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Santa Clause or Father Christmas? Gifts or presents? | Richmond Share

Santa Clause or Father Christmas? Gifts or presents? | Richmond Share | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it

The importance of learning the different varieties of English and how they impact our students' lives.

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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain 'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
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CPE sample writings: Useful phrases for CPE/ CAE/ FCE and IELTS essays

CPE sample writings: Useful phrases for CPE/ CAE/ FCE and IELTS essays | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
how to write an essay, useful phrases for essays, CPE, CAE, FCE, IELTS
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#1 Quite literally ... English idioms and expre...

#1 Quite literally ... English idioms and expre... | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it

English expressions and idioms explained. Every language has wonderful and rich idioms - those groups of words that have a special meaning that is different ... (#1 Quite literally ...


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Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Grammar & Punctuation mistakes

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Grammar & Punctuation mistakes | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it

"For all the considerable resources that go into marketing Hollywood movies, it would seem that scant attention is paid to checking the grammar and punctuation of film titles...TIME copy chief Danial Adkison and copy editor Douglas Watson offer their professional judgment on some other suspect movie titles.

 

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Ana Sclerandi's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:25 PM

 Food for thought.

Will Lake's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:25 AM

Great piece! I can think of some good activities around this to use in the classroom!

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Esquisitices do Inglês Americano

Esquisitices do Inglês Americano | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Veja que de acordo com o mapa, há três maneiras de se dizer “refrigerante” no inglês americano: “pop“, “coke” e “soda“. Veja ainda que essas maneiras diferentes são características de cada região. O norte tem preferência pelo termo “pop“.
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Have we literally broken the English language?

Have we literally broken the English language? | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Martha Gill: Well, no, but the redefinition of 'literally' leaves it in a rather awkward state. Perhaps it's a word best avoided for the moment
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Inglês Irlandês: Características e Curiosidades

Inglês Irlandês: Características e Curiosidades | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Que tal aprender um pouco sobre o Inglês Irlandês, tecnicamente conhecido como Hiberno English? Embora não haja um inglês irlandês homogêneo, vale a pena aprender algumas das características mais comuns dessa variante da língua inglesa.
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Words used to describe skin color - synonyms or related words for Words used to describe skin color - Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus

Comprehensive list of synonyms for Words used to describe skin color, related words for Words used to describe skin color and other words for Words used to describe skin color by Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus...
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Accent vs. Clarity in English Speech - What's important? | English Pronunciation Lab

Accent vs. Clarity in English Speech - What's important? | English Pronunciation Lab | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Clients who come to me for pronunciation training have two goals: get rid of their accents and speak clearly. They assume that accent and clarity are linked...
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You can share this with your students so that you can discuss some misconceptions they have.
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Language On Trial: Rachel Jeantel - Here And Now

Language On Trial: Rachel Jeantel - Here And Now | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Here And Now Language On Trial: Rachel Jeantel Here And Now Linguists who study African American Vernacular English (AAVE) — also called Ebonics — recognize all the features in Rachel Jeantel's speech, including John Rickford, a professor of...
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Dropping the Ball with English: Brazilian Expressions That Don’t Translate Literally

Dropping the Ball with English: Brazilian Expressions That Don’t Translate Literally | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Have you ever been talking to a Gringo in Portuguese and heard him or her say some really crazy stuff? Maybe something like, “Vamos pendurar fora” (hang out) or “procurando para fora” (looking forward)?
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57 Ways To Sign Off On An Email

57 Ways To Sign Off On An Email | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
One day last fall, my colleague Miguel Morales received an email with a sign-off that was so strange, it has stuck in his mind for the last year. It came from Melissa Geisler, who works in digital sports programming and production at Yahoo.
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If we're teaching email etiquette then we should know the vocabulary of emails.
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» IATEFL talk: Language-focused teacher development Centre for English Learning and Teaching

» IATEFL talk: Language-focused teacher development Centre for English Learning and Teaching | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
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CPE sample writings: Useful phrases for CPE/ CAE/ FCE and IELTS essays

CPE sample writings: Useful phrases for CPE/ CAE/ FCE and IELTS essays | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
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10 British Slang Expressions You Will Hear When Visiting London

10 British Slang Expressions You Will Hear When Visiting London | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
“ If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British. They will be very us...” 1.“Mind The Gap” 2. “All Right, Mate?” 3. “Naff” 4. “The Full Monty” 5. “Grub” 6. “Moreish” 7. “Not My Cup of Tea” 8. “Quid” 9. “Spend a Penny” or “Loo” 10. “Ta”
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Princess Diana or the princess Diana? - UsingEnglish.com

UsingEnglish.com - English Language Learning (ESL) · Home · What's New? Subscribe to RSS · About Us · Members · Articles · Handouts · Quizzes · Idioms & Slang · Irregular Verbs · Tests · Text Analyser · Word Lists · Word ...

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Thanks for sharing this Roseli!
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Pronounce Names - Pronounce Massachusetts, How to pronounce Massachusetts, How to pronounce the name Massachusetts, Pronunciation of Massachusetts, how to say Massachusetts, how to say the name Mas...

Pronounce Names - Pronounce Massachusetts, How to pronounce Massachusetts, How to pronounce the name Massachusetts, Pronunciation of Massachusetts, how to say Massachusetts, how to say the name Mas... | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Pronunciation of Massachusetts, How to pronounce Massachusetts
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"Between" Versus "Among"

"Between" Versus "Among" | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Get Grammar Girl's take on which is correct: between or among. Also, learn whether towards or toward is correct.
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Inglês Australiano: Características e Curiosidades

Inglês Australiano: Características e Curiosidades | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Nos últimos anos as agências de intercâmbio informam que a busca pela Austrália tem aumentado consideravelmente. As pessoas finalmente descobriram outro país para aprender ou praticar inglês.
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Grammar Girl : How to Make Weird Nouns Plural :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : How to Make Weird Nouns Plural :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™ | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
Some simple rules will keep you from being confounded when you’re trying to figure out how to make proper nouns such as “iPhone 5,” “iPad 4S,” and “Blackberry” plural.
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Applied linguistics - intannirawati

Applied linguistics - intannirawati | English 2.0 for Brazilian EFL teachers | Scoop.it
It is now the usual academic term in English for the scientific study of language. The term ... languages.
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