Saturday, January 28, 2012

A word from the teacher

Hello Dear English Learner,
I would like to share some words with you.
There are only a few reasons why I have chosen to become a language teacher.
I can honestly say:
It isn't because of the high salary.
It isn't because of the job security.
It isn't because I can change the world and make a difference.
Lastly, it isn't because I can climb the 'corporate laddar' and 'find fulfillment' through a gentle balance of work and pleasure.
What it is:
Defy gravity.
The question is, what motivates me?
To talk to you. To understand my fellow human being.
To communicate across all genre, colour, culture and situation.
Sooo, the next time you are doing your homework, think about this:
Your teacher loves teaching you.
She loves communicating with you and helping you to realise another way to communicate!!
In short-she loves her students.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Word of the Day

jargon •\ˈjär-gən, -ˌgän\• noun

1. specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

2. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

Covering a professional sports labor battle can be a thankless task. No one wants to hear about millionaire athletes and billionaire owners fighting over $4 billion dollars, especially in a depressed economy. The average fan wants to know only three things:
Is the settlement over?
Who won?
How does it affect my team?
The rest is just posturing and mind-numbing jargon: escrow tax, BRI, repeater tax, the cliff, nontaxpayer midlevel exception.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Englische Grammatik - Regeln und Erläuterungen

Auf diesen Seiten findest du Regeln und Erläuterungen zu vielen Bereichen der englischen Grammatik. Suche dir auf der linken Seite einfach einen Bereich aus, den du üben willst.

Especially for my German speakers!

Save this site and visit often.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Workers happy with their jobs

A survey has found that 94 per cent of employees in Switzerland are satisfied with their job situation – and that 35 per cent are in fact very satisfied.
Only six per cent said that they were dissatisfied with their jobs. The survey results aired on Monday on “Eco”, a business programme on Swiss television.
It seems that women in particular are happy at work: 37 per cent said they were very satisfied in comparison with 33 per cent of the men. As for the workload, 64 per cent of those questioned said it was just right. A third said it was too much and three per cent said it was too little. The employee’s age
had an influence on this. Just 22 per cent of 15-29-year-olds felt burdened by
their workload, compared with 34 per cent of 30-49-year-olds and 42 per cent of
those over 50. Swiss salaries scored well: 85 per cent said they were
satisfied with their income – and 20 per cent said very satisfied. Just 15 per
cent indicated that they should be earning more. The managers of Switzerland also rated highly. While nine per cent of the workers said they were
dissatisfied with their boss, 47 per cent said they were satisfied and the
remaining 44 per cent said very much so. and agencies

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Word Use

Hello again! Nice to see you hear.

It is easy to mix up words sometimes.

Why not try this exercise?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Dear Blog Follower,

I sincerely hope that 2012 is the best year of your life.

All the Best, Torrie

Here is a New Year's story from Times Square in New York followed by some questions.