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Using Transition Words & Phrases

Using Transition Words & Phrases

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US State Department Creates Illustrations Depicting Differences Between British And American English People in America and the UK both speak English, and while most words remain the same there are a few differences that could potentially create a misunderstanding. To help English speakers from all over the world better communicate, the US State Department created these useful illustrations that highlight key differences between British and American English. English originated as early as the mid-5th century, and has since been brought to a number of countries. Over the years many changes and adaptations have taken place, creating unique discrepancies in the English language all around the world. The Coop Times All stories written in this game are automatically published to The Coop Times newspaper - read them here. By Adam Carr - @2HitAdam with special thanks to Omeed Dariani, Jola Pez and Matt Carr for submitting extra prompts! Music "Big Fish" and "Full Hand" by playonloop.com CC BY 3.0

Utveckla skrivandet på engelska Pobble Här hittar ni en ny bild varje dag och en massa skrivövningar som hör till bilden: Giant Tennis Story starter It was the greatest match the world had ever seen! Teacher's Corner: Prepositions This week’s Teacher’s Corner introduces two activities during which students practice the prepositions in, at, and on. In these activities, students must act quickly to identify appropriate times to use the common prepositions in, at, and on. In Activity One, students will compete to physically swat the correct prepositions and use them correctly in sentences with times, days, and months of the year. In Activity Two, students ask and answer questions using prepositions in a moving circle. These activities require that students are already familiar with using these three prepositions to discuss time. Level

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. The most common types are: Opinion essays. The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". How can you use proverbs to learn English?

Sentence Frames: Helping Students Become Writers It’s a common scene in many elementary classrooms: a student sits and stares at a blank paper because they were asked to write and don’t know how to start or they can’t think of the right words. Whether students are asked to write a story, answer questions, or practice vocabulary words, many have difficulty figuring out how to start writing. What is a strategy that teachers can use to help students with this problem?

How to Learn English Words Learn English words quickly and easily with these tips and resources. We all know we must learn English words—and lots of them—to speak the language well. A native English speaker knows approximately 12,000 to 20,000 words according to experts. Mother tongue English speakers learn these words over a lifetime of informal daily life and in formal schooling. Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees. Note: you won’t find “instagrammable” in the dictionary

Word frequency: based on 450 million word COCA corpus You can now freely download a list of the top 5000 words/lemmas from the 450 million word Corpus of Contemporary American English, which is the only large and balanced corpus of American English. Although there are many word and frequency lists of English on the web, we believe that this list is the most accurate one available (compare...). The free list contains the lemma and part of speech for the top 5,000 words in American English. It is also possible to download other lists that contain the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for each of these words -- which provides useful information on word meaning and usage -- as well as to see which words are most common in certain genres (e.g. spoken or academic). It is also possible to download highly accurate lists for the top 20,000 and the top 60,000 words in English, with their top collocates as well.

Flash Fiction A flash fiction text is only 150 words short/long. Some say it is 75 words long and others say 1500, but we will write 150 words. In this text you remove all extra words like adjectives, adverbs, names, personifications and metaphors. That means that you as a writer leaves the reader to read outside the text and to create his or her own images of the characters and setting in the text. We will use Banksy´s pictures to create our flash fictions to leave an image in our head and to give the reader another one. This is how you write your flash fiction:

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