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Sunday, July 13, 2008

English Gateway Newsletter #1

What are you doing this summer? Whether gardening, visiting your family, relaxing at the beach or just eagerly anticipating the start of the Beijing Olympic Games, we at English Gateway hope you keep speaking English!

In this issue:

New Exercises This Month:

Tying the knot (getting married) this summer, anyone? Invited to a wedding?

Wedding Collocations

Canada turned 141 on the 1st of July, young or shabby? When does your country celebrate its birthday?
Canada Day Collocations
 
Are you an avid gardener? Any luck growing tomatoes this year?
Gardening Collocations 
 
New Worksheets This Month:
 
Trying to get your students to talk about weddings in their countries? These expressions will lay the foundation to discuss the topic:
Wedding Collocations
 
With the Games fast approaching, use these expressions to warm your students up towards the  action-packed days:
Sports Collocations
 
Blog Updates

Student Blog: Placing Stress in Noun-Verb Pairs in English
 
Teacher Blog: Do You Have a Favourite Student in Your Classroom?

Teacher Blog: End of the School Year Activity

Idiomania: Idioms in Quotes of Famous People

Lt. General Ann Dunwoody has recently become the first female four-star general in the history of the United States. This is what she said on her nomination:

“I grew up in a family that didn't know what glass ceilings were.”

What did Lt. General Ann Dunwoody mean?

Glass ceiling is a barrier to the positions of top management jobs that women and minorities face when they try to advance their careers. This term has a discriminatory nature.
 
Examples:
Many women hit the glass ceiling in their middle management positions. Eventually, they decide to quit their jobs and start their own business.

It took her a decade to get through/break/crack/shatter the glass ceiling and become the CEO of the company.

Do you have a glass ceiling story to share? We’d love to listen!
 
Have a great summer,
English Gateway Team
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 11:19 PM
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