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Tips library: Forms tips – Google Learning Center. The Most Complicated Word in English. Imagine you’re a dictionary editor.

The Most Complicated Word in English

For eight hours a day, five days a week, every week until the heat death of the universe or the day human beings stop speaking English (whichever comes first), it’s your job to ensure that your trusted reference book keeps pace with the relentlessly evolving definitions of our ceaselessly expanding English language. “No sweat,” you think, picking up two boxes of citations for words beginning with the letter R. “Where do I start?” That’s when you realize these boxes of citations, hundreds of scraps of paper showing each word in every possible context, are all for a single word.

A three-letter word—the most complicated, multifaceted word in the English language. Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com You might think it’s absurd (and maybe it is), but Oxford English Dictionary editors recently revealed that “run” has indeed become the single word with the most potential meanings in all of English, boasting no fewer than 645 different usage cases for the verb form alone. English Vocabulary Books, Vocabulary Flashcards, & Vocabular Lists. English Vocabulary Flashcards See the word, hear the word, read the word, and listen to the word.

English Vocabulary Books, Vocabulary Flashcards, & Vocabular Lists

Each lesson contains images & audio files to help you learn. This is the easiest way to learn English vocabulary. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary. There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary

We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. 1- Vocabulary.com This is a website that will hep students master the vocabulary essential to their academic success. 2- BBC Learning English. BBC Radio - The English We Speak - Downloads. Super Synonyms Sheet. Our Super Synonyms Sheet features lots of the most common nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, along with synonyms for each.

Super Synonyms Sheet

The sheet includes over 300 words that children can use in their writing! The sheet also explains what nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs are in case children have forgotten. Print and laminate this resource and put copies out on tables so that your pupils can refer to them when they are writing. The poster could also be used as a teaching tool: Show it on a large display and discuss the words featured. Learn English – Learn English. ABCD English. I.e. Versus E.g. Misusing these two abbreviations is one of the top five mistakes I used to see when editing technical documents.

I.e. Versus E.g.

There's so much confusion that in some of the drafts I got back from clients they had actually crossed out the right abbreviation and replaced it with the wrong one. I just had to laugh. What Do I.e. and E.g. Mean? I.e. and e.g. are both abbreviations for Latin terms. How to Remember the Difference Between I.e. and E.g. But by now, I'm sure you know that I'm not going to ask you to remember Latin. 100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English. A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word.

100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English

For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context. Keep in mind that some synonyms in the list below might not be “perfect” synonyms – there may be slight differences in meaning and connotation. For example, the words smart and wise.

Both of them mean “intelligent,” but the word wise also implies that the person has additional good judgement and deep perception about life. Synonyms are often used in different collocations, too. Powerful, potent, and firm are synonyms for strong. Commonly Confused Words Part 3: Homophones. From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar.

Commonly Confused Words Part 3: Homophones

This week, we are looking at more commonly confused words in the English language. Today’s subject is homophones. Homophones are two or more words that sound alike, but have different meanings or spellings. It is easy to understand the difference between some homophones. For example, English learners usually understand the difference between the word ate -- the past tense of eat -- and eight -- the number. English Vocabulary. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A Fabulous Resource for Writers - 350 Character Traits. Commonly Used English Expressions. 10 modern English words and slang terms you should know. Chores. The 50 most important English proverbs. What are proverbs?

The 50 most important English proverbs

Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. Expand your vocabulary - Knoword. BRITISH EXPRESSIONS. The Idiom Connection. BBC Learning English - The English We Speak / Out of juice. Vocabulary Hack: Learn 30+ Verbs in 10 minutes! Glosboken.se - Plugga glosor och språk online. New words in English with their meaning. Ba Ba Dum. Instant Online Crossword Puzzle Maker. Magic Vocabulary: English vocabulary games and worksheets. Spela Glosor från Minecraft. Learning English - Keep your English up-to-date. The meanings and origins of Phrases, Sayings and Proverbs.

English Passio: English Idioms. Illustrated English Idioms and their Meanings. Having recently moved to Brazil, learning a new language and also teaching English, illustrator Roisin Hahessy got thinking about the the English language.

Illustrated English Idioms and their Meanings

On her website, she declares, “When I stopped to think about some English idioms and their literal meaning, I found some of them very funny and thought it would be a nice idea to pick a few of the most common idioms and illustrate them.” The images below have been reproduced with the direct permission of the illustrator These fantastic illustrations would be ideal for classroom use, when discussing idioms, and similar expressions used in the English language: You can purchase each print individually on Roisin’s website by clicking here. 14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed. Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history.

