Category Archives: vocabulary

Teh impotence of proofreading

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New Definitions for Old Words

Here are some alternative definitions for well known English words. see if you agree with these new definitions: Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece. Classic : … Continue reading

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What does Gay Mean?

For those of you who don’t know Jeremy Clarkson, he is a popular presenter on the BBC, usually on programs relating to cars, Top Gear being the most famous. He got himself in a spot of bother a while back … Continue reading

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Arkansas Teachers ‘Discover’ Word Lists

Word List to Improve Readiness Arkansas: In a move that can hardly be considered revolutionary, Northwest Arkansas teachers have created a targeted vocabulary list this year to help students with limited English skills score better on state mandated Benchmark exams. … Continue reading

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Pronunciation Tool

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Getting Students to Realize the Magic of Words

I received an email from an Italian teacher of English and teacher trainer recently, Lucia Zarrelli. She wanted to share her thoughts on the profession and asked me a couple of questions I’d like to share with you, in the … Continue reading

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Error Correction with Madrid Teacher

Another great video from the website, this time focusing on error correction techniques. He gets through quite a list of alternatives here, and if you’re new to this game, some of what he says might not make too much … Continue reading

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Take the Free Rice Test

if (document.body && typeof(document.body.unselectable) != ‘undefined’) { document.body.unselectable = true; } It’s always nice to be able to do some good without it costing us or taking too much effort. One way we can do that is to visit the … Continue reading

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Not Hangman Again! English Droid’s Games

A fine collection of games for the English language classroom is available in PDF format over at the ever hilarious English Droid website. Covering old favourites such as hangman, battleships and blockbusters, as well as variations on common adaptable classroom fun … Continue reading

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Word Riddle!

Here’s an interesting word riddle video clip you can use with your students. See how quickly you can solve it by taking away one letter but still keeping an real word. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin … Continue reading

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