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[bnc] British National Corpus

[bnc] British National Corpus
About the BNC The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written. [more] Simple Search from the British Library Type a word or phrase in the search box and press the Go button to see up to 50 random hits from the corpus. You can search for a single word or a phrase, restrict searches by part of speech, search in parts of the corpus only, and much more.

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Links for translators The resources on this page are all available free (or in free versions) on the Internet. General Dictionaries Cambridge The suite of Cambridge dictionaries are possibly the best online English-English dictionaries available (and with nearly 2m searches a month, among the most popular). Catalan Catalan dictionary from the Enciclopèdia Catalana. Dictionary.com Apart from the good results from its dictionary, the site also provides a lot of other resources (other language dictionaries, thesarus, style guides, links...). Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers Susan Hillyard, Argentina Susan Hillyard, B.Ed. (Hons) Warwick University U.K. Susan has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, HOD, director, speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, on-line tutor. She was Prof.

AWL highlighter The highlighted text will appear here. Sorted word list (by sublist) will appear below. Wordlists Sorted by sublist Gapfill maker Choose your flavour Create a gapfill for the above text. Spelling Bee What are the different ways to play the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee? There are two different ways to play. In the Tournament Spelling Bee, you'll be challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to your skill level. The more words you get right, the higher your score will go, on a scale from 200 to 800. You can compete against other spellers, since we keep track of high scores (with streaks of correct answers serving as tiebreakers). You can also try a Community Spelling Bee generated from one of our subscribers' word lists.

it's NOT about what the teacher does with technology Bruce Springsteen: "When we kiss…" Not just going through the motions! You could probably say I've had four different though overlapping careers — in language teaching, language teacher training, technology and ELT management. The first of those I retired from (after 35+ years) a few months ago, though the number of contact hours I was doing was limited; teacher training I'm retiring from at the end of this month; management I got fired from (to the relief of all involved!) many years ago; which leaves only another 10 or so years in technology to do (I'm only (?)

Webquest: New Year By Gabrielle Jones This New Year webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of New Year celebrations and the traditions which are practised today in a variety of cultures. Note: The teacher's notes for this webquest can be found under 'Related resources' in the top right-hand corner of this page. We have also included a link to a student-facing page which does not have any links to the answers.

TranslatorsCafe.com — a Place for Translators, Interpreters, Voice Talents, Other Language Professionals and Their Clients. Visitors to TranslatorsCafé.com will find a new and very convenient way to connect with others in the international linguistic community. Offer your professional translation and interpretation services to registered translation agencies. Access useful linguistic news and resources. Five essential listening skills for English learners How can learners improve their listening comprehension? Teacher Raphael Ahmed shares some useful strategies in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Why listening is important It should not be difficult to realise the importance of listening when we consider that it occupies about 45 per cent of the time adults spend in communication. This is significantly more than speaking, which accounts for 30 per cent, and reading and writing, which make up 16 per cent and nine per cent respectively.

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English teachers, are you asking the right questions? Declan Cooley, CELTA Opens in a new tab or window. trainer at the British Council in Poland, explains why some questions are not as effective as they first appear, and offers some alternatives. Questions of all kinds are a teacher's most basic tools for generating interest, provoking thoughts, encouraging students to speak, developing text comprehension skills and checking understanding. New teachers on courses like the CELTA spend a lot of time honing their skills at using effective questions in the classroom. As well as discovering what questions work, teachers learn that some questions are not as effective as they first appear. Here are a few questions that do not always give the results intended.

Young People Who Changed The World In 2014: Malala, Michael Brown And Mexico's Missing Students Influenced International Conversation It's true: Age ain't nothing but a number. Events in 2014 made that especially clear, as young students, protesters, artists, athletes and others created change and guided international conversation. None of them have turned 30 yet, but they're forces to reckon with as 2015 approaches. Text Analyzer - Find the CEFR level of texts from RoadtoGrammar.com Copy and paste a block of text into the box below and click SUBMIT to analyze it. longer vocabulary list What does the Text Analyzer do? The Text Analyzer can rate the difficulty level of a text according to the Common European Framework, or CEFR Levels.

Images - Clip Art, Photos, Sounds, & Animations Go to Bing Image Search and enter the type of image you're looking for. Add clip art to your search term. When the image results appear, click Filter near the right margin of the window, and then click License to open the menu of license options. Select the licensing option you want, such as Public Domain or any of the Free options.

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