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Mary Norris. CATESOL 2020 Annual Conference Speakers. Blog of the month award for April 2019. Skip to content Our featured blog of the month award for April 2019 goes to David Petrie and his post Cheating.

Blog of the month award for April 2019

Winner Do your students cheat? David Petrie was shocked to find out 95% of his students do. Here he talks about why and how they do it. Shortlisted posts Our shortlisted posts this month include a game for practising present perfect and past simple, advice for teaching English as a Lingua Franca and activities to encourage collaboration among your students. Breakout English | Liar, liar! Marek Kiczkowiak – Seven easy steps you need to follow to teach English as a Lingua Franca Increasingly more people use English as a lingua franca, so perhaps we should reflect this in the way we teach English in class? Macmillan Dictionary – Love English Awards. A message from the author.

Edwin Battistella Archives - OUPblog. Macmillan Dictionary Blog. On this page you will find a list of blogs, websites, podcasts, social media pages etc. we like.

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Grammar Once and for All - A free online course in English grammar by Dr Ron Rower. Convention 2020. The 10 Best Websites to Improve Your Grammar and Writing Skills. Whether you're a native English speaker or an English language learner, English grammar can be tricky to master.

The 10 Best Websites to Improve Your Grammar and Writing Skills

Take the example below: The young boy loved cooking his dog and going outside. Eek! With the simple omission of a properly placed comma, that sentence goes quickly from cute to macabre. No matter how long you've been writing, you can also freshen up your grammar skills. Writing Skills Seminars and Consulting Services. Irregular Verbs. Directions: Read the sentence below.

Irregular Verbs

Then choose the correct form of the verb to fill the blank. You might want to consult the rules before you make your choice! When Mom __________ out the kitchen rug, dog hair, bread crumbs, coffee grounds, and spaghetti noodles flew through the air and dusted the sidewalk. Home • Terms • Exercises • MOOC • Handouts • Presentations • Videos • Rules • About • Shop • Feedback. For English Language Teachers Around the World.

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TESOL 2019. Change Your English, Change Your Life. Our Blog - Wall Street English. Common Ground International. Grammarphobia: Grammar, etymology, linguistics, usage. Blog - Edwin Battistella. I blog at the site Literary Ashland, which includes interviews with other authors, and for Oxford University Press.

Blog - Edwin Battistella

Here are links to my OUP Blog Posts: How to use the existential “there”, Dec 2019 When I read something, one of the things I notice right away is overuse of non-referential there as a means of sleepwalking from topic to topic. Also known as the existential there, this grammatical form asserts the existence (or non-existence) of something and is often used to introduce new information, to shift the topic of discussion or to call something to mind.

Read More Completing your verbs—infinitive and gerunds, Nov. 2019 By Edwin L. Most of us have been told at some point that a sentence has a subject and predicate and that the predicate consists of a verb and an object—the girl kicked the ball. Read More Reading, writing and readability—appreciating Rudolph Flesch, Oct. 2019 This October marks the thirty-third anniversary of the passing of Rudolph Flesch, the patron saint of brevity. Accredited centres A-Z. Study English in the UK. English language courses for everyone With a reputation for academic excellence, combined with a rich cultural heritage and diversity, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, the UK is the perfect destination to learn English.

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Language centres are only eligible to apply for membership once they have passed an Accreditation UK inspection. Mysteries of the Ancient World: Past Modals of Speculation. Image credit: Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio This is a grammar lesson on the theme of mysterious ancient monuments.

Mysteries of the Ancient World: Past Modals of Speculation

I taught this class as my assessed lesson for the grammar assignment of my DELTA. Download the procedure, powerpoint and handouts below. Let me know if the lesson procedure is clear enough as it’s written in Cambridge DELTA speak! First (FCE) Speaking Video Lesson – teflgeek. This is a lesson I put together for my class, who are rapidly approaching their exam dates and who need to review what goes on in the Cambridge English: First Speaking paper.

First (FCE) Speaking Video Lesson – teflgeek

I ran this as a bring your own devices (BYOD) lesson, but if you have access to a laptop and projector, then you could take control over playing the video for the class. Basically, the lesson takes the learners through the different parts of the speaking exam, but tries to focus them more on performance aspects, than on purely linguistic aspects (though this is also looked at), so for example, things like length of answer and listening to each other and responding effectively.

It is relatively straightforward and the lesson plan and materials can be found here: teflgeek – First Speaking Video Lesson It should take about 45 minutes, though you could probably easily extend that to an hour if you wanted, probably just by reviewing what happens in each part of the exam at the start.