25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.
CALLIHOO Writing Helps Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings. SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Random Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings
Sheet for Teaching Basic Verbs & Verb Card Games (Beginner ESL/EFL) Sheet for Teaching Verbs to Beginner ESL/EFL Students Level: Beginner (Children, grades 1-3) Focus: Teaching basic English verbs ESL - Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Completely Free! Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School. Lesson 1 - Hi! Level: BeginnerNormal, Formal, and Informal Greetings, What's your name?, and possessive adjectives. Lesson 2 - Where are you from? Level: BeginnerIncludes This vs that and an introduction to introducing people. Avoid This Common Passive Voice Mistake! I had lunch with an old friend last weekend and we got to talking about passive voice, because that's how we roll. Something came up about verbs such as "were" and "was" that I think is confusing to a lot of people. I know it was confusing to her, and by the end of the conversation it was even confusing to me. Here's the deal: many people think any sentence that has a verb like is, was, or were is passive voice, but that's not true. A passive sentence is when the object of the sentence gets promoted to the subject position. Here's an active sentence:
English As a Second Language Websites for Children English as a second language (ESL) websites for children can teach and reinforce important skills. Benefits of ESL Websites for Children ESL websites for children can help the child in several ways: Build vocabularyTeach correct spellingTeach correct pronunciation of wordsAssist with basic grammar such as understanding sentence structure, parts of speech, tenses, and singular and plural word forms. ESL websites for students contain a variety of educational tools and resources including: Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude Grammar Instruction with Attitude Home • Terms • Exercises • MOOC • Handouts • Presentations • Videos • Rules • About • Shop • Feedback ©1997 - 2017 by Robin L. SimmonsAll Rights Reserved.