Green Thumb - English Idioms


The idiom "green thumb" refers to the ability to grow plants well, for example: Whenever I buy a plant, it always dies shortly after. I really don't have a green thumb. Because my plants always die, I don't have the ability to grow plants well, hence, I don't have a green thumb.

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This is a very well-designed unit for a new EFL teacher to start off in teaching. It covers a lot of interesting concepts in classroom management and providing a favorable learning environment for the students. To be a good language teacher, I will need to observe other good teachers, practice and teach constantly to gain valuable experience.This unit was almost like an anti climax. It was short, easy to understand and challenging. Just what a student needs after some very challenging grammar lessons. It was also a good transition fron teaching different types of groups. It was an excellent summary of potential problems and some common problem situations and resolutions.