It’s December and for many that means the Christmas season has arrived. Get your class singing early with these classic Christmas carols. Each carol has the first verse and difficult words defined at the end of the song, so that you or your classes can understand each song.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:12:48 +0000
Are you among or between friends?
Generally speaking, we say “I’m among friends.” to mean that we are together with a group of friends. “Between friends” refers to the position between two friends. These two are just one example of confusing preposition pairs. Learn the differences between like / as, around / about, beside / besides and more with this guide.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:25:34 +0000
What to say when you are disappointed
Sometimes things don’t go as we hope. In this case, we need to express disappointment using the correct phrase for the situation.
In other words, “That stinks!” isn’t appropriate at work. Learn appropriate phrases and structures for expressing disappointment to let everyone know that you are upset. On the other hand, if things go well, you’ll need to express enthusiasm.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:03:13 +0000
Telling Others What You’ve Heard
The rule of thumb to use when telling others what someone else has said is to take one step back into the past. For example,
Tom, Your Friend: I’ll help you with your homework.
Reporting: Tom told me he would help me with my homework.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:11:07 +0000
Pronunciation Lessons from Around the World
A number of English teachers have been kind enough to share some top notch pronunciation lessons for use in class. Here’s a selection of a few:
If you have any favorite pronunciation lessons you’d like to share, please use the pronunciation lesson plan submission form, and thanks!
Publ.Date : Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:19:22 +0000
Reading Comprehension for Thanksgiving
This holiday feature includes a Thanksgiving reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explanations about the history of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving followed by a Thanksgiving reading comprehension quiz.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:43:00 +0000
Let Me Double Check That …
Double check is an idiom used when we want to confirm information. You can double check facts and figures, or simply the address of a friend. For simple questions between friends we can use a simple ‘right?’. However, forms such as question tags and clarification phrases such as “So you mean …” are more appropriate in business settings. Learn phrases and structures used when confirming information and make sure others have understood you.
Publ.Date : Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:42:28 +0000
While or When I was Studying?
The choice between ‘when’ and ‘while’ with the past continuous tense can be confusing. In the case of the title, “while I was studying” is the correct choice as we use ‘while’ to express the action which was interrupted.
While I was studying, my friend made a nice dinner.
‘When’ is used to express what happened to interrupt an action.
I was watching TV when the telephone rang.
Use this guide to confusing time words such as ‘while’ and ‘when’, ‘for’ and ‘since’ to learn the rules for each confusing pair.
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:38:37 +0000
What are friends for? Well, for one thing, friends encourage each other. Encouraging others help us communicate, help and give advice.
Encouragement is very similar to expressing enthusiasm for what others do, or for the things we enjoy the most in life.
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:45:01 +0000
Hungry? Write a Hamburger Essay
A hamburger essay probably won’t help you if you’re hungry, but understanding how a hamburger relates to essay structure will help you with essay writing skills. You can also follow the four step lesson to writing an essay to learn the ropes. Finally, teachers can use the guide on how to teach essay writing to help students acquire these skills.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:32:17 +0000
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