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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | TED Blog | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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Defining relative clauses - ENGAMES

Defining relative clauses - ENGAMES | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
defining relative clauses, relative clauses games, games to learn English, defining relative clauses mind map, grammar games, learning English, mind maps

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11 Grammar Tips For Teachers And Students - Edudemic

11 Grammar Tips For Teachers And Students - Edudemic | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
It’s grammar time! The following grammar tips are all about good grammar, and the things that make me cringe. It’s a subject so dear to my heart that I snuck in an extra board.
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The cacti made me laugh, the tips could be useful too!

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phraseup*

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phraseup* assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can't remember
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ELT Online Reading Group

ELT Online Reading Group | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
The ELT Online Reading Group is an electronic version of a face-to-face reading group. Join us to read one of the selected short stories, poems and/or book extracts and then post your comments on...
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15 most useful phrasal verbs [Infographic]

15 most useful phrasal verbs [Infographic] | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Phrasal verbs: give in - give up, call off, look after, put off, break up, blow out and more...
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Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/EFL)

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/EFL) | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Grammar-Quizzes.com is an open educational resource for understanding, learning and practicing English grammar through the use of current event stories, pictures, contrastive grammar points, sentence diagrams, and self-quizzes.
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Quite advanced grammar points but explained well.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:20 PM

A fairly sound grammar reference

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:39 AM

Test your English!

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Check out Ginger!

Check out Ginger! | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Your #1 grammar and spell checker for social media, e-mails and more!

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Patty Ball's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:52 PM

grammar and spell checker

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Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques

Why Highlighting Is a Waste of Time: The Best and Worst Learning Techniques | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Some of the most common strategies for retaining knowledge are the least effective, according to a new report
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nicolaperry's curator insight, January 11, 2013 4:24 AM

Worth thinking about.

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What British people say vs. what they really mean | Today I Learned Something New

What British people say vs. what they really mean | Today I Learned Something New | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

Nicola: Little bit of fun to end the year!


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30 Powerful Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC]

30 Powerful Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC] | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

Nicola: Lots of fun and so true!


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VocabularySpellingCity App

VocabularySpellingCity App | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

The VocabularySpellingCity app has word games, vocabulary games, and spelling games from the popular SpellingCity website. This is a great free app for lower levels to develop their spelling and vocabulary. Lots of audio support and interactive games.


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speech accent archive

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Shona Whyte:

 

483 accents of English - audio files for the same text, male and female speakers from a variety of English-speaking countries plus non-natives.

 

Great for phonetics/phonology practice, or just demonstrating phonological variation to dispel the myth that there's one "standard" pronunciation.


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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 18, 6:17 PM

I support Evernote for the 21st century students and the learning environment.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 20, 11:54 AM

From "why" to "how" this infographic explains note taking with a tech twist. 

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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Freek Kraak's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:06 AM

Ook iets voor in het Nederlands?

Connie Baques 's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:53 AM

This website is really cool, especially for Beginners and Elementary students. Check it out!

Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, April 15, 5:14 PM

Un site intéressant pour les professeurs d'anglais.

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Netspeak

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Netspeak helps you improve your writing. It is a new kind of
dictionary which contains billions of phrases and how
commonly they are used.
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This is an amazing tool!

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BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips

Learn about and improve your spoken English with free pronunciation downloads. There are videos, audio examples, quizzes and other activities to help you study.

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Learning Basic English, to Advanced Over 600 On-Line Lessons and Exercises Free

Learning Basic English, to Advanced Over 600 On-Line Lessons and Exercises Free | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
www.easypacelearning is a free website to help others learn basic English. We have over 600 On-Line Lessons, stories, musuc and Exercises Free
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This is a great scoop.it and a great website with simple but really useful English lessons.

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Student zones - English Language Teaching - Cambridge University Press

Student zones - English Language Teaching - Cambridge University Press | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

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Great resources for learners!

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

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John Dalziel's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:18 PM

Professor Word is a service that can help learners learn new vocabulary. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
When users are reading any webpage they can just click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage.

To get a definition just highlight the word and a small dialogue box containing the definition will appear.

CarolGarriga's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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A Student's Guide To Effectively Using Pinterest - Edudemic

A Student's Guide To Effectively Using Pinterest - Edudemic | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Pinterest can act as a showcase and portfolio for graphic design students and artists of course ... but it's useful for nearly all other students as well.

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Make your own personalised flashcards. Save videos or podcasts you want to review or think will be useful to others. Share your learning tips!

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Patty Ball's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:24 PM

student guide to pinterest

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, January 29, 2013 11:27 PM

Another way to recommend curation by students.

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Spell It Out by David Crystal – review

Spell It Out by David Crystal – review | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
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Want to know more about spelling? This review might give you some food for thought. Then maybe you'd like to read the book.

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5 Amazing Facts About Reading | You Can Improve Your English!

5 Amazing Facts About Reading | You Can Improve Your English! | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

What’s the best way to improve your English? Of course, there are many ways. But big, easy reading is one of the best. And it probably has the most research and evidence to support it.


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I'll tell you a story - Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination!

I'll tell you a story - Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination! | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it
Fairy tales and fables, traditions and reality through imagination. Fairy tales and fables allows to face a wide variety of topics using the stuff that dreams dreams ara made of: desires and emotions, without barriers.
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25 Online Games for English Language Learners

25 Online Games for English Language Learners | HelpUsLearn | Scoop.it

Practice, practise!


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