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Organising writing. Why You Should Learn Roots. Have you ever noticed how, in the English language, some small words sometimes appear in a lot of bigger words?

Why You Should Learn Roots

Take the word “friend,” for example. If you notice someone who is acting friendly toward you, you might want to start a friendship, so you befriend her. Latin Abbreviations Every Professional Should Know. There’s a little bit of Latin in almost every European language.

Latin Abbreviations Every Professional Should Know

In Romance languages like French, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian, the presence of Latin is unsurprising because those languages developed from it. Germanic and Slavonic languages adopted words and even some grammar from the old lingua franca. In English, there are a few Latin terms that are so common we almost always abbreviate them, sometimes without even knowing what they mean. How to use songs in the English language classroom. What makes for a successful song-based lesson?

How to use songs in the English language classroom

Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. This makes it one of the best and most motivating resources in the classroom, regardless of the age or background of the learner. English Grammar. Featured blog of the month for January 2016. Literature is GREAT - Part 1. Poets, playwrights and novelists, Britain is famous for its literary talent.

Literature is GREAT - Part 1

From Chaucer’s 'Tales' to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter… so much of the world’s greatest literature has come from Britain. And the greatest British writer of them all is the Bard himself: William Shakespeare, and this is Shakespeare’s Globe in London, on the banks of the River Thames. William Shakespeare wrote some of the most famous plays in the world. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth are among his best-known works. Shakespeare’s Globe opened to the public fifteen years ago.

Dominic Dromgoole is the Globe's artistic director. ESL Song Lessons - - Songs For Teaching Grammar. <div style="font-size:9pt; text-align:center; color:Red;"> This site requires a javascript enabled browser.

ESL Song Lessons - - Songs For Teaching Grammar

<br />Please enable javascript then refresh the page. <br /><a href=" id="ctl00_HowToJavascriptLink" target="_blank">How to enable javascript</a><br />(opens in annother tab or window) </div> Songs For Teaching English Grammar ESL and EFL teachers thinking about using songs and lyrics to teach English grammar will find this table we've compiled a useful resource. Highlighted songs are those available as complete lesson plans here on Please contact us with your own suggestions. Also see our table of songs for discussion topics. Punctuation Tips. Double Quotation Marks Double quotation marks do four jobs: 1. they surround words spoken or written by someone else 2. they surround words used as terms (this purpose can also be served by italics) 3. they surround words used sarcastically.

Punctuation Tips

Unit 7: Responding to writing. ‘Real world’ writing activities. ‘We don’t just ‘read’ and ‘write’: we always read and write something for a particular purpose, in a particular way, in a particular time and place.’

‘Real world’ writing activities

David Barton Outside the classroom, any writing our learners do will have a specific purpose and context. Inside the classroom, by definition, any writing is likely to be more simply for the sake of developing skills and language, and displaying those skills. However, the difference between ‘real’ writing and display writing isn’t a binary distinction; it’s more of a continuum.

Our job, as teachers, is to bring the two ends of the spectrum closer together, and help students to see the links. Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay. An essay is a formal piece of writing which describes, analyses or discusses a particular issue.

Five Steps to Writing a Good For and Against Essay

The most common types are: Opinion essays. They present the writer’s personal opinion of the topic, supported with examples and reasons.For and against essays. They present both sides of an issue in a balanced way. In the concluding paragraph you can say why you find one side more convincing than the other. BBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 1 / Grammar Reference. 16 ways to improve your whiteboard work. How to Use “Such As” and “As Well As” in Professional Writing. If we had to describe professional writing using a single word, that word would have to be “clear.”

How to Use “Such As” and “As Well As” in Professional Writing

Professional writing isn’t called professional because all other types of writing are unprofessional. Academic Writing Module. Este test determinará qué tan bueno es tu Ingles avanzado. Cambridge First & Advanced in 2015. 16 Oct If you prepare students for FCE or CAE, then this might be useful for you.

Cambridge First & Advanced in 2015

Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) have recently undergone significant revisions to their structure and organisation. This has been on the cards for some time and indeed I blogged about it back in May. Recently however, I gave an online workshop for International House, which was available to IH staff around the world, and which outlined the changes being made to these exams and discussed some of the implications of those changes. What does your accent say about you? Are some accents better than others?