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.
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Soyinka's "Live Burial" Joel Henderson'92 (English 32, Spring 1990) He dedicates "Prisonettes," a special section of A Shuttle in the Crypt, "to all who participated in the two-year experiement on how to break down the human mind. (Including of course those who gave the orders)" (Wole Soyinka, A Shuttle in the Crypt, p.59) He also explains the diction of the poems from this section: "The form was quite arbitrary, something short enough and as self-containing as possible to remain in the head until, at nighttime or in a slack moment of surveillance I could transfer it to the inside of a cigarette packet or an equally precious scrap of salvage." (Soyinka, Crypt, p.59) These two preface remarks brace us first for stark revelations of the horrors of utter isolation, and also for the almost incomprehensibly foreign elements of daily prison life.
Irish Republican History & Remembrance. 179.1 Private 027 was, in January 1972, a private in Anti-Tank Platoon of Support Company, 1 PARA. He was present in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday as the radio operator for Lieutenant 119, the Platoon Commander. 179.2 In 1975, Private 027 wrote a “memoir ” that dealt, among other topics, with the events of Bloody Sunday. The memoir contained serious allegations against other members of 1 PARA. In it, Private 027 wrote that on the night before Bloody Sunday his Platoon Commander (Lieutenant 119) had told his platoon, “we want some kills tomorrow ”. Questioning That Deepens Comprehension Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator. Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes."
10 lifesaving websites for ESL teachers Lisa has asked me for some recommendations regarding useful sites for EFL teachers and I’m happy to make a little compilation of the places I visit most often to find ideas, inspirations, betimes lesson plans if I feel exceptionally lazy (The Liberation of the Garden Gnomes by Peter Vahle is just shiny!) and share them with you. So, here we go – my ten favourite websites: Hope you’ll like my choice and give these sites a go. I must admit, my life as a teacher is WAY easier thanks to those wonderful people contributing there, but I also appreciate their influence when I see my own teaching style spiced up with different inspirations and ideas – I feel motivated to change, experiment, develop, to make my classes as interesting as I can.
Norman Rockwell - Bio - Norman Rockwell Museum - The Home for American Illustration A Brief Biography Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.—Norman Rockwell Born in New York City in 1894, Norman Rockwell always wanted to be an artist. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School of Art).
Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve? (a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded.
The Leek - National Emblem of Wales and the Welsh Proudly sported every St. David’s Day on 1st March and at every international rugby match, the leek is now widely recognised as the national symbol of Wales. But why is it that patriotic Welshmen and women across the world attach this strong smelling member of the onion family to their clothing? The true origins are now perhaps lost in myth and legend; however the history can certainly be traced back at least seven hundred years. During Elizabethan times, Shakespeare refers to the custom of wearing a leek as an "ancient tradition", and his character Henry V tells Fluellen that he is wearing a leek "for I am Welsh, you know, good countryman."
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