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Flo-Joe: THE place on the web for Cambridge English exam preparation: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS

Flo-Joe: THE place on the web for Cambridge English exam preparation: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS
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Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. Clothes and Accessories ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises Clothes And Accessories ESL Picture Dictionary Worksheet A picture dictionary and classroom poster ESL worksheet for kids to study and learn clothes and accessories vocabulary.Look at the pictures and study the clothes and accessories. Clothes And Accessories Word Search Puzzle ESL Worksheet A fun word search puzzle ESL worksheet for kids to study and practise clothes and accessories vocabulary.Look at the list and find the words in the word search puzzle. Then write them under the correct pictures. Clothes And Accessories ESL Matching Exercise Worksheet

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Fun ways to teach English collocations Do your students have difficulty deciding which words go together in English? Tim Warre, who won our most recent Teaching English blog award for his Mr Bean video lesson plan, lists his most effective tips for making learning collocations fun. Students frequently have problems with collocations for a number of reasons; the most common being direct translations from their native tongue. An example I come across regularly while teaching in Spain is problems with do/make collocations due to the fact that, in Spanish, the verb ‘hacer’ is used for both.

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IELTS Environment vocabulary This IELTS environment vocabulary lesson helps you out with words and ideas to discuss a key IELTS topic. The best way to learn vocabulary is in context, so in addition to useful lists of words I have recorded 4 sample part 3 speaking answers using some of this vocabulary. This way you can understand how to use it in practice. You will also find the environment wordlists to download and some exercises to practise it at the bottom of the page. The vocabulary Environmental problems FCE Words of similar meaning The FCE multiple choice question in the use of English paper of the FCE exam will test your understanding of words of similar meaning. This can be rather difficult. In this lesson I look at a small selection of words and the different ways in which they can be used. It’s a good strategy to firstly separate the words into adverbs, verbs, nouns and adjectives.

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