Your Top 10 Language Exchange Websites for Speaking English Fluently Language exchange websites (we also call them conversation exchange, chat exchange or speaking exchange websites) are a fantastic idea for language learners. You can study a foreign language completely for free AND make friends with native English speakers at the same time! However, once you get started it’s almost impossible to stop. It can get quite addictive, especially if you make many new friends who want to talk to you every day!
Learn French with Imagiers: This French Life THERE are more than 1,000 short video clips on the YouTube page of Imagiers that will help you with vocabulary and pronunciation of many words. Some include crazy characters such as the rabbit featured in the clip above, as well as a talking giraffe that will help you with your alphabet. But there are other clips with a more educational leaning such as an introduction to former French presidents, a guide to the different départements of France and even explanations of road signs. And if you enjoy learning French this way then drop in on the Imagiers website where you will find online games, flash cards and audio to listen to.
Manual of Style/Spelling This is the Manual of Style (spelling) guideline page, a handy reference for editors. Please note: If you are not familiar with a spelling, please do some research before changing it – it may be your misunderstanding rather than a mistake, especially in the case of American and British English spelling differences and Long and short scales. English spelling comparison chart
Can, Could and Be Able To Exercise We ______________ go to the party. We're going to a wedding. will can't won't be able to couldn't want be able toHe __________ pass the exam if he studied harder. would be able to will be able to canI __________ remember his name. fish 'm not able to can'tThey ____________ go. The weather was too bad. couldn't weren't able to can'tSorry, Teacher. I ____________ do it yet. wasn't able to haven't been able to couldn'tShe _____________ come on holiday next month if her parents give her permission. 'll be able to can't couldThe fishing boat sank but luckily all the crew ____________ save themselves. were able to was able to couldA. Can you lend me some money? American and British English spelling differences British English was the original English language, which was adapted to many other forms, including American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, and others. Historical origins Extract from the Orthography section of the first edition (1828) of Webster's ADEL, the root of many American vs. British English differences: -re, -er (6); -our, -or (7); Dropped e (8); -or vs. -er (10); -ce, -se (11); doubling consonants with suffix (15) American medical text from 1814 showing the British English spellings still used at the time, such as "tumours", "colour", and "centres".
Irregular Verbs — Exercise 1 Directions: In the exercise that follows, you will read sentences that contain blanks. These blanks require the appropriate forms of irregular verbs. To keep track of your answers, print the accompanying handout. If you are unsure which choice to make, consult the rules. Disclaimer: All prizes in this exercise are cyber, which means they have no physical reality and cannot be collected for use in the material world.
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately." Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps.
“Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s) by Michael Millenson This post was originally published on The Health Care Blog A recent contributor to The Health Care Blog wondered about the correctness of “health care” versus “healthcare.” I’d like to answer that question by channeling my inner William Safire (the late, great New York Times language maven). If you’ll stick with me, I’ll also disclose why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is not abbreviated as CMMS and reveal something you may not have known about God – linguistically, if not theologically. ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment. Get our ESL handouts newsfeed: Beginner English Handouts