More than once, I have been told by some of you that you just do not get the use of certain acronyms.
Have you ever found yourselves in a meeting and the chair keeps repeating things like TBC, HQ, HR and ASAP all in one sentence? Maybe it sounded like this guy speaking…
Well, we have the post for you this week. We have gathered some interesting links for you to start studying and use at your next meeting. Just click on the bold for the website:
We also thought it might be a good idea to get you started on learning 1 new word a day. Recommended by one of our students, if you sign up to word reference’s word of the day app you can learn and quiz yourself on a new word. Vocabulary is another one of your weak points, right? So let us give you a helping hand!
Stay tuned for a pop quiz!
Photo source Planet of the Apes 1967
In this profession, we are fortunate to work with many different students who come from all sectors and professions. Why are we fortunate? Because we get the opportunity to learn so much about everything you do!
This week, we applaud all of you for working hard and doing the best you can. Now, let’s take a look at how we can compare jobs and watch 5 different videos on professions around the world.
First of all, do you know the difference between an adjective and a comparative? It’s easy!
An adjective describes HOW something IS (emphasis on the noun): Messi is a good player.
An adverb describes HOW something IS DONE (emphasis on the verb): Messi plays well.
Here are the rules on comparing with adjectives: Use the (-ER) at the end of the adjective: Colder or Use (more) More famous, but never use -er and more together!!
If you are using an adjective of one syllable you add –er: Old → older Tall →taller Short → Shorter Wide → Wider
If the adjective ends in a vowel sandwich (consonant-vowel-consonant) double the final consonant:
hot → hotter thin →thinner big → bigger
If you have an adjective with two syllables and it ends in –y, you must change the –y to an –i and add –er: Happy → happier Sunny →sunnier Easy → Easier
With adjectives of two or more syllables you must add More before the adjective: Modern →more modern Important → more important Beautiful → more beautiful
There are irregular adjectives that do not follow the rules above and you change the word: Good → Better Bad → Worse Far → Further Many/Much → More Little → Less Ill → Worse
Now, let’s watch these videos and see if you can compare the jobs. How do you compare your job to the ones mentioned? http://www.thebookoflife.org/a-working-day/