45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ – Writers Write Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Synonyms include: waffle, hot air, verbiage, wordiness.’ Career and Work - Life Skills Resources Lesson: Career & Work Offering an opportunity to discuss some of the different life skills covered on the site, this lesson explores what life skills are necessary for different careers. Featuring an IQ and EI test, students evaluate the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace.
English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback We occasionally post news on the Study Zone blog and we're happy to receive comments on the blog's Feedback Page. European Christmas Cakes “Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity.” Ulrich Beck Catch yourself humming a Christmas carol yesterday, did you? I might be wrong, but didn’t you start seeking out Christmas gifts in that softly lit shop the other day? And last week, wasn’t it you who looked on with glee as those men from the council starting putting up the Christmas lights in your street? Worry not, you’re not alone: it’s just that Christmas is almost upon us!
AzarGrammar.com » Classroom Materials We are pleased to share these free materials to download and use in your classroom, including worksheets contributed by fellow teachers and the full text of Fun with Grammar by Suzanne Woodward. Why I am not a fan of the Communicative Approach: Commenting on David Barker's Teacher Talk post, The Shapal Method, a reader asks David Barker why he is not a fan of the Communicative Approach. We love David's response. Video Lessons:
Webquest: Christmas By Luke Vyner This festive-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus, global celebrations and some interesting facts. It is free to all onestopenglish users. Solar System, Solar System Information, Facts, News, Photos Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky.
10 Speaking Activities b) Write the questions just once for each pair and give the copy to one student in the pair. The student with the handout asks the questions and the other answers them. c) Print one copy for each pair and cut it in half. Each student asks their questions and answers the questions their partner asks. d) My favorite activity is called Clock speaking. Divide the questions into several sections and write a time instead of a number to each section.