Lesson Plan: Boston Companies: Paying Employees to Learn English
II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference
- perk |pərk|noun- a job with a lot of perks: fringe benefit, additional benefits, advantage, bonus, extra, plus; informal freebie; formal perquisite.
- makeshift |ˈmākˌSHift|-adjective serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being: arranging a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed.
- colleague |ˈkälēɡ| noun-a person with whom one works, especially in a profession or business.
- labor |ˈlābər| noun-workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively: casual labor.
- immigrant |ˈiməɡrənt| noun-a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
- barrier |ˈberēər| noun-• a circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress: a language barrier | the cultural barriers to economic growth.
- enroll |inˈrōlenˈrōl| verb (enrolls, enrolling, enrolled) officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course: he enrolled in drama school.
- nonprofit |ˌnänˈpräfit| adjective–not making or conducted primarily to make a profit: charities and other nonprofit organizations.
- grant |ɡrant| noun-a sum of money given by an organization, especially a government, for a particular purpose.
- economic |ˌekəˈnämikˌēkəˈnämik| adjective-justified in terms of profitability: many organizations must become larger if they are to remain economic.
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
The YMCA of Greater Boston has provided English training at the Langham Hotel and at numerous small businesses in Chelsea… Interest in English training is so robust that JVS has tripled the number of classes it offers in recent years, from nine in 2009 to 27 this year, according to business development director Mandy Townsend.