45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. 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. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson
Stödstrukturer och bildstöd - mallar att sätta upp i klassrummet För elever som har svårt för att skriva och uttrycka sig begripligt på engelska använder jag mig ofta av stödstrukturer och bildstöd. Det går inte att bara säga till eleverna att de ska skriva utan jag måste undervisa dem om hur texten ska se ut och hur de skriver den på engelska. Jag utgår från genrepedagogik och cirkelmodellen när det gäller att träna eleverna i tal och i skrift. Jag tycker att det bästa är om du kan samarbeta med svenskläraren så att du på engelsklektionerna skriver samma texttyp som de arbetar med i svenskan. Mina elever som har svårt för att skriva börjar väldigt enkelt. När eleverna har kommit längre i sin skrivutveckling använder jag en mer utvecklad mall som de också tar del av hemma och iförväg. Nedan har jag bifogat några stödstrukturer som du kan använda när eleverna ska skriva olika texter. Frågorna i bilden ovan är ursprungligen från Annikas blogg och finns där på svenska. / Sara
Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website Use six different tenses in English | Games to learn English Students often learn just one piece of grammar in a lesson. Most of them master that day’s subject and move on to the next. But, when the time for revision comes, they often don’t remember what they’ve learnt. For example, two weeks ago my class encountered an exercise in which several tenses were revised. First, they demanded that I re-explain the grammar and then they seemed really confused about what form they should use. ADVERT: That was why I decided to stop there and prepare several exercises and a clear mind map. The second infographic is much more detailed. Now that your students understand the grammar, they have to use it as soon as possible. If you cannot do the exercise online, you can try the following paper version of the quiz. six tenses worksheet You can find more exercises to practise different tenses at Five Tenses and Five Tenses additional exercises.
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Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website Past Simple Tense - Regular Verbs: The Story of Alice & Josh (ESL Video) Synopsis of English / ESL Video Teach students the past simple tense – regular verbs using this cute, but unfortunate love story of Alice and Josh. (Beginner / Starter Level) Title of English / ESL Video The Story of Alice and Josh Target English Grammar Past Simple Tense – Regular Verbs (Also known as the Simple Past). Student Proficiency Level Beginner / starter level grammar Suggested Courses General English Instructions – Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first. – Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. Summary of English Grammar: Past Simple Tense – Regular Verbs Approximate chronological order: Story – Starts: 0:24 – Ends: 1:48 Rules and Explanation: – Starts: 1:49 – Ends: 4:36 Grammar Explanation – How do we change regular verbs into the simple past? Elicitation: *Pause the video after the question to give students time to answer. – Alice liked shopping. – Josh married someone else.