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New Digital Face Manipulation Means You Can't Trust Video Anymore. Fatherly - This is how you break stereotypes. Steve the vagabond and silly linguist - Journal. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY INDEX. Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus. 29 ways to say no. Sometimes you need somebody to get the point, and a simple no won’t do it.

29 ways to say no

We’ve taken a look through the Historical Thesaurus of the OED and other sources to find out how best to say no to something. Now you can say no daily for almost a whole month without repeating yourself (and then you can start using 22 ways to yes). 1. no Let’s start with the easy one. No dates to Old English, unsurprisingly; a corresponding o (meaning ‘ever; always’) is now obsolete. 2. uh-uh The imitative uh-uh is first found in its written form in the 1920s. 3. nix Originally Victorian slang, nix can be compared with the earlier German nix, which is a colloquial shortened form of nichts (‘nothing’). 4. nixie / nixy / nixey And it wasn’t long until this slang term was given a –y/-ie suffix, used to form pet names and familiar diminutives. 5. nope 6. nay This form of no is particularly characteristic of Northern English. 7. nah 8. no way 9. no way, José 10. negative 11. veto 12. out of the question 13. no siree 21. not likely.

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern. There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve?

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

(a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded. To learn more about the distribution of languages across the world, see LL-map or The Ethnologue. The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – Part Two. I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them).

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – Part Two

In short, there are many ways to use them that promote speaking, listening, writing and reading (including having students describe – in writing and verbally – a chronological description of what they saw). I’ve posted quite a few of them during the second half of this year, and I thought it would be useful to readers — and to me — if I brought them together in one post. I’ve also published quite a few during the previous seven years of this blog. You can find those in these lists: All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part Two The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part One The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far.


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