Aug23

PHRASAL VERB_Eat Out

Aug23

 

Phrasal Verb

EAT OUT
To eat out is to eat away from home.

 

Examples:
?I don’t feel like cooking tonight so let’s eat out.
?We have eaten out every night this week!
?I don’t like eating out. I prefer to eat at home.
?I enjoy eating out with friends and family.
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TOEIC

TOEIC REVISION

TOEIC REVISION

/ By: Jane Booc /

Philinter Education Center is updated with all types of standardized tests.? And we always provide the best quality education for learners.? TOEIC has its 2016 revision for listening and reading, both parts have different number of items, part 1 has six questions instead of 10, part 2 has 25 questions, part 3 has 39 questions with thirteen conversations and part 4 has 30 questions with 10 talks.? In the reading part, part 5 has 30 questions, part 6 has 16 questions with sets of passages and 4 questions each, while part 7 has 54 questions with 10 single passages and 2 ? 4 questions each, and there are 25 questions for multiple passages which consists of 2 double passages and three triple passages.? So now, we are giving the students the best materials and with the guidance of our well-trained teachers to satisfied and provide their needs.

ESL GENERAL

To teach General ESL

To teach General ESL

/ By: Rose Marie L. Rom /?

????????????????? Teaching is to bring understanding to someone, especially through an experience.? Thus, teaching General ESL is imparting knowledge and skills to students who want to acquire and practice the essential skills in English, such as, Speaking, Listening, Reading & Vocabulary, Writing and Grammar.? General ESL serves as the training ground to higher level skills, because in this course, these five areas are given individual emphasis.

To teach General ESL is not an easy job for me.? As once said by George Evans that every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.? Therefore, as a teacher, I have to use different strategies which are suitable for my students’ needs.? I need to know their strengths and weaknesses, then there I get the way on how to teach them and how they improve their English skills.? In doing so, I have to realize total English immersion.? I make sure and I encourage them to speak English all the times.? Though they speak English, another concern is their pronunciation, grammar and word choices.? As their teacher, I see to it that they use the language meaningfully through checking these three areas of concern.? Another thing is knowing their culture.? With this, I have to consider the way I ask questions and the approaches I use because it might be offensive to them.? So, teaching foreign students requires teacher to be flexible, skilled enough and most of all culture ?oriented.

JUNIOR COLUMN

THE DESIRE FOR TEACHING

THE DESIRE FOR TEACHING

/ By: April Jane Q. Casinillo /

Teaching is not just a profession but a passion to live by me.? It is an interaction between me and my student.? If there is no desire for students to learn, teaching could be useless.? But if these two elements are present, we can be the best in the world.

As a teacher in Junior ESL, I have students of different nationalities but it was never a hindrance for me to communicate and get along with them.? With English as our second language, we are able to understand each other.? Since I deal with students with different race, each of them has unique personality and my styles of teaching would vary but rest assured after the ride my students would not forget me as their teacher as well as all the lessons I have taught them.

IELTS COLUMN

CHALLENGE? This is it!

CHALLENGE?? This is it!

/ By:? Ana Rose Lumiares /?

A lot of people say IELTS is difficult.? However, have you ever asked yourself to try?? If you aren’t confident about your English abilities and want to become proficient, then this is it!

There are some ways on how you can reach the goal that you have your mind set on.? The most important thing is to SET YOUR TARGET.? Setting goals allows you to plan how you move to the next step.? Getting started can seem daunting, but a sense of accomplishment is the price at the end of the day.? Next, be OPTIMISTIC in everything you do.? This course erodes students’ confidence and stresses them out.? On the one hand, positivity is the key to avoid such frustrations.? Positive behaviour can’t pull you down, instead it allows you to move closer to the goal that you’re aiming for.? Finally, AIM HIGH and NEVER LIMIT your abilities.? It’s not about what you can do, but it’s about how far you can compete.? Limitations won’t lead you to the top.? It only blocks the challenges that you’re about to face.? Instead of avoiding challenges, just like IELTS, you had better jump into them.

Challenges are not barriers for you to achieve your goals.? If you have met your goals, set some bigger goals.? You have skills and abilities to make a difference.

CHALLENGE yourself and BE IT!

BUISNESS COLUMN

Broaden Your Horizons, Study Business English

Broaden Your Horizons, Study Business English

/ By: Goen Cabatuan /

I have been teaching English in Philinter for quite some time and so far everything has lived up to my expectations.? The school offers the best educational system and has a real quality teaching force to back it up.? Without sugar coating it, this school is indeed one, if not, the best school here in Cebu.

