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How To Read Effectively In A Foreign Language If you’re learning a foreign language, and you don’t read regularly… You should be. But do you know how to read effectively in another language, without getting overwhelmed by unknown vocabulary and complex grammar that doesn’t make sense? In this article you’ll learn how to use reading to quickly learn new words and boost your fluency in your target language, even if you’re just getting started, and even if you’ve tried and failed before. Let’s get started. Why should you bother reading? You’ve probably heard before that reading helps you to learn language. But why? What are the benefits of learning a language with stories, as opposed to with a textbook? Understanding what reading is, and why you would do it, is the first step to becoming an effective reader. The main benefit of reading is that you gain exposure to good quality, natural language. If you read a lot (for pleasure or study), this is commonly known as extensive reading. This is known as intensive reading. So what’s the catch?

Present Perfect in Conversation by GetEnglishLessons on 31/08/09 at 8:00 am The Present Perfect Conversation After teaching the structure of the Present Perfect Tense, students still have doubts and don’t know exactly when and where to use it. These questions will provide the suitable context for the students to talk about their experiences using have + past participle. Download the file below. Word Version Download PDF Version Download Past Perfect (Result) ( Perfect ( Voice (Result) ( Phrases ( tenses (Result) ( Tenses Summary Charts Meaning 1: Habitual, regular action in the present. Time expressions: usually; every day; often; sometimes; rarely; never. Examples: I usually work till seven o'clock. Meaning 2: Stating a fact, general truth, state or condition. Examples: He lives in Moscow and works at a bank. Meaning 1: The action is going on right now. Time expressions: now; right now; at the moment. Examples: You are reading this material now. Meaning 2: The action is going on at the present period of time (but not at the moment of speaking). Time expressions: now; at present; today; this year. Examples: She is writing a new novel now. Meaning 1: The action has just ended. Time expressions: already; just; yet. Examples: He has already done it. Meaning 2: Reporting how things have developed by now. Time expressions: by now; so far; never; ever; several times. Examples: So far, he has read five books. Meaning 3: The action has lasted for some time by now. Time expressions: for a year; since; lately.

"i-teach-english, pascal bouvet" | Les verbes et les « temps » de la langue anglaise—deux propositions didactiques concrètes Ce que l’on conçoit bien s’énonce clairement, Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément (Nicolas Boileau, L’Art poétique, 1674) Dans cet article, il s’agira d’exposer la nécessité de repenser – de penser ? Dans leur Linguistique et Grammaire de l’anglais [1], Jean-Rémi Lapaire et Wilfrid Rotgé ouvrent leur première étude préliminaire sur ces mots : "Que cachent les appellations traditionnelles ? Qu’il s’agisse des triangles et des pentagones, ou bien du passé composé et du futur antérieur, certains argueront que cette complexité montre la richesse de notre langue et seront vent debout contre toute idée d’amélioration de ces appellations traditionnelles, pour ne pas dire "traditionnalistes". Un jour que j’étais dans ma baignoire, eurêka ! Cliquez sur l’image pour agrandir : Le système didactique des verbes anglais. Quelques petites précisions : Pour préparer notre modèle, j'ai fait un relevé des étiquettes traditionnelles utilisées dans les programmes d'enseignement de l'anglais :

Some and Any - English grammar The usage of the words SOME and ANY is really easy. However, some textbooks like to mix this grammar with the concept of countability and thus they confuse the students. These two words have very little to do with countability. In my opinion their usage is dependent on completely different factors. In this post I would like to show how I teach the usage of SOME and ANY. There is an infographic to help me and several exercises to practise this grammar. Some and Any – infographics When I teach this grammar, I print out the following infographics and ask my students to have a look at it for one minute. Once I elicit the usage of the two words, I verify the students knowledge with the following exercises and games. Some and Any – exercises and games The first quiz is created in HTML 5 so it will play on all mobile devices. The second game is called On target and students at school love it. Some and Any_print version How much and How many – share Some and any zip file with the games

