45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ – Writers Write 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. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. Act of kindness #24: Kindness Advent Calendar – make today happy It’s almost that time of year again… time to spread a little festive kindness. My Kindness Advent Calendar works just like a normal advent calendar but instead of the usual chocolate countdown, we are embracing the true spirit of Christmas by doing 25 random acts of Christmas kindness. How cool is that I was wonderfully surprised and deeply thrilled that last year’s Kindness Advent Calendar (2015) was so well received.With just over 200 downloads, I’d like to give a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part. I guarantee that your acts of kindness made a difference and brightened someone else’s day. ☆ You are AMAZING ☆
How to Learn English Words Learn English words quickly and easily with these tips and resources. We all know we must learn English words—and lots of them—to speak the language well. A native English speaker knows approximately 12,000 to 20,000 words according to experts. Mother tongue English speakers learn these words over a lifetime of informal daily life and in formal schooling. There are anywhere from 450,000 to one million English words depending on whether you count words separately (e.g., sit, sitting, sat, sitter) or as part of a word family (e.g., sit). We also learn words as part of idiomatic phrases (a set group of words that together have a meaning that's different than the separate words. e.g, sitting on top of the world). List of Transition Words Anyone has ever received criticism about a written assignment has quite possibly been told to use more transition words, which is where a list of transition words come in handy. List of Transition Words While you do not want your paper or other written piece to sound like a long string of transition words, consider adding some of these suggestions from our list of transition words when appropriate in order to spice up your work and to make the sections flow more smoothly from one to another.
Online English Vocabulary Size Test Ever wonder about your vocabulary size? Even if you are a daily English speaker or a native English speaker, you still might find this test challenging! We conducted academic research and looked at online resources to design the model of this quiz. Free Online Reading Comprehension Exercises EnglishMaven Free online Reading Comprehension Exercises and Quizzes. We love reading comprehension. We think you do too.
Word frequency: based on 450 million word COCA corpus You can now freely download a list of the top 5000 words/lemmas from the 450 million word Corpus of Contemporary American English, which is the only large and balanced corpus of American English. Although there are many word and frequency lists of English on the web, we believe that this list is the most accurate one available (compare...). The free list contains the lemma and part of speech for the top 5,000 words in American English.
British Slang You Think You Know – But You’re Probably Wrong! You’ll hear it on television, in films and maybe even in person if you find yourself travelling, but the slang you’ll hear in Britain is unlike any you’ll hear in any other English speaking country. British slang can be some of the hardest English to understand and to master – check out our unique list of things that sound like one thing, but mean something very different! 1. Gormless What you might think it means: A shirt that doesn’t have any arm holes or a person with no shape. What it actually means: Completely and utterly clueless; having no idea what’s going on.
Vocabulary and autonomy The general aim is to involve the students in a more autonomous fashion in their learning, rather than simply having them presented with word lists selected by the teacher or syllabus. The role of vocabulary teachingHow can teachers help their learners?Self-initiated independent learningFormal practiceFunctional practiceMemorizingBest approachPractical activitiesReferences The role of vocabulary teachingIn the context of learning English as a foreign language, a learner is forced to be autonomous and independent and make conscious effort to learn vocabulary outside the classroom simply because the exposure to the target language is limited in class. So teachers cannot rely on their Ss 'picking up' lexical items.
US State Department Creates Illustrations Depicting Differences Between British And American English People in America and the UK both speak English, and while most words remain the same there are a few differences that could potentially create a misunderstanding. To help English speakers from all over the world better communicate, the US State Department created these useful illustrations that highlight key differences between British and American English. English originated as early as the mid-5th century, and has since been brought to a number of countries. Over the years many changes and adaptations have taken place, creating unique discrepancies in the English language all around the world. Here are some of the main differences between British and American English, we bet you find at least a few that truly surprise you! 1.
Parts of Human Body – English Study Page Human Body Parts; Please follow visual expressions and expressions about human body parts; Head Meaning: The uppermost part of the body, containing the brain and the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and jaws.Example: My head aches. Eye Meaning: The organ of sight.Example: She has beautiful eyes.