I consider myself lucky, to have been chosen as a business teacher here.? It is an honor in itself to be a part of this institution, how much more being a teacher of the crowning glory of this school, the Business English Course.

This course has been gaining more popularity because of the effectiveness and usefulness it gives specially to professional individuals.? Yes, it is best for business people but the skills and techniques a student can learn from the course are valuable assets that any individual can utilize to improve their quality of life.? More students are interested to take the course to explore and learn even more about the English language.? This makes me happy since the more students the more I can teach.? It is fulfilling to have a job you are passionate about so to any foreign student out there let me help your horizons and let us grow together and learn together here in Philinter.

TOEIC

Taking Up A New Challenge

Taking Up A New Challenge

/ By: Barby Ann Tampus /

 

Ever since I started my career, I have always thought of teaching as an impelling challenge. Students are not only merely taught letters and/or numbers but are built to make a difference in their lives. This makes teaching a fulfilling job and a lifetime commitment.
I have faced multiple challenges in my profession and teaching English to multi-cultural students is one thing.
When I started teaching in this school, I was not sure to be up for the challenge. I have met a lot of new experiences that put me up to a test of my ability as a teacher. It has never been so easy to get by.
Aided by my colleagues and seniors at work, I have gotten used to the environment and everything is starting to look up.
Now I am up for a new challenge. Teaching test preparation course, such as TOEIC, can be a daunting experience for me. The things that need to be taught and, to a large extent how they are taught, depend largely on the content of the test and the way it is assessed. Many of our students are studying for the TOEIC test because they have a very real need to improve their scores. It is quite hard in the beginning because I need to start off from choosing appropriate materials to help preparing students succeed in the test.
This may seem big of a challenge and a heavy responsibility to me because the quality of my teaching and the effectiveness of my lessons may impact the lives and careers of my students.
Thus, as teachers, we help students get serious about improving their English skills and we must need to give them a sort of motivation to make the effort.

 

JUNIOR COLUMN

Feeling BLESSED

Feeling BLESSED

/ By: Geraldine T. Pulgo /

Dealing with children has come to be the most challenging task a teacher can ever experience. Maybe for some people, they would think it is easy because children are young and would easily follow instructions since teachers are more aged than them. But, it is entirely different. Given that children are juveniles, teachers have to adjust their teaching strategies as flexible as it can be, bearing in mind that children’s attention span is limited. Unexpected circumstances may also hinder the lesson proper since mood swings are normal to them. These surprisingly challenging occurrences are what make teaching hard to let go.
Personally, I have had a roller coaster ride working with young learners because they come from different cultures and ethnicities. Besides they were raised in accordance to an array of parenthood. These experiences made teaching for me extraordinary. Yet, it gives a sense of fulfillment as a teacher when they learned something in my class. No amount of worldly desire can ever replace the laughter that my students and I share together. The moments that they participate and interact in the class are those that are worthy.
I am utmost glad to be given an opportunity to be part of the Junior ESL program of Philinter. This has made me develop what I must improve in my teaching styles. Also, I have learned so many things beyond what I had studied and experienced in the past years. Though dealing with children is still a challenge, as a teacher it is essential to expect this and be ready to more complex responsibilities coming. As Confucius imparted “Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.”

IELTS COLUMN

Essay – an intellectual, opinionated write-up

Essay – an intellectual, opinionated write-up

/ By: Maria Estela Ni?a Quiseo /

The IELTS writing examination is seen by many as the most difficult sub-test, particularly task 2, an essay. Both those taking Academic module and General Training module are required to write a 250-word essay. However, this can be made easy with these simple but essential tips.
First, the arguments that test takers want to make should be explained smartly. This means that opinions are not enough to support their argument, but facts are also necessary to make it stronger. However, before starting their essay, they must first identify the type of essay because each type requires a different approach.
Second, keep the words simple but elegant. Flamboyant words are not good since these do not help in making their grade higher. Using simple words elegantly makes it easier for the examiner to follow their view.
Finally, test takers should know what they are writing about. One can never write intelligently about a topic he is not familiar with. Content also matters in the examination. Therefore, students should read more widely before taking the exam to cope with this problem.
With these three reminders, students will be able to construct a good essay for their task. Just be patient and keep practicing.