Capital - The best excuses for missing work We went to question and answer site Quora to find some of the best excuses for taking a day off work. Don’t get any ideas — your boss might be reading this, too. Moniker mix-up Caroline Zelonka cleverly manoeuvred her way out of an all-day departmental ‘symposium’ that started at 8am on a Saturday. “Naturally, I did not want to go, but attendance was mandatory. Come Saturday morning, I REALLY didn't want to go because I had stayed out very late on Friday drinking and carousing,” she wrote. Zelonka hatched her plan. Get squeamish Clever Jennifer Miller has a few more tricks up her sleeve. Robby Ballard suggested the best excuse for a planned absence, say, one you know you want to take a week or two ahead but can’t get approval for a day off, “is by claiming a colonoscopy” appointment. Mother Nature’s manifest Julie Hume opted for a more exotic tale of woe and wrote that her favourite all-time excuse was “..the typhoon broke all the windows and I need to get them repaired.” Honest excuse

Podcasts gratuits Voici un répertoire de sites qui proposent gratuitement des flux de fichiers audio et/ou vidéo, voire de simples enregistrements (sans option d'abonnement) pour l’apprentissage de l’anglais, du français, de l’espagnol et d'autres langues principalement européennes. A condition d’avoir une certaine autonomie dans l’apprentissage, on peut y trouver de quoi se passer des exercices fastidieux de grammaire et des listes ennuyeuses de vocabulaire pour se concentrer uniquement sur la langue telle qu’elle est parlée et comprise par les locuteurs natifs. Les professeurs de langues peuvent également y trouver des ressources audio et/ou vidéo intéressantes à intégrer dans les cours ou à présenter aux élèves en tant que ressources complémentaires au support imprimé. Les podcasts proposés sont pour la plupart des ressources francophones et anglophones faciles d'accès. Pour les podcasts en langues asiatiques, voir notre répertoire ressources pour apprendre les langues asiatiques. Sommaire du répertoire

Articles Exercises (A, An, The) & Worksheet (ESL/EFL) English Current Articles Exercises (A, An, The) & Worksheet – Practice Online ESL Level: Beginner, Intermediate, AdvancedArticles Worksheet Download: Articles-Worksheet-Englishcurrent.doc (with answers) Instructions: Put the correct article (a, an, the, or nothing) into the paragraphs below. Articles: Exercises for Beginner Students My mother is English teacher. I am student. When I get home from school, I watch programs on TV. Answers 1. an, a, –, the, The programs, –, a I’m little excited because it’s Friday. a, –, a, The one, –, — Later, after eating dinner and doing my homework, I go to my room and read book for 30 minutes. a, the, – Articles: Exercises for Intermediate Students Moving to United States was most exciting thing I have ever done. the, the, –, an, –, a, the(“a” is possible but “the” is more common) Today, I have job interview at financial company. has offices all over world. a, a, The company, –, the, the, The company, –, the If I get hired, I could meet him after work for drinks. –, –, a, a

The Importance of Apologizing for Relationship Repair Why Apologizing Is Important We may have learned about the need for apologizing when we've hurt a friend -- accidentally or otherwise -- but do you know why apologizing is really important, and what function a good apology serves? Researchers and psychologists have pinpointed some important reasons why apologizing is necessary when social rules have been violated. Some of the good things that come from a sincere apology: Apologizing when you've broken a rule of social conduct -- from cutting in line to breaking the law -- re-establishes that you know what the "rules" are, and you agree that they should be upheld. This allows others to feel safe knowing you agree that hurtful behavior isn't OK. Apologies re-establish dignity for those you hurt. The Benefits of Apologizing Relationships can be great sources of stress relief, but conflict can cause considerable stress, which really takes a toll. Why Is Apologizing So Hard--For Some? When Apologizing Is a Good Idea