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Past Continuous Tense vs. Past Simple: Mysterious Stalker (ESL Video) Synopsis of English / ESL Video Watch the suspense thriller short about Elissa and the mysterious stalker & present the past continuous tense vs. past simple to students in a pre-intermediate level lesson.

Past Continuous Tense vs. Past Simple: Mysterious Stalker (ESL Video)

Title of English / ESL Video Elissa and the Mysterious Stalker Target English Grammar Past Continuous Tense vs. Student Proficiency Level Pre-intermediate level grammar Suggested Courses General English. Instructions – Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first. – Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. Summary of English Grammar: Past Continuous Tense vs. Approximate chronological order: Storyline: – Starts at 0:00. English Grammar Rules and Explanations: Function: – To talk about an action still in progress in the past.

Timeline: – Someone was chasing her. – Someone started chasing her in the past, but we don’t know when. – That person stopped chasing her some time in the past. Specific Uses: Past Simple Tense - Regular Verbs: The Story of Alice & Josh (ESL Video) Synopsis of English / ESL Video Teach students the past simple tense – regular verbs using this cute, but unfortunate love story of Alice and Josh.

Past Simple Tense - Regular Verbs: The Story of Alice & Josh (ESL Video)

(Beginner / Starter Level) Improving Abilities in English. Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) Parable. Some scholars of the canonical gospels and the New Testament apply the term "parable" only to the parables of Jesus,[2][3] though that is not a common restriction of the term.


Parables such as "The Prodigal Son" are central to Jesus' teaching method in both the canonical narratives and the apocrypha. Etymology[edit] The word parable comes from the Greek παραβολή (parabolē), meaning "comparison, illustration, analogy. "[4] It was the name given by Greek rhetoricians to an illustration in the form of a brief fictional narrative. History[edit] Parables also appear in Islam. Modern parables also exist. Characteristics[edit] A parable often involves a character who faces a moral dilemma or one who makes a bad decision and then suffers the unintended consequences. The defining characteristic of the parable is the presence of a subtext suggesting how a person should behave or what he should believe. The allegory is a more general narrative type; it also employs metaphor. Jesus' parables[edit] English language is descended from ancient Turkey, experts claim. New Zealand scientists say Indo-European language family - including English, French, German and Hindi - originated up to 9,500 years ago in western Asia By Helen Lawson for the Daily Mail Published: 21:09 GMT, 23 August 2012 | Updated: 07:02 GMT, 24 August 2012 English is descended from a language that emerged in Turkey 8,000 and 9,500 years ago, new research suggests.

English language is descended from ancient Turkey, experts claim

Scientists traced the origin of languages classed as Indo-European to Anatolia, an ancient region of western Asia which covers most of modern Turkey. English is part of the Indo-European language family, which includes more than 400 languages and dialects such as German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Persian, Hindi and ancient Greek. Birthplace of the English language: Anatolia is the historical name for the most western part of Asia - roughly two-thirds of western modern-day Turkey It is believed that these languages evolved from a common ancestor. English languages. English-based creole languages are not generally included, as only their lexicon, not their linguistic structure, comes from English.

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See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Anglian". Glottolog. Breaking The Rhyming Myth. Who Owns English? Linguistics 201: The Dialects of American English. The Dialects of American English The various Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, and Jutes) who invaded Britain after 437 AD brought with them their own dialects of West Germanic.

Linguistics 201: The Dialects of American English

These formed the basis for the emergence of later dialect areas. The submergence of the various British Celtic languages (of which Welsh is the only modern survivor) also lead to innovations in British English. The Viking invasions resulted in more Norse influence in the north than in the south, thereby contributing another layer to the existing dialects. Likewise, the Norman French invaders influenced the south more than the north, which came to be more conservative linguistically. British colonization of other continents led to the establishment of various colonial, or overseas, dialects. The main dialect areas of the US can be traced to the four main migrations of English speaking people to America from the British Isles during the colonial period (1607-1775). 1.

Main features Influence on General American 2. 3. The Cambridge History of the English Language - Norman Francis Blake, Roger Lass, Suzanne Romaine. ENGLISH. A Defense of Comic Sans. 25 Crazy Facts About Languages.