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American Slang Dictionary A dictionary that explains commonly used American slang words can be a very useful resource for anyone interested in learning more about how language continues to evolve throughout the United States. YourDictionary includes definitions of the most common of these slang words and provides additional usage information in various slang articles. About Slang in Popular Culture Slang is defined as a casual type of language that is playful or trendy. It consists both of coined words and phrases and of new or extended meanings attached to established terms. Slang tends to develop from the attempt to find fresh and vigorous, colorful, pungent, or humorous expression. Media Text A text is any media product we wish to examine, whether it is a television program, a book, a poster, a popular song, the latest fashion, etc. We can discuss with students what the type of text is—cartoon, rock video, fairy tale, police drama, etc.—and how it differs from other types of text. We can identify its denotative meaning and discuss such features as narrative structure, how meanings are communicated, values implicit in the text, and connections with other texts. The central concept of the model is the idea that all communication, all discourse, is a construct of reality.

Vocabulary placement test - beginners Recently we have published a placement test based mostly on grammar. Some of our readers commented that a vocabulary placement test might be useful too. That was why we have tried to create a test which would show you how many words you know. How to End an Essay: 10 Steps Steps Part 1 Brainstorming Your Conclusion

Printable Flash Cards for Vocabulary Words-with Photographs Sluggish Sluggish audio/easy/sluggish.mp3 adjective Home page for Business English Dictionary This is an exciting new monolingual dictionary of 35,000 business-related words, phrases and meanings designed to be used by business students and anyone using or encountering English in their work. Select "Business English" from the list of dictionaries at the top of any page on Cambridge Dictionaries Online to search this dictionary. Favourite Entries Key Features Help with language Spies (novel) Spies (2002) is a psychological novel by English author and dramatist Michael Frayn. It is currently studied by A-Level, and some GCSE, literature students in various schools. It is also studied by some Year 12 VCE English students in Australia. Narrating in the form of a bildungsroman,[1] an elderly man, Stephen Wheatley, reminisces about his life during the Second World War as he wanders down the now modernised London cul-de-sac that he once called home. Now a young boy, Stephen, regularly bullied at school and bored with his home life, is informed by his best friend Keith Hayward, a snobbish and domineering neighbour, that Keith's mother is an undercover operative working for the Germans. As the two boys spy on Mrs.

10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog We know that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 comprehensive instructional framework While there is no one correct way to teach vocabulary, common characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction have been documented in many professional journals and books.

Created by, this website provides dozens of online word-related games. Organized by grade level and content area, • Students can study SAT vocabulary found in The Hunger Games. • Students can preview vocabulary found in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. • Students can listen to pronunciation of vocabulary words to aid in learning. • Students can play multiple choice type games, testing their vocabulary knowledge in a variety of subjects. • Students can review word parts such as “essential Latin roots.” by cheryllr5 Oct 11

@topoletta I speak some Russian tavarish, but not really enough to get me from St Petersburg to Vladivostok, but nonetheless, enough to get me by. I really don't see what your point is with regard language, as it is wholly relative to social and economic factors. Do I need to understand many languages to have a love for my mother-tongue? Is it wrong to be concerned by the degradation, and ignorance, of the very substance that makes us human? by eatmywords Jul 2

I use a lot. I find it very useful for school projects. I use as a thesaurus more than I do a dictionary, however. I did this when I was writing an essay and did not want to use words too much and sounding repetitive. This is what I found the most useful, but it was also useful for the dictionary portion also. I used this when writing papers and projects that required me to define words. I have never had issues with the website not working. This website is reliable, and I have never found an incorrect definition there. also has a translator. I have messed with this a little bit, and it is really cool. It will not tell you how to pronounce the phrase in another language, so you will not be able to talk to someone unless you can read and pronounce the text correctly. I really like this website and will probably use it for my classes in the future. by tb045826 Jun 3 is a very helpful website to me. This helps me figure out words that i don't know or need to look for other words to match that. It is a quick and easy way to look up words! by gerardo_andrade Jun 3 is an app that allows you to look up words quickly. But it does more than that! It also has example sentences, audio pronunciation and many other tools to help you understand the word better. The only thing that might be a problem with this, is all the ads. I think they become distracting. is one of the largest online dictionary's. I think this app will prove to be a helpful tool for when you get those assignments to look up terms or when you're reading something and you come across a word you don't know. Just pull up and problem solved. by yc015499 Jun 3 would help me spell, find defintions, and translate words for me, and I think that would help me alot in school. by jo010974 Jun 2

i speak the language of love of all. i deliberately use not correct grammer, punctuation, spelling, you name it. language is deceiving. the people who control poverty, censorship, inequality, etc probably hate poor grammer also. . seriously, society. by ebbead Jun 1

You're surely right! But I just don't like the Name, grammar "Nazi" call yourself a grammar maniac, but Nazi goes a bit far.... Whatever! I wish you, a MARVELOUS New-Year 2014! by topoletta Jan 4

I suppose it depends on whether I was looking for a conjunction to argue, or the preposition to prevent one? by eatmywords Mar 6

Harking back to the original post on being a grammar fiend, shouldn't that be "don't even try TO debate the issue..." ??? by onethousandanswers Mar 2

I don't know what possessed you to start this discussion on my pearl, but I thouroughly enjoyed it! XD I may not take it as far as some, but it really does bother me when people can't spot simple mistakes such as (and I know this example has been run into the ground, but it's true) your vs. you're, or there, their and they're. I just want to scream at them, "YOU'RE WRONG! HOW DO YOU NOT SEE THAT?!" by patt1cak3 Mar 1

I equally consider style in communication as the difference between Dick & Jane and Crime and Punishment. Chaucer broke the rules by setting new ones. Shakespeare cleaned them up. Keats defined poor style through beauty, while Byron vomitted upon its cold carcase. by eatmywords Feb 28

I know you can turn into a hyper-critical fool over this, but I think you can distance yourself from obvious spelling errors, which can be made in hand-writing, with people who just do not make the effort. I equally have no sympathy for dyslexics, as I maintain it is mere laziness. Fine, if you don't want to read or write, then do something in life that does not require it. But, if it is a mental disorder, then the lunatics are most definitely taking over the asylum. by eatmywords Feb 28

I agree completely. How many spell-checkers online? Chrome even has one installed in their browser! And still you get a sentence that seems to have been dragged out of a blind man with no thumbs! I'm a responsible, rational and racially harmonious person, who respects the law and other people. But if I can't read what you're writing, or understand what you are saying, then yes, go and join your tribe and dribble out your rubbish to your other neanderthal pals in the cave! Don't force me to show a side of me even I don't like. If this is the price of technology, then is it really progress? Just check this [first] sentence out, and the moron's proud about it! Cheers man. by eatmywords Feb 28

...i am elated that someone else thinks this way.Personally, i think most neanderthals are just lazy.Nobody is perfect; but all it takes is a few minutes to read over to correct what i consider unforgiveable spelling and grammatical mistakes....before you post for others to read. by adamsdad007 Feb 28

There's no excuse for the poor use of language or grammar. I'm a grammar Nazi, so don't even try and debate the issue with me. by eatmywords Feb 28