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by tigertiger
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Classroom Management troubles with adults
Replies: 6
Views: 11268

Hi Pixie Try to avoid nagging. I can't remember if I read it here, but if you become a 'parent' you become the worst kind of teacher and you will fail. I know I have been there, and I failed, but I learned. There are lots of ways of breaking up cliques. Here are some ideas that have worked for me, b...
by tigertiger
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: ESL Management
Topic: Vetting of staff.
Replies: 1
Views: 4686

Vetting of staff.

Is it possible to vet potential/actual employees, for criminal record etc.

Considering the recent case of the Canadian national who was the subject of a major man hunt, for crimes against children, it would be useful to be able to check for those with a record.
by tigertiger
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: interchange

Thank you very much, everybody. 'interchange' CALD says: UK a junction at which smaller roads meet a larger road, especially a motorway I wonder what is the US equivalent. Thank you. To be more precise. Motorway Junction . Where one (or more) road(s) join a motorway. Where you can join the motorway...
by tigertiger
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: Just goes to show you learn something everyday...

Backbiting Thanks for the clarification...And I checked it in the Complete Oxford English Dictionary. It is actually quite an old word having first appearing in about 1175. It's definitely of British-English origin... :oops: I'd have said it wasn't in common usage, but I'll leave that to the forum ...
by tigertiger
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: flannel panel

Thank you. By the way: 'flannel panel' I have read some kind of definition on this, but I cannot grasp the image too well. I wonder if I could have some sample articles of this kind. Thank you. A panel could be a panel of people. So a flannel pannel would be a group of speakers who are only there t...
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: Backstabbing

In the UK the common form is backstab/baclstabbing etc. I've never heard of the backbiting, but it might be an American term... James I have heard backbiting in the UK. Back stabbing is being disloyal (et tu Brute), and working against people behind thier back. Back biting is being very critical of...
by tigertiger
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: sliding scale

Thank you very much, tigertiger, for the detailed explanation. It's because the wages SLIDE depending on the experience, etc.? CORRECT Level of the post (worker, supervisor, foreman, manger etc), experience, qualifications, time served in the post etc. The important thing is that pay rates are line...
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: Globalisation: Ideas Required As Most Websites Too High Brow
Replies: 5
Views: 11585

Re: Globalisation: Ideas Required As Most Websites Too High

Hi There Everyone, I'm in the process of researching material which will help me to write then present at least the first half-dozen or so lesson plans on the topic of 'globalisation' Any takers, please? Meanwhile, back to the drawing board. Hope I've not bored you all too much (sorry...) Cheers, R...
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: index-linked

Are these all possible and do they mean the same thing? 1. Our wages are indexed to prices. 2. Our wages are on a sliding scale. 3. Our wages are index-linked. 4. We are paid on a sliding scale. 5. Any other? Thank you. All are possible but, these are two unrelated things. Index linked - is where w...
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Teaching Business/Workplace English
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

Market leader has an Elementary Business English course.
Longman Pearson.

But this is only suitable for those entering a business or business office environment.
It would not really be suitable for those in manufacturing, retail or hospitality.

Have you also looked on the ESP forum?
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: neutered

Itasan wrote:My Japanese-English dictionary says:
1. neutered - mainly UK
2. altered - mainly US, Aus
3. castrated - no indication
Is this true?

Thank you.
'My Japanese-English dictionary says: ' in answer to what?
by tigertiger
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: car navigation

I understand that the thing in the car is 'a car navigation system'. Can it be shortened to 'a car navigation'? "I have just had a car navigation installed in my car." Thank you. In car navigation system on board navigation system (may be accompanied byoff board information services) Sat Nav "I hav...
by tigertiger
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: gyudon/beef bowl

Itasan wrote:gyudon OR beef bowl
1. Have you heard this term?
2. Have you ever eaten it?
3. Is it common in English-speaking countries?
4. If so, which term do you use?

Thank you.
I never heard of it in UK. But expect I coulod find it in Japanese restuarant.
by tigertiger
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: Questions from Itasan
Replies: 118
Views: 20596

Re: ass-backward(s)

'ass-backward(s)' Is it a common English word? What does it mean? Thank you. Possibly the same as BrE 'arse about face' Rough meaning, things are opposite to how they should be, or opposite to how you would expect. Here face is as in facing the wrong way, as well as perhaps your face normaly 'facin...
by tigertiger
Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: D.U.I. on record & Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 937

Re: D.U.I. on record & Taiwan

Last month I was charged with drinking and driving, my first criminal offense. Will this preclude me from obtaining a teaching position in Taiwan? Jeff Have you posted this on the China pages, you may get a better response. Not Taiwan but PRC. In Shanghai I would only bother if it affected your vis...