Exercises Exercises Here you will find exercises based on concordance lines. If you are not familiar with studying concordance lines, look at the explanations in Concordances. The exercises focus on one word or word family from the AWL. Doing the exercises will help you get to know the words well. GOETHE TESTS - Language Excercises English Chinese Spanish German French VOCABULARY Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Turkish FREE tests in 25 languages and 600 language combinations by Goethe-Verlag Multilingual vocabulary exercises / language tests Study a language ... learn languages ... Sprachen lernen ... Fremdsprachen studieren ...Apprendre des langues ... Estudiar idiomas / lenguas ... Imparare le lingue ...
Morpheme(s) of the Year « previous post | next post » In the tumultuous run-up to the momentous announcement of the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year (to be proclaimed on January 6, 2012), Language Log's own Ben Zimmer is the main point-man with the media. See here, here, and here. The Chinese, of course, are not to be outdone, so they have for the past few years been choosing a "Character of the Year." Names for the Wind Abroholos: a squall frequent from May through August between Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of Brazil. Aejej in Morocco: a whirlwind in the desert. Aeolus: regent of the winds in Greek mythology.
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Learning Academic Vocabulary Here are some suggestions about using the AWL Highlighter and the AWL Gapmaker to help you expand your academic vocabulary. 1. Find a text that interests you. An Idiom a Day Forum . Penfriends . Test . Online English Lessons . Newsletter . “Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s) by Michael Millenson This post was originally published on The Health Care Blog A recent contributor to The Health Care Blog wondered about the correctness of “health care” versus “healthcare.” I’d like to answer that question by channeling my inner William Safire (the late, great New York Times language maven).
Fossil word A fossil word is a word that is generally obsolete but remains in currency because it is contained within an idiom still in use. Fossil status can also occur for word senses and for phrases. An example for a word sense is navy in merchant navy, which means 'commercial fleet' (although that sense of navy is obsolete elsewhere). An example for a phrase is in point ('relevant'), which is retained in the larger phrases case in point (also case on point in the legal context) and in point of fact but is not otherwise used outside of a legal context. English language examples See also LITTLE EXPLORERS Picture Dictionary by EnchantedLearning Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Please bookmark this page and come back often.
Speaking skills: more lesson plans Tips and tricks to help you prepare for English speaking practice in the classroom. Drama activitiesSix drama activities for the ELT and ESL classroom.Dramatic dialoguesUsing dialogues to practise intonation, functions and structures.First dayLindsay Clandfield provides six tried and tested speaking activities perfect for your first day with a new class.Get out of the classroom 1Ideas for outdoor lessons which will have an element of English in them.Get out of the classroom 2Ideas for outdoor lessons which will have an element of English in them.Using OKRaising students' awareness of the uses of 'OK' as a discourse marker. Students find out the disputed etymology of 'OK' and practise using it as a discourse marker.
American and British English spelling differences British English was the original English language, which was adapted to many other forms, including American English, Australian English, New Zealand English, and others. Historical origins Extract from the Orthography section of the first edition (1828) of Webster's ADEL, the root of many American vs. British English differences: -re, -er (6); -our, -or (7); Dropped e (8); -or vs. -er (10); -ce, -se (11); doubling consonants with suffix (15)
Gen Y’s New Words for 2009 NEW SLANG From povo and myselfish to retox and kward, the terms to know for 2009 While we understand the fleeting nature of slang and promise we are not “trying to make ‘fetch’ happen,” each year ushers in a bevy of new words you might hear and may even want to use (though we urge you to do so sparingly). 2009 introduces us to a vocabulary inspired by pop culture and technology, and here are a few of the favorites heard from the streets, our bloggers, and Gen Ys who know… RECESSION-INSPIRED SLANG Povo (po-vo) “Caroline, I can’t go out to dinner tonight: My pay cut has left me totally povo.” Ex-hole n. Your ex boyfriend/girlfriend who dumped you via Post-it/text/drop-off-the-face-of-the-earth-disappearing-act and who is now flouncing around town with a new love interest “I bumped into my ex-hole this morning – she said she was so sorry that she cheated on me, blah blah blah.