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Jeffrey Hill

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50 Essential Resources for ESL Students. Learning a new language is always daunting, especially when that language is as full of weird rules and contradictions as English.

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students

Even native speakers sometimes have trouble mastering the nuances of tense and grammar. Fortunately, if you’re originally a non-English speaker, there are a fantastic amount of resources online to help you master the English language. From speaking to writing, these tools will help you get a handle on English and help you in your education and career. Don’t let the size of the task stop you from getting it done. Use these resources and you’ll be fluent in no time.

Grammar and Usage Use these sites to boost your grammar knowledge, from verb tenses to noun placement. Spelling and Pronunciation These sites will help ESL students learn how to speak or spell the English words they’ve been learning. Vocabulary and Writing Building a vocabulary is one of the most important parts of mastering a language. The ESL Commando: Best English Listening Websites. MmmEnglish. About Me. Hi!

About Me

I’m Cathy Simonton from EnglishHints.com, and I love studying languages and teaching English! I have been speaking English all my life and Spanish for most of it. (I've also studied a little Chinese, Portuguese, German, and a tiny bit of Ukrainian-- just enough to know how much I don't know!) I studied a little Latin in high school. just for fun, but I never guessed how useful I would find it! I started this website at the end of 2011, (with the much-needed help of the site-building tools and advice of sbi! I’ve taught adult ESL for beginners, intermediate-advanced students, and multi-level classes. Offers Simple and Proven E-business Solutions.

Idiom Examples in a Conversation. Look over the idiom examples in these conversations.

Idiom Examples in a Conversation

Seeing the way idioms are used can help you understand them better than just studying a list of meanings. Idioms in Phone Conversations Joan: “Hi, Susan. I need to get a hold of Mr. Anderson. 60 idioms contextualised in dialogues - Methodologies and Approaches in ELT. FWF Ebook download – RealLife English.

50 Illustrated English Expressions. How to Add Interactive End Screens to YouTube Videos. Easy steps to improve the sound of your voice. The Spinning Wheel – tekhnologic. Spinning Wheels are a great way of introducing an element of randomness into the classroom.

The Spinning Wheel – tekhnologic

A quick Google search reveals how popular spinning wheels are. They can be used for a number of games and they can also be used to determine the points students receive, the topic they are going to talk about or the question they have to answer. You can find some spinning wheels online and there are also apps available for both iOS and Android, but what if you want to use a spinning wheel in your presentation?

So, I created a spinning wheel in PowerPoint. There are some advantages to this version. What’s Going On in This Picture? - The New York Times. Home. Jay Walker: The world's English mania. Market Cannibalism at McD's. How Do You Know If A Girl Loves Her Diamond Ring? Amazon claims first successful Prime Air drone delivery. Amazon says it has successfully trialled its Prime Air drone delivery service in Cambridge, UK, by delivering a TV streaming stick and bag of popcorn directly to the garden of a nearby customer.

Amazon claims first successful Prime Air drone delivery

The breakthrough suggests that autonomous aerial delivery could become a viable business sooner than thought, albeit only for customers with huge gardens, who live close to the delivery depot, and want items weighing less than 2.6kg. Additionally, while deliveries will be available seven days a week, the drones can only fly in daylight hours and clement weather. Currently, the trial is only open to two customers, but Amazon says it hopes to expand that to dozens in the coming months. For those customers, Prime Air is available for no extra cost. The company says the delivery, which took place last week, involved fully autonomous flight, with no human pilot involved in the process.

Lingorank: English listening exercises and tests with TED talks. English Levels (Based on the CEFR) A2: Basic - Elementary B1: Intermediate B2: Upper Intermediate C1: Advanced A1-Beginner and C2-Proficiency levels not available.

Lingorank: English listening exercises and tests with TED talks

Difficulty: 2.59 Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison Difficulty: 2.82. Chocolate Lovers Aren't Sweet On Toblerone's Triangle Change. Toblerone faces mountain of criticism over 'stupid' change to its chocolate chunks. Toblerone: Do you mind the gap? FilmOn - appPicker Review. Introduction A term that’s becoming increasingly popular these days is cord cutter and for good reason – these days we have a virtually unlimited amount of viewing options online.

FilmOn - appPicker Review

When video streaming services were in their infancy they were almost unwatchable, but that’s no longer the case. The quality of video you can watch online is now equal to anything you can watch via standard cable or satellite. The only problem you may run into these days is whether or not what you’re watching is legal in your country and that’s why it’s important to do your homework before using various online video services.

One of the most popular online streaming services is FilmOn. The best iPhone apps for live sports. FILMON TV FREE LIVE TV MOVIES AND SOCIAL TELEVISION. Can you solve the river crossing riddle? - Lisa Winer. This problem is more famously known as The Missionaries and Cannibals Problem or the Three Wives and Their Jealous Husbands Problem and is a classic river crossing puzzle commonly attributed to Alcuin.

Can you solve the river crossing riddle? - Lisa Winer

Alcuin (735 – 908 CE) was a famous English scholar who was an adviser to the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Charlemagne loved puzzles and it is believed he hired Alcuin to create them purely for his enjoyment. Miracle Mop Infomercial (1996) Ad of the Day: This Remarkable Ad About Loneliness Rejects the Future of Robot Caregivers. If you're gnawing at the bit for the return of Black Mirror, you'll find brief gratification in "BEN (Bionically Engineered Nursing)," an ad that offers a brief glimpse into the world of a woman and her care robot.

Ad of the Day: This Remarkable Ad About Loneliness Rejects the Future of Robot Caregivers

Directed by David Wilson, and created by agency CLM BBDO for the Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, the film introduces us to Claudine. When the story opens, she is dancing forlornly in her living room with BEN, her nurse. The rest of the video takes us a day backward, then guides us back to that moment. The most remarkable thing about this tiny snapshot in a life is its subtlety. Wilson resists the temptation to suggest a mutual emotional bond between the two characters; there is only what we ourselves project to be there. 29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses. Looking for ways to grow your list of newsletter subscribers?

29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses

There are a ton of ways to get people to sign up for your weekly or monthly email marketing campaigns. I’ve put together a list for you to read, so you have heaps of options for growing your list. Include a link to your newsletter sign up form in the main navigation bar of your website and/or blog. 7f8de955 596b 437c ba40 a68ed754c348. NIL. Jheronimus Bosch - the Garden of Earthly Delights. CGI 3D Animated Short Film HD: "The Answer" - by Xin Zhao & Florent Rubio. DaveHax. Walk through. Word Scramble - Word Scrambler. 10 Online Clipboards for Easy Text Sharing. March 11th, 2009 by Webmasterish in Articles Communicating and sharing our text online started with a great invention called Email. ShortText.com - Post information. Share it. English.

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