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As a lot of you know, I think that infographics are a great, visual way of communicating grammar points or vocabulary chunks to learners. In today’s post, I’d like to share with you this inforgraphic by Grammar.net to introduce verbs + prepositions and those ‘dreaded’ phrasal verbs!
If you ask students what their favorite subject is, it’s a rare kid who will say grammar. If you ask teachers the same question, it’s also a rare teacher who will say that s/he enjoys teaching grammar more than any other subject.
Check out our infographic for some of the most interesting benefits of learning languages! We had a lot of fun doing the research for this infographic, and we hope that you’ll learn some fun new facts from it.
10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you don't want to make KLTV Example: "The effect of poor grammar on a person's income is well documented." 6.) Loose vs. Lose: This one is easy! Example:"If your pants are too loose you will lose your pants!
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Understanding Academic Language
Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are expected to have internalized by the end of high school and includes everything from illustration and chart literacy to speaking, grammar and genres within fields.
Improve your English skills in different areas of speaking and listening with these resources, videos and games designed for adults who want to improve their literacy skills, as well as basic skills tutors and teachers.
Oxford Dictionaries offers the definition of an idiom as “a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g.,rain cats and dogs, see the light).”
A drop in the bucket.
To beat a dead horse.
Bring home the bacon.
Go against the grain.
These interesting phrases are metaphorical, and usually specific to certain culture of geographical region (which means strictly translating them into other languages is confusing).
The video from Mental Floss quickly goes through 42 idiom examples in video form, making it a great introduction for your students. But the best part is that it also explains the origin of each phrase–and many of the explanations may surprise you.
Business Insider Australia The 9 Most Controversial Rules In English Grammar Business Insider Australia While educated people agree on most grammatical rules, there are fierce debates on a few key points.
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