Visual Dictionary Online. CLOTHING & ARTICLES. Learn English Vocabulary and Phrases in a fast, easy and fun way. Phrasal verb videos. Welcome to Vocab Express. Learn literacy skills online, interactive activity lessons. Phraseup* - find the right words. BBC Learning English - The English We Speak. Education Week. (Today's post is the second in a three-part series. You can see Part One here.) This week's question is: What are the best instructional strategies for vocabulary development? We started-off in Part One with suggestions from Katie Brown, Jane Fung, Marilee Sprenger and Karen Bromley, and you can also listen to a ten-minute conversation I had with Katie and Marilee about this topic on my BAM!

Radio Show. Today's segment highlights commentaries from Camille Blachowicz, Charlene Cobb, Katherine S. In addition, you might find my recent piece for the British Council useful: Five Strategies For ELL Vocabulary Instruction. Response From Camille Blachowicz & Charlene Cobb Camille Blachowicz is co-director of The Reading Leadership Institute and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at National Louis University.

Resource: Colour Thesaurus. Helping pupil to improve their writing is always a priority, and working effectively with dictionaries or a thesaurus is a fantastic aide to help that development. Writing descriptively can really enhance a story, as Ingrid Sundberg explains on her blog, “I can paint a more evocative image in my reader’s mind if I describe a character’s hair as the colour of rust or carrot-squash, rather than red.” For fun, the writer and children’s book illustrator has created a series of images that can help young writers broaden their language and writing, encouraging young authors to “Fill your stories with a rainbow of images” – A great resource for the primary/elementary classroom and beyond… Explore Ingrid’s blog further at Education App - The Chambers Thesaurus App Recently added to our EduApps page is The Chambers Thesaurus is one of those really handy apps students and teachers can have at their disposal when trying to improve writing skills. 11th December 2013.

AAASpell.com - Practice Your Spelling. Teaching vocabulary. Vocabulary. In Pictures: Ten oddest Sayings The Local. Babbel. Book2 Audio Trainer - Learn 50 Languages Online for Free. Free language lessons in over 50 languages book2 contains 100 lessons that provide beginners with a basic vocabulary. With no prior knowledge, you will learn to fluently speak short sentences in real-world situations in no time. The book2 method successfully combines audio and text for effective language learning. THE BOOKS accompanying the audio files are reasonably priced and will supplement your language learning. However, not all books have been printed yet.

Learn Spanish, German, Italian, French, Chinese in quick and easy lessons The 100 lessons help you to quickly learn and use a foreign language in various situations (e.g. in a hotel or restaurant, on a vacation, small talk, getting to know people, shopping, at the doctor, at the bank etc.). Favourite English words. ESL and EFL Vocabulary Lessons. The House - English Vocabulary. Picture Vocabulary.

Learning Chocolate - Vocabulary Learning Platform. Vocabulary worksheets. WORD OF THE DAY - The Learning Network Blog. English Vocabulary Exercises Online, Printable Worksheets for Teachers and Fun Games. ESL Lesson Plans & Resources for Kids Kiz School provides: Video Tutorials, PPT, Interactive Games & Quizzes, Printable PDF Worksheets & Flashcards, among others. Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. Roligt glosförhör - Glosor.eu.

Glosboken.se - Plugga glosor och språk online. Vocabulary exercises. IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings. 100 Ways to Say “Bad” 200 Ways to Say “Went” Opposite Words - Likes. Trend Watch - Merriam-Webster Online. KITCHEN EQUIPMENT. Learn 10 new words in 16 minutes. Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. 15 words you never knew came from literature. The Vikings Are Coming! WordGirl . Videos. Teacher talk - Building and retaining vocabulary. Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction.

A while ago, I wrote a post called Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary which spells out (get it?) The process and rationale for selecting certain vocabulary words and also describes six steps for teaching new words. Here, I'm going to add to that earlier musing on this topic by offering up some must dos that took me a few years down the teaching road to figure out. Must Do #1: Be Very Selective As for vocabulary lists, less is better. Long lists of words just don't stick. When you choose, choose high frequency words. 100 Whimsical Words. By Mark Nichol. The Idiom Connection. Idioms – as clear as mud?

Team games: Vocabulary definitions game. English Vocabulary Games Lists and Notes - Vocabulario Inglés Gratis Juegos y Listas. "backscratcher" on Visuwords™ Basic Vocabulary ⋆ WebEnglish.se. Vocabulary Catcher – A Series of Free Vocabulary Apps for iPad.

Boomwriter. Introducing New Vocabulary Lessons.