Welcome to the English for Uni Website! This free website is for teachers and learners of English as an additional language, from intermediate levels upwards (i.e. approximately IELTS 6 and above). The site aims to make difficult grammar and academic writing concepts easier to understand. Please use this site as often as you like. You can also download all the explanations and exercises in pdf format.
Independent and Dependent Clauses Summary: This handout defines dependent and independent clauses and explores how they are treated in standard usage. Contributors:Chris Berry, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2010-04-17 06:01:23 When you want to use commas and semicolons in sentences and when you are concerned about whether a sentence is or is not a fragment, a good way to start is to be able to recognize dependent and independent clauses. The definitions offered here will help you with this. Independent Clause Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English 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
The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet © Tomasz P. Szynalski, Antimoon.com This chart contains all the sounds (phonemes) used in the English language. Episode 01: The Alibi - Serial Asia’s letters give a small glimpse into Woodlawn High School in the days after Adnan’s arrest. Most people we talked to in the last year - former students and teachers - have a hazy memory of those months. But Asia writes about a school divided over whether or not Adnan is guilty. One teacher tells a group of students that the police wouldn’t have just arrested him on a whim. And, “White girl Stacie just mentioned that she thinks you did it.
How to End an Email You’ve worked to make your email clear, and you’ve carefully edited to streamline your writing. The body of your email might well be perfect, but it can all go awry if you use the wrong sign-off. It’s just a word or a short phrase, followed by your signature, and yet finding the right tone to close your email often requires a surprising amount of thought and finesse. Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 09:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 13:43 GMT, 3 April 2014
Serial Podcast Lesson Plans & Printable... by Mike and Melissa Godsey Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. Featured by Mind/Shift,The Wall Street Journal andSlate.com, nearly 300 pages of teacher guides and printable student worksheets covering season 1, episodes 1-12 of the podcast "Serial." This is a zip file of all 5 units marked at a 20% discount. messaggi planetari From St Mary’s School, Waverley, Johannesburg, South Africa From Eton School, Mexico City From Ágora, Comunidad Educativa, Mérida, Yucatán, México Explaining English Grammar Acknowledgments Preface 1 Introduction Overview Basic Forms - On terminology - On being ungrammatical - On good English Basic meanings - 'I am more interesting in English Grammar' - Why can I say 'I shot the sheriff', but not *'I smiled the sheriff'? - Linguistic distance Meanings in context - Discussion topics and projects - Teaching ideas - Further reading 2 Articles Overview Basic forms - An article machine Basic meanings - Countability - Singular or plural? - Individuation - Conceptual structure: classifying and identifying Meanings in context - Already given: anaphoric and cataphoric (the) - Clearly given (zero article) - A note on a new article - Discussion topics and projects - Teaching ideas - Further reading 5 Conditionals Overview Basic forms - Factual conditionals - Predictive conditionals - Hypothetical conditionals - Counterfactual conditionals Basic meanings - What happens if ... ?