Practice the Word Formation task for Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Paper 3 Use of EnglishAbout Part 3 Word Formation You will read a short text of around 200 words, which has 10 gaps. For each gap you have to use a given 'stem' word to make the correct form of the missing word. Now try our exercises 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Dos and don'ts Remember that you may have to make two changes to the stem word. How to improve When you make a note of new words try to record all its different forms (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs). Try a test Try an online Use of English Part 3 (Word Formation) test in the 'Practice Tests' area. Previous << >> Next Print off a mark sheet to keep a record of your scores. When you've finished these exercises try an online Use of English Part 3 (Word Formation) test in the 'Practice Tests' area. "I passed FCE, now I'm preparing to CAE. "I think this a very interesting place for people who wants to improve their English.
5 Minute English - ESL Lessons - Helping you learn EnglishHow to pronounce the - English PronunciationThere are two ways to pronounce "the":- The first and most common one is short, and sounds like "thuh" Weak Weak pronunciation Sounds like "thuh". It rhymes with "duh" and if you say "mother" it rhymes with the "mo" and the "ther". As a general rule, we use the weak pronunciation with words that start with a consonant or words that begin with a vowel. For example: "The cat sat on the mat." Some words begin with a vowel, but are pronounced as if they begin with a consonant. For example: the word 'university' starts with a /j/ sound, which is a consonant. Strong The second is longer and sounds like "thee":- Strong pronunciation Sounds like "thee". It rhymes with pea, fee, me. We use the strong pronunciation with words that start with a vowel or sound as if they do. For example:- "the apple" "the end" "the hour" 'the ice' We also use the strong 'the' when we want to stress the word, regardless of whether it begins with a vowel or a consonant. For example:- "I spoke to Kevin Costner the other day.""
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Speech GraphicsSpeech Graphics creates world’s first high fidelity animation of human speech organs » Speech GraphicsOct 14 '13 Author: Speech Graphics Posted in: Press Specialist audio animation studio, Speech Graphics, announced today the launch of the world's first high fidelity animation of the human speech organs. Communication in today's global economy is critical and for the approximately 2 billion people learning English as a second language, accent and pronunciation are two of the most difficult aspects to master. Gregor Hofer of Speech Graphics explains: "A strong accent can be a major barrier to effective communication. Revealing a hidden world never seen so clearly before, Simone is a fully functioning cutaway of the inside of the mouth, nose and throat. Viewed from the front, Simone's face moves in perfect synchrony with audio recordings of sounds and words. Saundz.com provided a learning curriculum and graphical web interface around the Speech Graphics animation.
How to fake a British or American AccentEnglish is sometimes a state of confusion for many learners with the large variety of accents, regional slang, and dialects to chose from. Do you speak more American or British or a little bit of both? Which of the major types of English do you find easier to understand, sounds nicer to you, and more difficult to understand? Facts about English: English has a large number of native speakers.About 500 million native speakers and 900 million non-native speakers in the world.Only Mandarin Chinese and Spanish have more native speakers.Below is the order of country with largest total number of English speakers.The number in parentheses is the percentage of English speakers versus other languages in the country. USA (96%)India (12%)Nigeria (53%)UK (98%)Philippines (58%)Canada (85%)Australia (92%) How important is English where you live? Is it difficult for you to practice your English in your area? Of course the United Kingdom is where English comes from and has the widest range of accents. 2. 3.
100 Exquisite AdjectivesBy Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list!