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British vs. American English

British vs. American English
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European word translator Enter one or two lower-case English words to see translations from Google Translate. This site is an old side-project that I'm planning to shut down around the end of 2017. It's been a fun project and I'm grateful for the encouraging and helpful feedback I've received. Drop me an email at james dot trimble at yahoo dot co dot uk if you really need the site to continue working after the end of 2017. J Examples: banana the cat she runs Random words: awareness risk A few things to keep in mind: Translations are generated by Google Translate. Translation not available Sorry, this page does not yet translate proper nouns (such as names of people or places) or words in languages other than English. Try typing another word or two, or click one of the examples below the input box.

Educators technology - 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom. We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. 1- This is a website that will hep students master the vocabulary essential to their academic success. 2- BBC Learning English In this section, learns will have access to a plethora of vocabulary act ivies and tasks great for classroom inclusion. 3- Confusing Words Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. 4- Just The Word Just The Word is a cool website that helps students make informed decisions as to the right word selection to use in their writing 5-Lexipedia Lexipedia is an online visual semantic network with dictionary and thesaurus reference functionality 6- Wordnik Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word's meaning as possible.

Project-based learning, the USA and Authentic Video in the EFL classroom | Elisabeth Horn The Globe Trekker/Pilot Guides video collection is a treasure trove for any English teacher. It encompasses extensive material from every corner of the world, and especially English-speaking countries are lavished with attention. Australia, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England – you name it. Even individual cities are endowed with an approx. 50-minute complete video of its own, like London, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans to name but a few. Covering the United States satisfactorily in the language classroom is a daunting project, especially if you want to give your students more than a superficial understanding of its history, geography, language and people. Most textbooks for EFL students fall short in this respect, and it’s understandable – time available is limited and there is so much more that needs to be covered. In addition to making this initial decision, there are quite a lot of follow-up issues to consider: The next step is more work-intensive.

Wim Wenders Past participle – divided according to the pronunciation ,ENGAMES Last week I taught passive and present perfect tense. I thought that I was well prepared but in both cases we encountered one big problem. The students could not form the past participles correctly. So they fought with the past participles and completely ignored the grammar taught. So now I know that we have to deal with past participles before we return to the two grammatical points again. Past participles – mind map Here I try to track some regularities in forming the past participles in English. Past participles are not as difficult as they seem. In this section of the post you can practise the 40 past participles in different games. The second game is called En Garde. Click Here to play the game The third game has already been presented on our site.

Kids Out - World Stories 29 Cool Places To See Before You Die. The Coolest Natural Places. All over our country, there are natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. You don’t have to travel to far and distant lands to be overwhelmed by natural beauty. There are some things in America that you simply need to see before you die. These 29 cool places are just the start of that list. When you finally see any of these in person, you’ll probably realize just how cool planet earth is. Also, you better start packing now, because each and every one of these are amazing. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) Luca Galuzzi 18.) 19.) 20.) 21.) 22.) dcrjsr 23.) 24.) 25.) 26.) 27.) 28.) It just goes to show you that you don’t need to travel far from home to see some pretty astounding things. (H/T BuzzFeed) So put some extra clothes in a duffle bag, rent a car and get ready to have the best road trip ever.

Sweet Life (Eugene, OR) 8 Idioms in English using two Easter symbols – Eggs and Bunnies. The Easter weekend starts today in the UK. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays (or bank holidays as we call them here in the UK). As I write this post, millions of people are making their way to the airports or holiday destinations within the UK clogging our already busy motorways. Luckily, David and I have decided to head up to the Lake District early Saturday morning to avoid the long queues on the roads. In my last post dedicated to the theme of Easter, I concentrated on the food that is eaten during this period. Today I’d like to share with you 8 idioms that we have in the English language that have two of Easter’s symbols – the egg and the bunny (rabbit). 1. 2. Ex. 3. 4. 5. Ex. 6. Ex. 7. 8. Ex. Do you know any other idioms that use the words ‘eggs’ and ‘rabbits’ in them? The Lake District I am celebrating Easter and next week in the Lake District. USA Geography - Map Game - Geography Online Games "I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues!" --Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library Sheppard Software's geography games were featured in the Boston Public Library's 2006 Exhibition on Mapping! "Terrific online educational games, especially geography." "I am a middle school social studies teacher who also sponsors a geography club after school. "Awesome site... it is the only reason I am passing my World Geography class!" "We love your interactive maps and are using them for 10th grade world history." "Let me say that you guys have an awesome website.

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