Welcome to May, the only month named after a modal auxiliary! (See blogs 8, 9, and 10, November 2017! Yes, we’ve been going that long!) Anyway, last week I promised you some sensory idioms to identify, so here they are. So, as before you have, five V, five A, and five K. However, this week […]
Hope you had some fun separating the senses in last week’s task. J Let’s run through them:
VISUAL: I can picture that clearly, look at it this way, I take a dim view of that, what are you focusing on,
we see things the same way.
AUDITORY: I hear what you’re saying, it’s all Greek to me, I’ve […]
Welcome back to the multi-sensory ETC blog. I hope you had a pleasant Easter Break and enjoyed the poem. Last week I mentioned how the senses are often represented in everyday English expressions. This week I’d like to set you a task which is related to this. Can you separate the following fifteen expressions into […]
I hope you enjoyed the spaghetti harvest. My class did. We’ve recently been looking at VAKOG, the NLP abbreviation for Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory and Gustatory. These of course focus on the senses: sight, sound, touch/feel, smell and taste. Although there are other senses, these five are often considered to be the primary ones. So […]
Welcome to Blog 69. It makes me remember Sham 69! For the last couple of weeks we’ve been focusing on vocabulary and how challenging it can be to acquire new words. (‘Lexical ítems’, as we call them in the business). Today I want to focus a little more on the person who’s learning the language, […]
Welcome back real friends! (Not false ones, I trust!) So, I hope you enjoyed the poem and worked out some of the funnies. ‘A law suit’ is not the gown that a Judge wears in court and the word they were looking for wasn’t ‘toupee’ but ‘wig’. I also believe the oil men were ‘drilling’ […]
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Looking back at last week’s blog and the example in the Cambridge Dictionary, it’s hardly surprising that learners sometimes find it all a bit challenging! However, if someone said ‘a strong frost’ to me, I think I’d know what they meant, wouldn’t I? Scott Thornbury in his ‘A to Z of EFL’ says that in […]
ETC International College is looking for personable, dynamic and motivated EFL teachers to join our team in our Omani school, based in Salalah. Teachers must have a Trinity Cert TESOL or a Cambridge CELTA, a degree and preferably prior experience of teaching, though we also welcome newly-qualified teachers. Contracts start at a minimum of 15 […]
Where did January go? Away with the snow, probably! The world looked so pretty for a few hours. So, back to business. February, and what does it mean to actually ‘know’ a word? To answer this question, I’ve taken the following definition from ‘The Primary National Strategy, 1779-2005DOC-EN’. It’s what I believe our children’s teachers […]