ESL Worksheets, English Word Formation, Prefixes, Suffixes Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Games, Videos, Worksheeets Word Formation Worksheets Prefixes and Suffixes- Affixes & Root Words to Guess Meaning A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word: In the word '”UNHAPPY”, 'UN-' is a prefix added to HAPPY. singular "they" - definition and examples in English grammar By Richard Nordquist Updated February 20, 2016. Definition In English grammar, singular "they" is the use of the pronoun they, them, or their to refer to a singular noun or to certain indefinite pronouns (such as anybody or everyone). Also called epicene "they" and unisex "they." Though strict prescriptive grammarians regard the singular they as a grammatical error, it has been in widespread use for several centuries.
The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials – Teach them English This domain name may be for sale. Please click here to inquire. teachthemenglish.com UK slang for international students By Sophie Cannon at Education UK, 27 January 2014 'Hiya mate, fancy a cuppa and a chin-wag?' 'I can't sorry pal, I'm skint. Gutted!' When you first arrive in the UK for your studies, you might be mystified by some of the words and phrases local people use. English Grammar Mistake: Common Grammatical Mistakes And How To Avoid Them - Fluent LandFluent Land The English Language is a difficult beast to tie down. Even those rules which we consider mandatory may actually change very quickly, especially with words moving into ever more fleeting media. However, there are a few mistakes which – for now at least – can make you look very silly… Most Common English Grammar Mistake And How To Avoid Them English Grammar Mistake 1. Its/it’s
Live from London: Christmas By Lindsay Clandfield This is the first of two 'Christmas special' Live from London podcasts. We went to Covent Garden and asked people the question: "What's a typical Christmas for you?" Saving the the podcasts to your computer To save the podcast files to your computer, simply right-click on the file and choose the 'Save target as' option.
20 Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb We're all tempted to use words that we're not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn't have much to write about. That's because we're cautious with words we're unsure of and, thus, they don't create much of an issue for us. Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes? From VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar. This week, we will learn a few English words and phrases that are commonly misused in English. Even well-educated native English speakers make the mistakes you will read and hear about today, including reporters and English teachers! After today’s program, you can have fun finding these mistakes when other people use them. Vote for your favourite website about the English language It's time to vote for the Love English Awards 2013! We've received lots of nominations in the category 'best website about the English language' and now it's time for you to vote who should be this year's winner. Please have a look at all nominated websites below and select your favourite at the bottom of the page. Click here to read more about the competition rules. Have you cast your vote for best website? Don't forget to vote in the category 'best blog', too.
English Skills: 7 ways of saying “I don’t know” In this second post dedicated to life skills in English, I’d like to focus on the different ways you can say “I don’t know” in English. As my clients will tell you, saying “I don’t know” to me is not an option in our lessons! I will not allow my clients to rely on me to give them the answers before they have tried themselves to seek the answers. Irregular Verbs? Yes,Please! My son Lucas was complaining he was going to have a permanent crick in his neck from spending hourrrrrs (or words to that effect) trying to learn irregular verbs in English when it occurred to me there might be plenty of sites on the Internet to help students, and my own son in this case, with this seemingly daunting task. And just as I predicted there are some cool sites that offer a nice alternative to the traditional pen-and-paper method of learning irregular verbs. Hard to believe me?
50 Popular English Idioms to Sound Like a Native Speaker To understand English as it is spoken in real life, you have to be familiar with idioms. They are used so much in everyday English that it is important to be aware of them. You need to learn what they mean, and how to use them to become an ‘insider’.