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TESOL Videos - Pink Slip - English Idioms
The idiom "pink slip" refers to a notice of dismissal from employment. The term originates from the United Booking Office established in 1906 where a cancellation notice was typed on a pink slip. Our example sentence is: Because he had worked so hard on his recent project, he was devastated to receive the pink slip from his boss.
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Teaching English to different groups will require different approaches. For example, when teaching young children, you will need to plan for their short attention spans and do not like to sit for long periods. When working with this group of students, it will be important to vary the lessons so that they do not get bored, because boredom can lead to misbehavior. It is also important to get down to their level physically, so that the teacher appears more accessible. It is important to understand the problems and issues children may bring with them to school. There are several factors that can cause discipline problems in the classroom. Understanding these issues and how to deal with them is essential to maintaining a safe, inviting, learning environment. Working with adult students has its own challenges. Adults may have a more difficult time acquiring a new language when compared with younger students; however, they tend to be more motivated because they are choosing to learn the language. It is also important to keep the lessons interesting and fun for adults, but their longer attention spans will allow for more focused study time. There are a few basic principles that apply to all of these groups, but most importantly is the teacher's attitude and behavior. If the teacher is professional, punctual, friendly, welcoming to students, the classroom will be a much happier place. Part of creating a friendly, welcoming classroom is to decorate the room with interesting pictures and items (that may be used during an activity).