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Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Mistaking style issues for errors Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? Should that ellipsis have had a space on either side of it? The correct answer to each of these questions is “it depends”. 2. Beyond style decisions, most of the things people mistake for “rules” in grammar and punctuation are just conventions that crawled out of the swamp at some point and got a foothold, either in a school curriculum or as a recommendation in a 19th- or 20th-century grammar screed. Don’t start a sentence with a conjunction? There is a widespread belief – one with no historical or grammatical foundation – that it is an error to begin a sentence with a conjunction such as ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘so’. And then finish them off with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of English Usage: “Everybody agrees that it’s all right to begin a sentence with ‘and’.” 3.

You: “Hey, mum. 4. 5. What about animals?

American English vs British English

Samarbete med andra kurser. Träna lässtrategier med kortfilmer på engelska. Jag städade bland filmerna hemma och hittade en DVD med kortfilmer.

Träna lässtrategier med kortfilmer på engelska

Jag läste på baksidan och tänkte att dessa måste ju vara bra att använda som utgångspunkt för att träna lässtrategier. Filmerna är korta nog att hålla intresset uppe och det ges många ledtrådar att tolka budskap och göra kopplingar till sig själv, andra filmer eller böcker och världen. Jag visar här hur jag gick vidare i min tanke och fick ett uppslag att undervisa utifrån. Jag satte mig på Pinterest och såg att jag inte var den enda läraren som sett möjligheten. jag började skapa ett dokument med länkar på filmer, frågor för diskussion samt tänkbara skrivuppgift. Av en slump hamnade jag på en lärarblogg skapad av Jamie Speed och jag har varit in på den i andra sammanhang då den innehåller en hel del bra material. Jag gjorde för något år sedan ett arbetsblad för läsning men det fungerar även för film. Hur du kan hitta egna guldkorn på Pinterst Mer om filmers användningsområden. 5 Fantastic Ways to Pair Students. You know what it’s like, the students are sitting down in their predictable places and you say “Right!

5 Fantastic Ways to Pair Students

We are going to move you around. Listen to your number!”. You give a number to each student and you pair them up with their corresponding number. In essence, you just move the students – which is meant to be their new – partner but the same person that they are with for the remainder of their course. Why not pair up students or groups of learners in a different way?


Writing. Vocabulary. Hwb. Listening. Literature. Christmas. Why is English Spelling So Weird? Reading comprehension. Uk.businessinsider. Sweden's Rare Viking Forest Language. This is the region where the Viking forest language is spoken.

Sweden's Rare Viking Forest Language

All of the Nordic languages; Icelandic, Faroese, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian are descended from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. These languages have all evolved in different ways over the past 1000 years, so they are very different from each other. Deep in central Sweden, there is another, lesser known Nordic language that is at risk of going extinct. This very rare Nordic language, known as Elfdalian, was previously regarded as a dialect, but leading linguists now agree it is a separate language. Scandinavian language experts are campaigning to save it from extinction, as it is now spoken by around just 2500 people.

The language sounds like some Elf tongue from the Hobbit but is a real language found only in the forests of central Sweden. This is a song in Elfdalian or “älvdalska” “Often Norwegians, Danes and Swedes can understand each others’ languages and dialects. “Elfdalian is a goldmine. Enjoyed this article? How the language you speak changes your view of the world - Science - News. Bilinguals get all the perks.

How the language you speak changes your view of the world - Science - News

Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of using more than one language. Going back and forth between languages appears to be a kind of brain training, pushing your brain to be flexible. Just as regular exercise gives your body some biological benefits, mentally controlling two or more languages gives your brain cognitive benefits.

Germans know where they’re going In research we recently published in Psychological Science, we studied German-English bilinguals and monolinguals to find out how different language patterns affected how they reacted in experiments. Switch languages, change perspective.

English outside the classroom

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler. Online Reading Activities. About Swedes. Fun stuff.