45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out.
75 Simple British Slang Phrases You Should Probably Start Using Oh, the Brits. No-one can snark quite like they do, and there are certain turns of phrase that are so utterly delightful, the rest of the world really should sit up and take note. Below are just a few common British phrases that you might like to work into your daily vernacular, as they can pepper any conversation with a little extra something. Aggro: Aggressive/in someone’s face.“Are you having a laugh?”: Statement of incredulity, like “you’ve got to be kidding”, and such.
Commonly Confused Words Part 3: Homophones From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. This week, we are looking at more commonly confused words in the English language. Today’s subject is homophones. Homophones are two or more words that sound alike, but have different meanings or spellings. Warmers, fillers & coolers Warmers Below is a list of warmer/cooler/filler/game activities in no particular order. If you have any warmers you'd like to add to the list then please send them to via the Contact page Aims: - to introduce a theme - to relax stds after a hard day's work - to wake stds up after a hard night - to wait for late arrivals - to provide a break in the lesson - to provide humour - to provide oral fluency practice - to finish the lesson on a light note 1.
Rehearsing Vocabulary Research says that new vocabulary is best learned in context, but there are also simple ways to keep the word lists and just eliminate the need of the translations. WebEnglish.se has compiled a list of vocabulary activities to help teachers leave the bilingual lists behind. Naming Show a flashcard and let the students write the word (yr 2-4)Word Search with or without the words (yr 2-9)Crossword Puzzle with short clues, synonyms, opposites (or bilingual hints) (yr 3-9)Cloze Sentences Vocabulary in context! You may give 2-3 letters of the missing word to make it easier (yr 3-9) Matching words with their definitions Also: Guess the word from its definition or match the phrases that mean the same. (yr 4-9)Unscramble the words Use a set of words from a theme to make it easier (yr 4-9)Draw a picture (yr 1-4)Missing letters Students fill in the letters (yr 2-6)Categorizing Divide the words into categories (yr 2-6)Brainstorming How many words can you think of?
10 Phrasal Verbs That Are Useful for Business Communicating with native English speakers in a business setting means you’ll hear phrasal verbs at least once, if not several times, during a conversation. Phrasal verbs can make the conversation confusing and difficult to follow for non-native English speakers. As defined in the Grammarly handbook, phrasal verbs are verbs used with another word (an adverb or preposition) to create a commonly used phrase. Phrasal verbs are idiomatic — you can’t deduce the meaning of a phrasal verb by interpreting each of the words it contains literally. For example, if you say, “I’ll look into the mirror,” you are going to direct your sight to a mirror. 100 English Synonyms to Expand Your Vocabulary – Espresso English A synonym is a word with the same or a similar meaning as another word. For example, the words big and large are synonyms. Buy and purchase are also synonyms – although we tend to use “buy” in a more informal context, and “purchase” in a more formal context. Keep in mind that some synonyms in the list below might not be “perfect” synonyms – there may be slight differences in meaning and connotation. For example, the words smart and wise. Both of them mean “intelligent,” but the word wise also implies that the person has additional good judgement and deep perception about life.
469 Shares Share Tweet Email English Adjectives for Describing Physical Appearance - Vocabulary for Talking About How People Look attractive - a person who is very good looking. (men and women). Attractive is a word you might use to describe someone who is very nice to look at, but who is not stunningly beautiful or strikingly handsome. Example sentence: - "Princess Diana was a very attractive woman." bald - As soon as possible. A.S.A.P. is an informal expression that is used to indicate when things need to be done really quickly. New Page 1 Source Evaluation Essay Due Friday, February 8th 100 points 500-750 words (2-3 pages) For this assignment, you will select one of the sources you have found through your preliminary research to support your Research Essay topic. Which source you choose is up to you; however, it should be substantial enough that you’ll be able to talk about it at length, and intricate enough that it will keep you (and me) interested. You will introduce the source much as you did for the Article Summary Essay, by giving the author, the title, and the context (where you found it, where it was originally published, who sponsored it, etc.) You will then go on to evaluate it on 2 levels: Trustworthiness Using the list given on p. 36-37 of your book as a guide, as well as the methods we’ve discussed in class, evaluate the source’s authenticity and reliability. Look at all information that you can find about the source to establish the author’s (or sponsor’s) credibility.
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? It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. 1This is How We RollYou can use this simple game as a get to know you at the start of school or later as a get to know you better activity. All you need is one standard die and six questions – either ice breakers or ones that elicit opinions, experience or other personal thoughts.