tutorStudy Options
Improve your vocabulary, listening or reading skills with the quizzes below.
Vocabulary Quiz
at the moment • range from • basically
 naughty • discipline
  1. Temperatures -15 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius.
  2. I'm not interested in buying a new car , but I will be in the next few months.
  3. The boy had to go to his room because he was being .
  4. What methods do you use to your children?
  5. I am in the car all day.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Audio Links
headphones

Download this MP3
(right click and save)

Buy this MP3 +1300
more MP3 and PDF

image

932 Class Rules
Marion talks about how she keeps her class in order.

  • Transcript
  • Audio Notes
notes
Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

at the moment

My classes are quite good at the moment.

The phrase 'at the moment' is similar in meaning to 'right now'.  Notice the following:

  1. I am quite busy at the moment.
  2. He is not here at the moment. Can I take a message?

range from ... right up to

My students range from twelve years old right up to eighteen.

Here, the word 'range' means a set of things from the lowest to the highest number.  Notice the following:

  1. Prices range from a 100 dollars a night right up to 1,000 dollars a night.
  2. Salaries range from $35,000 a year for a clerk (right up) to $75,000 a year for a supervisor.

basically

I teach them communication basically.

The word 'basically' is used when we talk about a main idea, not about details.  Notice the following:

  1. This letter basically means you must appear in court.
  2. I quit my job basically because I was bored with it.

naughty

There is always going to be a few who are a bit naughty.

Naughty children don't listen to their parents or teachers.  Notice the following

  1. My brother was always naughty in school.
  2. If you are naughty, you will not get dessert.

to discipline

How do you discipline them?

Here, 'discipline' has the same meaning as 'punish'.  Notice the following:

  1. The class was disciplined for talking. They were given extra homework.
  2. Reseach shows hitting children is not an effective way to discipline them.