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.

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.

This unit focuses on the importance of the two receptive skills which are Reading and Listening. Reading and listening skills are said to be as equally important to each other that's why teaching these skills to our students are vital. According to the text, reading and listening has two purposes which are it can be a form of entertainment to some while to others; they read and listen to reach a particular goal. Depending on the purposes mentioned, teaching these receptive skills must be done in an according manner especially to our students in order for them to love and practice it wholeheartedly and in that way learning the new form of language and enriching what they know will be easy. First, in teaching these skills we must take into consideration the interests and level of our students. We should remember that what we want to read is not always the same and pleasing with what our students would want that's why it is really important for us to know our students well enough for us to provide them reading materials either authentic or non-authentic as long as it will arouse their interest and will engage them to listen and read more. Aside from that, we should also establish an environment that encourages them to enrich their reading and listening skills. We must give them the opportunity to choose what topic interests them and apply what kind of techniques are they going use in reading and listening. It is up to their hands if they want to use predicting, skimming, scanning, or detailed information gathering as long as they enjoy what they are doing. Because as an educator I believe that students learn best when there's enjoyment with what they do. On the other hand, as educators we should also teach these set of skills in an organize manner which emphasizes on our flow of teaching. However, whatever pattern of teaching we want to apply in our classroom is okay as long as it is applicable to our students characteristics and level. Thus, in order to make our students active readers and listeners we should provide them student-centered activities and strategies that are developmentally appropriate to them for them to develop based on their own pace.

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