Spotlight English Transcript Voice 1 Thank you for joining us for today’s Spotlight program. Fall in Love with This Teacher’s Text-Marking Activity Editor’s Note: Kim O’Bray’s colorful text marking activity is a key part of her close-reading process. Students engage deeply with the text by using colored pencils to mark everything from figurative language and unfamiliar vocabulary to central ideas and text structures. I really like this text-marking approach because it gets everyone on the same page and encourages students to ask questions and make their own connections. It works wonderfully with any nonfiction text. At the beginning of the year, I model each step for my students, especially for my 6th graders who are new to text-marking. By the time my students are in 8th grade, the process has become second nature.
Improve Your Intermediate Level of English through Reading: Learn English Online In the blog we want to help everyone who may be learning English, whatever their level. That's why, after writing some guides for learning English from scratch, we present a guide for those people who have an intermediate level of English. Do you have an intermediate English level? How do your English reading skills influence your English? Are you able to understand the main idea when English is spoken clearly and when normal or daily issues are discussed? Tony Blair on The World at One, BBC Radio 4 audioBoom News & Current Affairs | Featured post | The World at One / The World This Weekend play Tony Blair on The World at One, BBC Radio 4 Embed Code
How to teach … grammar Do your students often confuse the subject with the object, or the comparative adjective with the superlative? The Guardian Teacher Network has collected a range of lesson resources on grammar to help you bring clarity to your pupils' sentences. The first worth mentioning is eight parts of speech, a succinct guide to English grammar. Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections are all covered in this handy printable document. A big thanks to teacher Joseph Donovan for sharing this resource, which can be used in conjunction with his punctuation card. Next up, one of the most popular resources on the Guardian Teacher Network: The big grammar book.
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The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech My goodness! You guys are fired up! Well, let me just say hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be here with you all today in New Hampshire. Continue Learning English - Intermediate and Advanced English Learning Use this page as a starting page to improve your English. English tenses and important grammar rules are explained with follow-up quizzes. Other resources will help you build your vocabulary and practice your English with reading, listening comprehension and practice speaking dialogues.
Connectors Connector Diagnostic: identify specific points that need review Quiz 1: beginning – intermediate Quiz 2: intermediate – advanced Overview of Coordinators, Subordinators & Prepositional Heads Connector Review: overview of connective words that relate phrases and clauses Intermediate– Advanced ESL, Native Speaker
Top 5 Most Frustrating Writing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them) Recently Grammarly asked its social media communities which writing mistakes were the worst kinds of errors. Our fans tend to find substantive grammatical trip-ups, like verb errors, far more frustrating than typographical errors and “stylistic” errors, such as homophone misspelling and preposition placement. Embed code for infographic at end of post. Here are the top five worst writing mistakes and how to avoid and correct them. 1Incorrect verb forms — 51% Irregular verb forms are one of the most difficult grammar concepts to master, even for native speakers—many of whom use incorrect irregular forms without realizing it.