Happy Valentine’s Day

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FEEL AS YOURSELF TODAY IS THE VALENTINE’S DAY Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century … Read More

Albert Einstein-Einstein in a Nutshell

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Albert Einstein

What is the first word you think of when you hear the name Albert Einstein? Most people answer with a resounding, “Genius!” Never will you ever hear the word, “Nut.” Seldom will anyone ever hear the name and not recognize it as one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Most, however, perhaps feel that his genius was immediately … Read More

Language, Grammar & Linguistics: Terminology

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Language, Grammar & Linguistics

A system of elements and rules The elements and rules about the specific aspects of a language define the different modules of grammar: Descriptive grammar: an objective description, or model, of the grammar of a natural spoken language; it is the product of linguistic analysis and describes how people actually speak. Prescriptive grammar: rules of grammar regarding how people should … Read More

APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH-GREAT APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH VIA IPAD

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APPS TO LEARN ENGLISH
1- Kidioms The Kidioms iPad app makes learning idioms fun for children, ELL students, or anyone wishing to improve their understanding of English. The app uses an interactive notebook to present an idiom, it's meaning and an example showing the idiom used in context. Each page of the notebook also has a graphic to help illustrate the idiom’s meaning. 2- Phrasalstein Doctor ... Read More

There is – There are

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There is there are

There is – There are Singular (singular/ uncountable) Plural + Singular There is a dictionary in class There is a café in the school There are thirty students in class Uncountable There is some sugar on the floor – Singular There isn’t a swimming pool in the school There aren’t any shops in this street. Uncountable There isn’t any money … Read More

BEST Listening Resources

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English Listening resources

These Listening web sites are a good way to improve and build upon your listening ability: Listen to English podcasts: This is an excellent site. You can listen to lots of stories on a wide range of topics or download them to your mp3 player. Language notes or quizzes are included.  Look at the archive to see the full list … Read More

FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM

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THE 12-year-olds filing into Courtney Cadwell’s classroom at Egan Junior High in Los Altos, a leafy suburb of Silicon Valley, each take a white MacBook from a trolley, log on to a website called KhanAcademy.org and begin doing maths exercises. They will not get a lecture from Ms Cadwell, because they have already viewed, at home, various lectures as video … Read More

BE GOING TO FUTURE TENSE

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 BE GOING TO : USE: When you have a DEFINITE PLAN: We are going to the beach tomorrow. FORM: BE + GOING TO + SIMPLE FORM OF VERB I am going to listen to his speech on Friday. You are going to do your homework tonight. He is going to go shopping on Saturday. She is going to make a … Read More