Archive for August, 2012

high rollers/running a red light

August 29, 2012

Does running a red light on a regular basis make one a high roller when behind the wheel of a car?

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Joliment Assis

August 26, 2012

Connaissez-vous l’expression joliment assis?

Quels sont les adjectifs pour décrire quelqu’un qui est joliment assis?

Sitting pretty, Easy Street

August 26, 2012

!. What would a person need to be described as “sitting pretty“?

2. What would put an individual on “Easy Street

3. If someone is sitting pretty does that mean that he or she is on Easy Street?

high rollers

August 19, 2012

1. Does the term “high roller” tend to evoke negative connotations?

2. At what level should the idiom be first introduced in an ESL program of study?

3. Would soliciting the names of high rollers that are in the news and/or others be appropriate in a lesson to illustrate the meaning of this expression?

4. What are some problems which pupils may encounter as they endeavour to learn to meaning of “high roller“?

5.  When introducing “high roller” is it important to be nonjudgemental?

Le bruit court…..

August 19, 2012

1. Selon les nouvelles est-ce que le bruit court qu’il y aura des élections aux E. U. cet automne?

2. Comment expliquer le sens de l’expression le bruit court?

3. Donnez des exemples tirés de l’actualité où cette expression s’applique correctement.

Running a Red Light

August 12, 2012

1. How often have you seen a motorist running a red light?

2. Does this cause many accidents?

3. Would harsher sanctions be justifiable to discourage drivers from running a red light?

Brûler un feu rouge

August 12, 2012

1. Combien de fois as-tu vu quelqu’un brûler un feu rouge?

2. Est-ce que ce problème cause souvent des accidents?

3. Des sanctions plus sévères, sauraient-elles être justifiées pour décourager les automobilistes de brûler un feu rouge?

Avoir la tête sur les épaules

August 5, 2012

1. Comment est-ce qu’on peut décrire une personne qui «a la tête sur les épaules»?

2. Dans certaines situations la panique risque de pousser des personnes à perdre la tête.

(a) Pourquoi est-ce que la méditation, le yoga, le sport, la prière, un cercle d’amis, etc. sont réputés pour aider à garder la tête sur les épaules? Quels sont les effets bénéfiques?

(b) Qu’est-ce qu’on peut ajouter à cette liste?

Level-headed

August 5, 2012

1. Define “level-headed”.

2. What are examples of situations in which being level-headed is an absolute necessity but may be difficult?

3. Are level-headed people the ones who are more successful in life?

4. How may  social networks, meditation, prayer, regular physical activity, hobbies, courses, etc. help one to be level-headed?

5. What kinds of things may be added to the above list?

TESL Certification

August 5, 2012

Are ESL teachers who are certified more effective and more successful at teaching? If so is it because they have taken the requisite courses for the TESL diploma?