Meals and Meal Times in English-Speaking Countries Years ago a student of mine came up to me after class, looking quite perplexed. She asked, ''Why do some English people eat dinner at midday or very early in the afternoon?'' That's a good question indeed, and the answer to it is not an easy one. Many foreigners find the terminology and customs that accompany eating in English-speaking countries quite baffling. In the 16th century, the three meals of the day were breakfast, dinner and supper. Breakfast Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Brunch Brunch is a meal that is usually eaten in the late morning. Dinner and Lunch In various English-speaking countries, dinner is the name of the main evening meal. Luncheon or Lunch Luncheon is a very formal and rather old-fashioned word for lunch. Tea Tea can be a light meal eaten in the afternoon. Supper Centuries ago, supper was the lighter meal following dinner because in those times dinner was the main meal of the day. The Use of Articles and Prepositions with Meals I have breakfast every day.
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Construct-a-Word Construct-a-Word provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend. When a correct word is created, the word is stored in a Word Bank where students can read and review their words. For each ending, Construct-a-Word prompts students to create between 6 and 14 different possible words, adding an element of fun and discovery. It uses animation and sound to guide students through the steps of creating words, and employs prompts that are clear and easy to master. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Construct-a-Word in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language Word Family Sort Word Wizard ABC Match Puzzle Me Words
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Sound Grammar Relative Clauses Content How to form relative clauses Level: lower intermediate Relative pronouns Level: lower intermediate Subject pronouns or Object pronouns? Level: lower intermediate Relative adverbs Level: intermediate Defining relative clauses Level: lower intermediate Non-defining relative clauses Level: upper intermediate How to shorten relative clauses Level: intermediate Exercises and Tests Exercises and tests on relative clauses We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. How to Form Relative Clauses Level: lower intermediate Imagine, a girl is talking to Tom. A girl is talking to Tom. That sounds rather complicated, doesn't it? Do you know the girl … As your friend cannot know which girl you are talking about, you need to put in the additional information – the girl is talking to Tom. Do you know the girl who is talking to Tom? Relative Pronouns Level: lower intermediate Subject Pronoun or Object Pronoun? the apple which is lying on the table