45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.
Lessons! 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? Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask- question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant
Using Music in the ESL Classroom Music is the universal language of mankind.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When students make a major breakthrough in learning, it is music to a teacher's ears. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher, than seeing their students smile and laugh while they learn. The same can be said for students. Students who are taught in a fun and creative way, love coming to class. Using music in the classroom is a great way for teachers to achieve success with L2 learners.
How to Start a Conversation When You Have Nothing to Talk About (with Examples) Edit Article Sample HintsStarting Your Conversation Edited by Anthony J. Colleluori, Jack Herrick, DrLynx, Ben Rubenstein and 164 others Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. To start a conversation when you have nothing to talk about, use these guidelines. Feeling Words Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Literacy Feeling Words / Emotion WordsWords Describing Feelings and Emotions * = Newly created words Thanks to all the people who have contributed new words. I am sorry but it has proven impractical for me to name them all. Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January
What are the correct rules of English grammar? Who says we can’t split infinitives? Michael Rundell, Editor-in-Chief of the Macmillan Dictionary, argues that we should expect linguistic rules to be bent and broken over time. He will be presenting on this topic at a British Council seminar, live-streamed from Cardiff on Tuesday, 3 June. Adult native speakers of a language rarely, if ever, make grammatical mistakes. This might sound like an outlandish claim, but the counter-argument — that bad grammar is endemic — rests on two common misunderstandings. The first arises because of confusion about what the category ‘grammar’ includes.