The Verb “Make” to Talk about $$ – “What Teachers Make” Ted Tuesdays


What Do You Make?

Ever heard the phrase “Those who can’t do, teach”? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ.

At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere.

Learn how to use the expression “What do you make” to talk about your salary in this episode.


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The Vocab & Expressions

objection overruled – a term used in courtrooms to deny objections from lawyers

to bite your tongue (expressions) – to choose to not say something, usually to avoid offending someone

resist the urge  – resist the temptation

what do you make – how much $$ do you make

congressional medal of honor – a very prestigious military award

slap in the face (expressions) – feel like you are being punished or disappointed

to tremble – to shake because you are scared

a noble act – doing something because of very high values/morals

to wonder – to think about, imagine something

to make someone do something – to force someone to do something

to break down – to analyze, simplify into words

The Joke

Q: “What do you call a teacher without students?”

A: Happy! 🙂

Watch the Ted Talk

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