Green Thumb - English Idioms


The idiom "green thumb" refers to the ability to grow plants well, for example: Whenever I buy a plant, it always dies shortly after. I really don't have a green thumb. Because my plants always die, I don't have the ability to grow plants well, hence, I don't have a green thumb.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In the classroom, I often use the teaching aids provided by the school, for example; whiteboards, iPads, coursebooks, flashcards, DVD players etc. Rarely has there been a need to use an OHP for example but it was interesting to see how these tools not often used can be effective.There are eight major parts of speech in English such as noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, gerund, conjunction and preposition. Each is important to make sentences or phrase. I found out some new things and realized how much I like learning English grammer, which is a good thing.From this unit,I've learned the ways to evaluate my students.Basic three ways to assess a student's language level:tutoriels,evaluation by the students and tests.And both of three ways can be divided into different approaches,such as there are progress tests and diagnostic tests.