BBC World Service | Learning English | The Flatmates - Language Point 130 The best free cultural & educational media on the web | Open Culture Alan Cooper's Homonym List e'er, see: air effect, see: affect eh, see: a eight, see: ate ere, see: air err, see: air eye, see: aye heir, see: air I, see: aye I'll, see: aisle illicit, see: elicit illude, see: elude isle, see: aisle islet, see: eyelet jean, see: gene Jim, see: gym jinn, see: gin karat, see: carat kernel, see: colonel Kew, see: cue key, see: cay knew, see: gnu kraft, see: craft krater, see: crater nap, see: knap naught, see: knot need, see: knead new, see: gnu news, see: gnus nice, see: gneiss nickers, see: knickers night, see: knight nit, see: knit nits, see: knits no, see: know nob, see: knob nock, see: knock nod, see: gnawed noes, see: knows nose, see: knows not, see: knot odd, see: awed offal, see: aweful oracle, see: auricle oral, see: aural ought, see: aught our, see: hour ours, see: hours pharoah, see: farrow phase, see: faze phased, see: fazed phew, see: few phial, see: file philter, see: filter phlox, see: flocks quay, see: cay queue, see: cue quire, see: choir quoin, see: coin "raise" is the antonym of "raze" scent, see: cent scents, see: cents
BBC World Service | Learning English | The Flatmates - Language Point 14 11 of the Best Grammar and Writing Apps for High School Students At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc. While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. Did we miss any? Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games
Name That Thing: Weekly Challenge Log in Sign Up Hello, Games & Quizzes Thesaurus Word of the Day Features Buying Guide M-W Books Join MWU Log Out Name That Thing Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge! An arrow points to the specific thing to be named. Next: How Strong Is Your Vocabulary? Next: Challenging Words You Should Know Next: Name That Thing Next: Slang Through The Ages Next: Spell It Next: What’s on the Menu? Next: True or False? Next: The Great British Vocabulary Quiz Next: Face Your Fears Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz! Play Now Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean? Play Now Play Now Which of these animals is slang for pretending to be a different person online? Play Now Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words? Play Now Noodles prepared al dente should have what quality? Play Now Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way. Play Now Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called? Play Now Play Now Other Popular Quizzes More Games show
Welcome to EFL Literature Circles 16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom. We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. 1- Vocabulary.com This is a website that will hep students master the vocabulary essential to their academic success. 2- BBC Learning English In this section, learns will have access to a plethora of vocabulary act ivies and tasks great for classroom inclusion. 3- Confusing Words Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. 4- Just The Word Just The Word is a cool website that helps students make informed decisions as to the right word selection to use in their writing 5-Lexipedia Lexipedia is an online visual semantic network with dictionary and thesaurus reference functionality 6- Wordnik Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word's meaning as possible.
Teenagers: Games Games make us laugh. We all like to laugh. Pleasure is very motivating. Laughter makes us more awake and relaxed – and not only I say so, so does the Department of Cognitive Psychology, University College, London. Laughter raises blood pressure just long enough to increase oxygen and blood supply to tissues. If we find something funny, it is often memorable as it strikes a resonant chord within us.Many games are competitive and while I do not like the idea of making children feel like failures when they do not win, team games promote co-operation and if teams are regularly mixed up, everyone’s a winner.Some games rather than being amusing, encourage us to use our knowledge of the world around us rather than linguistic knowledge, which brings the world into our classroom.If lessons are long or daily we need to have plenty of variety, while still focussing on English language development – games provide variety.Games can be used as a ‘carrot’ with less motivated students. The games
punishments outside of prison - synonyms and related words bail noun the chance to stay out of prison until your trial bind over British if a court binds someone over, it warns them that they will be punished if they break the law again contemptuous damages a very small sum of money, usually as low as one cent or one penny, that a court awards to a winning claimant to show that the case should never have been brought to court damages legal money that a court orders you to pay someone because you have harmed them or their property disqualification a situation in which someone is not allowed to take part in something because they have committed an offence or have done something that is not allowed by the rules disqualify verb to not allow someone to do something because they have committed an offence endorse British to record an offence committed by a driver on their driving licence endorsement British an official record of an offence committed by a driver that is printed in their driving licence fine forfeit impound probation punitive damages quantum of damages
mondegreens A Collection of Humorous Mondegreens The word Mondegreen, meaning a mishearing of a popular phrase or song lyric, was coined by the writer Sylvia Wright. As a child she had heard the Scottish ballad "The Bonny Earl of Murray" and had believed that one stanza went like this: Ye Highlands and Ye Lowlands Oh where hae you been? Poor Lady Mondegreen, thought Sylvia Wright. Listed below are my favorites. Return to my Personal Interests page Return to my HOME page