lufthansa (airline) mean?
 
A Business Class bed that feels like home. An Internet connection that feels like the office. An experience that feels like cloud nine. All for this one moment.
 
Cloud nine is a state of extreme happiness.
 
After living in a rental apartment for 10 years we finally bought a new house. We’re moving in next month and I'm on cloud nine!
 
What makes you be on cloud nine?

Happy Learning and Teaching,
English Gateway Team
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:33 PM
Comments
Friday, January 25, 2013 AT 7:30 AM
Tat said:
Great post with lots of ipmotrant stuff.

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