Links for translators The resources on this page are all available free (or in free versions) on the Internet. General Dictionaries Cambridge The suite of Cambridge dictionaries are possibly the best online English-English dictionaries available (and with nearly 2m searches a month, among the most popular). Catalan Catalan dictionary from the Enciclopèdia Catalana. Dictionary.com Apart from the good results from its dictionary, the site also provides a lot of other resources (other language dictionaries, thesarus, style guides, links...). Merriam-Webster Not the full Merriam-Webster but useful nevertheless. bab.la Phrases The phrase dictionary includes thousands of common phrases divided into six main categories: Academic Writing, Business Communication, Applications and Résumés, Personal Correspondence, Travel, and Immigration. Within each category widely used phrases are grouped together according to the situation in which a phrase is used. The situation description helps you judge in which context to use the phrase. The idea behind the phrases dictionary is to use it as a tool to help with formal writing or where it is expected to use a particular writing style. Rules for formal writing are quite strict, though often unstated and very difficult to learn as a non-native speaker.
8 Tongue Twisters to improve English pronunciation When learning a language like English, it is important to learn the correct pronunciation right away, not to correct your pronunciation at some point in the future. Being able to work out a particular sound pattern with a tongue twister helps not only with perfecting the sounds of consonants, but also with being able to speak the language quickly and clearly. Learn a few tongue twisters and repeat them several times each day and you will see a noticeable improvement. Give it a try and see how you do!
[GB] The Wire - revue On the cover: Diamanda Galás: The vocalist, composer and interpreter returns to the subjects of disease and diaspora via new work De:formation and her reissued debut album. By Louise Gray. Plus, Global Ear: Artists, writers and organisers from around the world including Mariam Rezaei, Yan Jun, Mai Mai Mai, Cafe Oto and Bruce Russell respond to the new realities ushered in by Covid-19. Dale Cornish: Retaining the mordant wit and performative verve of his electroclash days, the Croydon based producer and performer bristles at the cutting edge of UK electronics. By Chal Ravens. David Behrman: The career of the composer, performer, producer, artist and instrument builder has taken in some of the most significant advances in contemporary culture.
Next Finance Do you struggle with some of the economic terms? We have put together a small glossary for you. 2-week repo rate Official interest rate set by the CNB. This is the rate at which banks borrow from the CNB. it's NOT about what the teacher does with technology Bruce Springsteen: "When we kiss…" Not just going through the motions! You could probably say I've had four different though overlapping careers — in language teaching, language teacher training, technology and ELT management. The first of those I retired from (after 35+ years) a few months ago, though the number of contact hours I was doing was limited; teacher training I'm retiring from at the end of this month; management I got fired from (to the relief of all involved!) many years ago; which leaves only another 10 or so years in technology to do (I'm only (?) 57, so it ain't over yet!).
5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English September 2 , 2015 Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English. You can use them with your ELL/ESL/EFL students to enhance their grasp of English in different areas: speaking, writing, listening , vocabulary, and grammar. 1- BBC Learning English 50 Popular English Idioms to Sound Like a Native Speaker To understand English as it is spoken in real life, you have to be familiar with idioms. They are used so much in everyday English that it is important to be aware of them. You need to learn what they mean, and how to use them to become an ‘insider’. This blog post will show you some of the most popular English idioms currently in use. Remember, knowledge is power.
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Electric Motor & Machines Terminology - U.S. MOTORS Accelerating Time: The time required for a motor to reach full speed from standstill (zero speed) position. AC Contactor: An alternating current (ac) contactor is designed for the specific purpose of establishing or interrupting an AC power circuit. Accelerating Torque: The torque developed from standstill (zero speed) to full speed at nameplate voltage. English teachers, are you asking the right questions? Declan Cooley, CELTA Opens in a new tab or window. trainer at the British Council in Poland, explains why some questions are not as effective as they first appear, and offers some alternatives. Questions of all kinds are a teacher's most basic tools for generating interest, provoking thoughts, encouraging students to speak, developing text comprehension skills and checking understanding. New teachers on courses like the CELTA spend a lot of time honing their skills at using effective questions in the classroom. As well as discovering what questions work, teachers learn that some questions are not as effective as they first appear. Here are a few questions that do not always give the results intended. In some cases, we will see where they can be useful or how they can be replaced.